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In this image taken Saturday Aug. 7, 2010 U.S Air Force Physician-Mentor Capt. Michael Hampton, center left, and CRNA Maj. David Johnson, right, both of the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, stand with Afghan doctors discussing the condition and treatment of a wounded Afghan soldier, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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In this Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 photo, U.S Air Force Capt. Denise Ross, left, a Nurse-Mentor from the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, assists an Afghan medic in trying to remove fluid from the lungs of Rubina, a severely-wounded young Afghan IED victim, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. The names of Afghan doctors and medics are withheld for their protection.The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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U.S. Air Force Medic-Mentor Master Sgt. LaTasha Carroway, of the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, plays "thumb war" with young recovering Afghan burn victim Abdul Rahman, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The MTAG team, comprised of 12 U.S. Air Force medical professionals, is assigned to the Afghan military hospital, and are tasked with providing transitional guidance to local medical workers, who treat Afghan soldiers, civilians, and occasionally insurgents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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A 50 calibre U.S. Air Force door gunner waits as a patient is loaded onto his helicopter during a rescue mission for a wounded Afghan soldier in the Arghandab Valley, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Thursday, July 29, 2010. Rescue teams one part of the U.S. Air Force's 451st Air Expeditionary Wing in southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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An Afghan National Police officer helps his fellow officer on to a U.S. Air Force rescue helicopter after he was shot during combat with the Taliban, in the Arghandab Valley, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Thursday July 29, 2010. Rescue teams are one part of the U.S. Air Force's 451st Air Expeditionary Wing in southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909 Air Fueling Squadron of the 18th Wing of the U.S. Air Force, based in Japan's Kadena, conducts aerial refueling to a F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U.S. Seventh Air Force's 8th Fighter Wing, based in South Korea's Gunsan, during a joint military drills between South Korea and the U.S. over the East Sea, east of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Lee Jae-won, Pool)