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Son, USAF Lt. Col. (retired) Robert Lock and his wife Chris comfort his mother Mary as she takes her last couple of breaths in life on October 22, 2012 as she passes at a nursing facility in Gloversville, New York. Mary was 87 and placed in a nursing facility when she broke her femur over a year ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock)

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Craig Minor sits down for a family meal at his house with his 22-year-old son, Mitchell in downtown Cedarville Ohio. Mitchell was infected with cytomegalovirus, a virus that causes enlargement of epithelial cells that results in serious disorders in newborns, he has the development of a 1-year-old. He canít talk, walk, or move on his own, but he communicates his pleasure at seeing his father with his eyes and smile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock)

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u.s. air force photograph Female fighter pilots from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing flew in combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from a forward-deployed base in the Middle East. The Air Force now has 85 female pilots, or 2 percent of the total.

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The first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat, Lt. Col. Martha McSally, stands by her A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan, in 2006. Now retired, she is offering advice to women’s advocates and the Pentagon on how best to integrate women into the previously all-male world of ground combat. (U.S. Air Force)

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U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry (center) shakes hands with a member of the U.S. Air Force's 816 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron aboard a C-17 aircraft en route to Baghdad from Amman, Jordan, on Sunday, March 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

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U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry (center) shakes hands with a member of the U.S. Air Force's 816 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron aboard a C-17 aircraft en route to Baghdad from Amman, Jordan, on Sunday, March 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Serpico D. Elliot, the stand-in for President Obama, smiles as he is announced during the presidential inaugural rehearsal on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Charles and Caroline Brennikmeyer of Falls Church, Va. hug their dad, Maj. Oscar Brennikmeyer, U.S. Air Force, after he arrives on a military charter flight home from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Friday was Charles' 14th birthday, and he said having his dad home was the best birthday gift ever. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Charles and Caroline Brennikmeyer of Falls Church, Va. hug their dad, Maj. Oscar Brennikmeyer, U.S. Air Force, after he arrives on a military charter flight home from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Friday was Charles' 14th birthday, and he said having his dad home was the best birthday gift ever. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Charles and Caroline Brennikmeyer of Falls Church, Va. hug their dad, Maj. Oscar Brennikmeyer, U.S. Air Force, after he arrives on a military charter flight home from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Friday was Charles' 14th birthday, and he said having his dad home was the best birthday gift ever. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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This Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of the roller coaster from the Seaside Heights amusement park on the New Jersey shore submerged in surf, taken during a search-and-rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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This Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of the roller coaster from the Seaside Heights amusement park on the New Jersey shore submerged in surf, taken during a search-and-rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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This Oct. 30, 2012 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows damage to the New Jersey shoreline during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard. By late Tuesday, the winds and flooding inflicted by the fast-weakening superstorm Sandy had subsided, leaving at least 55 people dead along the Atlantic Coast and splintering beachfront homes and boardwalks from the mid-Atlantic states to southern New England. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows a MQ-9 Reaper. (AP Photo/Lt. Col.. Leslie Pratt, U.S. Air Force)

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A U.S. Air Force honor guard carries the remains of a killed sailor from a C-17 Air Force aircraft at the U.S. air base in Ramstein, Germany, on Oct. 13, 2000. (U.S. Air Force via Associated Press)

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The B-17F Memphis Belle is shown in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The most celebrated American aircraft to emerge from World War II is undergoing a loving and fastidious restoration. (U.S. Air Force photographs via Associated Press)

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The B-17F Memphis Belle is shown in an undated photo with its clear plastic nose cone visible. (U.S. Air Force photographs via Associated Press)

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Jason Davis re-skins the wing tips at the Memphis Belle restoration at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** The B-17F Memphis Belle is shown in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The most celebrated American aircraft to emerge from World War II is undergoing a loving and fastidious restoration. (U.S. Air Force photograph via Associated Press)

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FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Air Force shows the X-37B spacecraft. The unmanned Air Force space plane steered itself to a landing early Saturday, June 16, 2012, at a California military base, capping a 15-month clandestine mission. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, File)