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Airplanes - Radio Equipment - This is what an airman wears when he used the wireless telephone. It looks like a gas mask

Airplanes - Parts - How airman sees above plane. Airman's window from above. This enables him to see above his planes, that he may guard himself against an enemy swooping down upon him

Camouflage - Artillery - No German airman comes near this well camouflaged anti-aircraft gun. It is well camouflaged to hide it from enemy aircraft and is so mounted that it can be swing into any position with ease

Airplanes - Accidents - Falling airplane collides with the railroad train in Canada. While an airman was doing various stunts in the air at Toronto, Canada, his engine suddenly went dead and the plane out of control shot at tremendous speed toward the ground. Upon landing it collided with locomotive of munitions train with result shown above

As the Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) hovers, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, USAF, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) lowered to the ground prepares a wounded Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier for extraction from the burning minefield

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) lowered onto a roadway after an extraction of an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier from a burning minefield at Bien-Hoa Air Base for immediate medical attention

As the Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) hovers, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, USAF, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) is extracted while holding a wounded Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) soldier from the burning minefield

A Kaman HH-43F Huskie (Pedro) lowers AIRMAN First Class (A1C) William Hart Pitsenbarger, USAF, Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) into a burning minefield at Bien-Hoa Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) for a helicopter extraction of a wounded Vietnamese Soldier. The soldier lost a foot when he stepped on a landmine. Nobody could figure out how to extract the wounded soldier without tripping the mines. A1C Pitsenbarger said, "No problem, just lower me down on the penetrator, Ill straddle the guy, pick him up, and then you can lift me up." Risky as everyone knew that the prop wash could also setoff the mines. A1C Pitsenbarger...

An HH-43 Pedro (Huskie) helicopter is used to rescue a downed airman from an enemy infested jungle in Southeast Asia

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN John Parie (left), of the 341st Space Wing Public Affairs Office, photographs another AIRMAN shortly after the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush at the 120th Fighter Wing, Great Falls International Airport Air Guard Station, Mont., on Feb. 3, 2005. Great Falls was one of five cities visited by the President for Town Hall meetings on social security issues following his State of the Union Address. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Roger M. Dey) (Released)

STAFF SGT. Charles Taylor Hurlburt Field, Fla....An airman uses a flashlight to read a map during the night navigation event, part of the annual Tactical Air Command Control SPECIALIST competition. OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO (RELEASED)

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft of the 51st Tactical Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The aircraft is equipped with an ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod and an Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pod. (AIRMAN Magazine, Apr 1984)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo on a F-101B Voodoo aircraft, at Hector International Field, North Dakota. Pictured left-to-right, (top row) SGT. Patricia McMerty, SGT. Ellen Rising, (Middle row) SGT. Doreen Thomas, AIRMAN 1ST Class Jacqueline Sanders, (bottom row), TECH. SGT. Phillip Poe, MASTER SGT. James Schreiner, and LT. COL. Allan Eide. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN Paula Toay (left) the first female unit member assigned to the North Dakota Air National Guard, gets help with her 5.56 mm M16A1 rifle, from instructors Melvin Benefield, (rank at the time unknown), and STAFF SGT. Fred Wilcox (right), during a marksmanship course at Hector Field, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

AN airman performs maintenance on an AC-130A Hercules aircraft before takeoff. Five remaining AC-130A Hercules aircraft of the 16th Special Operations Squadron are being redeployed from Thailand to the United States

An airman cleans one of the military-design vehicles that the Air National Guard (ANG) is acquiring from the Marine Corps. The acquisition and rehabilitation project will save the Air Force about seven million dollars

An airman is operating a communication unit during Exercise Jack Frost '76

Silhouette view of a member of the airlift control element on the flight line, with the sun setting in the background. The airman is participating in Exercise Jack Frost '76

AIRMAN First Class Tony Harper, 355th Maintenance Squadron, stands by to give the all clear sign to an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a test

A villager offers an airman from Aviano Air Base, Italy, a vase of flowers to thank him for his help in saving some of her valuables following a severe earthquake

An airman welds a piece of metal in the machine shop

A Korean airman examines the General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm seven-barrel cannon mounted on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 is on a demonstration of air bases in Korea to familiarize field commanders with its capabilities

A pattern from a sound scope was superimposed over the face of an airman wearing stereo headphones in this double exposure

AIRMAN Theresa Overholt, a member of the 51st Security Police Squadron S.W.A.T. team, discusses operations with the other members of her team. They are standing next to a V-150 Base Security Vehicle

An airman leaps over ropes on an obstacle course while an instructor watches him closely

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, demonstrates his skills as a dog handler to a group of children from a summer camp

SENIOR AIRMAN Kevin Day, acting as an aggressor, intentionally provokes another handler's dog during an exercise to test the animal's obedience. SENIOR AIRMAN Day is the winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, answers questions from a group of children during a demonstration of K-9 dog handling

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, and his K-9 partner, Briggs, watch the sun set while on sentry duty in the weapons storage area

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, poses with Briggs, his K-9 partner

SRA Kevin Day, wearing a padded arm protector, is attacked by another handler's dog during a workout on the K-9 obedience training course. SRA Day is the winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award

AIRMAN First Class Kenneth W. Hebert of the 58th Security Police Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, stands guard in a foxhole during Exercise BOLD EAGLE '78. His unit is securing the perimeter of a base for the 82nd Airborne Division

SENIOR AIRMAN Harry Jeffries and Sergeant Jean Burkley apply a splint onto a patient's leg at the US Air Force Hospital

Sergeant Jean Burkley operates an EKG (electro-cardiograph) machine while Dr. (MAJ.) Raimonds Zvirbulis and SENIOR AIRMAN Harry Jeffries treat a simulated cardiac arrest case in the Trauma Room at the US Air Force Hospital

SENIOR AIRMAN Harry Jeffries applies an air splint to a patient's arm at the United States Air Force Hospital

Sergeant Jean Burkley operates an EKG (electro-cardiograph) machine while Dr. (MAJ.) Raimonds Zvirbulis and SENIOR AIRMAN Harry Jeffries treat a simulated cardiac arrest case in the Trauma Room at the US Air Force Hospital

SENIOR AIRMAN Harry Jeffries uses an EKG (electro-cardiograph) machine to record a patient's heartbeat at the United States Air Force Hospital

SENIOR AIRMAN Harry Jeffries connects an EKG (electro-cardiograph) wire to a patient's chest in order to record his heartbeat

An airman operates a bulldozer to fill a ditch with soil during construction of an electrical passageway

Instrumentation technicians SGT. Gary Olsen and AIRMAN 1ST Class Elaine Badner operate a power panel and test director's panel respectively. The technicians work in the Mobile Evaluation Laboratory, Avionics Laboratory, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories, Air Force Systems Command. EXACT DATE SHOT UNKNOWN

SGT. Walter B. Parker instructs AIRMAN 1ST Class Barbara L. Rathoff on weapons cleaning

AIRMAN 1ST Class Diller D. Polk, 6912th Security Squadron, checks his M-16A1 rifle after cleaning

An AIRMAN performs a preflight maintenance check on an aircraft during Exercise SOLID SHIELD 78

An AIRMAN checks a radar unit on an F-105 Thunderchief aircraft during Exercise SOLID SHIELD 78

An airman works at a computer console in the Direct Air Support Center (DASC)

Sergeant Patrick York, crew chief, and AIRMAN First Class Jeffrey F. Hall (right), both of the 48th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, consult a manual while refueling an F-111 aircraft under simulated fallout conditions

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

SSGT Tisbale and an airman stand guard outside the PAVE PAWS radar site

An AIRMAN performs a final check on a target tank prior to a missile test

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Paulette Sewell of the 513th Organizational Maintenance Squadron conducts a check on ground communications equipment

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jesse F. Parks of the 513th Civil Engineering Squadron drafting section prepares to hook up a snow broom to help keep the flight line clear of snow

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Hanson and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Lamb of the 52nd Avionics Maintenance Squadron tighten panel screws on an F-4 Phantom II aircraft

AIRMAN First Class Bill Lindsey of Detachment 6, 1369th PHOTO Squadron, provides motion picture coverage of activities taking place during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '77

A staff member aides an airman in pulling a 25-pound weight during a fire training exercise at Golden Mall

An airman has a blood sample extracted from his wrist during a fire training exercise at Golden Mall

An airman wearing a fire protection suit prepares to participate in a fire training exercise at the Lockheed site

An AIRMAN student from the Air Force Medical School at Sheppard Air Force Base takes information from survivors of a tornado

AIRMAN Salgado Fernandez, a pharmacy medical student at the Air Force Medical School at Sheppart Air Force Base, searches for survivors in the rubble of a bvuilding destroyed by a tornado

An airman connects power cables to an AN/TPS-43E radar van atop Cerro Gordo during US Southern Command canal defense Black Fury II. Units of the Army, Navy and air Force are taking part in the exercise

AIRMAN 1ST Class Marvin Jackson repairs navigation system components of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft during US Southern Command canal defense exercise Black Fury II. Units of the Army, Navy and Air Force are taking part in the exercise. This shot takes place at Howard Air Force Base, Canal Zone

An airman from Vandenberg Air Force Base uses a fog spray on a structure at the Lockheed site during a fire training exercise

An airman puts toppings on pies in the Eifel dining facility

A left front view of an AGM-86 air launched cruise missile (ALCM) mounted on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft as an airman prepares to unload the missile

Members of the 442nd Weapons System Security Flight, US Air Force Reserve, discuss field tactics during an anti-terrorist air base ground defense exercise. The airman to the left is armed with an M16 rifle equipped with a blank firing device

An airman crawls through an obstacle on a reconnaissance course while participating in Exercise VOLANT RODEO '79

AIRMAN Katrina Mugg, a weather observer with the 920th Weather Reconnaissance Group, prepares to release a dropsonde from the cargo bay of a WC-130 Hercules aircraft. She and the crew are tracking hurricane David

An AIRMAN 1ST Class security policeman pulls a cable from the security police camper as he prepares to set-up camp. This airman and his counterparts are here to guard a remote Minuteman launch facility

U.S. AIRMAN in the Eifel air traffic control facility, check their radar scopes for air traffic in a 60-mile radius

An airman examines a rugged land formation on a sightseeing trip

An airman makes friends with a Cotswolds villager near the base

AIRMAN 1ST Class Bruce Van de Gohm, a camp counselor, helps camper Cheryl Van Duzee set her sights at the rifle range. Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) developed a camp program for handicapped youngsters

AIRMAN John Rush stretches his arms to signal the alignment of an M-29 81mm mortar and its tripod. The airman is an 8th Security Police Squadron member participating in heavy weapons training

An AIRMAN prepares a Mark 82 500-pound high drag bomb for loading onto an FB-111A aircraft

An AIRMAN conducts a preflight check on a rack of Mark 82 500-pound high drag bombs to be loaded onto an FB-111A aircraft

AIRMAN (AMN) Harry Mondor directs his crew of Air Force telephone linemen as they put up an aerial cable

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Larry Manuel congratulates AIRMAN (AMN) Frank Franz, an Air Force telephone lineman, on a job well done

AN airman performs F-15 Eagle aircraft engine maintenance

An airman uses a forklift to load cargo onto a C-5A Galaxy aircraft at night during exercise PROUD PHANTOM

AN airman uses a bulldozer to clear away debris during exercise PROUD PHANTOM

AIRMAN Kathryn Gillinan, carrying a M16 rifle, watches for "aggressors" as she stands guard duty during exercise PRIME BEEF

A radar maintenance technician explains functions of radar equipment to an airman in an air traffic control section

A staff sergeant dons his oxygen breathing apparatus with the help of another airman. The airmen are members of the 7008th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight

AN airman presents a "gong" act to a crowd

An airman clears a bomb blast crater on a runway, using a jackhammer, during a training exercise on rapid runway repair procedures

An airman smoothes and levels a patch on a runway, using a steamroller, during a training exercise on rapid runway repair procedures

A senior airman talks on a conference line in a complex during a joint tactical information distribution system (JTIDS) training exercise

An airman directs trucks carrying gravel that will be used to fill a runway crater is measured and inspected during a quick reaction runway repair test

An airman wearing a chemical/biological protective suit tests for the presence of chemical contaminates during a quick reaction runway repair test

An airman inspects a membrane tarp covering a runway crater being repaired during a quick reaction runway repair test

An airman 1ST class uses an MQ-1 tester to test an HGU-2/AP flight helmet and an HBU-5/P oxygen mask. The airman is assigned to the Wild Weasel life support section of the 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron

An airman reads a life support kit checklist as an airman 1ST class installs the kit on an F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel fighter aircraft. The airmen are assigned to the Wild Weasel life support section of the 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron

AN airman first class with an M-16 rifle guards the camouflaged forward air control post during exercise Reforger '80

An AIRMAN retrieves a drag chute from a 70th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-4E Phantom II aircraft at the end of a runway during Exercise PROUD PHANTOM'80

A combat control team member on a drop zone uses a field radio to direct an approaching C-141 Starlifter aircraft into position for a troop drop. In the background, troops parachuting from the preceding Starlifter are near the ground. The airman is a 317th Tactical Air Wing member involved in exercise Reforger '80

A combat control team member uses a field radio to direct an approaching C-141 Starlifter aircraft into position for a troop drop. The airman is a 317th Tactical Air Wing member involved in exercise Reforger '80

A combat control team member packs his parachute on a drop zone after jumping from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft. The airman is assigned to the 317th Tactical Air Wing involved in exercise Reforger '80

A combat control team member, TSGT Richard Heins, uses a signal mirror to signal an approaching C-141 Starlifter aircraft that is transporting paratroopers into a drop zone. The airman is a 317th Tactical Air Wing member participating in exercise Reforger '80

A combat control team member on a drop zone uses a field radio to direct an approaching C-141 Starlifter aircraft into position for a troop drop. The airman is a 317th Tactical Air Wing member, involved in exercise Reforger '80

A combat control team member begins his field training after parachuting from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft. The airman is assigned to the 317th Tactical Air Wing involved in exercise Reforger '80

An airman drives a truck aboard a German Air Force C-160 aircraft during exercise Autumn Forge '80