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Evacuees from the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, are briefed upon their arrival at the air base terminal

A left front view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft arriving with evacuees from the US Embassy in Tehran. Waiting in the foreground is a dog handler with a Cairn Terrier at his side to check the plane for drugs that may have been smuggled out of Iran

Evacuees come aboard a utility landing craft. Approximately 600 Americans and third nation personnel are being evacuated from Beirut, with the aid of LCUs

Evacuees wait to board a utility landing craft, for their transfer to a U.S. Navy amphibious ship. Approximately 600 Americans and third nation personnel are being evacuated from Beirut to Larnaca, Cyprus

Evacuees begin to board a utility landing craft, for their transfer to a U.S. Navy amphibious ship. Approximately 600 Americans and third nation personnel are being evacuated from Beirut

A utility landing craft, with evacuees aboard, begins the trip from the pier out to a U.S. Navy amphibious ship. Approximately 600 Americans and third nation personnel are being evacuated from Beirut with the aid of LCUs

Aerial view of the evacuees waiting on the pier. Utility landing craft (LCUs) are being used to transfer them to waiting U.S. Navy amphibious ships. Approximately 600 Americans and third nation personnel are being evacuated from Beirut

A utility landing craft, filled with evacuees, departs the amphibious transport dock USS NASHVILLE (LPD-13). Approximately 600 Americans and third nation personnel have been evacuated from Beirut and transferred here

Volunteers working with the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing's medical civic action program (MEDCAP) team fill prescriptions at the Santa Rosa School. The school is being used as a clinic for more than 1,300 evacuees who have fled the mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rains that fell following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo

Navy and Marine mess management specialists aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) make cookies in preparation for the arrival of evacuees from the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia for Operation Sharp Edge

Two mess management specialists aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) make cookies in preparation for the arrival of evacuees from the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia for OPERATION SHARP EDGE

Navy and Marine mess management specialists aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) make cookies in preparation for the arrival of evacuees from the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. The SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia FOR Operation Sharp Edge

Navy and Marine mess management specialists aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) make cookies in preparation for the arrival of evacuees from the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia. THE SAIPAN is on station off the coast of Liberia for OPERATION SHARP EDGE

A man fleeing Liberia's civil war carries his suitcase onto a Marine Corps Ch-46E Sea Knight helicopter on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy during Operation Sharp Edge. The helicopter will carry a group of evacuees to one of the ships of an amphibious ready group on station off the Liberian coast. The ready group is also providing personnel and logistic support for the embassy

A woman and child fleeing Liberia's civil war wait to be evacuated aboard a Marine Corps helicopter on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy during Operation Sharp Edge. After processing aboard one of the ships of an amphibious ready group on station off the Liberian coast, evacuees are flown to Sierra Leone. The ready group is also helping to evacuate civilians caught in Liberia's civil war

A Marine shows a group of evacuees how to properly don their cranial helmets before they board a Marine Corps helicopter on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy during Operation Sharp Edge. The evacuees, who are fleeing the civil war in Liberia, were first processed aboard one of the ships of an amphibious ready group that is on station off the Liberian coast

A Marine buckles the chin strap on a child's cranial helmet before a group of evacuees boards a Marine Corps helicopter on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy during Operation Sharp Edge. The evacuees, who are fleeing the civil war in Liberia, were first processed aboard one of the ships of an amphibious ready group that is on station off the Liberian coast

Civilians fleeing Liberia's civil war watch as a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 162 (HMM-162) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter lands at the U.S. Embassy during Operation Sharp Edge. The helicopter will carry a group of evacuees to one of the ships of an amphibious ready group on station off the Liberian coast. The ready group is also providing personnel and logistic support for the embassy

A woman and child fleeing Liberia's civil war wait to be evacuated aboard a Marine Corps helicopter on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy during Operation Sharp Edge. After processing aboard one of the ships of an amphibious ready group on station off the Liberian coast, evacuees are flown to Sierra Leone. The ready group is also helping to evacuate civilians caught in Liberia's civil war

A man and two children fleeing Liberia's civil war wait to be evacuated aboard a Marine Corps helicopter on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy during Operation Sharp Edge. After processing aboard one of the ships of an amphibious ready group on station off the Liberian coast, evacuees are flown to Sierra Leone. The ready group is also providing personnel and logistic support for the embassy

A Marine at the U.S. Embassy places a life preserver on a child before a group of evacuees boards a helicopter during Operation Sharp Edge. The helicopter will carry the evacuees, who are fleeing Liberia's civil war, to one of the ships of an amphibious ready group on station off the Liberian coast. The ready group is also providing personnel and logistic support for the embassy

A child lies in its mother's arms aboard a helicopter as a group of evacuees is flown to Freetown, Sierra Leone, during Operation Sharp Edge. The evacuees, who are fleeing the civil war in Liberia, were first processed aboard one of the ships of an amphibious ready group that is on station off the Liberian coast

A family rides aboard a helicopter as a group of evacuees is flown to Freetown, Sierra Leone, during Operation Sharp Edge. The evacuees, who are fleeing the civil war in Liberia, were first processed aboard one of the ships of an amphibious ready group that is on station off the Liberian coast

Evacuees sit aboard a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 162 (HMM-162) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter while en route to Freetown, Sierra Leone, during Operation Sharp Edge. The evacuees, who are fleeing the civil war in Liberia, were first processed aboard one of the ships of an amphibious ready group that is on station off the Liberian coast

A group of evacuees waits to board a helicopter aboard the tank landing ship USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY (LST-1197) for a flight to Freetown, Sierra Leone, during Operation Sharp Edge. The civilians were brought to the Barnstable County after being evacuated from the midst of the civil war in Liberia

An American serviceman in civilian clothes helps a man with his bags at the Lungi Airport, just north of Freetown, Sierra Leone, after the arrival of a helicopter loaded with evacuees during Operation Sharp Edge. The civilians, who were evacuated from the midst of the civil war in Liberia, were processed aboard a U.S. Navy ship off the coast of Liberia before being flown to Sierra Leone

A Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 162 (HMM 162) idles on the flight deck of the tank landing ship USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY (LST 1197) before departing for Freetown, Sierra Leone, with a load of civilian evacuees from Liberia. The BARNSTABLE COUNTY is among the ships on station off the coast of Liberian for Operation SHARP EDGE

Evacuees from Galena Airport board a 17th TActical Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft as they prepare to depart from the facility to avoid flooding in the area

Vehicles line an airfield in preparation for shipment as military and civlian personnel and dependents evacuate the area during Operation Fiery Vigil. The evacuation has been prompted by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, which came to life for the first time in over 600 years. Over 20,000 evacuees are being removed from Clark and Naval Station, Subic Bay, because of the eruption

SSGT Ed Kiefer, a medical technician with the 3rd Medical Group, takes a girl's blood pressure while participating in a medical civic action program (MEDCAP) at the Santa Rosa School. The school is being used as a clinic for more than 1,300 evacuees who have fled the mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rains that fell following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo

A U.S. serviceman takes notes on the damage in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which came alive for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to conduct Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts of over 20,000 evacuees from Clark and Naval Station, Subic Bay

Navy personnel aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41) serve a meal to evacuees from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay. Military personnel and dependents are being transported from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano in the Philippines that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years

The hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) serves as a temporary shelter for pets of military personnel and dependents being evacuated from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay. Evacuees are being transported from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years

LT. COL. (Dr.) Kelly Drizon of the 3rd Medical Group listens to a girl's breathing while taking part in a medical civic action program (MEDCAP) at the Santa Rosa School. The school is being used as a clinic for more than 1,3000 evacuees who have fled the mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rains that fell following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo

Aerial view shows the destroyed fuel systems maintenance dock and aircraft weather shelters after more than four inches of volcanic ash fell as a result of the June 10 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as a part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Clouds of ash pour from Mount Pinatubo as the volcano comes alive for the first time in over 600 years. Mount Pinatubo is forcing the U.S. military to conduct Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove over 20,000 evacuees from Clark Air Base, foreground, and Naval Station, Subic Bay

Aircraft weather shelters are collapsed after more than four inches of volcanic ash fell as a result of the June 10 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as a part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil.

Civilian and military personnel line up for processing during evacuation from the area following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed as a part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil after more than four inches of fallen ash disrupted base operations

LT. COL. James Baker, Commander of the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing's civic action program, visits with a family at the Santa Rosa School. The school is being used as a clinic for more than 1,300 evacuees who have fled the mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rains that fell following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo

STAFF SGT. Skinowski, a helicopter flight engineer from the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, stands by his UH-1N Iroquois helicopter as clouds of ash pour from Mount Pinatubo in the background prior to its eruption. The volcano's activity is forcing the U.S. military to coordinate removal of over 20,000 evacuees from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay, during Operation Fiery Vigil

Ash covers the base in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which came alive for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to conduct Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts during which over 20,000 evacuees were removed from Clark Air Base, foreground, and Naval Station, Subic Bay

A woman holds her child and a bag of medical supplies after visiting the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing's medical civic action program (MEDCAP) team at the Santa Rosa Schoo. The school is being used as a clinic for more than 1,300 evacuees who have fled the mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rains that fell following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo

A Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772 (HMH-772) CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter lifts off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The helicopter is transporting evacuees from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay, who are being evacuating from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years.

Dependents of U.S. military personnel prepare to board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) during evacuation of Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay. Evacuees are being transported from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years

The hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) serves as a temporary shelter for pets of military personnel and dependents being evacuated from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay. Evacuees are being transported from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years

Dependents of U.S. military personnel prepare to board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) during evacuation of Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay. Evacuees are being transported from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years

Evacuees from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay settle into their temporary quarters aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). Military personnel and dependents are being transported from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years

Evacuees from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay stand in line to have records processed aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). Military personnel and dependents are being transported from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years

A military dependent makes a phone call after arriving on base following an evacuation flight from the Philippines. The woman is one of over 20,000 evacuees removed from the area during Operation Fiery Vigil in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano erupted for the first time in over 600 years, causing disruption of operations at both Clark Air Force Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay

The roof of the Prudential Bank and Trust Company is collapsed under the weight of the four inches of volcanic ash that fell as a result of the June 10 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as a part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Military personnel prepare to board a C-141B Starlifter aircraft after dependents debark following an evacuation flight from the Philippines. Over 20,000 evacuees were removed from the area during Operation Fiery Vigil in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano erupted for the first time in over 600 years, causing disruption of operations at both Clark Air Force Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay

Volcanic ash blankets a home and automobile in the base housing area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as a part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil when more than four inches of fallen ash disrupted operations at Clark and Naval Station, Subic Bay

A Filipino man helps LTC James Baker, commander of the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing's civic action program, carry a box of medical supplies into the Santa Rosa School. The school is being used as a clinic for more than 1,300 evacuees who have fled the mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rains that fell following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo

Ash covers the base in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which came alive for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to conduct Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts and remove over 20,000 evacuees will be removed from Clark and Naval Station, Subic Bay

Clouds of ash pour from Mount Pinatubo as the volcano comes to life for the first time in over 600 years. Mount Pinatubo is forcing the U.S. military to conduct Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts during which over 20,000 evacuees will be removed from Clark Air Base, foreground, and Naval Station, Subic Bay

Clouds of ash pour from Mount Pinatubo as the volcano comes to life for the first time in over 600 years. Mount Pinatubo is forcing the U.S. military to conduct Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts during which over 20,000 evacuees will be removed from Clark Air Base, foreground, and Naval Station, Subic Bay

Dr. Christopher Newhall of the U.S. Geological Survey joins Art Daag and Bellia Tubianosa of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology as the three gather rock and soil samples from Mount Pinatubo in the aftermath of its eruption. The volcano, which came alive for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to conduct Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts during which over 20,000 evacuees will be removed from Clark Air Base, foreground, and Naval Station, Subic Bay

The awning of a gas station is collapsed on automobiles under the weight of the four inches of volcanic ash that fell as a result of the June 10 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as a part of the U.S. miltary's Operation Fiery Vigil

A Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772 (HMH-772) CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter lifts off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). The helicopter is transporting evacuees from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay, who are being evacuating from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years.

Evacuees enter the base fitness center, where they will continue being processed during Operation Fiery Vigil. McChord is a stopover for hundreds of U.S. Air Force and Navy personnel, civilian employees and their dependents being evacuated from the Philippines after fallen ash from the erruption of Mount Pinatubo collapsed buildings and disrupted operations on military bases.

Military personnel prepare to board C-141B Starlifter aircraft after being flown to Travis from Naval Station, Subic Bay and Clark Air Force Base, Republic of the Philippines. The servicemen and women, along with dependents, were evacuated in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

LTC (Dr.) Kelly Drizon of the 3rd Medical Group examines a girl's throat while taking part in a medical civic action program (MEDCAP) at the Santa Rosa School. The school is being used as a clinic for more than 1,300 evacuees who have fled the mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rains that fell following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo

Women and children stand in line to visit the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing's medical civic action program (MEDCAP) team at the Santa Rosa School. The school is being used as a clinic for more than 1,300 evacuees who have fled the mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rains that fell following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo

Evacuees from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay settle into their temporary quarters aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). Military personnel and dependents are being transported from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years

U.S. military personnel and dependents board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) during evacuation of Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay. Evacuees are being transported from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years

Members of McChord's 62nd Mission Support Squadron make final checks on evacuees preparing to depart the Military Airlift Command terminal for the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and the final leg of their trip home. McChord is a stopover, during Operation Fiery Vigil, for hundreds of U.S. Air Force and Navy personnel, civilian employees and their dependents and pets being evacuated from the Philippines after fallen ash from the eruption of Mount Pinatubo collapsed buildings and disrupted operations on military bases.

Military personnel prepare to board C-141B Starlifter aircraft after being flown to Travis from Naval Station, Subic Bay and Clark Air Force Base, Republic of the Philippines. The servicemen and women, along with dependents, were evacuated in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

Clothing provided by the Salvation Army is displayed for evacuees arriving from the Philippines. Civilian and military personnel and their dependents were evacuated from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay, in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's volcanic eruption on June 10th. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A mushroom cloud of ash from Mount Pinatubo billows in the background as a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter from the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing is readied for takeoff during evacuation. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as a part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil after more than four inches of fallen ash disrupted base operations

Evacuees from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay, disembark from a commercial aircraft following their arrival on base. Civilian and military personnel and dependents are being evacuated from the Philippine bases in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's volcanic eruption on June 10th

Evacuees from Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay, disembark from a commercial aircraft following their arrival on base. Civilian and military personnel and dependents are being evacuated from the Philippine bases in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's volcanic eruption on June 10th

Clouds of smoke from Mount Pinatubo descend upon Clark Air Base as the volcano erupts for the first time in over 600 years. Over 20,000 evacuees are being removed from the area during the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil.

Smoke billows from Mount Pinatubo as the volcano erupts for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees are being removed from the area as a part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil.

The roof of the Cubi Point chapel is collapsed from the weight of four inches of volcanic ash that fell following the June 10 eruption of Mount Pinatubo. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as a part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

U.S. military personnel and dependents board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) during evacuation of Clark Air Base and Naval Station, Subic Bay. Evacuees are being transported from the area in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10th for the first time in over 600 years

A road grader clears ash from the runway at Cubi Point Naval Air Station in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

Ash covers an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) in the parking lot of a Papaga Agricultural College following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Ash covers the chapel grounds following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

A blanket of ash covers the supply depot and surrounding area in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

Ash covers a motorcycle in the parking lot at Papaga Agricultural College following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

An ash-covered stop sign describes the surrounding area in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operations Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

Buildings collapse under the weight of volcanic ash and typhoon rains following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Ash covers a vehicle following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Buildings collapse under the weight of volcanic ash and typhoon rains following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Sailors prepare to dig their car out from under ash and tree limbs in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operations Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

Rain and ash fall on vehicles in a parking lot at Papaga Agricultural College. Clark Air Base personnel evacuated to this area, 55 miles from the base, to escape the ash and debris resulting from the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10 for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Airmen coordinate plans prior to returning to Clark Air Base from Papaga Agricultural College. Base personnel evacuated to this area, 55 miles from Clark, to escape the ash and debris resulting from the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10 for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

A military dependent fills out paperwork as she and her pets prepare to board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). Dependents and non-essential military personnel area departing from the are in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

U.S. military dependents board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) as they prepare to depart in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters combat swirling ash as they attempt to land on base in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

U.S. military dependents board the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) as they prepare to depart in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

A sailor from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) processes evacuees as they prepare to depart from the area aboard the vessel in the aftermath of Mount Pinatubo's eruption. The volcano, which erupted for the first time in over 600 years, forced the U.S. military to coordinate Operation Fiery Vigil evacuation efforts to remove more than 20,000 evacuees from the area

Chartered buses stand ready to transport civilians and military personnel to a nearby airport for the final stage of their journey following their evacuation from the Philippines. The evacuees were transported from Subic Bay Naval Station and Clark Air Base following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10 for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Evacuees stand in line to receive their tickets for commercial airlines during the final stage of their journey from the Philippines. The evacuees have been transported from Subic Bay Naval Station and Clark Air Base following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10 for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Military and civilian evacuees from the Philippines disembark from a Boeing 737 aircraft. The evacuees have been transported from Subic Bay Naval Station and Clark Air Base following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10 for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

A U.S. serviceman assists a child, one of many evacuees being processed through McChord during the final stage of their journey. The evacuees have been transported from Subic Bay Naval Station and Clark Air Base following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10 for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Evacuees make flight arrangement for the final stage of their journey from the Philippines. The evacuees have been transported from Subic Bay Naval Station and Clark Air Base following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10 for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Navy baggage handlers process through customs the luggage of evacuees arriving with military and civilian personnel from the Philippine Islands after the June 10 eruption of Mount Pinatubo deposited more than four inches of volcanic ash on the area, disrupting base operations. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed as a part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

A volunteer checks paperwork as children stand by at a preschool facility set up for children evacuated from Subic Bay Naval Station and Clark Air Base, Philippines. Children and their familes, both military and civilian, were evacuated following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10 for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil

Evacuees from the Philippines arrive at the Military Airlift Command terminal for help in obtaining flight tickets on commercial airlines for the final stage of their journey. The evacuees were transported from Subic Bay Naval Station and Clark Air Base following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano that came alive on June 10 for the first time in over 600 years. More than 20,000 evacuees have been removed from the area as part of the U.S. military's Operation Fiery Vigil