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A U.S. Air Force master sergeant from Aviano Air Base, Italy, confers with an Italian worker clearing rubble in clean-up operations after a severe earthquake

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

A United States Air Force colonel from Aviano Air Base, Italy, talks with medical personnel assisting in cleanup operations following a severe earthquake

Colonel Jimmy G. Martin, Aviano Air Base Commander, inspects one of five new M-60 main battle tanks that have been assigned to the Italian 132nd Manin Tank Brigade

Colonel Jimmy G. Martin, Aviano Air Base Commander, goes for a ride in one of five new M-60 main battle tanks that have been assigned to the Italian 132nd Manin Tank Brigade. The tank is headed for the firing range at Maniago

A view of a radar installation operated by the 2187th Communications Group, with a C-130 Hercules aircraft taking off in the background

Harry and Tom Chapin in concert before a crowd at the base

AN airman presents a "gong" act to a crowd

The most talented U.S. Air Force band on the base presents a showcase of music and dance to boost the morale of base personnel

A U.S. Air Force pilot briefs Italian air force GEN Basilio Cottone, commander, 5th Allied Tactical Air Force, NATO, on an aircraft instrument panel

A U.S. Air Force pilot briefs Italian air force GEN Basilio Cottone, commander, 5th Allied Tactical Air Force, NATO, on an aircraft cockpit

A crew chief inspects the wing struts of an F-111F aircraft as Italian air force pilots view the flight controls of the aircraft. The airman is assigned to the 48th Field Maintenance Squadron

AN airman 1ST class demonstrates African primitive musical instruments to elementary school children during Black History Week

In a restaurant, Signor Oresini, one of the foremost chefs in Italian cuisine, gives a menu to GEN Charles A. Gabriel, commander in chief, U.S. Air Force Europe

Bunny Caldwell lifts a 500-pound weight, breaking an American-Italian record as her husband, a SENIOR AIRMAN watches

A view of C-130 Hercules aircraft parked in line. The aircraft are assigned to the 37th Tactical Airlift Wing (TAW), which is undergoing an operational readiness inspection by the 435th TAW

A member of the 1ST Battalion, 509th Airborne Infantry, parachute demonstration team, bottom, and a member of Italy's national parachute demonstration team, Falchi Blu, train together

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

Official emblem for the USAF Clinic Aviano

A C-130 Hercules aircraft arrives at the air base during an operational readiness exercise

Support personnel from the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing arrive at the air base during an operational readiness exercise

Members of the 509th Airborne Ranger Battalion prepare to depart for an airdrop by the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron during an operational readiness exercise

Members of the 509th Airborne Ranger Battalion prepare to board a 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft for an airdrop during an operational readiness exercise

C-130E Hercules aircraft of the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron taxi on the flight line during exercise Bluetail maneuvers, designed to test the operational readiness of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing and wing tenant organizations

Members of the 435th Tactical Air Wing (435th TAW) act as casualties after a simulated attack near a 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft. The airmen, equipped with nuclear-biological-chemical warfare gear, are taking part in exercise Bluetail maneuvers, designed to test the operational readiness of the 435th TAW and wing tenant organizations

MSGT Cowley, 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, checks an assignment chart during exercise Bluetail maneuvers, designed to test the operational readiness of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing and wing tenant organizations. Cowley is wearing an M-17 nuclear-biological-chemical warfare mask

Smoke pours from smoke grenades near a 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft during a simulated attack, part of exercise Bluetail maneuvers, designed to test the operational readiness of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing and wing tenant organizations

Members of Italy's 21st Artillery Group, Anti-aircraft Battery, man a 40mm L/70 anti-aircraft gun while participating in exercise Bluetail maneuvers, designed to test the operational readiness of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing and wing tenant organizations

A fireman, wearing a proximity suit and an M-17 nuclear-biological-chemical warfare mask, uses a field radio to communicate information during exercise Bluetail maneuvers. The exercise is designed to test the operational readiness of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing and wing tenant organizations

Members of Italy's 21st Artillery Group, Anti-aircraft Battery, secure their gas masks prior to firing a 40mm L/70 anti-aircraft gun. The Italian military personnel are participating in exercise Bluetail maneuvers, designed to test the operational readiness of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing and wing tenant organizations

C-130E Hercules aircraft of the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron taxi on the flight line during exercise Bluetail maneuvers, designed to test the operational readiness of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing and wing tenant organizations

A member of the 440th Tactical Airlift Wing checks a propeller of an Air Force Reserve C-130A Hercules aircraft prior to an early morning departure to Aviano Air Base, Italy during Exercise Volant Partner 87-1 deployment activities. Reservists from the wing are flying airlift missions to 30 air bases in nine NATO nations

Air Force Reserve pilots from the 440th Tactical Airlift Wing prepare for an airdrop of Italian paratroopers at Pisa, Italy during Exercise VOLANT PARTNER 87-1. Reservists from the wing are flying airlift missions to 30 air bases in nine NATO nations

Actress Barbara Eden departs after a stopover on base. Eden had been performing in Bob Hope's Christmas Show in the Persian Gulf

A member of the 40th Security Police presents actress Barbara Eden with a gift during her stopover on base. Eden has been performing in Bob Hope's Christmas Show in the Persian Gulf

An M998 high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle carrying a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire guided (TOW) missile launcher is loaded into a C-130E Hercules aircraft for sequential heavy airdrop practice by the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

First Sergeant Lawrence Brooks, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry, puts on camouflage greasepaint for an evening airdrop training mission with the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

Third Battalion, 325th Infantry paratroopers practicing high altitude, low opening (HALO) jumping descend from 10,000 feet over Aviano Air Base

A 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft makes a grass strip landing at Drop Zone Juliet near Aviano Air Base during an evening training mission

A 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft descends for a grass strip landing at Drop Zone Juliet near Aviano Air Base during an evening training mission

A paratrooper of the 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry lands after a high altitude, low opening (HALO) practice jump from 10,000 feet. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Captain D.E. Stewart of the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron and two airmen, one in an M998 High mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle, discuss their survey of Drop Zone Juliet, near Aviano Air Base

Third Battalion, 325th Infantry paratroopers prepare for a high altitude, low opening (HALO) jump from a 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft during a training mission. They are at 10,000 feet over Aviano Air Base. Exact Date Shot Unknown

M998 high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles are loaded from a K-loader into a C-130E Hercules aircraft for sequential heavy airdrop practice by the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

An M998 high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle carrying a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire guided (TOW) missile launcher is loaded into a C-130E Hercules aircraft for sequential heavy airdrop practice by the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

Airborne troops of the 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry, ready their packs and parachutes for an evening training mission. They are jumping from C-130E Hercules aircraft of the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

An M998 high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle carrying a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire guided (TOW) missile launcher is offloaded from a 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft that has made a grass strip landing at Drop Zone Juliet near Aviano Air Base during an evening training mission

M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) are loaded from a K-Loader into a C-130E Hercules aircraft for sequential heavy airdrop practice by the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

Airborne troops of the 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry, ready their packs and parachutes for an evening training mission. They are jumping from C-130E Hercules aircraft of the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

Air Force personnel confer during the loading of a C-130E Hercules aircraft for sequential heavy airdrop practice by the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

On a training mission, the crew of the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft prepares for a grass strip landing at Drop Zone Juliet near Aviano Air Base

M998 high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles are loaded into a C-130E Hercules aircraft for sequential heavy airdrop practice by the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

Air Force personnal confer during the loading of a C-130E Hercules aircraft for sequential heavy airdrop practice by the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

A 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft makes a grass strip landing at Drop Zone Juliet near Aviano Air Base during an evening training mission

M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) are loaded from a K-loader into a C-130E Hercules aircraft for sequential heavy airdrop practice by the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron

Sergeant Joe Birdwell, 435th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, checks the top of a wing on a C-130E Hercules aircraft, parked in a row of C-130s on the flight line during 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron participation in an Army training and evaluation program (ARTEP) mission

A member of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing issues survival vests and handguns to flight personnel. They are preparing for an air drop conducted as part of an Army training and evaluation program (ARTEP) mission

Army CPT Robert Henderson, Airborne Combat Team, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Divion plots coordinates for an airborne jump which is part of an Army training and evaluation program (ARTEP) mission

LTC Steve Stephens, commander, 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron, briefs crews for an airdrop which is part of an Army training and evaluation program (ARTEP) mission

Paratroopers of the Airborne Combat Team, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Division board and C-130E Hercules aircraft of the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron. Their airdrop over West Germany is part of an Army training and evaluation program (ARTEP) mission

CPT Jeff Coombe, pilot, and CPT Duane Goehring, electronic weapons officer, confer before a mission during Display Determination '89, a combined NATO exercise focusing on the defense of southern Europe. Both men are members of the 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron

SSGT Mike Fischer inputs data on a Tactical Electronic Reconnaissance (TEREC) ground processor during Display Determination '89, a combined NATO exercise focusing on the defense of southern Europe

A ground crewman signals pilot LT Eddie Craig as he prepares his T. Mark 17 Canberra B. aircraft of the 360th Squadron for an electronic warfare training mission during Display Determination '89, a combined NATO exercise focusing on the defense of southern Europe

1LT Gallespie, officer in charge of the PHOTO Processing and Interpretation Facility deployed to Aviano, and SSGT Sharon Welker monitor the Tactical Electronic Reconnaissance (TEREC) remote terminal during Display Determination '89, a combined NATO exercise focusing on the defense of southern Europe

British airmen from the Royal Air Force's 360 Squadron direct a T. Mark 17 Canberra aircraft onto a taxiway during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

SSGT William G. Finch, left, of the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing coordinates his unit's maintenance efforts from the base's maintenance operations center during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing RF-4C Phantom II aircraft rolls down a runway as it departs on a mission during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft lifts off from the runway as it departs on a mission during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft rolls down a runway as it departs on a mission during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft taxis between two hangars as it moves into position for takeoff during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft turns onto a taxiway during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A member of the 42nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit signals to the pilot of a 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft that is taxiing to launch position during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

AMN John D. O'Connell of the 40th Security Police Flight stands guard along the perimeter of the flight line during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft lifts off from the runway as it departs on a mission during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A member of the 42nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit conducts a final pre-launch check of a 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft rolls down a runway in the darkness as it departs on a mission during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

Two British airmen from the Royal Air Force's 360 Squadron stand by as a T. Mark 17 Canberra aircraft is prepared for flight during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A trailer unloaded from a 317th Tactical Airlift Wing C-130E Hercules aircraft is pulled to the hitch on the back of an MW-20BFL forklift during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

Two members of the 42nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit stand aside after performing a final pre-launch check on a 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A member of the 42nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit checks the nose gear of a 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A1C Richard L. Bigham of the 42nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepares a 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft for flight during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A British Royal Air Force T. Mark 17 Canberra aircraft is given a preflight check during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A1C Richard L. Bigham, center, of the 42nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepares a 42nd Electronic Combat Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft for flight during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

With an M-16A1 rifle slung over his shoulder, A1C Mark H. Hyden of the 40th Security Police Flight checks an entry authorization badge outside of the base's hardened operations area during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

British airmen from the Royal Air Force's 360 Squadron stand by as a T. Mark 17 Canberra aircraft as it taxis onto the flight line during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

A 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing RF-4C Phantom II aircraft lifts off from a runway as it departs on a mission during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) exercise Display Determination '89

Members of a 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron flight crew prepare new flight plans after diverting their flight to Aviano because of heavy snow and low visibility at their original destination of Bucharest, Romania. Their aircraft is loaded with medical supplies provided by the U.S. Army's 7th Medical Command as part of a relief effort for the citizens of revolt-torn Romania. The crew is in civilian clothes on this mission for diplomatic reasons

Members of a rapid runway repair team assemble sections of aluminum matting during a Salty Nation exercise. The 401st Tactical Fighter Wing has deployed to Aviano from Torrejon Air Base, Spain, for the exercise

Drivers muster in the motor pool after arriving from Torrejon Air Base, Spain with the equipment of the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing (401st TFW). The 401st TFW has deployed to Aviano for a Salty Nation exercise

The pilot of a 401st Tactical Fighter Wing (401st TFW) F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft signals "thumbs up" as he prepares to taxi onto the runway. The 401st TFW has deployed to Aviano from Torrejon Air Base, Spain, for a Salty Nation exercise

An airman from the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing (401st TFW) watches two Italian workers perform maintenance on a stretch of railroad tracks. The 401st TFW has deployed to Italy from Torrejon Air Base, Spain, for a Salty Nation exercise that will be held at Aviano Air Base

Two airmen from a rapid runway repair team assemble part of a repair kit during a Salty Nation exercise. The 401st Tactical Fighter Wing has deployed to Aviano from Torrejon Air Base, Spain, for the exercise

Wearing protective clothing and an M-17A1 field protective mask, a doctor treats a simulated casualty as a nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) drill is conducted during a Salty Nation exercise. The 401st Tactical Fighter Wing has deployed to Aviano from Torrejon Air Base, Spain, for the exercise

Dressed in proximity suits two firefighters battle a practice fire during a Salty Nation exercise. The 401st Tactical Fighter Wing has deployed to Aviano from Torrejon Air Base, Spain, for the exercise

Three Italian army Leopard 1 main battle tanks sit in a staging area at the Aviano rail yard as U.S. Air Force personnel from the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing arrive from Torrejon Air Base, Spain, for a Salty Nation exercise that will be held at Aviano Air Base

MAJ Carl D. Rebarchak, left, an exercise evaluator, talks with officers from the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing (401st TFW) during a Salty National exercise. The 401st TFW has deployed to Aviano from Torrejon Air Base, Spain, for the exercise

A 401st Tactical Fighter Wing (401st TFW) F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft carrying an AN/ALQ-131 electronic counter measures (ECM) pod beneath its fuselage retracts its landing gear upon takeoff during a Salty Nation exercise. The 401st TFW has deployed to Aviano from Torrejon Air Base, Spain, for the exercise