An MQ-9 Reaper sits on a ramp in Afghanistan, Oct. 1. The Reaper is launched, recovered and maintained at deployed locations, while being remotely operated by pilots and sensor operators at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Courtesy phot
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Hank Moreno, a sniper with 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, pulls security in front of a Stryker vehicle during an infiltration into Rawad, Iraq, Oct. 1, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Spc. John Crosby
Four B-2 Spirits, like this one flying over the Pacific Ocean, arrived at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 7 as part of a continuous bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III
U.S. Navy sailors monitor the waters of the Red Sea around the Yemeni Island of Jabal at-Tair Oct. 2, 2007. The sailors, who have been conducting search and rescue operations for the past two days, are searching for survivors after a volcano erupted Sept. 30, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent J. Street.
A CV-22 Osprey with its rotors folded sits in a hangar during a hangar clearance test Sept. 25 at Cannon AFB, N.M. Cannon AFB will be transferred from Air Combat Command to Air Force Special Operations Command Oct. 1. CV-22s are among the special operations aircraft to be assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon. U.S. Air Force photo by Greg Allen
A C-17 Globemaster III from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., takes off from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan while a C-130 Hercules from the Alaska Air National Guard waits to take the runway. Strategic and tactical airlift are the backbone of the logistics efforts for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. David Kurle