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The calm before the storm

U.S. Army Pfc. Kyle Somerlot, with the 330th Transportation Brigade, reads a book aboard a C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft as he awaits his turn to perform an airborne insertion during a joint forcible entry exercise at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., on June 21, 2010. A joint forcible entry exercise is a weeklong exercise conducted six times a year by soldiers from Fort Bragg and airmen at Pope that is designed to enhance cohesion between the Army and Air Force through large-scale heavy equipment and troop movements. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Angelita M. Lawrence, U.S. Air Force.

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Taken on June 21, 2010