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In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who was then-U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, walks with Lt. Col. Joy Boston, 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron commander at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Oct. 5, 2016. U.S. military phone calls with Russia have increased as the two countries work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria, a senior American Air Force commander said May 24, 2017. Harrigian, who is in charge of U.S. air operations in the Middle East, also told Pentagon reporters that the U.S. has been setting up temporary "deconfliction" zones around Syria. (Korey Fratini/U.S. Air Force via AP)

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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows the WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft during flight. A pair of Chinese fighter jets conducted an "unprofessional" intercept of an American radiation-sniffing surveillance plane over the East China Sea, the U.S. Air Force said Friday, May 19, 2017, the latest in a series of such incidents that have raised U.S. concerns in an already tense region. (U.S. Air Force via AP)

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This undated combination of photos shows the U.S. Air Force WC-135W Constant Phoenix aircraft during flight, left, and two Chinese SU-30 fighter jets taking off. A pair of Chinese fighter jets conducted an "unprofessional" intercept of an American radiation-sniffing surveillance plane over the East China Sea, the U.S. Air Force said Friday, May 19, 2017, the latest in a series of such incidents that have raised U.S. concerns in an already tense region. (U.S. Air Force and Xinhua via AP)

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In this image taken with a slow shutter speed and provided by the U.S. Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test just after midnight, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The U.S. has about 450 of the missiles and they are routinely tested. But the latest tests come amid rising tensions with North Korea, which has tested its own nuclear missiles including some designed to reach the United States. (2nd Lt. William Collette/U.S. Air Force via AP)

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In this image taken with a slow shutter speed and provided by the U.S. Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test early Wednesday, April 26, 201, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The target of the test was in the Pacific Ocean. An Air Force statement said the mission was part of a program to test the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the weapon system. (Michael Peterson/U.S. Air Force via AP)

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In this image taken with a slow shutter speed and provided by the U.S. Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test early Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The target of the test was in the Pacific Ocean. An Air Force statement said the mission was part of a program to test the effectiveness, readiness, and accuracy of the weapon system. (Senior Airman Ian Dudley/U.S. Air Force via AP) ** FILE **

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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. (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. (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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U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules cargo aircraft conducts a training flight on Jan. 10, 2012. (U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Dave Buttner) ** FILE **

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Bees make a new home out of a U.S. F-22 Raptor (U.S. Air Force)

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"U.S. Pacific Command has reviewed the details of an intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft, a U.S. Air Force RC-135, on a routine patrol by two Chinese jets, J-10s, that occurred on June 7 in international airspace, over the East China Sea," said Cmdr. David Benham, spokesman for the command. (U.S. Air force)

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This undated U.S. Air Force photo shows Gen. Lori Robinson, the new commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force via AP) **FILE**

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One journalist suggests that Americans confronting terrorism can take cues from General Curtis Emerson LeMay, fifth chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force)

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General Curtis Emerson LeMay is the fifth chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 file photo provided by U.S. Air Force, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Like a giant pen stroke in the sky, an unarmed Minuteman 3 nuclear missile roared out of its underground bunker on the California coastline Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, and soared over the Pacific, inscribing the signature of American power amid growing worry about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons capable of reaching U.S. soil. When it comes to deterring an attack by North Korea or other potential adversaries, the missile is the message. (U.S. Air Force via AP, File)

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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly in formation during a training mission, Dec. 6, 2009. The F-22 fighters and crews are deployed from the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and in the Air Forces Central area of responsibility for the first time as part of a multinational exercise where aircrews from France, Jordan, Pakistan, the U.A.E., the U.K., and the U.S. trained together in fighting a large-scale air war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller)

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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors fly in formation during a training mission, Dec. 6, 2009. The F-22 fighters and crews are deployed from the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and in the Air Forces Central area of responsibility for the first time as part of a multinational exercise where aircrews from France, Jordan, Pakistan, the U.A.E., the U.K., and the U.S. trained together in fighting a large-scale air war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael B. Keller)

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This photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows Eric Fanning speaking at the 30th Space Symposium Corporate Partnership dinner May 20, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. President Barack Obama is nominating longtime Pentagon official Eric Fanning to be the Army's new secretary. If confirmed, Fanning would be the nation's first openly gay leader of a military service. (Duncan Wood/U.S. Air Force via AP)