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LCPL Winford E. Fisher from Technical Air Refueling Dispersing System 27, Cherry Point, North Carolina, guides in a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter with a fuel bladder attached, to the drop point during Exercise Crisex '81

AIRMAN Richard Cowart, 728th Tactical Control Squadron, cleans the fuel filters on the dash eight gas turbine generators that supply power to the radar building during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

SSGT Rigsby pumps the jet fuel starter on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during refueling operations on the flight line

Two airmen operate a fuel servicing control panel used to refuel F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on the flight line

Drums of diesel fuel are unloaded from trucks at the Korean Operational Tactical Air Range (KOTAR). The KOTAR, assigned to the 51st Services Squadron, is under construction during Exercise Commando Crest

Aviation Boatswain's Mate F (Fuels) AIRMAN Apprentice Rick L. Slagle paints JP-4 fuel pipes aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

A right front view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft taxiing on the flight line. The aircraft is carrying a centerline auxiliary fuel tank

A high angle right side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft on the ground. The aircraft is loaded with one AGM-65 Maverick missile and one auxiliary fuel tank on each wing

This 3,600 gallons aviation fuel tank is used inside of this C-130 Hercules aircraft for air-to-air refueling

A left side view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft ready for departure. The aircraft is carrying wing and centerline auxiliary fuel tanks

Gregory Brower Fort Monmouth, N.J....An air-to-air right side view of a UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter with external fuel tanks. OFFICIAL U.S. ARMY PHOTO (RELEASED)

AN air-to-air left side view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft over Nellis Air Force Base. AN auxiliary fuel tank is carried on each wing. A Mark 84 bomb is loaded on the left wing and two AIM-9J Sidewinder missiles are on the right. The aircraft is assigned to the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing

Petroleum jelly is applied to a diver's face to protect him from fuel oil and freezing temperatures during the operation to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

Petroleum jelly is applied to a diver's face to protect him from fuel oil and freezing temperatures during the operation to recover victims and wreckage from Flight 90, the Air Florida Boeing 737 that crashed into Rochambeau Bridge (14th Street). The divers are from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Indian Head, Maryland and Harbor Clearance Unit Two, from Little Creek, Virginia

SRA John McKullit operates the fuel gauges used for a hot-pit refueling of an F-15 Eagle aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit '82

SPECIALIST 4 Robert Short, a scout with the Combat Support Company, 1ST Battalion, 35th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, guards the front entrance gate of a mock-up North Korean fuel dump during the joint South Korean/US training Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '82

The KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft pictured is one of 300 KC-135A aircraft that will receive four of the more fuel efficient CFM-56 engines. Upon completion of the engine change the aircraft will be designated KC-135R

A close view of one of the four, more fuel efficient CFM-56 engines being installed in a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. Upon completion of the engine change the aircraft will be designated KC-135R

A right front view of a CH-53C Super Jolly helicopter from the 601st Tactical Air Support Squadron, as it airlifts a fuel container during Exercise UREX '82

Fuel specialists check for, and find, a Hydrazine leak on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during exercise Coronet Wrangler

A ground crewman monitors the gauges on a fuel truck, as hot pit refueling of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, takes place during exercise Coronet Wrangler

A fuel specialist dressed in protective clothing, walks from an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 429th Tactical Falcon aircraft from the Tactical Fighter Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, upon finding a Hydrazine leak during exercise Coronet Wrangler

Artwork: "Fuel Trucks" Artist: David Povilaitis

Artwork: "Making Fuel Adjustments" Artist: Mark Coomer

A UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter carries a sling load of fuel to be used during Exercise Ocean Venture '82

An airman prepares to set a fuel truck's panel to refuel an F-4C Phantom II aircraft during Exercise Coronet Cactus

Fire fighters wash down a fuel spill from an F-4 Phantom II aircraft. The airmen are assigned to the 159th Tactical Fighter Group, Louisiana Air National Guard

A German soldier helps an American soldier to put diesel fuel in his truck

Diagram showing cutaway view of the NKC-135 airborne laser laboratory (ALL)aircraft featuring laser device components and fuel system

Interior view of the laser device compartment aboard the NKC-135 airborne laser laboratory (ALL) aircraft in flight. In the foreground is the laser device and the laser fuel tanks are in the background

German troops assist an American soldier in refilling gas cans with diesel fuel

A view of the M-23A1 Rocket Fuel Handler's Oxygen Breathing Apparatus developed by Chemical Systems Laboratory

Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman (ADJAN) Jack Haliburton takes fuel samples from an SH-3D Sea King helicopter before flight operations at Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 85 (HS-85)

Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman (ADJAN) Jack Haliburton takes fuel samples from an SH-3D Sea King helicopter before flight operations at Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 85 (HS-85)

Aerial view of the fuel pier

Aerial view of the fuel farm and bus and taxi complexes (right)

Aerial view of facilities near the fuel pier

Aerial view of the fuel pier

Aerial view of the fuel pier

Aerial view of the fuel farm and bus and taxi complexes (foreground)

Aerial view of the fuel pier

Aerial view of the bus and taxi complexes and the fuel farm (left)

Aerial view of the fuel farm

Aerial view of the fuel farm parking area

A view of the fuel farm under construction

Fuel specialist Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Atminis controls the rate of fuel flow of the R-14 refueling unit (left) as an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is refueled during Exercise KINDLE LIBERTY 83

A view of the fuel farm under construction

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with fuel tanks attached is ready for redeployment during Exercise KINDLE LIBERTY 83

A view of the fuel farm under construction

A view of pipeline stretching alongside a road adjacent to the fuel farm

An assembled MX missile, consisting of all four stages, is tested for stress effects. The missile is filled with simulated solid fuel. The stress tests are used to determine proper fitting of the stages and to see if the missile is structurally sound

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. The F-16 is equipped with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and 370-gallon fuel tanks on each wing. Also visible on the right wing is a multiple stores ejection rack

A ground crewman attaches a fuel hose to an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during a practice load and preflight exercise

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Jim Van Sickle, standing in the gondola, operates the fuel burner to lift his AX-7 "Raven" balloon prior to a recreational flight

A C-130 Hercules aircraft from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft while on the runway. The C-130 carries two fuel bladders in its cargo area

Ground crewman install an external wing fuel tank onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, during Exercise Brim Frost '83

Aerial Port Squadron personnel load blivets (portable fuel containers) into the cargo load of a C-130 Hercules aircraft during the combined United States/Honduran training operation "AHUAS TARA" (BIG PINE)

SRA Jeff Harbour, left, from the 363rd Supply Squadron POL (petroleum, oil and lubricants) and SGT Chuck Maddox, from the 833rd Supply Squadron POL, join fuel hoses together during the combined U.S./Honduran training Operation "Ahuas Tara" (Big Pine)

A U.S. Army UH-1 Iroquois helicopter from Fort Wainright, Alaska, rests on the shoulder of the Richardson Highway after being forced to make an emergency landing because of a faulty fuel gauge. No one was injured in the incident

A ground crewman monitors the gauges of a fuel truck during the refueling of an aircraft. The aircraft is being prepared for a flight to Honduras in support of the joint United States/Honduran exercise AHUAS TARA (BIGPINE)

A U.S. Army UH-1 Iroquois helicopter from Fort Wainright, Alaska, is refueled by members of the Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants unit. The UH-1 was forced to make an emergency landing on the shoulder of the Richardson Highway as a result of a faulty fuel gauge

A member of the Niagara Falls Army Reserve monitors the fuel flow to the bladders on a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Brim Frost '83

A left front view of a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter taking on fuel from a Marine Refueler-Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) KC-130R Hercules aircraft during a flight out of Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina

A left side view of a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter taking on fuel from a Marine Refueler-Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) KC-130R Hercules aircraft during a flight out of Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina

A front view of a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter taking on fuel from a Marine Refueler-Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) KC-130R Hercules aircraft during a flight out of Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina

STAFF Sergeant Kirk Arnold, non-commissioned officer in charge of the corrosion control hagar, sprays the external fuel tanks of an OA-37 Dragonfly aircraft with corrosion-resistant gray paint

A left underside view of an H-53 helicopter dropping an external fuel tank at the Utah Test and the Training Range

SENIOR AIRMAN Mike K. Mitchell, left, and AIRMAN 1ST Class John I. Bartlebaugh, both of the 26th Field Maintenance Squadron, change a fuel flow transmitter on a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft during Strategic Air Command exercise Global Shield '83

Fuel lines are connected from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to a A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A fuel line is connected to the tank of a A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A fuel bladder is anchored by cargo straps in the cargo bay of a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A fuel pumping station is mounted on a pallet in the cargo bay of a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

An airman tests samples of jet fuel to determine if any metal fragments are present as part of the Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program (SOAP). The fuel was taken was taken from F-15 Eagle aircraft participating in exercise COPE NORTH 83-4

A view from inside the refueling station of a KC-10 Extender aircraft, of an Egyptian F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft receiving fuel during the joint Exercise BRIGHT STAR '83

A fuel hose is connected to an A-6 Intruder aircraft from a KC-10 Extender aircraft, for in-flight refueling during the joint Exercise Bright Start '83

A hose is connected between a fuel bladder and a KC-10 Extender aircraft during the joint Exercise BRIGHT STAR '83

A fuel hose is connected to an F-14 Tomcat aircraft from a KC-10 Extender aircraft for in-flight refueling during the joint Exercise BRIGHT STAR '83

An A-7 Corsair II aircraft approaches to link-up to the fuel hose from a KC-10 Extender aircraft, for in-flight refueling during the joint Exercise BRIGHT STAR '83

Ground crewmen of Company D, 25th Combat Aviation Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, operate a fuel and ammunition supply station for helicopters participating in a live-fire exercise, during training Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 4-83

SPECIALIST 4 Zebadiah Johnson of the 110th Quartermaster Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, checks the flow of air escaping from a fuel bladder as it fills up. Attached to the bladder is an assault hose, which carries fuel to forward areas. This bladder is providing fuel for exercise Bold Eagle `84

A close-up view of a drain used to protect fuel bladders from flooding. The bladders were placed in sand berms during exercise Bold Eagle '84

Members of the 549th Quartermaster Company spread out a fuel liner in a sand berm. They are preparing a temporary petroleum terminal for exercise Bold Eagle '84

Compressed air power tongs are lowered into a pit during the construction of a temporary petroleum terminal for exercise Bold Eagle '84. The power tongs are used to assemble pipes for transferring fuel from barges at sea to fuel bladders on shore

A view of the fuel filter (foreground) and pump of a temporary petroleum terminal being built for exercise Bold Eagle '84

Compressed air power tongs are lowered into a pit during the construction of a temporary petroleum terminal for exercise Bold Eagle '84. The power tongs are used to assemble pipes for transferring fuel barges at sea to fuel bladders on shore

Members of the 549th Engineer Company attach a fuel hose to a fuel filter of a temporary petroleum terminal being built for exercise Bold Eagle '84

A view of the area where fuel tanks will be placed during the construction of a temporary petroleum terminal for exercise Bold Eagle '84

A bulldozer is used to excavate a sand berm that will hold a fuel bladder for a temporary petroleum terminal during exercise Bold Eagle '84

Members of the 549th Quartermaster Company position a fuel liner in a sand berm. They are preparing a temporary petroleum terminal for exercise Bold Eagle '84

A forklift stacks sections of pipe that will be used to build a fuel pipeline for a temporary petroleum terminal during exercise Bold Eagle '84

A port bow view of the Neosho class oiler USNS KAWISHIWI (TAO 146) with fuel lines extended to the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) during underway replenishment operations. The Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS LEWIS B. PULLER (FFG 23) can be seen in the background

Members of the 497th Engineer Company use compressed air power tongs to assemble a fuel pipeline during the construction of a temporary terminal for exercise BOLD EAGLE '84

Members of the 497th Engineer Company use compressed-air power tongs to assemble a fuel pipeline, during the construction of a temporary petroleum terminal for exercise BOLD EAGLE '84

Members of the 497th Engineer Company use sand and oyster shell filler to build a shoreline ramp for a fuel pipeline. The pipieline will run from offshore barges to a temporary petroleum terminal on the island during BOLD EAGLE '84

A view of fuel lines extended between the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) and the Neosho class oiler USNS KAWISHIWI (TAO 146) during underway replenishment operations

Fuel lines from the Neosho class oiler USNS KAWISHIWI (TAO 146) are pulled aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) during underway replenishment operations. A Knox class fast frigate is visible in the background

Members of the 497th Engineer Company use compressed-air power tongs to assemble a fuel pipeline, during the construction of a temporary petroleum terminal for exercise BOLD EAGLE '84

Members of the 497th Engineer Company use compressed-air power tongs to assemble a fuel pipeline, during the construction of a temporary petroleum terminal for exercise Bold Eagle '84

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division offload fuel from a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Operation URGENT FURY

A member of the 82nd Airborne Division operates equipment to offload fuel from a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Operation URGENT FURY

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