PHOTOS: Transit Center at Manas arrival

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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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.