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Photo: An Air Force pilot assigned to 79th Fighter Squadron ‘Tigers’ gets situated in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft before takeoff during day one of Red Flag 13-3 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 25, 2013. The unit has approximately 15 F-16 Fighting Falcons and 35 pilots slated to fly throughout the three-week long exercise. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston

An Air Force pilot assigned to 79th Fighter Squadron ‘Tigers’ gets situated in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft before takeoff.
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Photo: U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Harold England, 354th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment mechanic, searches through a data base for technical orders on maintenance procedures Feb. 5, 2013, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. U.S. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Jim Araos

The 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepares support ground equipment to enhance and sustain Eielson Air Force Base’s operations.
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Women's History Month graphic created for DoDLive by Jessica L. Tozer

The magnificent Marcelite Harris paved the way for women in the military in a time when females weren’t always welcome in some places.
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Photo: Staff Sgt. Nickolas Alarcon observes a drop zone from the rear of a C-130 Hercules after deploying a light payload above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. The C-130 aircrews demonstrated their airlift capabilities during a readiness week. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo

Staff Sgt. Nickolas Alarcon observes a drop zone from the rear of a C-130 Hercules after deploying a light payload above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013
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I love when the flying cow picture is applicable in one of my stories. (Photo from Twister, copyright Amblin Entertainment)

There’s no such thing as an “off” season for the Air Force’s Hurricane Hunters. When they aren’t chasing summer’s deadly cyclones, they’re gearing up for their cold, blizzardly cousins.
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