JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Air Force maintainers remove snow from a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, on Jan. 12, 2012. The airmen are assigned to the 703rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the C-17 crew is assigned to the 3rd Air Wing. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Cynthia Spalding, US Air Force/Released)

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