Photo Courtesy of Elmendorf AFB


An Airman directs engine start up on a C-130 Hercules prior to a training mission Feb. 1 from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. The C-130 belongs to the 517th Airlift Squadron. The 517th AS will replace its fleet of C-130s with the C-17 Globemaster III in 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Keith Brown)