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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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** 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)

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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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This image provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a B-2 stealth bomber flying over the Pacific Ocean, before arriving at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in 2006. A B-2 stealth bomber crashed Saturday Feb. 23, 2008 at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam. The two pilots aboard the bomber ejected before the crash and are safe the U.S. Air Force said. A board of Air Force officers will investigate what happened. Each B-2 bomber costs about $1.2 billion to build. All 21 stealth bombers are based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, but the Air Force has been rotating several of them through Guam since 2004, along with B-1 and B-52 bombers. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force photo, Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off on a mission at dawn from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2014. The aircraft and crews at Bagram are prepared to fly 24 hours a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn/Released)

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian West watches an Air Force F-35 Lightning II joist strike fighter aircraft approach for the first time July 14, 2011, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

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In this image released by the U.S. Air Force, a Malmstrom Air Force Base missile maintenance team removes the upper section of an ICBM at a Montana missile site. An Air Force security team's botched response to a simulated assault on a nuclear missile silo has prompted a blistering review followed by expanded training to deal with the nightmare scenario of a real attack. But an internal review of the exercise held last summer at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana said the security forces were unable to speedily regain control of the captured silo, and called this a "critical deficiency." The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report through a Freedom of Information Act request. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, John Parie)