U. S. Air Force (USAF) STAFF SGT. Eric Bayless, Crewchief, 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., prepares for post flight checks on a recovered USAF C-141B Starlifter cargo aircraft at McGuire on Sept. 1, 2004. The C-141B flew its final local flight with crewmembers from the 6th Airlift Squadron. The Starlifter is being retired from the"active duty"Air Force inventory on Sept. 16, 2004 after 40 years of service and nearly nine million flying hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Denise Gould) (Released)