Staff Sgt. James Parker runs to the middle of the taxiway in preparation to marshal an RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft that is departing for a mission while deployed to Southwest Asia. The Wing marked 6,000 consecutive days deployed on Thursday. It’s believed to be the longest sustained deployment in U.S. Air Force history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Scott Wagers)

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