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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS John Shafer (right), a World War II Air Force pilot and founder of Shafer Vineyards, visits with Harry Chiarello, a resident of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville, and father of celebrity chef Michael Chiarello, as the vintner serves his 2008 merlot to residents.

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Javon McCray (left) gets his Air Force tee shirt put on by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Steven Mandell (right) prior to the running of the Unified 4x100 meter relay, during the 2011 Special Olympics D.C. Summer Games being held at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Juan Sanchez, center, checks out the cockpit of an Air Force jet during the Open House and Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base, Sunday, May 22, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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The astronauts of space shuttle Endeavour — (from left) Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, the mission commander; Gregory Chamitoff; Drew Feustel; Roberto Vittori, an Italian with the European Space Agency; Air Force Col. Mike Fincke; and retired Air Force Col. Greg Johnson, the pilot — gather for a photo after arriving at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday, May 12, 2011. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Air Force Brig. Gen. Roger Teague says the launch next month of first GEO-1 Space-Based Infrared System satellite is "the dawn of a new era in persistent overhead surveillance." (Lockheed Martin)

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Gen. James F. Amos (left), commandant of the Marine Corps, confers with Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force chief of staff, as they take a break from testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday about progress toward ending the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays serving in the military. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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From left, Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft of the Coast Guard, Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III of the Air Force, Vice Adm. Michael Vitale of the Navy, Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling of the Marine Corps, and Maj. Gen. Karl Horst of the Army throw out first pitches Thursday. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley (left) and Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn announce the KC-46A tanker contract award to Boeing Co. during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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San Diego State forward Kawhi Leonard (15) tries to drive the lane against Air Force guard Michael Lyons (14) during an NCAA college basketball game at Air Force Academy, Colo., on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. San Diego State beat Air Force 70-58. (AP Photo/ Ed Andrieski)

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TCU's Ed Wesley (34) scores in front of Air Force defenders Chris Judge (35), Jamil Cooks (46) and Ross Fleming (48) in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, in Fort Worth, Texas. Wesley had a career-high 209 yards and two touchdowns in the 38-7 TCU win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Albert Snyder of York, Pa., second from left, leaves theSupreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, with retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Larry Twitchell, left, after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Snyder and the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, before presenting the Medal of Honor posthumously to Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger, Corey Etchberger during a ceremony. Etchberger received the honor for his heroic actions in combat in Laos on March 11, 1968, after deliberately exposing himself to enemy fire in order to put his wounded comrades in rescue slings permitting them to be airlifted to safety.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to the sons of the late Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger -- (from left) Richard Etchberger, Corey Etchberger and Steve Wilson -- on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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An Air Force member salutes as Air Force One prepares for take-off with President Barack Obama aboard, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Drew Angerer)

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U.S. soldiers and a local Afghan man carry an Afghan boy who stepped on an IED which severed his right foot and most of a hand to a U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter operated by the 58th Rescue Squadron, in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Air Force Pararescue teams and helicopter aircrews are part of the Air Force's 451st Air Expeditionary Wing based at Kandahar Air Field, which provides a variety of air assets in southern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Director of National Intelligence nominee James R. Clapper Jr., a retired Air Force lieutenant general, testifies at his hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on July 20, 2010. (Associated Press)

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Lockheed Martin Corp. security personnel guard the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a workhorse aircraft for the Navy, Air Force and Marines, which received the funding President Obama requested, as well as $465 million for an alternate engine the Pentagon does not want. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Air Force Gen. Michael V. Hayden