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    United States flag carried and flown by a C-17 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Boeing Aviation Hangar

In response to the 9/11 attacks, the United States Air Force conducted a variety of missions in support of counter-terrorism operations in the skies over Afghanistan. On of the more unique of these missions was the airdrop of over 1 million Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDRs) to innocent Afghans. This flag was carried on board a C-17 transport aircraft that was participated in one of these humanitarian missions.