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The United States Air Force began transporting French soldiers and military equipment January 21, 2013, from Istres, France, to Bamako, Mali, in support of French military operations in Mali. C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, operating under the
ISTRES, France -- In this photo taken in Istres January 21, French soldiers march to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Base Aerieene 125, Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.
12 photos: French troops walk to C-17
Photo 1 of 12: ISTRES, France -- In this photo taken in Istres January 21, French soldiers march to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Base Aerieene 125, Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement. Download full-resolution version
ISTRES, France -- French soldiers march to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Base Aerieene 125, Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson)
12 photos: French troops walk to C-17
Photo 2 of 12: ISTRES, France -- French soldiers march to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Base Aerieene 125, Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson) Download full-resolution version
BAMAKO, Mali -- French soldier Marjorie Moreaux looks out of a window of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III en route to Mali. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.
12 photos: French solidier looks out window on C-17
Photo 3 of 12: BAMAKO, Mali -- French soldier Marjorie Moreaux looks out of a window of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III en route to Mali. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement. Download full-resolution version
ISTRES, France  --  In this photo taken in Istres January 21, French troops board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft en route to Mali, France. The crew, out of Dover Air Force Base, Del., transported more than 80,000 pounds of equipment and over 40 French soldiers in the Air Force's first flight in support of the French military operation. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon)
12 photos: Fench troops enter C-17
Photo 4 of 12: ISTRES, France -- In this photo taken in Istres January 21, French troops board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft en route to Mali, France. The crew, out of Dover Air Force Base, Del., transported more than 80,000 pounds of equipment and over 40 French soldiers in the Air Force's first flight in support of the French military operation. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon) Download full-resolution version
ISTRES, France -- In this photo taken in Istres January 21, French troops prepare for take-off inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft in Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon)
12 photos: French Troops awake take-off on C-17 flight to Mali
Photo 5 of 12: ISTRES, France -- In this photo taken in Istres January 21, French troops prepare for take-off inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft in Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon) Download full-resolution version
ISTRES, France -- U.S. Airmen and French soldiers load equipment inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon)
12 photos: French troops secure gear on C-17 flight to Mali
Photo 6 of 12: ISTRES, France -- U.S. Airmen and French soldiers load equipment inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon) Download full-resolution version
The United States Air Force began transporting French soldiers and military equipment January 21, 2013, from Istres, France, to Bamako, Mali, in support of French military operations in Mali.  C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, operating under the control of U.S. Africa Command, are moving a French mechanized infantry battalion over the next several days.
12 photos: Offload Cargo
Photo 7 of 12: The United States Air Force began transporting French soldiers and military equipment January 21, 2013, from Istres, France, to Bamako, Mali, in support of French military operations in Mali. C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, operating under the control of U.S. Africa Command, are moving a French mechanized infantry battalion over the next several days. Download full-resolution version
The United States Air Force began transporting French soldiers and military equipment January 21, 2013, from Istres, France, to Bamako, Mali, in support of French military operations in Mali.  C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, operating under the control of U.S. Africa Command, are moving a French mechanized infantry battalion over the next several days.
12 photos: French Cargo on U.S. C-17
Photo 8 of 12: The United States Air Force began transporting French soldiers and military equipment January 21, 2013, from Istres, France, to Bamako, Mali, in support of French military operations in Mali. C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, operating under the control of U.S. Africa Command, are moving a French mechanized infantry battalion over the next several days. Download full-resolution version
ISTRES, France -- U.S. Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and the 3rd Airlift Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Del., secure a French military vehicle inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon)
12 photos: Loading equipment
Photo 9 of 12: ISTRES, France -- U.S. Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and the 3rd Airlift Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Del., secure a French military vehicle inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon) Download full-resolution version
BAMAKO, Mali -- In this photo, French soldiers leave a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Bamako, Mali, Jan. 23, 2013.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson)
12 photos: French troops arrive in Mali
Photo 10 of 12: BAMAKO, Mali -- In this photo, French soldiers leave a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Bamako, Mali, Jan. 23, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson) Download full-resolution version
BAMAKO, Mali -- French soldiers depart a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Bamako, Mali. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson)
12 photos: French troops depart C-17 in Mali
Photo 11 of 12: BAMAKO, Mali -- French soldiers depart a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Bamako, Mali. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson) Download full-resolution version
A French Mirage fighter refuels from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, over Africa Jan. 30, 2013. Tankers from RAF Mildenhall, operating from a forward-deployed location, began flying refueling missions in support of French operations in Mali Jan. 27, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jason Smith)
12 photos: French Mirage fighter and U.S. Air Force KC-135
Photo 12 of 12: A French Mirage fighter refuels from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, over Africa Jan. 30, 2013. Tankers from RAF Mildenhall, operating from a forward-deployed location, began flying refueling missions in support of French operations in Mali Jan. 27, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jason Smith) Download full-resolution version
ISTRES, France -- In this photo taken in Istres January 21, French soldiers march to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Base Aerieene 125, Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.
ISTRES, France -- French soldiers march to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Base Aerieene 125, Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson)
BAMAKO, Mali -- French soldier Marjorie Moreaux looks out of a window of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III en route to Mali. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.
ISTRES, France  --  In this photo taken in Istres January 21, French troops board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft en route to Mali, France. The crew, out of Dover Air Force Base, Del., transported more than 80,000 pounds of equipment and over 40 French soldiers in the Air Force's first flight in support of the French military operation. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon)
ISTRES, France -- In this photo taken in Istres January 21, French troops prepare for take-off inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft in Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon)
ISTRES, France -- U.S. Airmen and French soldiers load equipment inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Istres, France. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon)
The United States Air Force began transporting French soldiers and military equipment January 21, 2013, from Istres, France, to Bamako, Mali, in support of French military operations in Mali.  C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, operating under the control of U.S. Africa Command, are moving a French mechanized infantry battalion over the next several days.
The United States Air Force began transporting French soldiers and military equipment January 21, 2013, from Istres, France, to Bamako, Mali, in support of French military operations in Mali.  C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, operating under the control of U.S. Africa Command, are moving a French mechanized infantry battalion over the next several days.
ISTRES, France -- U.S. Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and the 3rd Airlift Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Del., secure a French military vehicle inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon)
BAMAKO, Mali -- In this photo, French soldiers leave a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Bamako, Mali, Jan. 23, 2013.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson)
BAMAKO, Mali -- French soldiers depart a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in Bamako, Mali. The C-17 can carry up to 170,900 pounds of cargo, and can be configured for a variety of loadouts, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo transportation and passenger movement.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Richardson)
A French Mirage fighter refuels from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, over Africa Jan. 30, 2013. Tankers from RAF Mildenhall, operating from a forward-deployed location, began flying refueling missions in support of French operations in Mali Jan. 27, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jason Smith)
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