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Twenty-two jets — seven C-17s, 11 KC-10s and four C-5Bs — took off in 36 minutes and 21 seconds in the biggest aircraft launch ever held at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on the 12th anniversary of 9/11. The “Freedom Launch” was a remembrance of 9/11, with the first C-17 taking off at 8:46 a.m., the same time that American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower, according to an Air Force release. The aircraft took off for refueling and and to test operations support, aircraft maintenance, fuels and air traffic control capabilities.

If you’ve served abroad, Uncle Sam wants your photographs. The Defense Department wants donated photos  from current and former service members who have served overseas for use in a recognition exhibition planned in conjunction with the State Department, according to a DoD press release. The department is looking for photos that depict life as a military member overseas in six specific categories: daily life, friendship, places, faces, loss or triumph. If your picture is chosen, it will be used for display in a special photography exhibition planned for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Pentagon and other prominent venues, stateside and…