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37th AS recreates Normandy landings flying route

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard G. Moore Jr., 86th Airlift Wing commander, flies a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, past Mont Saint-Michel, France, June 3, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard G. Moore Jr., 86th Airlift Wing commander, flies a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, past Mont Saint-Michel, France, June 3, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Kyle Bucher, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, briefs his team before taking off in a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th AS at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, June 2, 2017. The 37th AS performed flyovers over Normandy as part of the D-Day events. The events commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Kyle Bucher, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, briefs his team before taking off in a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th AS at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, June 2, 2017. The 37th AS performed flyovers over Normandy as part of the D-Day events. The events commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Kyle Bucher, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, listens to his team during a brief before taking off in a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th AS at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, June 2, 2017. The 37th AS performed flyovers over Normandy as part of the D-Day events. The events commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Kyle Bucher, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, listens to his team during a brief before taking off in a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th AS at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, June 2, 2017. The 37th AS performed flyovers over Normandy as part of the D-Day events. The events commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, prepare to take off at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, in preparation for D-Day 73 flyovers, June 2, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, prepare to take off at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, in preparation for D-Day 73 flyovers, June 2, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Kyle Bucher, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, wears a Neptune ‘17 patch while flying over Normandy, France, in a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th AS at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2017. Operation Neptune was the codename for the Normandy landings on D-Day June 6, 1944. The flyover commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Kyle Bucher, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, wears a Neptune ‘17 patch while flying over Normandy, France, in a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th AS at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 2, 2017. Operation Neptune was the codename for the Normandy landings on D-Day June 6, 1944. The flyover commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, flies over the Atlantic Ocean en route to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 2, 2017. The 37th AS took the same route the planes flew during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 73 years ago. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, flies over the Atlantic Ocean en route to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June 2, 2017. The 37th AS took the same route the planes flew during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 73 years ago. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chasady Harris, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, gives a “thumbs up” while laying on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th AS at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, during a flyover in Normandy, France, June 2, 2017. The flyover commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chasady Harris, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, gives a “thumbs up” while laying on the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th AS at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, during a flyover in Normandy, France, June 2, 2017. The flyover commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, fly over France, June 2, 2017. The 37th AS took the same route the planes flew during the D-Day invasion on June 6,  73 years ago. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, fly over France, June 2, 2017. The 37th AS took the same route the planes flew during the D-Day invasion on June 6,  73 years ago. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, casts its shadow over the beaches of Normandy during a flyover in France, June 2, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, casts its shadow over the beaches of Normandy during a flyover in France, June 2, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

NORMANDY, France -- U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard G. Moore Jr., 86th Airlift Wing commander, flies a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, past Mont Saint-Michel, France, June 3, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multinational amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31-June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer)