Colonel Steve Maurmann, USAF, (right), administers the oath of enlistment to SENIOR AIRMAN Michael Cherry, 366th Air Expeditionary Group Civil Engineering Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. SRA Cherry chose to re-enlists 45 feet above ground, in a bucket truck, during his deployment to a base in the Persian Gulf 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