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Airman First Class Tony Dechristopher (left) and Tech. Sgt. Jimmy Laroche perform maintenance on a C-5 at the 439th Airlift Wing, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. Plans are in the works for Westover's isochronal dock to become the sole ISO dock in Air Force Reserve Command in less than two years. For the story, see page 24.

Tech. Sgt. John Orzechowski, deployed from the Reserve's 477th Civil Engineer Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, repairs wiring inside a security forces command post on Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq. (Senior Airman Eunique Stevens)

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Pedro Bonilla (left) and Christian Smith, students from Cardozo Senior High School in Washington, D.C., check out the boom operator's view from the rear of a KC-135 Stratotanker at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Twenty students from the high school toured the base and spoke with Airmen from the 459th Air Refueling Wing and the 316th Wing about career opportunities in the Air Force Reserve and regular Air Force. (Staff Sgt. Steve Lewis)

The Olaes family makes the Air Force, and re-enlistment, a family affair. From the left: Staff Sgts. Mary Kathleen Olaes and Josephine (Olaes) Tunnell re-enlist in the Reserve's 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., for another six years. Holding the flag in blue is their dad, Chief Master Sgt. Rogelio Olaes of the regular Air Force's 615th Contingency Response Wing. Administering the oath of enlistment is Capt. George Carter, known as "Uncle George" to the sisters. The captain is assigned to the 15th Air Mobility Operations Squadron. (Senior Master Sgt. Ellen L. Hatfield)

Senior Airman Jonathan Ordonez, a KC-135 crew chief with the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., prepares to cover an engine after a refueling mission in support of Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2010 at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. (Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock)

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Capt. John Moody, 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., dons a survival suit during the wing's recent water-survival training at the Alabama River. (Gene H. Hughes)

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Senior Airman Jason Henry trains an Afghan aerial porter to properly tie down cargo on a 60,000-pound Tunner cargo loader at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Airman Henry is an aerial porter with the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron deployed from the Reserve's 69th APS at Joint Base Andrews, Md. (Tech. Sgt. Drew Nystrom)

Reserve Mai. Lisa Mayo, a flight nurse assigned to the 362nd Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation light, directs her crew while picking up new patients aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft during an aeromedical evacuation mission in Tikrit, Iraq. (Staff Sgt. Andy M. Kin)

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Airman First Class Jennifer Long of the 4th Combat Camera Squadron at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., takes photos during Global Medic 2010 at Bush Field in Augusta, Ga. Global Medic, a joint field training exercise for theater aeromedical evacuation system and ground medical components, replicates all aspects of combat medical service support. (Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Martin)

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Staff Sgt. William Messer (top) and Tech. Sgt. John Glenister, security forces Airmen, advance up a staircase during a room-clearing training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Air Force Reserve Command's 919th Security Forces Squadron teams practiced entry and clearing tactics with varying targets and objectives. (Samuel King Jr.)

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Staff Sgt. Dave Whitmill of the 315th Airlift Control Flight gut of Joint Base Charleston, S.C., communicates with the pilot of a C-130 Hercules aircraft to stop at the end of the runway during Global Medic. (Senior Airman Jimmy L. Dang)

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