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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Bihlajama, 40th Airlift Squadron C-130J loadmaster, prepares for morning briefings Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day was an opportunity for maintainers and aircrew personnel to shadow each other so that they could better understand the important roles each play in the Air Force. This training exercise was designed to enhance team building, appreciation and familiarity to ensure mission effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Bihlajama, 40th Airlift Squadron C-130J loadmaster, prepares for morning briefings Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day was an opportunity for maintainers and aircrew personnel to shadow each other so that they could better understand the important roles each play in the Air Force. This training exercise was designed to enhance team building, appreciation and familiarity to ensure mission effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircrew personnel assigned to the 40th Airlift Squadron, discuss mission plans Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day was an opportunity for maintainers and aircrew personnel to understand the roles each play in the Air Force. Pre-mission briefs such as this, allow all members of the crew to come together prior to the flight and discuss how the mission is going to play out, so that it is executed correctly and safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircrew personnel assigned to the 40th Airlift Squadron, discuss mission plans Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day was an opportunity for maintainers and aircrew personnel to understand the roles each play in the Air Force. Pre-mission briefs such as this, allow all members of the crew to come together prior to the flight and discuss how the mission is going to play out, so that it is executed correctly and safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Heather Lendrum, 39th Airlift Squadron, enters a C-130J  Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day was an opportunity for maintainers and aircrew personnel  to observe each other’s role in the Air Force. This training exercise allowed maintainers the opportunity to fly along with the crew as they dropped cargo bundles from a C-130J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Heather Lendrum, 39th Airlift Squadron, enters a C-130J Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day was an opportunity for maintainers and aircrew personnel to observe each other’s role in the Air Force. This training exercise allowed maintainers the opportunity to fly along with the crew as they dropped cargo bundles from a C-130J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

Aircrew and maintenance personnel assemble for a mission brief on a C-130J Super Hercules Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Maintainers from the 317th Airlift Group had the opportunity to learn what the aircrew members go through during an airdrop resupply mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

Aircrew and maintenance personnel assemble for a mission brief on a C-130J Super Hercules Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Maintainers from the 317th Airlift Group had the opportunity to learn what the aircrew members go through during an airdrop resupply mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Captain Terry Wu, 40th Airlift Squadron, and Captain Heather Lendrum, 39th Airlift Squadron, C-130J Super Hercules pilots, perform preflight checks Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day was designed to give maintainers and aircrew personnel a chance to see what each other do on a daily basis . Preflight checks are performed to ensure every system on the aircraft is operating correctly and safely prior to flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Captain Terry Wu, 40th Airlift Squadron, and Captain Heather Lendrum, 39th Airlift Squadron, C-130J Super Hercules pilots, perform preflight checks Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day was designed to give maintainers and aircrew personnel a chance to see what each other do on a daily basis . Preflight checks are performed to ensure every system on the aircraft is operating correctly and safely prior to flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Bihlajama, 40th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, secures cargo on a C-130J Super Hercules Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day gave 317th Airlift group maintainers a chance to see each step the aircrew has to take in order to complete an airdrop resupply mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Bihlajama, 40th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, secures cargo on a C-130J Super Hercules Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day gave 317th Airlift group maintainers a chance to see each step the aircrew has to take in order to complete an airdrop resupply mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

A C-130J Super Hercules flies over a drop zone Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day near Bronte, Texas. Impact Day gave aircraft maintainers a chance to shadow aircrew personnel so they could understand the roles that they play. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released

A C-130J Super Hercules flies over a drop zone Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day near Bronte, Texas. Impact Day gave aircraft maintainers a chance to shadow aircrew personnel so they could understand the roles that they play. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Eccles, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, looks out the side window of a C-130J Super Hercules Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day gave aircraft maintainers a chance to shadow aircrew personnel as they conducted an airdrop resupply training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kyle Eccles, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, looks out the side window of a C-130J Super Hercules Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day gave aircraft maintainers a chance to shadow aircrew personnel as they conducted an airdrop resupply training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Heather Lendrum, 39th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilots, performs in-flight checks Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day gave aircraft maintainers a chance to shadow aircrew personnel as they conducted an airdrop resupply training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Heather Lendrum, 39th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilots, performs in-flight checks Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Impact Day gave aircraft maintainers a chance to shadow aircrew personnel as they conducted an airdrop resupply training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Bihlajama, 40th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, releases cargo from a C-130J Super Hercules at a drop zone Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day near Bronte, Texas. Impact Day gave maintainers from the 317th Airlift Group the opportunity to fly aboard a C-130J as it dropped cargo bundles at a designated drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Bihlajama, 40th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, releases cargo from a C-130J Super Hercules at a drop zone Nov. 21, 2013, during Impact Day near Bronte, Texas. Impact Day gave maintainers from the 317th Airlift Group the opportunity to fly aboard a C-130J as it dropped cargo bundles at a designated drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr./Released)

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