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JBPHH Airmen support Afghanistan evacuation operations

Capt. Steve Brinkley, 535th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III aircraft commander, steps off a C-17 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 7, 2021. The aircrew, representing the 535th and 204th Airlift Squadrons, supported evacuation operations out of Afghanistan for seven days after being rerouted from temporary duty travel to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Capt. Steve Brinkley, 535th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III aircraft commander, steps off a C-17 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 7, 2021. The aircrew, representing the 535th and 204th Airlift Squadrons, supported evacuation operations out of Afghanistan for seven days after being rerouted from temporary duty travel to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

A C-17 Globemaster III, crewed by active-duty Airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron and a Hawaii Air National Guard member from the 204th AS, prepares to land at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 7, 2021. The five aircrew members flew an estimated 14 hours and completed four sorties while supporting evacuation operations out of Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

A C-17 Globemaster III, crewed by active-duty Airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron and a Hawaii Air National Guard member from the 204th AS, prepares to land at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 7, 2021. The five aircrew members flew an estimated 14 hours and completed four sorties while supporting evacuation operations out of Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Left to right, Staff Sgt. Garryn Slover, 535th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, 1st Lt. Collin Chow How, 204th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III copilot, Capt. Steve Brinkley, 535th AS C-17 aircraft commander, 1st Lt. Michael Knab, 535th C-17 copilot, and Airman 1st Class Duke Edens, 535th AS loadmaster, celebrate their return home at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 7, 2021. After seven days and an estimated 14 hours in-flight, the crew carried out two shuttles supporting evacuation operations in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

Left to right, Staff Sgt. Garryn Slover, 535th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, 1st Lt. Collin Chow Hoy, 204th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III copilot, Capt. Steve Brinkley, 535th AS C-17 aircraft commander, 1st Lt. Michael Knab, 535th C-17 copilot, and Airman 1st Class Duke Edens, 535th AS loadmaster, celebrate their return home at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 7, 2021. After seven days and an estimated 14 hours in-flight, the crew carried out two shuttles supporting evacuation operations in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Capt. Steve Brinkley, 535th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III aircraft commander, steps off a C-17 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 7, 2021. The aircrew, representing the 535th and 204th Airlift Squadrons, supported evacuation operations out of Afghanistan for seven days after being rerouted from temporary duty travel to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker)