TRANSIENT CENTER at MANAS, Kyrgyzstan -- Airman 1st Class Bradlee Daugherty, 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron outbound cargo and in-house carpenter, spots Senior Airman Linette Nosim, 376th ELRS cargo section NCOIC of operations in the warehouse here Feb. 23. Over the last year, the cargo movement section has moved over 23,000 items and over 8,500 short tons. This new rotation's six-person section is expected to significantly move that and more through the additional northern distribution network-shipping lower priority freight by truck instead of air.
Tech Sgt. Matthew Hamilton helps members of the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron push a 500-pound pallet onto a C-17 Globemaster III Feb. 7, 2011, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Sergeant Hamilton is a loadmaster assigned to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Army Staff Sgt. Zenia Boswell and Chief Master Sgt. Leland Becker high-five Chuiskaya Region Boarding School-Gymnasium students Nov. 11, 2010, at their school in Koi Tash, Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz and U.S. military members gave students coats, blankets and hats as part of Operation Warm and Dry II. Sergeant Boswell is assigned to the U.S. Embassy, and Chief Becker is assigned to the Transit Center at Manas. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Buzanowski.
Tech. Sgt. Joe Corder fills balloons for kids Oct. 18, 2010, at the Solnyshko school near Vasilievka, Kyrgyzstan. Several Airmen who are deployed to the Manas Transit Center, Kyrgyzstan, visited the school to deliver cold weather items and spend time with the kids. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski)
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Air Force Electronic Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds and Kyrgyzstan Transportation Minister Erkin Isakov sign an agreement Sept. 21, 2010, that defines the scope of a critical foreign military sales effort in Kyrgyzstan. The work will provide the foundation for a robust air traffic control system here. (Courtesy photo)
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A C-17 Globemaster III takes off for Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 29, 2010, from the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Airmen load food onto a pallet at the Manas International Airport for transportation to Osh, Kyrgyzstan, June 13, 2010. The U.S. Transit Center in Manas, together with the State Department, purchased flour, oil, pasta, tea, yeast, and other basics totaling more than 31,000 pounds for a humanitarian assistance delivery to the southern region of Osh. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson
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Marines walk onto a C-17 Globemaster III en route to Afghanistan April 2, 2010 at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Thousands of Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and coalition troops transit through here each month in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In March, 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen pushed through 50,000 multinational, U.S. and coalition troops. The Marines are from the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)
U.S. Marines board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft flight from Camp Manas, Kyrgyzstan, to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 24, 2010. The Marines, assigned to the 1st Marine Division's Headquarters Battalion, are deploying to Afghanistan to support the International Security Assistance Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah B. Novotny
Staff Sgt. Joseph Hamski shows Kyrgyz army explosive ordnance disposal technicians how a computer system works with an X-ray machine to see inside packages during a subject matter information exchange March 16, 2010, at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Sergeant Hamski is a 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carolyn Viss)
Airmen construct a new dome tent at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Jan. 11, 2010.
The tents are being built to support the influx of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who pass through here.
The Airmen are deployed from the 49th Material Maintenance Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)
An aerial porter directs a 60-ton K-loader carrying mine-resistant ambush protected, all-terrain vehicles off a commercial aircraft at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Jan. 3, 2010. Airmen from the 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron were ready to receive the cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Myco Apat)
Kyrgyz Capt. Nurgali Baitubaev gets a closer look at an explosive ordnance disposal robot during the Kyrgyz Ministry of Defense team's visit from Dec. 14 to Dec. 18, 2009, to learn about EOD operations from Airmen with the 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The five-day visit was to help the host nation build a proficient EOD team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Olufemi Owolabi)
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Airman 1st Class Kevin Kotrola stacks mattresses at the Bishkek Center for Mental Health Oct. 31, 2009, at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Airmen stationed at the Transit Center at Manas delivered 300 mattresses and 240 bed frames to the needy hospital. Airman Kotrola is a 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. He is originally from San Antonio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)
Senior Airman Amy Poch, 376th Expeditionary Medical Group laboratory technician, shows the Kyrgyz Congress of Women laboratory services at the base's medical center. The women toured several areas of the Transit Center during an educational visit to the base Oct. 16, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)
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Hundreds of guests participate in games and activities during Friends and Family Day Oct. 9, 2009, at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The event strengthened friendships between the U.S. military and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)
TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan -- President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev, and The Honorable Tatiana Gfoeller, U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, lay a wreath at the Sept. 11 Memorial at the Transit Center. President Bakiyev honored those who lost their lives in 2001 with a few words of friendship between Kyrgyzstan and the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)
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Col. Blaine Holt gives a tour of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing facilities to Gen. David Petraeus, the U.S. Central Command commander, and his wife Hollister Petraeus Aug. 16 at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. General and Mrs. Petraeus toured several 376th AEW facilities and met with soldiers transiting through Manas from Afghanistan. General Petraeus is the U.S. Central Command commander. Colonel Holt is the 376th AEW commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steele C. G. Britton)
Staff Sgt. Christopher Jarrel keeps control of Uran at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, recently.
Sergeant Jarrel is a military working dog handler assigned to the 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron.
He and Uran complete sweeps of aircraft and vehicles for any suspicious items.
They are deployed from the 19th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steele Britton)
Airman 1st Class Javier Pedroza and Master Sgt. Leslie Stivers helps transfer mattresses to a community and humanitarian assistance program at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, June 10, 2009. A collaborative effort from the base, the U.S. Embassy, the Kyrgyz Embassy, Department of State, Counterpart International Inc. and the Defense Logistics Agency allowed more than 300 mattresses to be donated to six hospitals in nearby capitol of Bishkek. Airman Pedroza is a fitness center quality assurance apprentice assigned to the 376th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron. Sergeant Stivers is an utility team crew chief with the 376th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/MSgt. Charles M. Wade)
Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and Sailors board a ‘freedom bird’ departing from Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, June 5, 2009.
They are going home, after serving in deployed locations supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Thousands of service members, coalition forces and civilians transit through Manas every month.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Weinberg)