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A view of a moulage crater placed in front of an aircraft shelter during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A member of the 52nd Civil Engineering Squadron dress in chemical warfare gear examines a damaged runway from the top hatch of a Cadillac Gage Commando Ranger vehicle during exercise Salty Demo '85. Salty Demo '85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A civil engineering team repairs fiberglass matting used for an airstrip during exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Ground crew personnel, dressed in chemical warfare protection suits, unload an aircraft engine from the rear hatch of a C-23A Sherpa aircraft during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is backed over rocks to demontrate the protective resilience of the flow tracks fitted to its tires during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Snow-covered F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft mockups rest on a fake taxiway during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jimmy May, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, attaches a metal plate to the stabilizer of a damaged aircraft during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A security policeman aims a Mark 19 40mm grenade launcher atop an M-998 series high mobility Multi-purpose vehicle, while other security police take up firing positions during Exercise Salty Demo '85. Salty Demo '85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

PFC. Albert Norling, Battery A, 656th Air Defense Artillery, stands guard dressed in chemical warfare gear during Exercise Salty Demo '85. Salty Demo '85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems. Norling's M-16A1 rifle is equipped with an M-203 40mm grenade launcher and a multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) transmitter

Senior AIRMAN (SRA) Michael Rathman, 50th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, positions a flow track in front of the tire of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Senior AIRMAN (SRA) Michael Rathman, 50th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, pins a flow track together on the tire of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Members of the 50th Equipment Maintenance Squadron secure a flow track to an aircraft tire during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. The flow track protects the tire when an aircraft is towed over rocks, mud or snow. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Paul Paulus, dressed in a chemical warfare protection suit, guides aircraft into parking spots on the flight line during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A mockup of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is towed onto a fake taxiway to confuse attacking opposing force aircraft during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A right front view of a Fuchs Transporterpanzer 1, a German nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) reconnaissance vehicle being tested during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Ground crew personnel, dressed in chemical warfare protection suits, secure Mark 82 500-pound bombs onto a weapons carrier during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Joseph Alburquerque, 3382nd Security Police Squadron, demonstrates a Viper anti-tank weapon training device during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A member of the 50th Equipment Maintenance Squadron sprays adhesive to a flow track that will be attached to the tire of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A close-up view of an automatic chemical detector being used by US Air Force personnel in survival collective protective shelter units during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jimmy May, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron, attaches a metal plate to the stabilizer of a damaged aircraft during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Members of the 2853rd Civil Engineering Squadron rapid runway repair team finish repairing a bomb crater in the runway by spreading rocks throughout the hole during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is backed around moulage craters and into a hangar after being fitted with flow tracks during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

An aerial view of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft mockups parked on a fake flight line during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Members of the 52nd Civil Engineering Squadron rapid runway repair crew, dressed in impermeable chemical defense protective ensemble systems (IMPS), fill a manufactured bomb crater during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A member of the 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing wears chemical warfare gear during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

An aerial view of two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft mockups parked on a fake runway deployed during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Ground crew personnel, dressed in chemical warfare protection suits, unload an aircraft engine from the rear hatch of a C-23A Sherpa aircraft during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

An aircraft tire is positioned on a flow track during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. The flow track protects the tire when an aircraft is towed over rocks, mud or snow. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

An aerial view of a section of fake runway deployed during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Members of the 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing wear various types of chemical warfare gear during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Members of the 819th Civil Engineering Squadron rapid runway repair team dump pea gravel into a bomb crater while a tractor prepares to cap the hole with prefabricated cement slabs during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A member of the 52nd Civil Engineering Squadron examines a damaged runway from the top hatch of a Cadillac Gage Commando Ranger vehicle during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Air traffic controllers perform their duties in impermeable chemical defense protective esemble systems (IMPS) and chemical warfare gear during Exercise SALTY DEMO '85. SALTY DEMO '85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

An armored bulldozer operated by the 7007th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight clears debris and unexploded ordnance from the runway after a simulated air attack during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

An armored bulldozer operated by the 7007th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight clears debris and unexploded ordnance from the runway after a simulated air attack during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A Case W24 four-wheel drive loader moves onto the runway to begin reconstruction after a simulated attack during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Members of the 819th Civil Engineering Squadron rapid runway repair team square off and cut away the runway surface around a bomb crater during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A Mercedes-Benz LA 911B 4500kg truck dumps a load of gravel into a crater after a simulated attack on the runway during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

A fire truck from the Spangdahlem fire department sprays foam on a fuel pit fire started by an evaluation team during Exercise SALTY DEMO '85. SALTY DEMO '85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operations and generation, and base recovery systems

An armored bulldozer operated by the 7007th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight clears debris and unexploded ordnance from the runway after a simulated air attack during Exercise SALTY DEMO '85. SALTY DEMO '85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Both the Marine and Japanese Color Guard stand tall, rendering proper respect for both National Anthems at the Opening Ceremony during Forest Light 2000. Forest Light is a cultural enhancing, combined arms exercise in which Marines from 1ST Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment train with soldiers from the 44th Infantry Regiment, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF). The units train side by side teaching each other various weapons systems, different tactical offenses and defenses, as well as close combat skills

Marines from 1/6 greet and shake hands with Japanese counterparts at the Opening Ceremony of Forest Light 2000. Forest Light is a cultural enhancing, combined arms exercise in which Marines from 1ST Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment train with soldiers from the 44th Infantry Regiment, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF). The units train side by side teaching each other various weapons systems, different tactical offenses and defenses, as well as close combat skills

Lieutenant Hasegawa, a Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) soldier, proudly holds the 44th Infantry Regiment guidon at the Opening Ceremony during Forest Light 2000. Forest Light is a cultural enhancing, combined arms exercise in which Marines from 1ST Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment train with soldiers from the 44th Infantry Regiment, JGSDF. The units train side by side teaching each other various weapons systems, different tactical offenses and defenses, as well as close combat skills

Japanese soldiers demonstrate techniques of their native close combat skills at the Opening Ceremony Celebration during Forest Light 2000. Forest Light is a cultural enhancing, combined arms exercise in which Marines from 1ST Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment train with soldiers from the 44th Infantry Regiment, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF). The units train side by side teaching each other various weapons systems, different tactical offenses and defenses, as well as close combat skills

Lieutenant Colonel William Jones (left) and Sergeant Kenneth Lucas (guidon) proudly observe both the Marine and Japanese Color Guard standing tall, as they render proper respect for both National Anthems at the Opening Ceremony of Forest Light 2000. Forest Light is a cultural enhancing, combined arms exercise in which Marines from 1ST Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment train with soldiers from the 44th Infantry Regiment, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF). The units train side by side teaching each other various weapons systems, different tactical offenses and defenses, as well as close combat skills