There is an area near many flight lines where items wait to be loaded onto aircraft. Toyotas lined up hood to bumper, resembling rush-hour traffic jams. Pallets stacked with bags of rice or ammunition sitting in precise rows. Armored vehicles waiting to be started up so they can head to the flight line and join the fight.
This may seem all too familiar for aerial porters and loadmasters, but to one Airman, these items tell a far greater story.