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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

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, answers questions from a group of children during a demonstration of K-9 dog handling

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, and his K-9 partner, Briggs, watch the sun set while on sentry duty in the weapons storage area

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, poses with Briggs, his K-9 partner

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

Senior AIRMAN (SRA) Paul DeChiara, flight mechanic, 55th Aeromedical Airlift Squadron, refuels a C-9A Nightingale aircraft prior to its departure to Izmir, Turkey

Captain (CPT) Tom Vezie, flight nurse, 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, escorts patients up the rear entrance steps of a C-9A Nightingale aircraft

CAPT. Debra A. Casalaspro, 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, welcomes patients aboard a C-9A Nightingale aircraft

Captain (CPT) Tom Vezie, flight nurse, 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, carries Katie Coward to a C-9A Nightingale aircraft as her mother Gloria follows

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Leonard Trovero, 55th Aeromedical Airlift Squadron, goes through a preflight check list before taking his C-9A Nightingale aircraft onto the runway

Captain (CPT) Tom Vezie, flight nurse, 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, escorts patients up the rear entrance steps of a C-9A Nightingale aircraft

Two U.S. Air Force air traffic controllers clear aircraft for landing while working in the base control tower

Three US Air Force technicians secure a Mark-82 500-pound practice bomb onto a 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft

Two weapons load technicians load a Mark-82 500-pound practice bomb onto a 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft

A weapons load crew chief from the 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron unstraps Mark-82 500-pound practice bombs, while another crew chief moves a bomb loader into position

A crew chief goes through a preflight check on a 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft at the end of a runway

A cardiac arrest patient is rushed aboard a C-9A Nightingale aircraft by members of the 55th Aeromedical Airlift Squadron

Senior AIRMAN Deborah Behrle and Staff Sgt. Joe English work as air traffic controllers

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Kevin Gray, an orthopedic technician, applies a cast to the broken kneecap of AIRMAN (AMN) Michael Dupuis at the US Air Force Hospital Incirlik

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Kari Sims and Colonel (COL) Walter Hersman conduct preflight checks on a 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

AIRMAN 1ST Class Julie Berry, a ground radio communications specialist of the 2006th Information Systems Group, inspects a channel A IF card used in radio transmitters

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Jimmy Olson adds oil to a C-141B Starlifter engine

A member of the 628th Military Airlift Support Squadron directs a K-loader toward a ramp at the rear of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Jimmy Olson checks and services the oil in a C-141B Starlifter engine as other technicians work underneath

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Jimmy Olson adds oil to a C-141B Starlifter engine

AIRMAN 1ST Class Tracy Reitano, a medical technician, weighs an infant prior to a check-up with a pediatrician at the U.S. Air Force Hospital Incirlik

AIRMAN 1ST Class Julie Berry, a ground radio communications specialist of the 2006th Information Systems Group, solders a resistor on a channel A IF card at the ground radio maintenance shop

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) James Waara and other weapons load crew members load an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

LT. COL. (Dr.) Thomas Boytim, dentist, drills a cavity in the mouth of a patient

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Jimmy Olson checks and services the oil in a C-141B Starlifter engine

AIRMAN 1ST Class Cynthia Dixon, passenger service representative, poses for a photograph

A 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules aircraft taxis near F-5A Freedom Fighter aircraft of the Turkish air force

Two 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft approach Incirlik Air Base while on deployment

An air-to-air right side view of four 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft in echelon formation making a final approach to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

A 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft over Sicily. The Fighting Falcon is on deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

An aerial view of the airfield at Incirlik Air Base, one of two bases to which the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing deploys its forces during a time of conflict

An F-5A Freedom Fighter aircraft of the Turkish air force taxis on the flight line at Incirlik Air Base

An air-to-air right side view of a 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft traveling in echelon as they make their approach to land at Incirlik Air Base while on deployment

An air-to-air-right side view of three 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft flying in echelon formation near Mt. Etna. The aircraft are deploying to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

A 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft while en route to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, on deployment. Six other F-16s await refueling

An aerial view of Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

A 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft prepares to connect with a tanker aircraft as it flies over Sicily while on deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

An F-5A Freedom Fighter aircraft of the Turkish air force taxis on the flight line at Incirlik Air Base

A 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft lands at the base. Turkish air force T-38 Talon aircraft are parked on the flight line in the foreground. Aircraft from the 613th TFS are deployed to Incirlik, one of two bases to which th

A 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft refuels from a tanker aircraft as it flies over Sicily while on deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

SRA Robert Souza patrols a weapons area with the working dog Basko

A group of military personnel walk across the flight line to greet their families and friends after returning from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, where they served in support of Operation Desert Storm. Behind them is a C-9B Skytrain II transport aircraft from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 59 (VR-59).

Italian C-222 aircraft stand on the flight line during Operation Provide Comfort.

Journalist 2nd Class Greg Milota videotapes the preflight check of a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during Operation Provide Comfort

U.S. Air Force and Army personnel wade through mud to raise tents on platforms that will house personnel deployed in support of Operation Provide Comfort. Fifty 20-man tents are being erected on the air base site.

Pallets of cargo await loading onto an Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft resupplying Kurdish refugee camps along the Turkey-Iraq border during Operation Provide Comfort. By late April, Incirlik had shipped 22,500 short tons of food, water, clothing, shelter materials and support equipment to the Kurds

A forklift is driven down a dirt road during construction of a tent city living area to house personnel deployed in support of Operation Provide Comfort.

Ground crewmembers conduct a preflight check of a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prior to a supply delivery during Operation Provide Comfort

Aviation Structural Mechanic S (Structures) AMN Charles Weeks leans on the refueling probe of a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter as he watches maintenance work during Operation Provide Comfort

A plane captain prepares to conduct a final check on a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 4 (HC-4) CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter prior to making supply deliveries during Operation Provide Comfort

A C-5B Galaxy aircraft stands on the flight line as viewed from the window of an SH-3 Sea King helicopter during Operation Provide Comfort.

CAPT. Gregory Gibbs, 86th Airlift Squadron, monitors controls in the cockpit of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft en route to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The aircraft will later proceed to Damascus, Syrial, to pick up freed hostage Joseph Cicippio, released after being held captive in Lebanon by Shiite Moslem kidnappers for over five years.

A view of the backyard of the Military Coordination Center compound, in the town of Zakho in northern Iraq. The MCC is the Joint Service Combined Forward Liaison element to Joint Task Force Provide Comfort, which is based at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Their mission is to monitor Iraqi compliance with the United Nations Security Council resolution 688. The MCC is staffed by military representatives from Turkey, Britain, France and the United States

Squadron Leader Russell W. La Forte (left), Military Coordination Center (MCC) security officer, Royal Air Force Regiment, High Wycombe, UK, and COL. Jerald L. Thompson, co-commander of the MCC, Fort Bragg, NC, pin-point their location on a map in northern Iraq. They are northwest of Iraqi military camp, Faydah, about one kilometer from the edge of the security allied zone. The MCC is the Joint Service Combined Forward Liaison element to Joint Task Force Provide Comfort, which is based at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Their mission is to monitor Iraqi compliance with the United Nations Security Council resolution 688. The MCC is staffed by military representatives from Turkey, Britain, ...

Satellite communications on top the roof of the Military Coordination Center (MCC) compound in the town of Zakho in northern Iraq. The MCC is the Joint Service Combined Forward Liaison element to Joint Task Force Provide Comfort, which is based at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Their mission is to monitor Iraqi compliance with the United Nations Security Council resolution 688. The MCC is staffed by military representatives from Turkey, Britain, France and the United States. (Exact date unknown)

SGT. 1ST Class Michael E. Judy, Military Coordination Center (MCC) Operations NCOIC, works in the MCC's operations room. The MCC is the Joint Service Combined Forward Liaison element to Joint Task Force Provide Comfort, which is based at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Their mission is to monitor Iraqi compliance with the United Nations Security Council resolution 688. The MCC is staffed by military representatives from Turkey, Britain, France and the United States.(Exact date unknown)

MASTER SGT. John W. Turner, loadmaster with the 18th Airlift Squadron (ALS), McGuire AFB, NJ, fills out forms prior to flight

C-141B from the 438th Airlift Wing, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, during preflight

TECH. SGT. John H. Aldershoff, Flight Engineer, on the C-141B from the 438th Airlift Wing, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, completes the aircraft usage log while in flight

Interior view of cockpit of CAPT. David G. Wheeler, pilot of the C-141B from the 438th Airlift Wing, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, in flight

C-141B from the 438th Airlift Wing, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, on the ramp being refueled

Interior view of cockpit as LT. Lance Devin, co-pilots the C-141B, from the 438th Airlift Wing, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, and CAPT. Eric Block as an Observer, in flight

A flight bag and jacket wait to be loaded aboard an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The aircraft is being prepared for a mission over Turkey in support of the operation. The operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

US military people role playing as civilians are evacuated during a search and rescue exercise conducted as part of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon leaves the hangar as it begins a security mission over Iraq in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

US Air Force weapons control officers onboard an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft prepare for a mission over Turkey in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A ground crewman directs a US Air Force E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft from its parking spot. The aircraft is beginning a mission over Turkey in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

Chaplain (MAJ.) Reggie Cleveland gives the Sunday morning sermon at the tent city chapel. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A US Air Force F-15 Eagle takes off for a mission over Iraq in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A US Army UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter flies a mission over Turkey in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A US Army UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter crew pre-briefs their flight before flying a mission over Turkey in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

After a final check of passengers on board, a US Army UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter prepares to take off during a search and rescue exercise conducted as part of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A US Air Force F-15 Eagle is refueled inflight for a mission over Iraq in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A member of the US contingent assigned to the operation relaxes in front of the morale tent. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

AIRMAN 1ST Class Thomas Crum (left) and AIRMAN 1ST Class Paul Wilbur play ping pong in the morale tent. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A US Air Force E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) lands after completing a mission over Turkey in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A US Air Force flight crew debriefs their flight after flying a mission over Turkey in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

US Army Green Berets from the 10th Special Forces pre-brief a search and rescue exercise conducted as part of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

Air traffic controllers from the US and Turkey work as a team in the control tower guiding aircraft for the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

Two US Army UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopters land during a search and rescue exercise conducted as part of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

SENIOR AIRMAN Shawn Flynn uses a forklift to move a shipment of office furniture. Supplies for the operation are stored and shipped from this warehouse run by the 39th Supply Squadron. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

SGT. Frederick McMullen, US Army, prepares for the start of his UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter before flying a mission over Turkey in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A US Army UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter flies a mission over Turkey in support of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

STAFF SGT. Greg Parker, US Army, establishes radio contact with another player in a search and rescue exercise conducted as part of the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A US Air Force EF-111 Raven makes the approach for an inflight refueling mission in support of a no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

Supplies for the operation are stored and shipped from this warehouse run by the 39th Supply Squadron. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A Turkish Air Force F-4 makes the approach for an inflight refueling for a mission over Iraq. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A 3/4 left front view of an EF-111 Raven as TECH. SGT. James Simons pulls chocks away as the aircraft begins a security mission over Iraq. This operation enforces the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

Personnel deployed to the operation work out in the Tent City Gym. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A tent city has been erected for personnel deployed to the operation. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is refueled inflight as another F-16 waits in formation to be refueled for a mission over Iraq. This operation is a security mission to enforce the United Nations no-fly zone north of the 36 degree parallel from Iraqi air and ground incursion. A four nation coalition of US, Turkey, Great Britain and France has been actively protecting and supplying Kurdish refugees since Desert Storm in 1991.(Exact date unknown)

A long-range view of the main gate looking west. The gate is controlled and staffed by Turkish military. A U.S. Air Force Security Policeman serves on the gate as liaison

A long-range aerial view of the main gate looking west. The gate is controlled and staffed by Turkish military. A U.S. Air Force Security Policeman serves on the gate as liaison

A medium-range view of the main gate looking west. The gate is controlled and staffed by Turkish military. A U.S. Air Force Security Policeman serves on the gate as liaison