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CAPT. Bill Tuck Jr., left, and Frank Keeny, ARO project engineer, examine a B-1 bomber model undergoing transonic wind tunnel testing at the Arnold Engineering Development Center. The tests are being conducted to examine the ability of various fairings to improve the quality of the airflow over the aircraft`s wing where it joins the fuselage

AIRMAN First Class Harry Leonard, postal clerk, sorts mail while wearing nuclear-biological-chemical gear during a test to evaluate his unit's ability to perform under fallout conditions

Sergeant Bill Starks, 513th Tactical Airlift Wind Food Service, checks the beef stew through his protective hood while participating in a test to evaluate his unit's ability to perform under fallout conditions

Technical Segeant Wayne E. Hardy, assistant fire chief, wears protective gear while participating in a test to evaluate his unit's ability to perform under fallout conditions

The load crew from the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing participate in the quick turn competition. The exercise, part of the Strike Command Tactical Bombing Competition, is used to test each team on their ability to execute a quick load of a full complement of bombs

A crewmen loads 20mm ammunition aboard an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the quick turn competition. The exercise, part of the Strike Command Tactical Bombing Competition, is used to test each team on their ability to execute a quick load of a full complement of bombs

Bombs are moved into position near an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during the quick turn competition. The exercise, part of the Strike Command Tactical Bombing Competition, is used to test each team on their ability to execute a quick load of a full complement of bombs

A tractor and XM-971E1 semi-trailer van enter the main gate. The van is to be test loaded aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft. The successful completion of this test will allow the Army greater ability to airlift the van where it is needed

Flight deck crew members stand by as another crew member drives an MD-3A tow tractor across the snow-covered flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) during the U.S. 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise NORPAC. The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

Flight deck crew members service two A-6E Intruder aircraft on the snow-covered flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) during the U.S. 3rd Fleet North Pacific exercise NORPAC. The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

Lionel Nelson (flying position) and Bill Smith test the Williams International Flying Platform's ability to take off from and land on a conventional military vehicle at the Yakima Firing Center

Technical Sergeant Malry McIver of the 64th Aerial Port Squadron (AFRES) inventories refrigerated items in a walk-in freezer. As part of their annual two-week training tour, the 64th APS is conducting a Joint Airborne Transport Ability Training (JA/ATT) exercise with the 316th APS

STAFF Sergeant Bayani C. Rafael of the 64th Aerial Port Squadron (AFRES) secures a pallet of supplies being loaded aboard an aircraft. As part of their annual two-week training tour, the 64th APS is conducting a Joint Airborne Transport Ability Training (

STAFF Sergeant Nancy Thinnes of the 64th Aerial Port Squadron (AFRES) opens a crate in Fleet Services. As part of their annual two-week training tour, the 64th APS is conducting a Joint Airborne Transport Ability Training (JA/ATT) exercise with the 316th APS

STAFF Sergeant Allen Chung of the 64th Aerial Port Squadron (AFRES) removes tie-down devices from a rack prior to loading an aircraft. As part of their annual two-week training tour, the 64th APS is conducting a Joint Airborne Transport Ability Training (JA/ATT) exercise with the 316th APS

Technical Sergeant Thomas O'Brien of the 64th Aerial Port Squadron (AFRES) inventories a Passenger Service Medical Supply Kit. As part of their annual two-week training tour, the 64th APS is conducting a Joint Airborne Transport Ability Training (JA/ATT)

SENIOR AIRMAN Delilah Castillo of the 64th Aerial Port Squadron (AFRES), stages cargo for loading aboard an aircraft. As part of their annual two-week training tour, the 64th APS is conducting a Joint Airborne Transport Ability (JA/ATT) exercise with the 316th APS

A remote control bomb disposal robot built by a European firm reaches through the window of a vehicle to pick up a "bomb" while being evaluated by the 7004th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. The robot is equipped with three TV cameras, a shotgun, and has the ability to destroy explosives

A remote control bomb disposal robot built by a European firm reaches through the window of a vehicle to pick up a "bomb" while being evaluated by the 7004th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. The robot is equipped with three TV cameras, a shotgun, and has the ability to destroy explosives

A remote control bomb disposal robot built by a European firm negotiates a step while being evaluated by the 7004th Ordnance Disposal Flight. The robot is equipped with three TV cameras, a shotgun, and has the ability to destroy explosives

STAFF Sergeant Andy Susan, a member of the 7004th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, operates a remote control bomb disposal robot built by a Euorpean firm. The robot, being evaluated by the Air Force, is equipped with three TV cameras, a shotgun, and has the ability to destroy explosives

An Army Homing Overlay Experiment (HOE) flight vehicle is launched for the fourth and final time. The vehicle is participating in a test of its ability to destroy a re-entry vehicle from an intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

An M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle is tested by Corporal (CPL) Peter Proietto, 1ST Marine Division, for its ability to ford up to 56 inches of water. The M998 will replace several lightweight vehicles used by the US military

A Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion, left, and a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter demonstrate their ability to carry artillery during an air show

A Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion, left, and a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter demonstrate their ability to carry artillery during an air show

A marine CH-53 Sea Stallion, right, and a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter demonstrate their ability to carry artillery during an air show

US Army medical technicians demonstrate the ability of an artificial limb

A member of US Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team Five dressed in diving gear waits for the start of a four-hour combat swim exercise. The exercise will test his ability to navigate underwater in zero visibility

Water sprays from a test blast conducted off the starboard side of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). The test is being conducted to determine the ROOSEVELT'S ability to withstand underwater shock waves

Water sprays from a test blast conducted off the starboard side of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). The test is being conducted to determine the ROOSEVELT's ability to withstand underwater shock waves

Lieutenant (LT) Lori Melling, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 (VAQ-33), sitting in the cockpit of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft, awaits takeoff during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

A drag chute opens as an A-3 Skywarrior aircraft lands during the U.S. 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Dwane Logan, 21st Aircraft Generation Squadron (AGS), 43rd Weapons Flight, inspects a torque wrench on the flight line during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

Aviation Electronics Technician AIRMAN (ASAN) Paul Prectal, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 (VAQ-33), inspects the wiring on an ERA-3B Skywarrior aircraft between missions during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

Aviation Structural Mechanic H (Hydraulics) 2nd Class Almanzas, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 34 (VAQ-34) checks for hydraulic leaks on an A-3 Skywarrior aircraft between sorties during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

A C-2 Greyhound aircraft arrives on base during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

A view of two A-7 Corsair II aircraft on the ramp during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

A close-up view of an ERA-3B Skywarrior aircraft on the ramp during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

Plane Captain Aviation Electronics Technician AIRMAN (ATAA) Pat Matawan, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 34 (VAQ-34), catches the drag chute in the heat waves from a A-3 Skywarrior aircraft during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

A plane captain stands by on the flight line during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

A close-up view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft during the U.S. 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Dwane Logan, 21st Aircraft Generation Squadron (AGS), 43rd Weapons Flight, makes adjustments on an F-15 Eagle aircraft weapons system during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

A crewman inspects an A-3 Skywarrior aircraft prior to a mission during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

Lieutenant (LT) Lori Melling, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 (VAQ-33), pose for a picture in front of their A-7 Corsair II aircraft during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

Aviation Electronics Technician AIRMAN (AMN) Richard Davis, Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 33 (VAQ-33), poses for a picture during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

Aviation Structural Mechanic S (Structures) 2nd Class Craig Valoris and Aviation Electronics Technician AIRMAN (ATAN) Jeffery Bauder pack a drag chute into an ERA-3B Skywarrior aircraft during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

A ground crewman signals to the pilot of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft following a pre-flight check during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

A C-2 Greyhound aircraft arrives on base during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

An RC-135 Stratolifter aircraft arrives on base during the US 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

A drag chute opens as an A-3 Skywarrior aircraft lands during the U.S. 3rd Fleet North Pacific Exercise (NORPACEX). The joint Air Force and Navy exercise not only provides training for fighter pilots and tactical controllers, but also tests the ability of those services to operate together for the defense of Alaska

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Eddie Williams of the 363rd Aircraft Generation Squadron goes through a preflight inspection of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

Captain (CPT) Bill Welsh, pilot of a 69th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-4 Phantom II aircraft, takes notes for a mission during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Gary L. Hicks, F-4E Phantom II aircraft crew chief, 336th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pulls the ejection seat safety pins on an F-4E aircraft prior to its departure for a"bandit"mission during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Dan MaGill and AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Mark Bergum, kneeling, both of the 335th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron/Aircraft Generation Squadron, load the M-61A 20 mm cannon magazine of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

The engines of an F-4E aircraft of the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing are started prior to a"bandit"mission during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

Captain (CPT) Bill Senn, pilot of a 68th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, inspects his aircraft prior to a mission during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

An F-4E Phantom aircraft of the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing refuels from a KC-10A Extender aircraft during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

Sergeant (SGT) Alan Burch, 347th Aircraft Generation Squadron, loads BDU-33 bombs onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 68th Tactical Fighter Squadron during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

SSGT Dan MaGill and AIRMAN 1ST Class Mark Bergum, drive on the MJ-1A missile loader, prepare to lift an AIM-7 Sparrow missile from a cart while performing an integrated combat turn during exercise Amalgam CHIEF '88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

Captain (CPT) Drew Nelson, F-4E Phantom II aircraft pilot, and Lieutenant (LT) Steven Skinner, weapons officer, both of the 336th Tactical Fighter Squadron, checks maintenance log on thier aircraft during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

Captain (CPT) Jeff Ault, pilot of a 69th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-4 Phantom II aircraft, briefs pilots on a mission during Exercise AMALGAM CHIEF'88. The exercise is a test of the Air Force's ability to intercept enemy missiles and aircraft in the event of an attack on the continental United States

Members of Navy Reserve Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 813 (MDSU-813) assigned to Readiness Center Great Lakes check their scuba gear and other cold weather equipment prior to entering the icy water. The training exercise is testing the unit's ability to dive in cold weather

Members of Navy Reserve Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 813 (MDSU-813) assigned to Readiness Center Great Lakes check their scuba gear and other cold weather equipment prior to entering the icy water. The training exercise is testing the unit's ability to dive in cold weather

Members of Navy Reserve Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 813 (MDSU-813) assigned to Readiness Center Great Lakes check their scuba gear and other cold weather equipment prior to entering the icy water. The training exercise is testing the unit's ability to dive in cold weather

Guests attending the Dependents Day Cruise aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) observe as the destroyer USS MERRILL (DD 976) demonstrates its manuevering ability

Guests attending the Dependents Day Cruise aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) observe as the destroyer USS MERRILL (DD 976) demonstrates its manuevering ability

Spectators aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) attending the Dependents Day Cruise as the destroyer USS MERRILL (DD 976) demonstrates its manuevering ability

Guests attending the Dependents Day Cruise aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) observe as the destroyer USS MERRILL (DD 976) demonstrates its manuevering ability

Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center....An instructor watches as a Marine from 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, hangs suspended from his rappelling line as a demonstration of the ability of the belay man to stop a falling rappeler

The interior of a "J box," which was developed at the fort, after a test of the ability of the equipment to withstand the corrosive effects of salty mist

Two soldiers from the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), spray a decontamination solution on and around a container express (CONEX) box used to store chemical munitions. The soldiers are taking part in an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

Wearing full protective gear, members of the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), unload a sealed container of chemical munitions from a container express (CONEX) box during an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

A soldier from the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), wears a field protective mask and a full protective suit while taking part in an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

Two soldiers from the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), spray a decontamination solution on a forklift used to handle chemical munitions. The soldiers are taking part in an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

A soldier showers after passing through a decontamination station. Members of the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), have been taking part in an exercise designed to test their unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical munitions leak

Wearing full protective gear, two members of the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), look on as a third soldier uses a chemical agent monitor to check for contamination around a container express (CONEX) box used to store chemical munitions. The soldiers are taking part in an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

Dressed in full protective gear, a member of the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), scrubs the boots of another soldier at a decontamination station. The soldiers have been taking part in an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

Soldiers wearing full protective gear guide the driver of a forklift as he lowers a sealed container of chemical munitions to the ground. Members of the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), are taking part in an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

Dressed in full protective gear soldiers from the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), line up to be sprayed with a decontamination solution near the conclusion of an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

Dressed in full protective gear, a member of the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), removes the boots of another soldier at a decontamination station. The soldiers have been taking part in an exercise designed to test their unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical munitions leak

Two soldiers dressed in full protective gear look on as a third soldier uses a chemical agent monitor to check open containers of chemical munitions for leaking rounds. Members of the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), are taking part in an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

Dressed in full protective gear soldiers from the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), pass through a decontamination station near the conclusion of an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

A soldier removes the last layer of his protective clothing at a decontamination station. Members of the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), have been taking part in an exercise designed to test their unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical munitions leak

Wearing full protective gear, a soldier from the 71st Chemical Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), uses a chemical agent monitor to check an open container of chemical munitions for leaking rounds during an exercise designed to test the unit's ability to detect and mitigate a chemical leak

An airman moves away after setting off a smoke bomb during a local Salty Nation exercise, the last to be held at Zweibrucken prior to the base's closure. Salty Nation exercises are conducted to test the ability of units to perform in nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) warfare situations

James Cole, left, and Hank Dardy conduct an experiment in the Schlierien Visualization Facility at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). The facility gives the NRL's Acoustics Division the ability to visualize acoustic fields

AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault personnel vehicles are launched from the stern ramp of the tank landing ship USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY (LST-1197) during a demonstration for military representatives of a West African nation. During its1991 West African Training Cruise, te BARNSTABLE COUNTY Is exhibiting its ability to project sea power ashore

An SH-3 Sea King helicopter flies over the Dutch frigate HRMS TROMP (F-801) during an anti-submarine warfare operation, part of exercise North Star '91. The NATO exercise tests the ability of participating forces to respond to multiple threats in a harsh environment

An A-6E Intruder aircraft catches the arresting cable as it lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) during exercise North Star '91. The NATO exercise tests the ability of participating forces to respond to multiple threats in a harsh environment

A Westland Sea King AEW2 helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the British light aircraft carrier HMS INVINCIBLE (R-05) during exercise North Star '91. The NATO exercise tests the ability of participating forces to respond to multiple threats in a harsh environment

In a maneuver of speed and stability, with its 120mm main gun and special armor, a tank crew from the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division demonstrates the M1A1 Abrams tank and its ability to close with and destroy the enemy on the integrated battlefield during Operation Ocean Venture 92

An F/A-18E/F Hornet aircraft model demonstrating the ability to carry Mark 82 500-pound bombs, AGM-88 high-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARM), AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles as well as forward looking infrared radar and laser spot tracker (FLIR/LST) Pods and a external fuel tank

During RODEO 94 Joint Airborne Inspection, loadmasters and parachute riggers are tested on their ability to prepare loads for delivery by air

This team is participating in the ERO (Engine Running On / Off Load) as the Aerial Port umpire times them. They are being judged on their ability to quickly and safely load and unload their C-130 aircraft with CDS, heavy equipment or personnel while the aircraft engines are running. These events occur during the annual mobility competition

Air Force members, wearing M-17 chemical-biological gear, perform simulated B-52 decontamination procedures during the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Exercise GLOBAL SHIELD '84. The purpose of the exercise is to test SAC's ability to carry out its wartime mission and to enhance the command's readiness. AIRMAN-Magazine-Jan 1985

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Paul Theriault, a member from the 66th Aerial Port Squadron at McChord AFB, WA, conducts and unloads cargo from the KC-10 aircraft from 6th Air Refueling Squadron (Air Force Reserves) from March AFB, CA, using a Cochren loader. The crew is responsible for unloading cargo from the planes during this joint service, multinational exercise that tests the ability of participating units to fight in a desert environment

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III takes off from a desert runway at the National Training Center. The exercise is designed to test the ability of the C-17 to support mission requirements and interface with the Army

A U.S. Army M-1 Abrams Main Battle Tank rolls away from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III on a desert airstrip at the National Training Center. The exercise was designed to test the ability of the C-17 to support mission requirements and interface with the Army. The C-17 delivered the tank to the desert airstrip as part of the review

One of several UH-1H Iroquois helicopters of Alpha Company 2/228th Aviation Battalion, Naval Air Station Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, lands at the 108th Air Defense Artillery filed position. Alpha Company and their helicopters provide aeromedical evacuation and distinguished visitor transportation during this interservice, multinational exercise which will test the ability of participating units to fight in a desert environment

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III takes off during a C-17 readiness review exercise. The exercise was designed to test the ability of the C-17 to support mission requirements and interface with the Army