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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)

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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)

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This Nov. 17, 2010 photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of the F-22 crash site located approximately 100 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska. An Air Force official says evidence found at the remote, rugged Alaska site where an F-22 Raptor crashed indicates the pilot died, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force,Master Sgt. Jeremiah Erickson)

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The F-16 Falcon has been a mainstay in the U.S. Air Force arsenal, but the jet fighter and other types of tactical aircraft are being retired by the service for reasons of age and pressure to meet budget-cutting demands. (Associated Press)

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People disembark from a U.S. Air Force plane said to be carrying sick U.S. engineer Renee-Nicole Douceur, who suffered a stroke in August at the South Pole, upon the evacuation flight's arrival at Christchurch, New Zealand, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/SNPA, David Alexander)

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Associated Press photographs U.S. Air Force and Army officers serving in Hungary pose with the new statue of former President Ronald Reagan in Budapest on Wednesday. The 7-foot-2 bronze statue honors Reagan for his efforts to free Hungary from the yoke of communism.

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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows Air Force Gen. William Shelton, the commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Shelton addressed the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. He said he expects no increases in his budget but said demands for such critical services as the military-run Global Positioning System won't decline. He told space contractors that the military and industry must find a way to contain costs, especially on launches. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force)

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Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft of the U.S. Coast Guard, left, Lieutenant General Richard Y. Newton III of the U.S. Air Force, Vice Admiral Michael Vitale of the U.S. Navy, Lieutenant General Terry G. Robling of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Major General Karl Horst of the U.S. Army throw out the first pitches before the Washington Nationals Atlanta Braves opening day baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 31, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** A photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows an F-15E Strike eagle in-flight over Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2008. (Associated Press/U.S Air Force/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

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** FILE ** Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney, shown in an undated photo provided by the U.S. Air Force through the Dayton Daily News, pleaded guilty on Monday to several charges including sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force via Dayton Daily News, File)

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Two injured Afghan civilians lie in the back of a medical evacuation helicopter after being picked up by U.S. Air Force pilots and pararescuemen from the 46th and 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadrons in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Pararescuemen from the U.S. Air Force 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron rush out of a helicopter to pick up a wounded Afghan soldier and a wounded Taliban detainee as they land on the battled field in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Friday. The helicopter was flown by pilots from the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron supporting ongoing military operations in southern Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 file picture, a U.S. Air Force pilot in an A-10 Thunderbolt attack jet returns from a combat mission, in Bagram air base, northeast of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

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Miami Heat players LeBron James (6) Dwyane Wade (3) and Chris Bosh (1) arrive for interviews during Media Day, Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 in Coral Gables, Fla. The Heat will begin NBA basketball training camp Tuesday at Hurlburt Field, a U.S. Air Force installation in Florida's Panhandle. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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U.S Air Force Physician-Mentor Capt. Michael Hampton, of the Medical Training Advisory Group, or MTAG, stands with an Afghan doctor discussing the treatment of an Afghan Army soldier with a gunshot wound to the neck, at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, KRMH, inside Camp Hero, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. The names of the Afghan doctors 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)