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Flag, United States


Display Status:

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

Flag, United States

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of the United States Air Force.


Cloth, Nylon.


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 91.4 x 152.4cm (36 x 60 in.)

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Physical Description

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



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