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SSGT David Brandonberg of the 33rd Air Rescue Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepares a flare for a routine practice flare drop from an HH-53 Jolly Green giant helicopter

A ground crewman directs an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft into a parking spot while on a rest stop during Operation Coronet Hook, the redeployment of 22 F-4 and RF-4C Phantom II aircraft from Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, and Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, to the United States because of a reduction in forces

An air-to-air right front view of an HH-53C Super Jolly Green Giant helicopter from the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

A group of children known as the Sunshine Singers perform at the Rally Day picnic

An elevated view of the runway approach

A view of an H-46 helicopter, an HH-53 Super Jolly helicopter and an F-15 Eagle aircraft during Operation Cope Angel

A right side view of a parked HH-53D Super Jolly helicopter. The helicopter is taking part in Operation Cope Angel

A right side view of an HH-53 Super Jolly helicopter and two H-46 helicopters in flight during Operation Cope Angel

Right side view of two H-46 helicopters from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force in flight during Operation Cope Angel

A right side view of a Japanese-built KV10711 helicopter. The helicopter is taking part in Operation Cope Angel

A view of Chapel No. 1

A group of youths sing during a Rally Day picnic at Shilling Park

COL Thomas G. McInerney, commander, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, gives a welcoming speech as members of the 1ST Special Operations Squadron listen. The men are standing in front of their MC-130E Hercules aircraft. The squadron has just transferred from Kadena Air Base, Japan, to Clark Air Base

Technicians install the equipment used for the testing of the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in its permanent location

Members of the 1ST Special Operations Squadron stand in front of their MC-130E Hercules aircraft while listening to a welcoming speech. The Squadron has just transferred from Kadena Air Base, Japan

BGEN Brown (right), bids farewell to LTC R. Turczynski, 1ST Special Operations Squadron commander, as he prepares to leave for Clark Air Base, Philippines

LTC Raymond Turczynski Jr., commander of the 1ST Special Operations Squadron, left, is welcomed by other officers after the ceremony. The squadron has just transferred its headquarters from Kadena Air Base, Japan

A TSGT checks circuits on the equipment used for the testing of the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, after its installation in its permanent location

Commander of the Philippine Air Force COL Ricardo T. Madaba walks to his seat after welcoming members of the 1ST Special Operations Squadron. The men, standing in front of their MC-130E Hercules aircraft, have just transferred from Kadena Air Base, Japan

Crewmen monitor control panels aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

Crewmen monitor control panels aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

Crewmen monitor control panels aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

Crewmen debark an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

A right side view of an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft landing during Exercise Team Spirit

Front view of an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft taxiing into parking position during Exercise Team Spirit

A crewman monitors a radar scope aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

Right side view of an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft takes off during Exercise Team Spirit

COL Leland E. Maines, vice commander, Air Force Commissary Service, speaks at the grand opening of the Kadena Commissary

SRA Carolyn Liddiard directs a Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-15 Eagle aircraft onto the runway apron

A1C Vickie M. Green assists SRA Louise M. Cortez in masking an area on a Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-15 Eagle aircraft wing

TSGT Ronald J. Breemen removes the masking on a Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-15 Eagle aircraft wing

Interior view of the new base commissary

An aerial view of the runway approach

SSGT Ronald Moore from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, demonstrates current rescue methods for the F-15 Eagle aircraft to his Japanese counterparts, during Exercise Cope North '81-3

SSGT Ronald Moore from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, demonstrates current rescue methods for the F-15 Eagle aircraft to his Japanese counterparts, during Exercise Cope North '81-3

SSGT Ronald Moore from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, demonstrates current rescue methods for the F-15 Eagle aircraft to his Japanese counterparts, during Exercise Cope North '81-3

Left side air-to-air view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, seen from another F-15, wing visible in foreground. The aircraft are en route to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa at the conclusion of exercise Kangaroo '81

Right side air-to-air view of two F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, seen from another F-15 (wing visible in foreground). The aircraft are en route to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa at the conclusion of exercise Kangaroo '81

Captain John Chilcute foreground, and Captain Doug Fish work the E-3A Sentry consoles while Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) personnel look on. All are participating in Cope North '82-1A exercises being held at Kadena and Naha Air Bases

LT. Steve Schmidt suits up before his flight with the aid of Akio Morikagi. Both men are participating in Cope North '82-1A exercises being held at Kadena and Naha Air Bases

LT. Steve Schmidt shakes hands with LT. Chikara before their flight. Both men are participating in Cope North '82-1A exercises being held at Kadena and Naha Air Bases

A Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) officer works at an E-3A Sentry console while participating in Cope North '82-1A exercises being held at Kadena and Naha Air Bases

A post mission mass debriefing takes place among pilots and crew members participating in Cope North '82-1A exercises being held at Kadena and Naha Air Base

Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr., is greeted at Kadena Air Force Base, by Major General John Phillips, Deputy Commander, Marine Corps Bases Pacific. standing to Phillips' left is Major General Joseph J. Went, Commanding General, 3rd Force Service Support Group

Cardinal Terence Cooke blesses the people at the end of a mass while on a visit to the base

COL Frances R. Fanning commander of the 18th Combat Support Group, presents Cardinal Terence Cooke with a wing plaque to commemorate his visit to the base

A security policeman stands guard, armed with an M-16 rifle, beside an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft Exercise Team Spirit

An "injured" space shuttle commander is carried on a stretcher by a recovery team wearing protective clothing during a contingency and planning exercise

An "injured" space shuttle commander is carried on a stretcher by a recovery team wearing protective clothing during a contingency and planning exercise

An "injured" space shuttle commander is transferred to an ambulance that will take him to the Naval Regional Medical Center at Camp Lester, during a contingency and planning exercise

An "injured" space shuttle commander is treated by an emergency medical crew before his transfer to the Naval Regional Medical Center at Camp Lester, during a contingency and planning exercise

Ground crewmen check the landing gear of an F-15D Eagle aircraft during the Hughes Aircraft Company's Trophy activities

Captain Doug Moss does a pre-flight cockpit check of his F-15D Eagle aircraft during the Hughes Aircraft Company's Trophy activities

A view of the insignia of the 18th, 67th, and 44th Tactical Fighter Squadrons, on the side of an aircraft assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing. The 18th TFW is taking part in Exercise William Tell

Front view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft as ground crewmen prepare for the deplaning of its passengers and flight crew, during Exercise William Tell

A right front view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft, foreground, and F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, prior to their departure to participate in Exercise William Tell

A right side view of two F-15 Eagle aircraft in flight during training exercise Cope North '83-1. The F-15s were deployed from Kadena Air Base, Japan, to participate in the exercise held at Chitose Air Base

A view of the Shogun emblem and the colors of the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing on the tail of an F-15 Eagle aircraft that is taking part in Exercise William Tell

A right side view of F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing prior to their departure to participate in Exercise William Tell

A left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft and a rear view of five F-15 Eagle aircraft on the flight line during William Tell Exercise

Marines prepare themselves to act as "casualties" during a mass casualty evacuation drill at Kadena Air Base

An exterior view of the headquarters building of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service

A view of the sign in front of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service headquarters building

A pair of CH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopters from the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service receive maintenance while parked on the ramp

A member of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service maintenance crew assists in the assembly of a recently arrived CH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter

A recently arrived CH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter is in the process of being assembled by members of the maintenance crew of the 33rd Aerospace and Recovery Service

A member of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service maintenance crew assists in the assembly of a recently arrived CH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter

A left side view of a HH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter assigned to the 55th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service

An air-to-air left side view of a CH-3 helicopter assigned to the 55th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service

An F-15 Eagle aircraft from Kadena Air Base, Japan, lands on a highway as part of simulated warfare tactics, during exercise Team Spirit '81

An air-to-air left front view of two F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan

U.S. Air Force perseonnel prepare to scuba dive in the water off Kadena Air Base

STAFF Sergeant Laura Schmitt of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron moves a B-1 stand away from the HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter at the wash rack

Members of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron prepare to tow an HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter after washing it down at the wash rack. F-15 Eagle aircraft are parked in the background

STAFF Sergeant Laura Schmitt of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron takes the brake off of a B-1 stand during the wash down of an HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter at the wash rack

An airman windsurfs at the Okuna Recreation Area north of Kadena Air Base

AIRMAN First Class Sam Collins of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron washes down an HH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter at the wash rack. He is wearing protective goggles

A left side view of an HH-3E helicopter assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

An air-to-air left rear view of an HH-3E helicopter assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan

A left side view of an HH-3E helicopter assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

A right rear view of an HH-3E helicopter assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. Visible in the background is an F-15 Eagle aircraft parked on the flight line

A left rear view of an HH-3E helicopter assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. Visible in the background is an F-15 Eagle aircraft parked on the flight line

An air-to-air right side view of an HH-3E helicopter assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan

Ground crewmen prepare an HH-3E helicopter for towing during pre-flight operations. Visible in the background is an F-15 Eagle aircraft. The helicopter is assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

An air-to-air left side view of an HH-3E helicopter assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan

An F-15 Eagle pilot discusses a possible maintenance problem with ground crewmen during the joint Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) and US Air Force exercise COPE NORTH 84-1. The aircraft and pilot are assigned to the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan

An air-to-air left side view of two F-15 Eagle aircraft during a mission for the joint Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) and US Air Force exercise COPE NORTH 84-1. The aircraft are assigned to the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan

An air-to-air right underside view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft breaking formation with another F-15 during a mission for the joint Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) and US Air Force exercise COPE NORTH 84-1. The aircraft are assigned to the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan

Members of the 2nd Air Wing, Japanese Air Self Defense Force (JASDF), wave goodbye as an F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron takes off for Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15 is returning to its home base at the conclusion of the joint JASDF/US Air Force exercise COPE NORTH 84-1

AIRMAN 1ST Class Ted Taylor of the 376th Organizational Maintenance Squadron (OMS) services a KC-135 aircraft with liquid oxygen prior to takeoff, during a tactical large force employment exercise

Rear view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, in use during a tactical large force employment exercise. In the background is a KC-135 refueling aircraft

Maintenance is performed on an F-15 Eagle aircraft prior to its takeoff, during a tactical large force employment exercise

Operations take place inside an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft en route to the tactical large force employment exercise area. The crew is from the 961st AWACS, Kadena Air Base, Japan

F-15 Eagle aircraft on the flight line during a tactical large force employment exercise

CAPT. William Robinson (left) and CAPT. Robert Ham fly an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft into the tactical large force employment exercise area. They are assigned to the 961st AWACS, Kadena Air Base, Japan

Front view of an HH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter from the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, in use during a tactical large force employment exercise

Two F-15 Eagle aircraft take off during a tactical large force employment exercise

Maintenance is performed on an F-15 Eagle aircraft prior to its takeoff, during a tactical large force employment exercise

CAPT. Donald E. Link, navigator, plots the course for an Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during a tactical large force employment exercise. He is assigned to the 961st AWACS, Kadena Air Base, Japan

An left front view of a CH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopter assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service on the runway