Thursday, December 12, 2013

PHOTOS: Transit Center at Manas arrival

Posted By on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Inlander photographer Young Kwak is traveling with a crew from Fairchild Air Force Base to the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Read his previous post here.

After about 18 hours of flight time and an overnight stay in RAF Lakenheath, England, flight Reach 525, a KC-135 originating from Fairchild Air Force Base, arrived at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, around 8 am PST. The 28 Air Force personnel on the flight will deploy out of Manas for an average of three to four months.

click to enlarge USAF Pilot Captain Joe D'Agostino, left, and Co-Pilot 1st Lieutenant Jacob Mueller steer a KC-135 during takeoff at Fairchild Air Force Base. - YOUNG KWAK
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USAF Pilot Captain Joe D'Agostino, left, and Co-Pilot 1st Lieutenant Jacob Mueller steer a KC-135 during takeoff at Fairchild Air Force Base.
click to enlarge Passengers rest in a KC-135 flying from Fairchild Air Force Base. - YOUNG KWAK
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Passengers rest in a KC-135 flying from Fairchild Air Force Base.
click to enlarge Passengers take a bus after an overnight stay at RAF Lakenheath to a KC-135 flying from Fairchild Air Force Base to the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. - YOUNG KWAK
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Passengers take a bus after an overnight stay at RAF Lakenheath to a KC-135 flying from Fairchild Air Force Base to the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan.
click to enlarge Passengers prepare to board a KC-135 after an overnight stay at RAF Lakenheath, England. - YOUNG KWAK
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Passengers prepare to board a KC-135 after an overnight stay at RAF Lakenheath, England.
click to enlarge Passengers prepare to board a KC-135 after an overnight stay at RAF Lakenheath, England. - YOUNG KWAK
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Passengers prepare to board a KC-135 after an overnight stay at RAF Lakenheath, England.
click to enlarge Major Robert Mehan of the 128th Maintenance Group, stationed out of Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia, waits to disembark a KC-135 at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. - YOUNG KWAK
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Major Robert Mehan of the 128th Maintenance Group, stationed out of Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia, waits to disembark a KC-135 at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan.
click to enlarge Passengers disembark a KC-135 at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. - YOUNG KWAK
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Passengers disembark a KC-135 at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan.
click to enlarge Luggage is separated next to a KC-135 at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. - YOUNG KWAK
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Luggage is separated next to a KC-135 at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan.

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Young Kwak

Young Kwak is a photographer at the Inlander. He has worked on stories ranging from silver mining and cattle ranching to car racing and backyard wrestling, learning a lot about the Inland Northwest in the process...