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Stevenson, Ala., Showing the Defenses of the Post erected after Plans of Col. Merrill, Chief Engr., D[epartment of the] C[umberland]. By Major P. V. Fox, 1st Mich. Engr's. Surveyed & Plotted by 1st Lieut. C. A. Ensign, 1st Mich. Engr's. September 1864.

Rebel Defenses of Galveston and Vicinity, Surveyed and Drawn by order of G. L. Gillespie, Brevet Major & Chief Engineer, Miliary Division of the Gulf, Under the Direction of Lt. S. E. McGregory, Comdg. Topl. Party, Oct. 1865.

Wire defenses at Zeebrugge, Belgium. 10-23-1918

Aggressors in camouflage and armed with M-16 rifles begin their infiltration of a camp's defenses during exercise Prime Beef. The men are from the 4392nd Civil Engineering Squadron

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

Staff Sergeant Charles Cooks, 52nd Aircraft Generation Squadron, helps Sergeant Lysle Glass, also from the 52nd AGS, get into an impermeable chemical defense protective ensemble system (IMPS) 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

Staff Sergeant Charles Cooks, 52nd Aircraft Generation Squadron, helps Sergeant Lysle Glass, also from the 52nd AGS, get into an impermeable chemical defense protective ensemble system (IMPS) 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

Sergeant Lysle Glass, 52nd Aircraft Generation Squadron, helps Staff Sgt. Charles Cooks, also from the 52nd AGS, get into an impermeable chemical defense protective ensemble system (IMPS) 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

Artwork: "Cherbourg Defenses". Artist: Albert Gold. Catalog Number: D.4.26.46

LT. J.D. McCreary, Electronic Countermeasure Officer, of VAQ-130 Zappers from Whidbey Island, WA (ECMO) sits at his station in a Navy EA-6B Prowler. The tasking of Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) involves protecting aircraft flying over Bosnia-Herzegovina with either their jamming capability or HARM (High-Speed Anti-Radiation missiles). Exact Date Shot Unknown

A close-up view of the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) screen in a Navy EA-6B Prowler aircraft. The screen is used to locate by triangulation, in coordination with intelligence officers, where threats are coming from. The Prowler protects aircraft flying over Bosnia-Herzegovina with either their jamming capability or HARM (High-Speed Anti-Radiation missiles). Exact Date Shot Unknown

Overhead view of the operational location of the 110th Air Control Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard. The flags of both the United States and Denmark are shown. Forces from both countries participate in this three week exercise testing the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

STAFF SGT. Steven Bolus, crew chief from the 22nd Fighter Squadron, 53rd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany, completes a post flight inspection of an F-16 Falcon's engine intake. The three week exercise began 26 Aug 1995 and is designed to test the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A rear view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 22nd Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany as it rises into the sky. The three week exercise began on 23 Aug 95 and is designed to test the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A member of the Danish Army stands and waits for a simulated aerial attack on targets at a Danish bombing range. Danish and American F-16 Fighting Falcons simulate firing and downing of the jets. The three week exercise began 26 Aug 1995 and is designed to test the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

STAFF SGT. Randy Troutman, a member of the 53rd Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany, performs a basic postflight inspection on the engines of an F-15 Eagle. The three week exercise began 26 Aug 1995 and tested the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. F-15 and F-16 Fighters from the 22nd and 53rd Fighter Squadrons flew three sorties daily, consisting of air to air and air to ground missions. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Air Force personnel offload equipment at Flyvestation. Personnel and aircraft from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany, along with members of the 110th Air Control Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, deployed to participate with Danish forces. The three week exercise tested the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. F-15 and F-16 Fighters from the 22nd and 53rd Fighters Squadrons flew three air to air and air to ground missions a day. Exact Date Shot Unknown

American F-15s and F-16s fly together as they approach the air field. Personnel and aircraft from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany, along with members of the 110th Air Control Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard participate with Danish forces. The three week exercise began 26 Aug 1995 and tested the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. F-15 and F-16 Fighters from the 22nd and 53rd Fighter Squadrons flew three sorties daily, consisting of air to air and air to ground missions. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A C-5 Galaxy lands at Karup Air Station. The plane is loaded with equipment and personnel from the 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany. The 52nd TFW is deployed to Karup to participate in a three week exercise designed to test the effectiveness of both the American and Danish air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

TECH. Sergeant Martin K. Simmons, 110th Air Control Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, performs a daily operations check of equipment. Personnel and aircraft from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany, along with members of the 110th Air Control Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, participate with Danish forces in this three week exercise testing the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

F-15 Strike Eagles from the 53rd Fighter Squadron fly in a finger tip formation over Denmark. The three week exercise began 26 Aug 1995 and is designed to test the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

F-15 Strike Eagles from the 53rd Fighter Squadron fly in a finger tip formation over Denmark. The three week exercise began 26 Aug 1995 and is designed to test the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 22nd Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany is shown with the earth below him as he does an afterburner vertical take off. The three week exercise began on 26 Aug 1995 and is designed to test the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 22nd Fighter Squadron fly in a finger tip formation over Denmark. The three week exercise began 26 Aug 1995 and is designed to test the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

STAFF SGT. Jacob Manning, F-16 Crew CHIEF, 22nd Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany connects a fuel line to an F-16 Fighting Falcon. The three week exercise began 26 Aug 1995 and tested the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. F-15 and F-16 Fighters from the 22nd and 53rd Fighter Squadrons flew three sorties daily, consisting of air to air and air to ground missions. Exact Date Shot Unknown

TECH. SGT Randall Counts, 53 Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany connects a communications cable to an F-15 Strike Eagle during an end of runway check. TECH. SGT. Counts is deployed from Germany to participate in this three week exercise designed to test the effectiveness of both the American and Danish air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Danish F-16 pilots prepare for flight by dressing in essential life support equipment. Personnel and aircraft from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany, along with members of the 110th Air Control Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, deployed to participate with Danish forces. The three week exercise tested the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. F-15 and F-16 Fighters from the 22nd and 53rd Fighter Squadrons flew three sorties daily, consisting of air to air and air to ground missions. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A Danish F-16 takes off. Personnel and aircraft from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany, along with members of the 110th Air Control Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard participate with Danish forces. The three week exercise tested the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. F-15 and F-16 Fighters from the 22nd and 53rd Fighters Squadrons flew three sorties daily, consisting of air to air and air to ground missions. Exact Date Shot Unknown

The Range Marshall sits in a tower and keeps an eye on the Danish Bombing range while targets are bombed by American and Danish F-16 Fighting Falcons. The three week exercise began 26 Aug 1995 and is designed to test the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Air Force personnel offload equipment at Flyvestation. Personnel and aircraft from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany, along with members of the 110th Air Control Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard, deployed to participate with Danish forces. The three week exercise tested the effectiveness of both Danish and American air defenses. F-15 and F-16 Fighters from the 22nd and 53rd Fighters Squadrons flew three sorties daily, consisting of air to air and air to ground missions. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A pilot from the 22nd Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany, boards an F-16 Fighting Falcon before flying a simulated bombing mission. This three week exercise is designed to test the effectiveness of both the American and Danish air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Pilots from the 22nd Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany conduct a pre-flight briefing before flying a simulated bombing mission over a Danish bombing range. This three week exercise is designed to test the effectiveness of both the American and Danish air defenses. Exact Date Shot Unknown

CAPT. Doug Schaare, F-16CJ pilot assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, poses near his aircraft. He is a SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) pilot. The F-16CJ is equipped with HARM (High-speed Anti-Radiation Missiles) and the Maverick AGM-65 air-to-ground missiles. He is available to take out enemy radar during Operation Southern Watch missions over Iraq. Published in AIRMAN Magazine October 1996

Engaged in a Launch Facility (LF) recapture exercise, AIRMAN 1ST Class Ron Strong, 10th Missile Squadron Security Police, aims his M-60 machine gun towards enemies defenses and searches for a target

A bomb loading team from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, download Mark-82 gravity bombs with two MHU-83 B/E Lift Trucks, from a B-1B Lancer (partially shown) at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. The B-1B is a long-range strategic bomber capable of flying intercontinental missions and penetrating present and future sophisticated enemy defenses. Five Lancers are forward deployed to the U.K., in support of NATO Operation Allied Force in the former republic of Yugoslavia

Straight on, medium close-up of the nose section on one B-1B Lancer. Five B-1B Lancers are forward deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of NATO Operation Allied Force in Yugoslavia. The B-1B is a long-range strategic bomber, capable of flying intercontinental missions and penetrating present and future sophisticated enemy defenses. This mission is in direct support Operation Allied Force

A 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcon, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participate in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on July 2nd, 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

Four 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcons, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participate in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on July 2nd, 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

A 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcon, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participate in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on July 2nd, 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

Four 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcons, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participate in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on July 2nd, 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

A 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcon, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participates in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on 2 July 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

Two 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcons, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participate in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on July 2nd, 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

Four 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcons, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participate in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on July 2nd, 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

Four 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcons, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participate in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on July 2nd, 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

A 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcon, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participate in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on July 2nd, 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

Four 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcons, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participate in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on July 2nd, 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

Four 169th Fighter Wing F-16C Falcons, Block 52, aircraft from McEntire Air National Guard Station, South Carolina, participate in a Miniature Air-Launched Decoy (M.A.L.D.) exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The exercise began on July 2nd, 1999. The South Carolina Air National Guard is the only reserve/guard unit to receive this high-profile mission known as Supression of Enemy Air Defenses (S.E.A.D.)

MASTER Sergeant Barry Ward (center left) from the 169th Fighter Wing (FW) Aircraft Generations Squadron, McEntire Air National Guard (ANG) Station South Carolina, and other unidentified members of the ANG, posing in front of one of his unit's F-16CJ aircraft deployed at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 169th FW, is deployed in support of Aerospace Expeditionary Force #4, operation Northern Watch. They are the fist ANG F-16 unit equipped with Suppression of Enemy Air and Defenses (SEAD) technology

MASTER Sergeant Barry Ward from the 169th Fighter Wing (FW) Aircraft Generations Squadron, McEntire Air National Guard (ANG) Station South Carolina, services liquid oxygen on one of his unit's F-16 aircraft deployed at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 169th FW, is deployed in support of Aerospace Expeditionary Force #4, operation Northern Watch. They are the fist ANG F-16 unit equipped with Suppression of Enemy Air and Defenses (SEAD) technology

169th Fighter Wing (FW) Aircraft Generations Squadron, McEntire Air National Guard (ANG) Station, South Carolina, personnel loading an AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) and other equipment onto an F-16CJ aircraft deployed at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 169th FW, is deployed in support of Aerospace Expeditionary Force #4, operation Northern Watch. They are the fist ANG F-16 unit equipped with Suppression of Enemy Air and Defenses (SEAD) technology

169th Fighter Wing (FW) Aircraft Generations Squadron McEntire Air National Guard (ANG) Station, South Carolina, personnel loading an AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) and other equipment onto an F-16CJ aircraft deployed at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 169th FW, is deployed in support of Aerospace Expeditionary Force #4, operation Northern Watch. They are the fist ANG F-16 unit equipped with Suppression of Enemy Air and Defenses (SEAD) technology

169th Fighter Wing (FW) Aircraft Generations Squadron, McEntire Air National Guard (ANG) Station, South Carolina, personnel loading muntions, including an AGM-88 HARM missile, and other equipment onto an F-16CJ aircraft deployed at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 169th FW, is deployed in support of Aerospace Expeditionary Force #4, operation Northern Watch. They are the fist ANG F-16 unit equipped with Suppression of Enemy Air and Defenses (SEAD) technology

General Major Abdurakhmanov (right), commander of the Uzbekistan Air Force and Air Defenses, stands beside Colonel Richard Nobel, Commander, 169th Fighter Wing (FW), McEntire Air National Guard (ANG) Station, South Carolina. The 169th FW is the first ANG, F-16 equipped, Suppression of Enemy Air and Defenses (SEAD) unit

General Major Abdurakhmanov (far right), commander of the Uzbekistan Air Force and Air Defenses, and his staff along with Colonel Richard Noble (far left), commander of the 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Air National (ANG) Guard Station, South Carolina, and CHIEF MASTER Sergeant Tina Pastore, stand in front of an F16 belonging to the 169th FW. The 169th FW is the first ANG, F-16 equipped, Suppression of Enemy Air and Defenses (SEAD) unit

A B-2 Spirit aircraft from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, makes contact with the boom of a McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, KC-10A Extender aircraft during a Capstone orientation flight. Capstone is a Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training mission providing interservice training for the wartime application of airlift. Through Capstone, senior level officers are able to observe the significance of airlift and its role in all military operations. The B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. Its low-observable, or "stealth," characteristics give it the unique ability to penetrate an enemy's most sophisticated defenses and ...

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

CAPT. Joseph Pastorello, right, uses his right to penetrate AIRMAN First Class Qwallion L. Busby's defenses during the 27th Annual Air Force Boxing Championships held at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas