This is just such a cool photo, indicating perhaps a bit of
An MC-130P Combat Shadow from the 17th Special Operations
Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, begins its takeoff roll on the
runway in Udon Thani, Thailand. People from the 353rd Special
Operations Group recently deployed to Thailand for Cobra Gold 2003,
a multination, multiservice exercise designed to ensure regional
peace, strengthen the ability of the Thai armed forces and
demonstrate U.S. resolve in the region.
[Thanks to the photographer, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Henderson, U.S.
Air Force --ed.]