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A maintenance Airman directs a KC-10 Extender from its parking area as the plane moves out for a combat air refueling mission during operations on the flightline at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on Jan. 22, 2009. The KC-10, assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and deployed from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., is one of Air Mobility Command's air refueling aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility that provides the "global reach" for Air Force and Department of Defense aircraft through air refueling operations for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released)

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit