The first MC-12W Liberty aircraft in-theater taxis out of an aircraft hanger at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, June 10, 2009, for its first combat sortie. The first of the Air Force's new manned intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance platforms, designed to bolster real-time ISR support to ground forces, arrived in Iraq on June 8.
US Air Force photo/SrA. Tiffany Trojca
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