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An air-to-air right underside view of a KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft as it refuels an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, during Operation Ocean Venture

An air-to-air left side view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, during Operation Ocean Venture

An air-to-air right side view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, (33rd TFW), as seen through the canopy of another F-15, as it is refueled by a KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft during Operation Ocean Venture

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft as it refuels an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, during Operation Ocean Venture

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as it refuels an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, during Operation Ocean Venture

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft with its Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom extended, to refuel an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, during Operation Ocean Venture

An air-to-air right side view of four F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, flying in formation during Operation Ocean Venture

An air-to-air top view of two F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, during Operation Ocean Venture

An air-to-air left side view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., during Operation Ocean Venture

Air-to-air right rear underside view of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft with its advanced aerial refueling boom extended, to refuel an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, (33rd TFW), during operation Ocean Venture

An air-to-air right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft as it refuels an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida during Operation Ocean Venture

Members of the 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment board buses after arriving via a commerical DC-10 aircraft to participate in Reforger '82

A member of the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft, waits to make an air-drop over Germany during Reforger '82

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division board a C-141 Starlifter aircraft for a flight to Germany to participate in Reforger '82

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft, for an airdrop over Germany during exercise Reforger '82

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft, hook up in preparation for an air-drop over West Germany during exercise Reforger '82

An air-to-air front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

An aerial view of an LGM-118A Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile being fired from a launch tube during a test at the Mercury Proving Grounds

Technicians examine sections of an LGM-118A Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile in an impact pit after it was launched during a test at the Mercury Proving Grounds

A section of an LGM-118A Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile in an impact pit after it was launched during a test at the Mercury Proving Grounds

Members of a Marine Corps weather team prepare to track pilot balloon with a theodolite to determine wind conditions aloft prior to an underground silo survivability test

An aerial view of an underground silo survivability test site

A portable meteorological radar antenna used to determine weather conditions prior to an underground silo survivability test

An LGM-118A Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile is fired from a launch tube during a test at the Mercury Proving Grounds

A member of a Marine Corps weather team tracks a pilot balloon with a theodolite to determine wind conditions aloft prior to an underground silo survivability test

A member of a Marine Corps weather team adjusts a theodolite taht will be used to determine wind conditions aloft prior to an underground silo survivability test

Explosives are detonated during an underground silo survivability test

An aerial view of an LGM-118A Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile in an impact pit after being fired from a launch tube at the Mercury Proving Grounds

CMSGT Bernard E. Carbon, USAF (uncovered)

BGEN Michael P. McRaney, USAF (uncovered)

GEN Robert W. Bazley, USAF (uncovered)

MGEN Sloan R. Gill, USAF (uncovered)

GEN Lawrence A. Skantze, USAF (uncovered)

CMSGT John F. Tobey, USAF (uncovered)

LGEN Thomas H. McMullen, USAF (uncovered)

First Lieutenant Robert T. Boody, USAF (Retired)

Alice Price CHIEF, Air Force Art Museum

Edward C. Aldridge Jr. Secretary of the Air Force

COL P. D. Straw, USAF (Ret.) (uncovered)

GEN Russell E. Dougherty, USAF (Ret.)

CMSAF Robert Gaylor, USAF (Ret.)

Brigade General Charles G. Boyd, USAF (uncovered)

LGEN J. E. Light Jr., USAF (uncovered)

CMSGT J. C. Riley, USAF (uncovered)

Vernon Orr Secretary of the Air Force, 1981-1985

GEN Earl T. O'Loughlin, USAF (uncovered)

GEN Lawrence A. Skantze, USAF (uncovered)

Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom" television program admires a bald eagle. Fowler is exhibiting the bird at the U.S. Air Force Association's annual gathering during which the 40th anniversary of the Air Force is being celebrated

GEN Duane H. Cassidy, USAF (uncovered)

GEN Andrew P. Iosue, USAF (uncovered)

BGEN Richard E. Hearne, USAF (uncovered)

BGEN Richard E. Hearne, USAF (uncovered)

LTC Gerald O. Young, USAF (Ret.) Medal of Honor recipient

COL James D. Elmer, USAF (uncovered)

CMSGT Dave Guzman, USAF (uncovered)

LGEN Forrest S. McCartney, USAF (uncovered)

LTC Jay Zeamer Jr., USAF (Ret.) Medal of Honor recipient

GEN David Jones, USAF (Ret.)

BGEN James H. Doolittle, USA (Ret.) Medal of Honor recipient and son, John Doolittle

D.D. Smith

GEN Charles L. Donnelly Jr., USAF (uncovered)

MGEN Gordon E. Fornell, USAF (uncovered)

LGEN Winfield W. Scott Jr., USAF (uncovered)

CMSGT Billy D. Hall, USAF (uncovered)

CMSAF Paul Airey, USAF (Ret.)

LGEN Melvin F. Chubb Jr., USAF (uncovered)

CMSGT Jeremiah T. Hayes, USAF (uncovered)

BGEN James H. Doolittle, USA (Ret.) Medal of Honor recipient

CHIEF MASTER SGT. of the Air Force Sam E. Parish, USAF

MAJ. GEN. Aloysius G. Casey, USAF (uncovered)

GEN Earl Rawlings, USAF (Ret.)

Lieutenant Colonel Walter A. Ferris, USAF (Retired)

CPT John M. Balason, USAF (Ret.) (covered)

CMSGT Charles Ray, USAF (uncovered)

CMSGT Mike Thompson, USAF (uncovered)

CMSAF James McCoy, USAF (Ret.)

LGEN William L. Kirk, USAF (uncovered)

GEN Earl T. O'Loughlin, USAF (uncovered)

Vernon Orr Secretary of the Air Force, 1981-1985

CMSGT Tom Echols, USAF (uncovered)

CMSGT Michael Shirley, USAF (uncovered)

LTC Edward S. Michael, USAF (Ret.) Medal of Honor recipient

MGEN William J. Maill Jr., USAF (uncovered)

COL "Hoot" Gibson, USAF (Ret.)

LGEN Thomas C. Richards, USAF (uncovered)

GEN Robert E. Huyser, USAF (Ret.)

CMSGT John T. Horsch, USAF (uncovered)

Charles Cruze Air Force Association

TSGT Forrest T. Vosler, USAF (Ret.) Medal of Honor recipient

CMSGT Robert Waldrup, USAF (uncovered)

GEN Duane H. Cassidy, USAF (uncovered)

Mr. Garfield Jones, Audiovisual Specialists, US Army (USA) Training Support Center (TSC), checks audio equipment inside the TSC, Fort Gordon, GA

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