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A U.S. Air Force munitions handler assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, loads .50 caliber ammunition into a F-51D Mustang aircraft, at Camp Williams, Wisconsin, in June 1953. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force female Weapons Handler SGT. Patricia McMerty, SGT. Ellen Rising, and SGT. Merlin Doorheim, all assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, practice weapons loading at Hector International Field, North Dakota, for the upcoming William Tell"Weapons Competition to be held at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force female Weapons Handler SGT. Patricia McMerty, SGT. Ellen Rising, and SGT. Doreen Thomas, all assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, practice weapons loading at Hector International Field, North Dakota, for the upcoming William Tell"Weapons Competition to be held at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force female Weapons Handler SGT. Patricia McMerty, SGT. Ellen Rising, and SGT. Doreen Thomas, part of the first all female weapons load team assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, practice weapons loading onto a F-101B Voodoo aircraft, at Hector International Field, North Dakota, for the upcoming William Tell"Weapons Competition to be held at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force female Weapons Handler SGT. Patricia McMerty, SGT. Ellen Rising, and SGT. Merlin Doorheim, all assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, practice weapons loading onto a F-101B Voodoo aircraft, at Hector International Field, North Dakota, for the upcoming William Tell"Weapons Competition to be held at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, demonstrates his skills as a dog handler to a group of children from a summer camp

SENIOR AIRMAN Kevin Day, acting as an aggressor, intentionally provokes another handler's dog during an exercise to test the animal's obedience. SENIOR AIRMAN Day is the winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award

SRA Kevin Day, wearing a padded arm protector, is attacked by another handler's dog during a workout on the K-9 obedience training course. SRA Day is the winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award

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

A 76th Security Police Squadron military working dog handler and his dog perform during a joint services open house

Former Under Secretary of the Air force Antonia Handler Chayes addresses a conference on family matters

A narcotics detection dog handler of the 42nd Military Police Group uses his dog, Don, to detect narcotics in duffel bags during the exercise Golden Thunder

A riderless horse and his handler walk behind the six-horse caisson that is carrying the body of retired five-star GEN Omar N. Bradley, USA. The funeral procession is on its way to Arlington Cemetery

A riderless horse and his handler walk behind the caisson carries the body of retired five-star GEN Omar N. Bradley, USA, during his funeral procession

A search dog and his U.S. Air Force handler check baggage ready to be loaded aboard a DC-10 aircraft at the conclusion of exercise Bright Star '82

U.S. Air Force SGT David J. Filchak is the handler for Turbo, a beagle. Turbo is a narcotics detecting working dog for the base and has been right 95 percent of the time

U.S. Air Force SGT David J. Filchak is the handler for Turbo, a beagle. Turbo is a narcotics detecting working dog for the base and has been right 95 percent of the time

U.S. Air Force SGT David J. Filchak is the handler for Turbo, a beagle. Turbo is a narcotics detecting working dog for the base and has been right 95 percent of the time

A1C Michael Dresser, a dog handler, conducts a training exercise with a drug detector dog by having him search through a bag for a training aid

SGT Rick Luginbill is a dog handler and is taking the part of an agitator against this dog named Duke

LCOL Lee Townsend examines a Doberman pinscher, with the assistance of a handler. The dog has just arrived at the Department of Defense Dog Center and is being given a thorough examination at the veterinary clinic

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

A handler holds the leash of a German shepherd being trained to attack on command at the Department of Defense Center. Instruction and training on how to control the dogs is provided to the handlers

A German shepherd, a graduate of the Department of Defense Center, walks the post perimeter with his handler PVT Alton V. Bailey

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Richard Schuster, a military working dog handler, prepares for an attack from Basil, an attack dog from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, during a demonstration at the annual base open house

A dog handler from the 3282nd Technical Training Squadron of the Air Force Security Police Academy waits to take a dog for a visit to the veterinarian. The 3282nd trains patrol, drug detection, and explosives detection dogs for all the military services and other government agencies

A patrol dog is restrained by its handler during attack training by the 3282nd Technical Training Squadron of the Air Force Security Police Academy. The airman's arm is protected by an attack sleeve. The 3282nd trains patrol, drug detection, and explosives detection dogs for all the military services and other government agencies

A dog handler from the 3282nd Technical Training Squadron of the Air Force Security Police Academy attaches a leash to a dog undergoing drug and explosives detection training. The 3282nd trains patrol, drug detection, and explosives detection dogs for all the military services and other government agencies

A patrol dog and its handler search a van for drugs or explosives during a training exercise. The dog is being trained by the 3282nd Technical Training Squadron of the Air Force Security Police Academy, which trains patrol, drug detection, and explosives detection dogs for all the military services and other government agencies

A dog being trained for patrol duty stands guard while dog handler from the 3282nd Technical Training Squadron of the Air Force Security Police Academy conducts a simulated search. The 3282nd trains patrol, drug detection, and explosives detection dogs for all the military services and other government agencies

Mister, a patrol dog undergoing drug detection training by the 3282nd Technical Training Squadron of the Air Force Security Police Academy, waits for the next command from his handler. The 3282nd trains patrol, drug detection, and explosives detection dogs for all the military services and other government agencies

A patrol dog is trained to bite by a dog handler from the 3282nd Technical Training Squadron of the Air Force Security Police Academy. The airman's arm is protected by an attack sleeve. The 3282nd trains patrol, drug detection, and explosives detection dogs for all the military services and other government agencies

An Army rough terrain container handler on display during the Army logistics exposition PROLOG'85

A fuel handler refuels an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43)

A CF-18 Hornet Handler shoulder patch is displayed on a Canadian pilot's uniform during the air-to-air weapons meet WILLIAM TELL '86

MAC, a US Navy narcotics detection dog, sits with his handler aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). The dog is touring the Indian Ocean on the KITTY HAWK until it arrives in Philadelphia in June

An aircraft handler aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) signals the plane's weight to the pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft

An aircraft handler aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) signals to the pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft

A plane handler guides the pilot of a taxiing T-2C Buckeye aircraft forward toward a catapult on the flight deck of the Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

A plane handler directs a pilot to turn his T-2C Buckeye aircraft to the left as it taxies toward a catapult on the flight deck of the Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

The Aircraft Handler signals a US Navy (USN) CH-46 Sea Knight, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11), Gunbearers, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), lock his rear wheels prior to touching down on the rear deck of the (USN) Wichita Class of Replenishment Oilers the USS KANSAS CITY (AOR 3) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) while underway on the Pacific Ocean

A US Navy (USN) CH-46 Sea Knight, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11), Gunbearers, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) holds his position over the rear deck of the (USN) Wichita Class of Replenishment Oilers the USS KANSAS CITY (AOR 3) as a deckhand clears the area. The Loadmaster secures the sling hook for a load of 5-inch projectiles as the Pilot waits for the all clear from the Aircraft Handler during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) while underway on the Pacific Ocean

A US Navy (USN) CH-46 Sea Knight, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11), Gunbearers, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), is given the thumbs up all clear hand signal by the Aircraft Handler as he clears the rear deck of the (USN) Wichita Class of Replenishment Oilers the USS KANSAS CITY (AOR 3) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with a load of 5-inch projectiles while underway on the Pacific Ocean

A US Navy (USN) Aircraft Handler uses hand signals to communicate with the pilot of a CH-46 Sea Knight, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11), Gunbearers, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), as he approaches the rear deck of the (USN) Wichita Class of Replenishment Oilers the USS KANSAS CITY (AOR 3) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) while underway on the Pacific Ocean

A US Navy (USN) Aircraft Handler signals the Pilot of a CH-46 Sea Knight, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11), Gunbearers, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), via hand signals to hold his position above the rear deck of the (USN) Wichita Class of Replenishment Oilers the USS KANSAS CITY (AOR 3). The Sea Knight will pickup the load of 5-inch projectiles during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) while underway on the Pacific Ocean

A patrol dog and its handler search a vehicle for drugs or explosives during a training exercise. The dog is being trained by the 3282nd Technical Training Squadron of the Air Force Security Police Academy, which trains patrol, drug detection, and explosives detection dogs for all the military services and other government agencies

An aircraft handler warms his hands while sitting in the port engine nacelle of an S-3 Viking aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) during FLEET EX '88. The ENTERPRISE is operating near Adak, Alaska

A plane handler signals to the pilot of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A plane handler stands by as an MD-3A tow tractor is used to pull an F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A rough terrain container handler is used to move a container express (CONEX) box during exercise Ocean Venture '88

A rough terrain container handler lifts a shelter from the pier in preparation for loading aboard the aviation logistic ship USNS WRIGHT (T-AVB 3) during exercise OCEAN VENTURE '88

A rough terrain container handler backs away after placing a container express (CONEX) box onto a trailer during exercise Ocean Venture '88

A plane handler signals to the pilot of an SH-3H Sea King helicopter from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 5 (HS-5) prior to its launch from the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A plane handler signals to the pilot of an A-6E Intruder aircraft from Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) on the flight deck of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A 1776th Security Police Squadron dog handler performs for spectators at the base open house

Steam from a catapult obscures a plane handler and the A-6E Intruder aircraft that he is guiding across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during the allied forces exercise Team Work '88

A plane handler straddles a tow bar connected to the nose wheel of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft as he waits to help respot the aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during the allied forces exercise Team Work '88

An aircraft handler sits in an MD-3A tow tractor on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during the allied forces exercise Team Work '88. Behind him is an S-3A Viking aircraft of Air Anti-submarine Squadron 28 (VS-28)

An aircraft handler drives an MD-3A tow tractor across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during the allied forces exercise Team Work '88

Bertha, a beagle trained to detect narcotics, searches for illegal substances with her handler, Aviation Storekeeper 2nd Class (AK2) George Wright

A crewman attaches a tow bar to the nose gear of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft on the flight deck of the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) as a plane handler signals to other members of the flight deck crew during pilot carrier training in the Gulf of Mexico

A line handler stands by aboard a 40-foot personnel boat assigned to the commander of Cruiser Destroyer Group 12 as the boat passes the Statue of Liberty at the start of Fleet Week

A line handler stands by as the large harbor tug KALISPELL (YTB 784) guides the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV 61) toward the pier

Arro, a highly trained military drug dog, sniffs a van to detect the presence of illegal narcotics. Sergeant Richard W. Thompson, a member of the Fort McClellan Military Police Company, is Arro's handler

Arro, a highly trained military drug dog, patrols an area in search of illegal narcotics with his handler, Sergeant Richard W. Thompson, a member of Fort McClellan Military Police Company

Arro, a highly trained military drug dog, sniffs a van to detect the presence of illegal narcotics. Sergeant Richard W. Thompson, a member of the Fort McClellan Military Police Company, is Arro's handler

Arro, a highly trained military drug dog, sniffs boxes to detect the presence of illegal narcotics. Sergeant Richard W. Thompson, a member of the Fort McClellan Military Police Company, is Arro's handler

Arro, a highly trained military drug dog, sniffs boxes to detect the presence of illegal narcotics. Sergeant Richard W. Thompson, a member of Fort McClellan Military Police Company, is Arro's handler

A plane handler signals an approaching aircraft to halt as he guides it into position on the No. 2 catapult on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) during FLEET EX '90

An aircraft handler scans the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) for debris that could cause foreign object damage to aircraft operating aboard the ship. The LINCOLN is at sea for its shakedown cruise

Veterinary technician PFC Rene Morales and civilian dog handler Lloyd Fields give medical treatment to a military working dog at the Department of Defense Dog Center

Civilain dog handler Ginny Beauman grooms a military working dog at the Department of Defense Dog Center

A soldier from the 155th Transportation Company guides the driver of a rough-terrain container handler as he moves a container of chemical munitions across the pier during Operation Steel Box. The munitions, which were transported to Johnston Atoll aboard a Military Sealift Command ship, will be taken to the U.S. Army Chemical Activity on the atoll for storage and disposal

A rough-terrain container handler moves in to pick up a container of chemical munitions unloaded from a Military Sealift Command ship during Operation Steel Box. The munitions will be taken to the U.S. Army Chemical Activity on the atoll for storage and disposal

SPC Tracey Green of the 155th Transportation Company directs the driver of a rough terrain container handler as he moves containers of chemical munitions on the pier during Operation Steel Box. The munitions, which were transported to Johnston Atoll aboard Military Sealift Command ships will be taken to the U.S. Army Chemical Activity on the atoll for storage and disposal

A rough terrain container handler is used to move containers of chemical munitions in a staging area during Operation Steel Box. The munitions, which were transported to the atoll aboard Military Sealift Command ships, will be placed in the chemical activity's storage bunkers until their disposal

A rough terrain container handler is used to place a container of chemical munitions onto a flatbed trailer during Operation Steel Box. The munitions, which were transported to Johnston Atoll aboard Military Sealift Command ships will be taken to the U.S. Army Chemical Activity on the atoll for storage and disposal

A rough terrain container handler places a container of chemical munitions beside a van carrying an automatic continuous air monitoring systems (ACAMS) during Operation Steel Box. The container, part of a shipment transported to Johnston Atoll aboard Military Sealift Command ships, will be checked for leaks before the munitions are taken to the U.S. Army Chemical Activity on the atoll for storage and disposal

SPC Douglas Megginson of the 155th Transportation Company signals to the driver of a rough terrain container handler as he moves containers of chemical munitions on the pier during Operation Steel Box. The munitions, which were transported to Johnston Atoll aboard a Military Sealift Command ship, will be taken to the U.S. Army Chemical Activity on the atoll for storage and disposal

A pilot and radar intercept officer from Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) sit in the cockpit of their F-14A Tomcat aircraft as a plane handler uses an MD-3A tow tractor to move the aircraft across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) during Operation Desert Shield

Artwork: "A Fuel Handler of the Air Cav". Artist: Mario Acevedo. Catalog Number: 8.3.91, US Army Art Collection

US Navy (USN) Explosive/Patrol Dog Arco with his handler USN PETTY Officer Third Class (PO3) MASTER-At-Arms (MA2) Taylor

A plane handler drives an MD-3A tow tractor pulling a cart loaded with wheel chocks past a line of F/A-18A Hornet aircraft the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41) during Operation Desert Shield

A rough terrain container handler is used to move a shelter on the pier during the loading of elements of a Marine unit aboard U.S. Navy ships. The Marines are being deployed to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield

A line handler sits in front of a bollard on the pier as he waits to assist in tying up the battleship USS WISCONSIN (BB-64). The WISCONSIN is returning to Norfolk today following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

Members of Cargo Handler Battalion 9 organize sacks loaded with mail for troops serving in the area in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm

An aircraft handler relaxes during a break in flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61). The RANGER is on station in the Persian Gulf region following Operation Desert Storm

Members of Cargo Handler Battalion 9 load personal belongings onto a C-9B Skytrain II aircraft for troops serving in the area in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm

A plane handler guides an F-14A Tomcat aircraft as it taxis toward one of the catapults aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). The aircraft is carrying an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile, top, and an AIM-7 Sparrow missile beneath its wing. The ROOSEVELT is on station in the northeastern Mediterranean to support Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid Kurdish refugees in southern Turkey and northern Iraq

A line handler watches from the pier as a commercial tug CHERYL ANNE guides the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) toward its berth. The ACADIA is returning to San Diego following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

A line handler watches from the pier as a commercial tug guides the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) toward its berth. The ACADIA is returning to San Diego following its deployment to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

Two Marines converse with the handler of a bald eagle as other crowd members admire the bird, displayed during the National Victory Celebration. The day-long celebration is being held in honor of the coalition forces that liberated Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm

A line handler pulls on a mooring cable as the miscellaneous flagship USS CORONADO (AGF-11) is tied up in port at Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego. The CORONADO, flagship for Commander, Third Fleet, will be arriving at its new home port after being stationed in Hawaii for almost 20 years

An aircraft handler uses a tiller bar to steer a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft toward one of the catapults on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59). The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

An aircraft handler stands by with a tiller bar on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59) as a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft comes in for an arrested landing. The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

A flight deck director guides an aircraft handler as he steers a Training Squadron 7 (VT-7) TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft toward one of the catapults on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV 59). The FORRESTAL will assume the role of the Navy's training carrier in early 1992, taking over for the auxiliary aircraft landing training ship USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16)

A cargo handler loosens a cable attached to a container holding components of a fleet hospital. The containers will be placed in a classified cave site for storage and will replace the fleet hospital shipped to the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

AIRMAN 1ST Class Dawn L. Anders, an explosive detection dog handler of the 40th Security Police Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, and her Belgian shepherd, Astor, exercise in the kennel after being deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm.

Fireman Apprentice Sara Heath watches from aboard the large harbor tug WENATCHEE (YTB-808) as the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) departs from port after being assisted by the WENATCHEE. Heath had been working as a line handler aboard the tug as it maneuvered the carrier from the pier

Standing aboard the medium auxiliary floating dry dock STEADFAST (AFDM-14), SEAMAN Recruit Tracie Wallace works as a line handler as utility landing craft LCU 1616, background, is undocked

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