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210910-F-DM566-0023

“I was in the military for roughly 9 months and scheduled to go on my first TDY to Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia. I woke up that morning at 0300… and was excited to go on an adventure with 12 other Security Forces members. We checked into our flight and boarded the plane. The plane closed its doors, started to taxi and waited at the end of the runway for clearance to take off. We taxied back to the airport, deplaned and entered a completely silent airport. You could have heard a pin drop and all passengers were glued to the mounted tube TVs. They all showed the same image. It was a skyscraper that was burning and still not knowing what had happened, I was confused and actually a little afraid. Moments later a plane struck the second adjoining tower and disappeared in an explosion and all you could hear was people gasping deeply. What we did not know, was that this day would change not only our life but the lives of many Americans and the way the U.S. military would operate for years to come,” recounted U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Edward Mann IV, 18th Security Forces Squadron NCOIC of Installation Security, at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Micaiah Anthony
VIRIN: 210910-F-DM566-0023.JPG
FULL SIZE: 11.43 MB
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CAMERA

NIKON D850

LENS

70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8

APERTURE

28/10

SHUTTERSPEED

1/100

ISO

1250

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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