Take off
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.- A C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft takes off from the runway here for Afghanistan carrying a dozen pararescuemen and their gear. The Air Force Reservists are from the 920th Rescue Wing. They will perform life-saving missions. The wing's other peacetime missions include providing local search-and-rescue support for civilians who are lost at sea or in distress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Natasha Dowridge)

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