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A CV-22 Osprey refuels by an MC-130 P

A CV-22 Osprey from the 8th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., is refueled by an MC-130P Combat Shadow from the 9th Special Operations Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., during a trans-Atlantic flight en route to Mali, Africa, Oct. 24, 2008. Four CV-22s self-deployed 5,300 nautical miles to support Exercise Flintlock, which also served as the Osprey's first operational deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Lauren Johnson)

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