Air Force Staff Sgt. David Billings, a Cabot native, an Arkansas Air National Guard flight engineer deployed with the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prepares a C-130 Hercules for a mission at Bagram Airfield, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The Sept. 28 mission was among the last to transport cargo from Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika province before the base was transferred to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker)