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Photograph of President Gerald Ford Conducting a Meeting to Discuss a Federal Initiative to Immunize All Americans Against the Swine Flu Influenza

Private Sector/Jobs initiative dinner

Press announcement/ Private Sector Jobs Initiative

Private Sector/Jobs initiative dinner

Press announcement/ Private Sector Jobs Initiative

Press announcement/ Private Sector Jobs Initiative

Press announcement/ Private Sector Jobs Initiative

Press announcement/ Private Sector Jobs Initiative

Portrait of DoD Dr. O'Dean P. JuddChief Scientist/Strategic Defense Initiative Organization(Uncovered)U.S. Army PHOTO by Mr. Russell F. Roederer, CIV

Portrait of DoD Dr. O'Dean P. Judd, CHIEF Scientist/Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Russell F. Roederer) (Released) (PC-191325)

Portrait of U.S. Army Brig. GEN. Arson W. Schulz CHIEF of STAFF, Strategic Defense Initiative Office (Uncovered) (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Russell F. Roederer) (Released) (P-191419)

A Delta II rocket in the Strategic Defense Initiative program lifts off beside its launch tower

Portrait of DoD Ambassador Henry F. Cooper, Director, Strategic Defense Initiative Organization. (U.S Army photo by Mr. Russell F. Roederer) (Released) (PC-191721)

Technicians at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), work on the Low-powered Atmosphere Compensation Experiment satellite, which was developed by the NRL as part of its Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) research

A technician at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) connects wires on the Low-power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment satellite, one of two major Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) projects undertaken by the NRL

Technicians at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) assemble a component of the Low-power Atmosphere Compensation Experiment satellite, one of two major Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) projects undertaken by the NRL

SSGT Jeffrey Dodson, left, TSGT Gary Cade, center, and SGT Steve Chabotte assemble a mirror bracket in an Air Force Astronautics Laboratory test facility. Laser research related to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) is conducted by some of the laboratory's personnel

The Honorable Leslie"Les"Aspin, U.S. Secretary of Defense, announces the termination of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) that will be continued in the future under the newly established Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on May 13, 1993. OSD Package No. A07D-00215 (DOD PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

The Honorable Leslie"Les"Aspin, U.S. Secretary of Defense, announces the termination of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) that will be continued in the future under the newly established Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on May 13, 1993. OSD Package No. A07D-00215 (DOD PHOTO by Robert D. Ward) (Released)

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Delivering His Anti-Crime Initiative Announcement in the Rose Garden

During a test of the effects of Kinetic Energy Weapons (KEW) at the General Motors-Delco test facility, a seven gram Lexan projectile was fired from a light gas gun at a velocity of 23,000 feet per second at this cast aluminum block. The KEW technologies are part of the Strategic Defense Initiative research program to determine the feasibility of implementing a multi-layered defense against ballistic missiles

A port side view of a US Navy F-14D (Tomcat) from Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31), parked at its new home Naval Air Station Oceana, VA. VF-31 moved from Naval Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA, following decisions made under the base closure and realignment initiative

A view from behind the marshal as a US Navy F-14 (Tomcat) of Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31), arrives at its new home Naval Air Station Oceana, VA. (VF-31) moved from Naval Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA, following decisions made under the base closure and realignment initiative

A US Navy F-14 (Tomcat) of Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) being marshaled in on the flight line at its new home Naval Air Station Oceana, VA. (VF-31) moved from Naval Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA, following decisions made under the base closure and realignment initiative

A port side view of a US Navy F-14 (Tomcat) from Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31), parked on the flight line as a second aircraft is being marshaled in, at their new home Naval Air Station Oceana, VA. (VF-31) moved from Naval Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA, following decisions made under the base closure and realignment initiative

A close up front view of a US Navy F-14 (Tomcat) from Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31), being marshaled in, at its new home Naval Air Station Oceana, VA. (VF-31) moved from Naval Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA, following decisions made under the base closure and realignment initiative

Lance Corporal . B. Baldwin checks off serial numbers of vehicles being offloaded from the MV Villars, at the port facility in Paldiski, stonia. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine xpeditionary Brigade (NALMB) program to stonia for BALTIC CHALLNG '97. BALTIC CHALLNG is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, stonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski,...

A Marine from 8th Motor Transport Battalion backs off a M923 5-ton cargo truck from the MV Villars at the port facility in Paldiski, a. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) program to a for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, a, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski,...

COL. D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve (right), COL. Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces (center), and an unidentified Estonian soldier discuss exercise issues at the port facility. Colonels Andrew and Mark are Co-Commanders for the exercise. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While Baltic Challenge '97 will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy ...

A RT-4000 forklift tows a M149A1 Water Trailer out from the hold of the MV Villars at Paldiski, Estonia. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) program to Estonia for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from nmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian...

An RT-4000 forklift is offloaded from the the MV Villars at the port facility in Paldiski, Estonia. The Villars had brought equipment stored in Norway under the Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) program to Estonia for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian...

An AN-TSC 93B (Tactical Satellite Communication System) provides sattelite communications out of the Paldiski, Estonia base camp, during Baltic Challenge '97. This system is operated by 6th Communications Battalion, based out of New York City , New York. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S.A., will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian ...

Two Estonian civilian women, operate the "Camp Exchange" at the base camp. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the US Marine Corps Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade ...

An aircrew from a US Air Force C-5, pushes a pallet of supplies onto a K-Loader at the Tallin, Estonia Airport. These Marine Corps supplies will be used during BALTIC GE '97. BALTIC GE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC...

Shown here is the rear of the shower system and water bladders set up at the II MEF Fwd base camp in Paldiski, Estonia during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC CHALLENGE will conduct training along...

An AN-TSC 93B (Tactical Satellite Communication System) provides sattelite communications out of the Paldiski, Estonia base camp, during Baltic Challenge '97. This system is operated by 6th Communications Battalion, based out of New York City , New York. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S.A., will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian ...

Shown here is the shower system at the II MEF Fwd, base camp in Paldiski, Estonia, during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 litary personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC CHALLENGE will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance...

A rear view of an AN/TSC-93B (Tactical Satellite Communication System). This system is operated by 6th Communications Battalion, New York City, NY and is providing satellite communications out of the base camp. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised...

An interior shot of an AN/TSC-93B (Tactical Satellite Communication System). This system is operated by the 6th Communications Battalion, New York City, NY and is providing satellite communications for the base camp. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never ...

Marines with Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion 25th Marines, conduct close combat ining at the Paldiski, Estonia base camp, in preparation for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC CHALLENGE will conduct...

US Marines with the II Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward (II MEF FWD) mainbody, descend the plane at the airport enroute for the base camp. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the...

Colonel T.S. Woodson, Commander of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward, debarks the plane at the Tallin, Estonia Airport on his way to the base camp at Paldiski, Estonia for Baltic Challenge '97. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S.A., will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D.L. Andrews, U.S. Marine Corps ...

A crane aboard the Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS), Steam Ship (SS) SGT MATEJ KOCAK (T-AK 3005), removes dunnage from literage which is about to be dropped overboard and taken to shore for use during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the S, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews,...

Sailors maneuver lighters in the water after being off loaded from the Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) SGT. Matej Kocak (T-AK-3005) at the port. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While Baltic Challenge '97 will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of ...

Various soldiers hit the court for a friendly game of basketball during sports day while conducting BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. BALTIC CHALLENGE will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian...

GUNNERY Sergeant T. E. Hogan gives a brief of his P-19 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicle to an Estonian firefighter, at a picnic hosted for the citizens of Paldiski, Estonia during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. Over 4000 local citizens attended the event hosted by the American Embassy and the Coca-Cola company. The picnic was setup and prepared by US Marines. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region....

Soldiers from various countries compete in a tug of war as part of Sports Day. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

Mr. Imre Lipping, Deputy CHIEF of Mission, at the US Embassy in Tallinn, speaks to American Marines, Soldiers, and Sailors to welcome them to Estonia. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

The Lead singer of an Estonian band sings and plays banjo to entertain all of the multinational troops participating in and observing Sports Day. This event is taking place so all the different participants can get to know each other before the actual exercise begins. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

MAJ. M. A. Brilakis (right), G-3 for II Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward (II MEF FWD), gives a tour of Camp Muffler to MAJ. GEN. Johannes Kurt (left), CHIEF of Estonian Defense Forces. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be ...

The Swedish Army's Motorcycle team performs dangerous stunts on ramps as part of Sports Day. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

CPL. O'Donaghue, Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion, 25th Marines, US Marine Corps Reserve, cammies up a face of a young Estonian boy during a picnic. The picnic, hosted for over 4000 local citizens by the American Embassy and the Coca-Cola Company, was setup and prepared by US Marines. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission ...

Citizens of Paldiski, Estonia mingle during a picnic hosted for them during Baltic Challenge '97. Over 4000 local citizens attended the event hosted by the American Embassy and the Coca-Cola company. The picnic was setup and prepared by U.S. Marines. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S.A., will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense ...

An American Marine takes part in a weight lifting contest, an event of Sports Day. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

US Sailors from the Navy Support Element prepare to hand-off a 4 inch water line to awaiting US Marines on shore, as the Amphibious Assault Bulk Water System (AABWS) from the SS PFC. Eugene A. Obregon (not shown) performs its mission. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps ...

A sailor from Beachmater Unit-2, (Little Creek, Virginia), guides off a M929A2 dump truck from a Literage section during an instream itime Prepositioning Ship offload, in Padliski, Estonia during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar k, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US...

A piece of lighterage brings ashore the second load of equipment from the SS SGT. Matej Kocak, a US Marine Corps Maritime Prepositioning Ship during an in stream off load. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including ...

A D7 bulldozer pushes a 3 piece section of lighterage off the beach during an in stream Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) off load. This lighter delivered four (4) pieces of equipment from the SS SGT. Matej Kocak (not shown) during Baltic Challenge '97. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy ...

Private First Class B. W. Robinson scans a LOGMARS (Logistics Application for the Marking and Reading of Symbols) label from a piece equipment brought off of the Steam Ship (SS) SGT Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005). The scanning of these labels, and the data contained within, can be transmitted up through the levels of command, allowing anyone to get a quick snapshot of what equipment is ashore during a Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) offload. This offload took place during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia,...

Estonian performers dance as the band plays, providing entertainment for participants of sports day during Baltic Challenge '97. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S.A., will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D.L. Andrews, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Shown is the 4-inch water line belonging to the AABWS (Amphibious Assault Bulk Water System) from the Steam Ship (SS) Obregon (T-AK 3006). This system was part of the instream offload of USMC Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) operation in, as part of BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, onia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, onia are Colonel Oscar Mark,...

Trucks from the SS SGT. Matej Kocak are off-loaded by crane onto a lighter and then taken to shore. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the US Marine Corps Norway Air-Landed Marine ...

An ISO container is off loaded from the SS SGT. Matej Kocak and onto a lighterage for transportation to shore. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While Baltic Challenge '97 will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the US Marine Corps Norway ...

A 10K forklift flips the ramps of a lighter as the floating causeway prepares to head back to SS SGT. Matej Kocak to pickup another load. This in stream off load took place during the exercise. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will ...

A 25 ton truck-mounted hydraulic crane from the SS SGT. Matej Kocak is lifted by crane onto a lighter. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the Marine Corps Norway Air-Landed Marine ...

Sailors from the Navy Support Element throw the line attached to a 4 inch water line from their Zodiac to awaiting Marines on shore. The water line will be stretched back to the SS PFC. Eugene A. Obregon, where 80,000 gallons of water will be pumped ashore. This mission occured during an off load of Maritime Prepositioning Ships. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along ...

Sergeant S. C. Brooks scans bar codes on a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) for accountability purposes. Brooks is with Landing Support Battalion (LSB), and is a Heavy Equipment (HE) operator with the Maritime Offload Logistics Team, for BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar...

A 60 ton truck crane from the SS SGT. Matej Kocak is lifted by crane onto a lighter. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the Marine Corps Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary ...

A lighterage loaded with gear that was off loaded by crane from the SS SGT. Matej Kocak sets sail toward shore. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the US Marine Corps Norway ...

Boatswain's Mate First Class (BM1) A. L. Spencer, with the Navy Chapter G.R.U. out of Williamsburg, Virginia, checks the wires he has attached from a crane to this M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), which will pull it out of the Steam Ship (SS) SGT Matej Kocak (T-AK 3005) and onto a piece of literage and taken to the Paldiski, Estonia shore during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise ducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the sed "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises...

An aerial view of Camp Muffler, base camp of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward (II MEF FWD), with Maritime Pre-Positioning ships the SS Eugene A. Obregon, and the SS SGT. Matej Kocak anchored in the harbor. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never ...

US Marines conduct quick reaction force techniques. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the US Marine Corps Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) Prepositioning ...

US Marines and Latvian soldiers prepare to "romp and stomp" while practicing their quick reaction force techniques. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the US Marine Corps Norway ...

Lance Corporal Mathew Cambell of 1ST Battalion, 25th Marines, shows his war face while practicing quick response force techniques during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC CHALLENGE will conduct...

US Marines and Latvian Soldiers listen intently as CPL. Michael T. Chrisly of Memford, Massachusetts, serving with 1ST Battalion, 25th Marines, teaches the student's about the sniper reaction course. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will ...

Latvian Soldiers take a "time out" in training to examine the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), a weapon that is used only by American soldiers. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

Latvian soldiers practice their quick reaction force techniques. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region. While this exercise will conduct training along peacekeeping/humanitarian assistance mission standards, significant US Navy and Marine Corps capabilities never exercised in Europe will be performed including the use of equipment from the US Marine Corps Norway Air-Landed Marine Expeditionary Brigade (NALMEB) ...

Hospital psman Second Class (HM2) James M. Marsiella, training with 1ST Battalion, 25th Marines, Bravo Company, performs a radio check while attending the quick response force class during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine...

Lance Corporal Chaney, V. J., with 2D Landing Support Battalion (LSB), attached to the II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) participating in Baltic BALTIC CHALLENGE '97 washes down an ISO Container on a M939 5-Ton Cargo Truck for backload onto the Maritime Pre-Positioning Ships Off the Estonia shore. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in...

Private First Class J. J. Moore ith 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion 25th Marine Regiment, tries to get communication ith another platoon during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Noray, Seden, and the US, ill participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andres, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC CHALLENGE...

A Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) loads ISO containers onto a lighterage for backload onto the SS SGT. Matej Kocak. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative

Lance Corporal P. A. Harper with 8th Motor Transport Battalion, attached with the II MEF Forward force, washes down an ISO Container for backload onto the Maritime Pre-Positioning Ships Off the Paldiski, Estonia shore during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are onel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and...

US Marines with 2nd Landing Support Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Forward (II MEF FWD), wash down High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) on their wash racks, for return to the SS SGT. Matej Kocak. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative

A soldier from the Baltic Battalion challenges a Marine from 1ST Battalion 25th Marines, during the checkpoint operations class of BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises conducted in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC CHALLENGE will conduct training...

An Estonian instructor uses a terrain model to brief soldiers from Lithuania on their patrol routes. The soldiers learned proper techniques while conducting a tactical patrol during the exercise. Baltic Challenge '97 is a multinational exercise conducted in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the USA will participate in the second PfP land exercise conducted in the Baltic region

1ST Platoon, Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, start a platoon size patrol up an Estonian road as part of the training during BALTIC CHALLENGE '97. BALTIC CHALLENGE is a multinational exercise ed in the spirit of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) initiative. More than 2600 military personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the US, will participate in the second "in the spirit of PfP" land exercises ed in the Baltic region. Co-Commanders for the exercise being held in Paldiski, Estonia are Colonel Oscar Mark, Estonian Defense Forces and Colonel D. L. Andrews, US Marine Corps Reserve. While BALTIC CHALLENGE will...

An 81st Communications Squadron airman uses the Computer Based Training Initiative Website

Portrait of DoD Mr. William P. Houley, Director, Defense Reform Initiative Office of the Secretary of Defense, (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Scott Davis) (Released) (PC-193020)

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell Kentucky, simulate an artillery slingload by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in preparation for the Exercise RAPID FORCE PROTECTION INITIATIVE (RFPI) being held at Fort Benning, Georgia. RFPI is a field experiment designed to test new equipment and its usefulness with the Light Forces on the battlefield

A Remote Sentry unit used to track multiple targets at long ranges was displayed for Visitors' Day during Exercise RAPID FORCE PROTECTION INITIATIVE (RFPI), a field experiment to test new technology for the light forces on the battlefield

The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is used to destroy targets at long ranges, it was displayed for Visitors' Day during Exercise RAPID FORCE PROTECTION INITIATIVE (RFPI), a field experiment to test new technology for the light forces on the battle field

Lieutenant General John Abrams, Comanding General Tradoc, Fort Monroe, Virginia, sits in a UH-47 Blackhawk while attending the VIP day for Exercise RAPID FORCE PROTECTION INITIATIVE (RFPI) Project. RFPI is a field experiment to test new technology for the light forces in the battle field

Straight on medium shot as from left to right, Jeff Collett, Area Director for Carillion Construction, US Air Force Colonel (COL) Irv Halter, 48th Fighter Wing Commander Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Boris Hayklan, Chairman of the Municipal Housing Corporation, and Jean Hay, Mayor of Thetford hand over a key to COL Halter at the 13 July 2000 grand opening of the first house. Five hundred and seventeen more houses are currently under construction in support of the leased-build initiative. The houses will be occupied by military members stationed at Royal Air Force Bases Lakenheath, Mildenhall, and Feltwell. The new housing units are located at the Lynn Wood Estate, Thetford, ...

General Eric K. Shinseki, CHIEF of STAFF, US Army, is warmly greeted during the official Partnership Declaration Residential Communities Initiative signing ceremony. The landmark ceremony took place symbolically under a large Texas live oak in front of residential housing Building 5721-2, Fort Hood, Texas on 8 August 2000

In a posed shot for the press, General John W. Hendrix (back left), Commander U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Congressman Chet Edwards (back center), and General Eric K. Shinseki (back right), CHIEF of STAFF, U.S. Army, look on as Lieutenant General Leon Laporte III (left), Corps and Fort Hood Commander, Honorable Mahlon Apgar, IV, and Mr. Peter Koziol (right), CEO of Lend Lease Actus, sign the official Partnership Declaration Residential Communities Initiative. The landmark ceremony appropriately took place under a large Texas live oak in front of residential housing Building 5721-2, Fort Hood, Texas on 8 August 2000

General John Hendrix, Commander US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), looks on as Lieutenant General Leon Laporte, III Corps and Fort Hood Commander and the Honorable Mahlon Apgar IV, sign the official Partnership Declaration Residential Communities Initiative. The landmark ceremony took place symbolically under a large Texas live oak in front of residential housing Building 5721-2, Fort Hood, Texas, on 8 August 2000

Lieutenant General Leon Laporte III Corps and Fort Hood Commander, and the Honorable Mahlon Apgar, IV, talk to press about the Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) Partnership Declaration following the official signing ceremony. The landmark ceremony appropriately took place under a large Texas live oak in front of residential housing Building 5721-2, Fort Hood, Texas on 8 August 2000

General Eric K. Shinseki, CHIEF of STAFF, US Army, speaks of the positive effects the Residential Communities Initiative will have on military families, Fort Hood, and the Central Texas communities during the official Residential Communities Initiative Partnership Declaration Signing Ceremony. The landmark ceremony took place symbolically under a large Texas live oak in front of residential housing Building 5721-2, Fort Hood, Texas on 8 August 2000. From left, Lieutenant General Leon Laporte, III Corps and Fort Hood Commander, General John Hendrix, Commander US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Congressman Chet Edwards, Mr. Peter Koziol, CEO of Lend Lease Actus, General Eric K. Shinseki, and...

Faith-based housing initiatives, New Orleans, Louisiana: [Work on new home for Rachelle Taylor, carried out via the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative in partnership with Cross Roads Missions and the Reconcile New Orleans Construction Training Program. Taylor is the 100th homeowner who went through the first-time home buyer program in New Orleans.]

Faith-based housing initiatives, New Orleans, Louisiana: [Work on new home for Rachelle Taylor, carried out via the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative in partnership with Cross Roads Missions and the Reconcile New Orleans Construction Training Program. Taylor is the 100th homeowner who went through the first-time home buyer program in New Orleans.]