Vital Strip of Dirt

By Air Force Master Sgt. Scott WagersJanuary 18, 2007

Spc. Vince Fejeran provides security as an Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft takes off for Djibouti.
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Air Force pilots Maj. Andy McGee and 1st Lt. Jake Duff, flying their C-130 Hercules aircraft, discuss the upcoming approach to the dirt-strip runway."
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Air Force 1st Lt. Dan Spengler, a pilot, chats with Sgt. Patrick Flores after landing on the runway in his C-130 Hercules aircraft.
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A U.S. cargo loader contractor waits to load pallets of freight.
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Airman 1st Class Bret Oyler, a loadmaster, directs Spc. Rick Naputi towards the rear of a C-130 Hercules aircraft.
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The cargo is loaded and the aircrew prepares for takeoff.
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An Ethiopian mans a makeshift watchtower overlooking the runway.
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Residents are entertained by the airfield operations.
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Spcs. Albert Samana and Daniel Cruz provide perimeter security.
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