Active duty personnel from McConnell AFB, Kansas arrive onboard a KC-10 Extender from McGuire AFB, NJ to their deployed base in the Persian Gulf. They here to help with the air war in Afghanistan 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