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U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN John Parie (left), of the 341st Space Wing Public Affairs Office, photographs another AIRMAN shortly after the arrival of U.S. President George W. Bush at the 120th Fighter Wing, Great Falls International Airport Air Guard Station, Mont., on Feb. 3, 2005. Great Falls was one of five cities visited by the President for Town Hall meetings on social security issues following his State of the Union Address. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Roger M. Dey) (Released)

Ex-POW and unidentified U.S. Air Force COL expresses his gratitude to the crowd of well wishers at the flight line microphones. In the background are LGEN William G. Moore Jr., and the Clark AB Honor Guard

Former POW and U.S. Air Force LCOL Daniel James Doughty (Captured 2 Apr 67) walks to a waiting bus, pass the honor guard, after the nighttime arrival at Scott. LCOL Doughty was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

An unidentified U.S. Air Force Major and former Prisoner of War walks the red carpet, past the honor guard, to the plane that will return him to the United States

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Richard Eugene Bolstad (Captured 6 Nov 65) at the microphone salutes the people who came to greet his return. GEN Paul Carlton, Commander, Military Airlift Command stands to the left and the Honor Guard to the right. MAJ Bolstad and LCOL Doughty were released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

U.S. Air Force CPT Terry M. Geloneck (Captured 22 Dec 72) former Prisoners of War, is hugged and welcomed home by his wife as the Air Force Honor Guard stands in the background. CPT Gelonick was released in Hanoi by the North Vietnamese on February 12, 1973 and then flown to Clark Air Base, Philippines for a medical check-up and then to Travis

U.S. Air Force ex-POWs, CPT Edward J. Mechenbier, (Captured 14 Jun 67) and CPT Kevin J. McManus (Captured 14 Jun 67) salute the Honor Guard colors on the flight line prior to boarding the C-141 Starlifter for the flight to the United States. Both men were released in Hanoi by North Vietnam on 18 Feb 73

Ex-POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Jay R. Jensen (Captured 18 Feb 67) salutes the Honor Guard colors after arriving on the bus, in the background, and prior to boarding a C-141 Starlifter for the flight to the United States. MAJ Jensen was released in Hanoi by North Vietnam on 18 Feb 73

Multiple exposure of a U.S. Air Force color guard in the parade held in conjunction with Berlin Community Unity Week, held at a brigade housing area at Tempelhof Central Airport

The Lennon Sisters meet the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard during their visit to Washington for a Christmas concert at D.A.R. Constitution Hall

GEN Charles A. Gabriel, commander in chief, U.S. Air Force Europe, visits the commander of the guard at the air base

The U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard Drill Team poses in front of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard Drill Team poses on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial

The U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard Drill Team poses near a depiction of astronaut Neil Armstrong's first moments on the moon. The depiction is inside the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institute

The U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard Drill Team in formation inside the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard Drill Team in formation near a depiction of astronaut Neil Armstrong's first moments on the moon. The depiction is inside the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institute

Four members of the U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard Drill Team on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

Two boys carry a banner as they walk in the street ahead of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Washington, D.C. The honor guard's performance is being sponsored by the Greater Gardner Jaycees

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Washington, D.C., participate in a drill as spectators watch on a rainy day. The performance is being sponsored by the Greater Gardner Jaycees

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Washington, D.C., participate in a drill as spectators watch on a rainy day. The performance is being sponsored by the Greater Gardner Jaycees

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Washington, D.C., participate in a drill as spectators watch on a rainy day. The performance is being sponsored by the Greater Gardner Jaycees

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Washington, D.C., participate in a drill as spectators watch on a rainy day. The performance is being sponsored by the Greater Gardner Jaycees

Airmen, from United States Air Force in Europe command, watch the changing of the guard at the tomb of the Unknown Russian Soldier

U.S. military honor guard units accord Republic of Korea Army GEN. Yoon Sung Min, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, Korean Armed Forces, full military honors at a Full Honors Arrival Ceremony, hosted by U.S. Air Force GEN. David C. Jones, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, outside the Pentagon on May 18, 1982. OSD Package No. A07D-00362 (DOD PHOTO by Helene C. Stikkel) (Released)

GEN Charles A. Gabriel and ADM James D. Watkins are escorted by a member of the 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard) after their swearing in ceremony at the Pentagon. GEN Charles A. Gabriel was sworn in as U.S. Air Force chief of staff and ADM Watkins the chief of naval operations

GEN Charles A. Gabriel and ADM James D. Watkins are escorted by a member of the 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard) after their swearing in ceremony at the Pentagon. GEN Charles A. Gabriel was sworn in as U.S. Air Force chief of staff and ADM Watkins the chief of naval operations

The Air Force Honor Guard marches in a joint-service guard parade during a ceremony at the Pentagon. During the ceremony ADM James D. Watkins will be sworn in as the chief of naval operations and GEN Charles A. Gabriel will be sworn in as the U.S. Air Force chief of staff

The Navy Ceremonial Guard marches in a joint-service guard parade during a ceremony at the Pentagon. During the ceremony ADM James D. Watkins will be sworn in as the chief of naval operations and GEN Charles A. Gabriel will be sworn in as the U.S. Air Force chief of staff

An aerial starboard bow view of a Japanese Guard and Rescue Service vessel. The vessel is involved in the search and rescue operations for KAL-007, a Korean Airlines 747 aircraft that was shot down by a Soviet aircraft when it was suspected of being on a surveillance mission over Sakhalin Island. The bright green area is marker dye

U.S. Air Force Security police stand guard as Cuban nationals are transferred from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to a Cuban I1-62M airliner. They are being returned to Cuba after being captured on Grenada during the multiservice, multinational Operation Urgent Fury

U.S. Air Force security police stand guard as Cuban nationals are transferred from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to a Cuban I1-62M airliner. They are being returned to Cuba after being captured on Grenada during the multiservice, multinational Operation Urgent Fury

U.S. Air Force security police stand guard over Cuban nationals on the boarding ramp of the Cuban I1-62M airliner that will return them to Cuba. They were captured on Grenada during the multiservice, multinational Operation Urgent Fury. He is being transferred from the C-130 Hercules aircraft to a Cuban airliner that will return him to Cuba

U.S. Air Force security police stand guard as Cuban nationals are transferred from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to a I1-62M airliner. They are being returned to Cuba after being captured on Grenada during the multiservice, multinational Operation Urgent Fury. He is being transferred from the C-130 Hercules aircraft to a Cuban airliner that will return him to Cuba

U.S. Air Force Security police stand guard as Cuban nationals exit from a C-130 Hercules aircraft. A Cuban airliner is waiting nearby to transport them back to Cuba. The Cubans were captured on Grenada during the multiservice, multinational Operation Urgent Fury

U.S. Air Force security police stand guard as Cuban nationals are transferred from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to a Cuban I1-62M airliner. They are being returned to Cuba after being captured on Grenada during the multiservice, multinational Operation Urgent Fury. He is being transferred from the C-130 Hercules aircraft to a Cuban airliner that will return him to Cuba

U.S. Air Force Security police stand guard as Cubans are transferred from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to a Cuban I162M aircraft for the trip back to their country during Operation Urgent Fury

U.S. Air Force Security police stand guard as Cuban nationals board an I1-62M airliner for return to Cuba. They were captured on Grenada during the multiservice, multinational Operation Urgent Fury

U.S. Air Force Security police stand guard as a Cuban national, captured on Grenada during the multiservice, multinational Operation Urgent Fury, exits from a C-130 Hercules aircraft. He is being escorted to an airliner that will return him to Cuba

U.S. Air Force Security police stand guard as Cuban national, captured on Grenada during the multiservice, multinational Operation Urgent Fury, exits from a C-130 Hercules aircraft. He is being escorted to an airliner that will return him to Cuba

A French honor guard stands near the base of the Berlin Airlift Memorial during a ceremony honoring those who lost their lives during the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949. They are armed with MAT 49 9 mm submarine guns

A French honor guard, followed by German policemen, marches past the Berlin Airlift Memorial during a ceremony honoring those who lost their lives during the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949. The arc of the memorial points to the West and the prongs at the top represent the three air routes to and from West Germany

A joint services honor guard attends the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era as he lies in state in the Capitol rotunda. The Unknown will lie in state until Memorial Day, when he will be taken to Arlington National Cemetery for a state funeral service and internment at the Tomb of the Unknowns

The changing of the guard takes place as the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era lies in state in the Capitol rotunda. The Unknown will lie in state until Memorial Day, when he will be taken to Arlington National Cemetery for a state funeral service and internment at the Tomb of the Unknowns

Preceded by a joint services color guard and members of the clergy, a joint services casket team carries the casket of the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era past a joint services honor cordon during the arrival ceremony on the flight line. The Unknown was brought from Travis Air Force Base, California, to Andrews aboard the C-141B Starlifter aircraft in the background

A joint services honor guard attends the casket of the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era. The Unknown will be placed aboard a C-141B Starlifter aircraft for transport to Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. On Memorial Day the Unknown will be interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery

A joint services honor guard attends the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era as he lies in state in the Capitol rotunda. The Unknown will lie in state until Memorial Day, when he will be taken to Arlington National Cemetery for a state funeral service and internment at the Tomb of the Unknowns

A special Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS) honor guard participates in the funeral procession for the Unknown Veteran of the Vietnam Era. From left to right: General (GEN) John A. Wickham, USA; Admiral James D. Watkins, CNO; GEN Charles A. Gabriel, USAF; and GEN John W. Vessey Jr., Chairman, JCS. They are accompanied by the senior enlisted men of their respective services

A special honor guard participates in the funeral procession at Arlington National Cemetery for the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era. Included is General (GEN) J. A. Wickham, USA; Admiral James D. Watkins, CNO; Charles A. Gabriel, USAF; GEN John W. Vessey Jr., Chairman, Joint CHIEF of STAFF; and GEN Paul Kelly, CMC. The senior enlisted men of their respective services march with them

A joint services casket team carries the flag-draped casket of the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era down the steps of the Capitol to a caisson waiting at the East Plaza. The caisson, manned by members of the 3rd Infantry (Old Guard), will carry the Unknown to Arlington National Cemetery for interment at the Tomb of the Unknowns

A joint services color guard stands at the head of the casket of the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era as he lies in state in the Capitol rotunda. A joint services casket team will carry the casket to a caisson waiting outside the Capitol to begin the funeral procession to Arlington National Cemetery

A special Joint Chiefs of STAFF honor guard, consisting of General (GEN) John W. Vessey Jr., Chairman, front, GEN C. Gabriel, Admiral (ADM) J. Watkins, GEN J. Wickham, GEN P. Kelley, ADM J. Gracey and their aides, marches in the funeral procession for the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era, en route to Arlington National Cemetery. They are followed by honorary pallbearers

A special honor guard participates in the funeral procession for the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era. Included is General (GEN) J. A. Wickam, USA; Admiral James D. Watkins, CNO; GEN Charles A. Gabriel, USAF; GEN John W. Vessey Jr., Chairman, JCS; and GEN Paul Kelley, CMC. The senior enlisted men of their respective services march with them

A joint services honor guard marches in the funeral procession honoring the Unknown Serviceman of the Vietnam Era. The procession is moving toward the Arlington National Cemetery where a state funeral service will be held in the Memorial Amphitheater, followed by interment at the Tomb of the Unknowns

A color guard wearing Revolutionary War costumes participates in the opening ceremonies for the 1984 Olympics

The U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard stands in formation on the south lawn of the White House

A security policeman stands guard outside the USAF Regional Medical Center Weisbaden where former TWA hostages will be given medical checks prior to their return to the US. The 39 US citizens had been held captive for 16 days in Beirut, Lebanon, by Shiite Moslem terrorists

U.S. Army soldiers of the 3rd Bn., 87th Inf., 4th. Div., armed with M-16A1 rifles, guard the perimeter of the Red Devil drop zone during an engine running offload (ERO) exercise with members of the U.S. Air Force reserve. A C-130 Hercules aircraft is taxiing on an unimproved runway in the background

U.S. Army soldiers of the 3rd Bn., 87th Inf., 4th Inf. Div., guard the perimeter of an assault strip as a C-130 Hercules aircraft taxis along an unimproved runway at the Red Devil drop zone. The U.S. Army is participating in an engine running offload (ERO) exercise with U.S. Air Force personnel

A member of the "guerrilla" forces stands guard over hooded evaders during a joint-service escape and evasion field training exercise at Outlying Field Choctaw

A member of the "guerrilla" forces stands guard over hooded evaders during a joint-service escape and evasion field training exercise at Outlying Field Choctaw

Ayman Salah Asaid, a Jordanian security guard, watches over the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft parking ramp during Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87, a phase of BRIGHT STAR'87. The US Central Command exercise represents a Joint Chiefs of STAFF effort to evaluate pr

AIRMAN (AMN) Eric Roberts, 363rd Security Police Squadron, stands guard over the E-3A Sentry aircraft Airborne Warning and Control Squadron entry control point during Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87, a phase of BRIGHT STAR'87. The US Central Command exercise rep

The color guard followed by a Marine Corps band leads the parade of countries in the opening ceremony of the 1988 Conseil International Du Sport Militaire's Cross Country Championship (CISM)

The remains of 27 service members missing in action are carried from a C-141B Starlifter aircraft to a bus as an all service color guard displays the colors in the largest turnover of MIAs since meetings began with North Vietnam in 1981

Members of an all service color guard display the colors as the remains of 27 service members missing in action are carried from a C-141B Starlifter aircraft in the largest turnover of MIAs since meetings began with North Vietnam in 1981

Members of an all service color guard display the colors as the remains of 27 service members missing in action are carried from a C-141B Starlifter aircraft in the largest turnover of MIAs since meetings began with North Vietnam in 1981

A U.S. Air Force honor guard stands at parade rest during a wreath-laying ceremony at the foot of the Berlin Airlift Memorial at Tempelhof Central Airport. The ceremony is held each year on May 12th, which was the day in 1949 that the Soviets lifted their blockade of West Berlin

Colonel (COL) James F. Hennessee, commander, 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard), leads Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci on an inspection of a joint service honor guard during open house ceremonies

Members of the 314th Security Police Squadron mobile unit with an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle mount guard duty around the landing zone in Exercise VOLANT SHIELD. The exercise's scenario involves the defense of a dirt landing strip by

A hand sketched illustration by: US Air Force (USAF) Art Collection. Artist: Dick Kramer. Artwork:"Guard Dog at Minot"

Members of the U.S. Air Force Color Guard observe activity at one of the Inauguration Day functions for George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States

Members of the Joint Ceremonial Color and Honor Guard stand in formation during a ceremony honoring former President Ronald W. Reagan prior to his departure for California

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard carry M-1 .30-caliber rifles as they perform at Disneyland during a salute in memory of the crew of the space shuttle Challenger. All seven members of the Challenger crew were killed in an explosion minutes after lift off on January 28, 1986

A little boy holds onto an M-1 .30-caliber rifle as he poses for a photograph at Disneyland with, from left: TSGT Calvin Fulton, team leader, SRA Kevin E. Clickenbeard, A1C Rodney M. Collins, and SRA Ismael V. Canales, all members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. The team has just completed a memorial salute to the crew of the space shuttle Challenger, all seven members of which were killed in an explosion minutes after lift off on January 28, 1986

TSGT Calvin Fulton, team leader of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, signs an autograph for a young audience member following a memorial salute to the crew of the space shuttle Challenger, held at Disneyland. All seven members of the Challenger crew were killed in an explosion minutes after lift off on January 28, 1986

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard circulate with their audience at Disneyland following a memorial salute to the crew of the space shuttle Challenger. All seven members of the Challenger crew were killed in an explosion minutes after lift off on January 28, 1986

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard carry M-1 .30-caliber rifles as they perform at Disneyland during a salute in memory of the crew of the space shuttle Challenger. All seven members of the Challenger crew were killed in an explosion minutes after lift off on January 28, 1986

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard carry M-1 .30-caliber rifles as they perform at Disneyland during a salute in memory of the crew of the space shuttle Challenger. All seven members of the Challenger crew were killed in an explosion minutes after lift off on January 28, 1986

AMN Lori A. Meyers, the only female member of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, shows her M-1 .30-caliber rifle to a member of the audience following a memorial salute to the crew of the space shuttle Challenger, held at Disneyland. All seven members of the Challenger crew were killed in an explosion minutes after lift off on January 28, 1986

An airman mans the M-2 .50-caliber machine gun mounted atop an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) as a U.S. Air Force security team stands guard near a Filipino air force F.27 Friendship aircraft. A heightened state of security is in effect aboard the base as the Filipino government fights to put down a coup attempt by rebel factions within the nation's armed forces

Artwork: "182 Tactical Air Support Group, Peoria, Ilinois Air Guard". Artist: Franzen. U.S. Air Force Art Collection

Members of the 3202nd Civil Engineering Squadron, nicknamed the Jackson Guard, net a small, endangered fish known as the Okaloosa dater. The men routinely check the darter population and water quality in an effort to protect the creature from extinction.

A U.S. Air Force honor guard marches onto the flight line prior to the opening ceremonies at the 1991 Department of Defense Joint Services Open House

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team marches onto the flight line prior to the opening ceremonies at the 1991 Department of Defense Joint Services Open House

A U.S. Air Force color guard unit marching past the welcome home signs during the Welcome Home parade honoring the men and women who served in Desert Storm

U.S. Air Force security police guard a 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-117A aircraft on display at the 1991 Paris Air Show. A Paveway II laser-guided bomb is on a pedestal in front of the aircraft.

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard passes in review in the 1993 Presidential Inaugural parade

The remains of 26 people were flown in for transportation to the U.S. Army Mortuary Center, Frankfurt, Germany. The 26 were killed in an accidental downing of two U.S. Army UH-60A Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopters by U.S. AIr Force F-15C fighters in the northern Iraq "no fly zone". Standing in review was the Rhein-Main-Air Base color guard, they displayed the flags of the countries that mourn the loss of their citizens, the United States, Britain, France and Turkey

Private First Class Bran Heintz, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, stands guard with his M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) at Port-au-Prince Airport in support of Operation Uphold Democracy

Army SGT Carlos Watson, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. and Marine Corporal Luc Bernade, Camp Lejeune, N.C., stand guard at the perimeter fence of the Port Au Prince Airport while several Haitians stand and watch

SSgt Henry Lucien, SPC Stacey Morse and SPC John Hocevar, all members of the 108th Military Police (MP) Company, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, guard the house of President Jean Bertrand Aristide at Port-au-Prince, Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy. U.S. military forces are in Haiti to preserve law and order and to restore the democratic government of President Aristide. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A USAF female security policeman stand guard on the flight line armed with a 5.56 mm M16A2 assault rifle. Today, active duty women in the entire Department of Defense comprise 11 percent of or the active duty force and 13 percent of the Reserve force. From AIRMAN Magazine's December 1994 issue "Inside Front Cover" and article "Women in the Air Force: Completing the Evolution"

Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Honor Guard take their post behind soldiers of the U.S. Army Third Infantry, (the Old Guard), and AIRMAN of the USAF Honor Guard and U.S. Marines at the Tomb of the Unknowns for an early morning Memorial Day ceremony

Guard stations like this one line the taxiway near all large parking areas designated for American use at Taszar Air Base in Vesprem, Hungary. U.S. Air Force and Army units from across Europe and the United States combined forces from 16-21 November, 1995, to survey the condition of four airfields in Hungary for possible use by U.S. forces should they be sent as a peacekeeping force in Bosnia. Bases surveyed were Fokto, a former Soviet helicopter base; Taszar, an active Hungarian Air Base with three Mig-29 squadrons; Sarmellek, a former Soviet Air Base, now a civilian airport supporting some military; and Kiskunlachaza, a closed Soviet Mig base in caretaker status

Mission Commander Captain Tim Maguire, a member of the 61st Airlift Squadron from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, conducts the final crew pre-brief and check out in the cargo area of their C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The 61st, currently on temporary duty status at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, are providing inter-theater transport capability to the former Yugoslavia region in support of Operation JOINT GUARD. On December 20, 1996, the Implementation Force (IFOR) mission came to a conclusion and the 1ST Infantry Division was selected to continue serving in Bosnia as part of the new Stabilization Force (SFOR). This decision brought to close the peace mission of Operation JOINT...

A view of the flightline, taxiway and one of the tent complexes for Air Force personnel assigned here, taken from the air traffic control tower of Tuzla Air Force Base. This main staging area for the airlift of supplies and equipment in support of Operation T GUARD is eight kilometers (five miles) from one of the task force boundaries. On December 20, 1996, the Implementation Force (IFOR) mission came to a conclusion and the 1ST Infantry Division was selected to continue serving in Bosnia as part of the new Stabilization Force (SFOR). This decision brought to close the peace mission of Operation T ENDEAVOR and has been the beginning for the current operation known as Operation...

A view of the flightline, taxiway and working area taken from the air traffic control tower of Tuzla Air Force Base. This main staging area for the airlift of supplies and equipment in support of Operation JOINT GUARD is eight kilometers (five les) from one of the task force boundaries. On December 20, 1996, the Implementation Force (IFOR) ssion came to a conclusion and the 1ST Infantry Division was selected to continue serving in Bosnia as part of the new Stabilization Force (SFOR). This decision brought to close the peace ssion of Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR and has been the beginning for the current operation known as Operation JOINT GUARD. JOINT GUARD will continue to monitor the...

The 4100 Group (Provisional) cargo/passenger terminal is one of the first and last places personnel see when they are assigned to Tuzla Air Base in support of Operation JOINT GUARD. On December 20, 1996, the Implementation Force (IFOR) mission came to a conclusion and the 1ST Infantry Division was selected to continue serving in Bosnia as part of the new Stabilization Force (SFOR). This decision brought to close the peace mission of Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR and has been the beginning for the current operation known as Operation JOINT GUARD. JOINT GUARD will continue to monitor the militaries of the former warring factions and provide a climate of stability

Captain Chris Ballard, a navigator assigned to the 61st Airlift Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, conducts a status check of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft's on board navigational equipment enroute to Tuzla Air Base in the former Yugoslavia in support of Operation JOINT GUARD. On December 20, 1996, the Implementation Force (IFOR) mission came to a conclusion and the 1ST Infantry Division was selected to continue serving in Bosnia as part of the new Stabilization Force (SFOR). This decision brought to close the peace mission of Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR and has been the beginning for the current operation known as Operation JOINT GUARD. JOINT GUARD will continue to...

MASTER Sergeant Gary Stout and AIRMAN First Class John Hoten, members of the 61st Airlift Squadron from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, go over spotter procedures as their C-130 Hercules will soon enter Bosian airspace in support of Operation JOINT GUARD. On December 20, 1996, the Implementation Force (IFOR) mission came to a conclusion and the 1ST Infantry Division was selected to continue serving in Bosnia as part of the new Stabilization Force (SFOR). This decision brought to close the peace mission of Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR and has been the beginning for the current operation known as Operation JOINT GUARD. JOINT GUARD will continue to monitor the militaries of the former...