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The F135 STOVL propulsion system for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. (U.S. Air Force)

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U.S. Marine Chief Warrant officer Rob Kurzwell from Chicago, second right, helps fellow soldiers pack their supplies on to a bus afer landing of a U.S. Air Force plane on to the tarmac at the airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka Wednesday Jan, 5, 2005. Seventeen U.S. Marines arrived in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Wednesday with two helicopters and an additional staff of 30 U.S. Air Force military communication and technical experts who will serve as the helicopter ground crew. They will take part in the aid, rescue and recovery mission going on in the region in response to last week's devastating tsunami. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)

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A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft prepares to demonstrate aerial refueling capabilities during an aerial refueling demonstration over Kyrgzystan June 8, 2012. The C-17's primary mission is to transport personnel and cargo into and out of the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

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U.S. Air Force Col. Frank Jones shakes Liz's paw during her retirement ceremony on Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Colonel Jones is the 437th Mission Support Group commander. Liz is a military working dog who has served in the 437th Security Forces Squadron for 10 years. She has been on a multitude of temporary duty assignments to locations such as Greece, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Liz also went on seven different Secret Service and Department of State missions to protect President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Pilch)(released)

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In this Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a formation of U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornets supporting operations against the militant Islamic State group, leaves after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Shawn Nickel)

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AP10ThingsToSee - In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations in Syria. The F-22s, making their combat debut, were part of a strike package that was engaging Islamic State group targets in Syria. Washington and its Arab allies opened the air assault against the extremist group on Sept. 23, striking military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons and oil installations. The campaign expands upon the airstrikes the United States has been conducting against the militants in Iraq since early August. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Russ Scalf )

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In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations in Syria. The F-22s, making their combat debut, were part of a strike package that was engaging Islamic State group targets in Syria. Washington and its Arab allies opened the air assault against the extremist group on Sept. 23, striking military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons and oil installations. The campaign expands upon the airstrikes the United States has been conducting against the militants in Iraq since early August. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Russ Scalf )

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In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations in Syria. The F-22s, making their combat debut, were part of a strike package that was engaging Islamic State group targets in Syria. Washington and its Arab allies opened the air assault against the extremist group on Sept. 23, striking military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons and oil installations. The campaign expands upon the airstrikes the United States has been conducting against the militants in Iraq since early August. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Russ Scalf )

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Airmen repeat the oath of enlistment at the Air Force Basic Training graduation ceremony, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas (U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt Vernon Young Jr.)

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Airmen take the Oath of Enlistment during a reenlistment ceremony in December, 2013. (U.S. Air Force)

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The RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft. (U.S. Air Force)

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The RC-135V/W Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft. (U.S. Air Force)

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** FILE ** AC-130H Spectre. (U.S. Air Force)

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** FILE ** AC-130H Spectre. (U.S. Air Force)

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** FILE ** A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, peels away and pops flares after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar over Eastern Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. The A-10's maneuverability at slow speeds and low altitude has made it one of the most utilized aircraft for close air support throughout Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released)

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** FILE ** Lt. Col. James Hecker flies over Fort Monroe before delivering the first operational F-22A Raptor to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on May 12, 2005 (U.S. Air Force)

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** FILE ** Lt. Col. James Hecker flies over Fort Monroe before delivering the first operational F-22A Raptor to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on May 12, 2005 (U.S. Air Force)

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U.S. airmen prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during exercise Combat Hammer, May 15, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force)

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U.S. airmen prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during exercise Combat Hammer, May 15, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force)