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A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuating more than 125 Department of Defense members from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. An evacuation mission such as this highlights Pacific Air Force’s flexibility to generate air response quickly across the theater, which is a key component to air power. The DoD personnel are part of the Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center and 11th Air Force mission on Wake Island, which is a strategic location within the Pacific and also a divert airfield for overseas flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuating more than 125 Department of Defense members from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. An evacuation mission such as this highlights Pacific Air Force’s flexibility to generate air response quickly across the theater, which is a key component to air power. The DoD personnel are part of the Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center and 11th Air Force mission on Wake Island, which is a strategic location within the Pacific and also a divert airfield for overseas flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)

More than 125 Department of Defense members and contractors arrive at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuation from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. An evacuation mission such as this highlights Pacific Air Force’s flexibility to generate air response quickly across the theater, which is a key component to air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)

More than 125 Department of Defense members and contractors arrive at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuation from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. An evacuation mission such as this highlights Pacific Air Force’s flexibility to generate air response quickly across the theater, which is a key component to air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)

More than 125 Department of Defense members and contractors arrive at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuation from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. An evacuation mission such as this highlights Pacific Air Forces flexibility to generate air response quickly across the theater, which is a key component to air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)

More than 125 Department of Defense members and contractors arrive at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuation from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. An evacuation mission such as this highlights Pacific Air Forces flexibility to generate air response quickly across the theater, which is a key component to air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)

Pacific Air Forces, in coordination with the Hawaii Air National Guard, evacuated more than 125 Department of Defense members from Wake Island, July 15, 2015. Wake Island is a crucial location for maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, functioning as a divert airfield or primary stopping point for cross-Pacific military flights.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

Pacific Air Forces, in coordination with the Hawaii Air National Guard, evacuated more than 125 Department of Defense members from Wake Island, July 15, 2015. Wake Island is a crucial location for maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, functioning as a divert airfield or primary stopping point for cross-Pacific military flights. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

More than 125 Department of Defense members and contractors in-process at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuation from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. The evacuees were transported aboard a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in coordination with the 613th Air Operations Center at JBPHH and the Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The DoD personnel are part of the PRSC and 11th Air Force mission on Wake Island, which is a strategic location within the Pacific and also a divert airfield for overseas flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)

More than 125 Department of Defense members and contractors in-process at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuation from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. The evacuees were transported aboard a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in coordination with the 613th Air Operations Center at JBPHH and the Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The DoD personnel are part of the PRSC and 11th Air Force mission on Wake Island, which is a strategic location within the Pacific and also a divert airfield for overseas flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)

More than 125 Department of Defense members and contractors in-process at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuation from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. The evacuees were transported aboard a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in coordination with the 613th Air Operations Center at JBPHH and the Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The DoD personnel are part of the PRSC and 11th Air Force mission on Wake Island, which is a strategic location within the Pacific and also a divert airfield for overseas flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)

More than 125 Department of Defense members and contractors in-process at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuation from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. The evacuees were transported aboard a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, in coordination with the 613th Air Operations Center at JBPHH and the Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The DoD personnel are part of the PRSC and 11th Air Force mission on Wake Island, which is a strategic location within the Pacific and also a divert airfield for overseas flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 15, 2015, after evacuating more than 125 Department of Defense members from Wake Island in preparation for potential surges caused by Typhoon Halola. An evacuation mission such as this highlights Pacific Air Force’s flexibility to generate air response quickly across the theater, which is a key component to air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa A. Henderson/Released)