Technical Sergeant T. J. Theis, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 96th Supply Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, attaches a hose to the R-11 fuel truck to fill it back up after refueling an aircraft on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad