AIRMAN First Class Robert Willis, USAF, loadmaster, 17th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, opens the rear door and ramp of the C-17 Globemaster III to receive the cargo deploying in support of 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