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Official Portrait of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Jeremiah J. O'Keffe, taken at Marine Corps Air Depot, Miramar, San Diego, California (CA), 1945. 1LT O'Keffe is an ace pilot and is credited with 7 kills. His hometown is Ocean Springs, Mississippi. A photograph of a US Navy F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft hangs in the background. (Exact date shot unknown)

An aerial view of Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California

An air-to-air left side view of a CH-37C helicopter, left, from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462) and a UH-34D Seahorse helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMM-363). The helicopters are based at Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, California

An air-to-air left side view of a CH-37C helicopter (front) from HMA-462 and a UH-34D helicopter from HMM-363 in formation during a training flight. Both aircraft are from Marine Corps Air Station Tustin, Calif

An air-to-air left side view of a UH-34D helicopter from HMM-363 returning from a training flight. The aircraft is from Marine Corps Air Station Tustin, California

A right front view of a TF-9J Cougar aircraft parked on the flight line

A left front view of an F-4B Phantom II aircraft on the flight line. The aircraft is assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122)

A left front view of an F-8C Crusader aircraft parked on the flight line. The aircraft is assigned to Marine Fighter Squadron 334 (VMF-334)

A left front view of a U.S. Army TH-55A Osage helicopter parked on the flight line

A left front view of a US Air Force HH-43B Huskie helicopter parked on the flight line

A right front view of a US Coast Guard HH-52A Sea Guard helicopter parked on the flight line

A left front view of an SNB-5 aircraft

Vietnamese refugees evacuated from Saigon are processed at the air station passenger terminal before departing for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton

Vietnamese refugees evacuated from Saigon prepare a bus trip to Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, after being processed at the air station passenger terminal

A Vietnamese refugee arrives after being evacuated from Saigon. After being processed at the air station passenger terminal, the refugees will depart for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. (SUBSTANDARD)

Vietnamese refugees arrive at the air station after being evacuated from Saigon. After being processed at the air station passenger terminal, the refugees will depart for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. (SUBSTANDARD)

Vietnamese refugees arrive at the air station after being evacuated from Saigon. After being processed at the air station passenger terminal, the refugees will depart for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. (SUBSTANDARD)

Vietnamese refugees arrive at the air station after being evacuated from Saigon. After being processed at the air station passenger terminal, the refugees will depart for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton

Vietnamese refugees evacuated from Saigon are processed at the air station passenger terminal before departing for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton

GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Larry Eaton of the Air Freight Section helps a Vietnamese child as refugees arrive at the air station. After being processed at the air station passenger terminal, the refugees will depart for Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton

An air-to-air left side view of the Bicentennial RF-4B Phantom II aircraft "Spirit of America". The aircraft is assigned to Marine PHOTO Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMEP-3) Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California

A left side view of an RF-4B Phantom II aircraft on the flight line. The aircraft is assigned to Marine PHOTO Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMFP-3)

A Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 332 (VMA(AW)-332) A-6E Intruder aircraft approaches a Marine Refueler-Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) KC-130R Hercules aircraft to take on fuel during a flight out of Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina

Two Marine Corps AV-8A Harrier aircraft receive fuel from a Marine Refueler-Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) KC-130R Hercules aircraft during a flight out of Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina

A Marine color guard passes in review during change of command ceremonies for COL Ralph D. Miller who is relieved by COL Speed F. Shea as commanding officer of the Marine Corps Air Station. COL Shea is on the far left side of the photograph

MGEN Keith A. Smith, commanding general, Marine Corps Air Station, presents a trophy award to the 2nd Marine Division Band for their outstanding performance during the Azalea Festival in Norfolk, Virginia

LCPL Peter C. Fisher of Marine All-Weather Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) makes repairs to a Marine A-4M Skyhawk aircraft

Woman Marine COL Jo Anne Kilday, director of personnel services, is the first woman assigned to a Marine Corps Air Station and to a directorate billet

COL Edward D. Resnik is retired from the Marine Corps and is also presented with his second Legion of Merit medal. MGEN Hal W. Vincent, the commanding officer, Marine Corps Air Station, presents the medal

CPO Clay of the branch hospital checks over an X-ray as part of his job

Four Marine crash crewmen undergo training in fighting an aviation fire at night. This is a special pit used in training all members of the crash crew

Marine SGT Elie Karam instructs SGT Richard Hill, left, on how to complete a preventive maintenance check off list for the motor transport section. Both men are members of the Marine Wing Support Group 17, Detachment C

CPL Dave Fields operates the generator that controls the tape of the arrestment system for recovering aircraft in time of an emergency or practice simulated landings on aircraft carriers. This is the same type of system that is used on aircraft carriers

CPL Dave Fields, an aircraft arrestment systems operator, watches as an F-4 Phantom aircraft lands and its hook catches the arresting tape

SGT Michael K. Lahammer is a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron 18 and has the job of tracking all approaching aircraft by using a headset and equipment with a status display screen

One of the many jobs that PFC Robert W. Cook has with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron 18, is the posting of flight times on a glass display panel

SGT Aguus R. Keydeniers gives SGT Robert C. Bunce a helping hand at loading a pallet of 50-gallon drums onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft

A right side view of an F-4N Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 301 (VF-301) assigned to Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) preparing to land during the second annual reserve fighter derby

A low angle, front view of the last TA-4F Skyhawk aircraft received at this Marine Corps Air Station. The A-4 is a "work horse" used by the infantry for many close air support missions

Left rear view of the last TA-4F Skyhawk aircraft to be received at this Marine Corps Air Station. The A-4 is a "work horse" used by the infantry in many close air support missions

Left side view of the last TA-4F Skyhawk aircraft to be received by this Marine Corps Air Station. The A-4 is a "work horse" used by the infantry for many close air support missions

An elevated view of the runway approach

A left front view of an OA-4M Skyhawk II aircraft parked on the flight line. The aircraft is equipped with a tanker package

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (HM2) Michelle Gibbons gives ultrasound treatment to a Marine with shoulder problems. Gibbons, a physical therapist, treats 16 to 40 patients each day

Two Marines from Marine Air-Weather Attack Squadron 242 tow a Marine A-6E Intruder aircraft to a hangar for repairs

Two Marines stop and look at the Kintai Bridge while enjoying a bicycle tour on a beautiful day

CPL John Dunbar of Marine Air Traffic Control Squadron 18, Detachment A, adjusts an auxiliary power generator. Equipment in the squadron is constantly checked to make sure that it is always in good working condition

CPL Scott Marchall, a communications technician with Marine Air Traffic Control Squadron 18, Detachment A, troubleshoots an aircraft radio transmitter

SSGT Richard Smith, radar chief, Marine Air Traffic Control Squadron, performs a routine preventive maintenance check on the radar scope

Three of four Marine C-117 aircraft taxi to the runway to prepare for take-off and formation fly over. Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni is the only Marine air station that still operates the C-117, which has officially been redesignated R4D-8

A ground to air view of four Marine C-117 aircraft making a fly over. Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni is the only Marine air station that still operates the C-117, which has officially been redesignated R4D-8

An air to ground view of four Marine C-117 aircraft as they fly over the air station. Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni is the only Marine air station that still operates the C-117, which has officially been redesignated R4D-8

An air to ground view of four Marine C-117 aircraft as they fly over the air station. Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni is the only Marine air station that still operates the C-117, which has officially been redesignated R4D-8

Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger is met at the Marine Corps air station by LGEN Adolph G. Schwenk, commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, during his tour of east coast Marine Corps units. Weinberger will receive a briefing here and then travel to Camp Lejeune, home of the 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force

An Air Force F-16A Fighting Falcon takes off. The F-16A is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and is here to fly with Marine F-4 Phantom aircraft in support of Hawaii-based Army units. The event is a Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise, which will last for one month (2 Oct to 2 Nov 1981)

An Air Force F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft is being directed by a ground crewman and is parked next to two Marine F-4 Phantom II aircraft. The F-16A is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and is here to fly with Marine F-4 Phantom II aircraft in support of Hawaii-based Army units. The event is a Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise, which will last for one month (Oct. 2 - Nov. 2, 1981)

An Air Force F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft taxis in front of hangar #5. The F-16A is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and is at the Marine Corps Air Station to fly with Marine F-4 Phantom aircraft in support of Hawaii-based Army units during a joint chiefs of staff exercise which will last from Oct. 2nd to Nov. 2nd

Upon his arrival in Hawaii, the pilot of this Air Force F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft who has just landed, receives the traditional ring of flowers around his neck and a kiss from a pretty lady. The F-16A is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and is here to fly with Marine F-4 Phantom aircraft in support of Hawaii-based Army units. The event is a Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise, which will last for one month (2 Oct to 2 Nov 1981)

By the time this Air Force F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft came to a stop, there were at least two ladies there to welcome the pilot, Hawaiian style. The F-16A is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and is here to fly with Marine F-4 Phantom aircraft in support of Hawaii-based Army units. The event is a Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise, which will last for one month (2 Oct - 2 Nov)

A left front view of a C-117 aircraft as it makes its final departure from Marine Corps Air Station (H) Futenma prior to being retired from active service

The winners of the 5-mile race held by Special Services are, from left to right, David Reintues, Donald Bohannon and Antonio Vallareal

The International Physique contest held at the Sakura theater was won by (l to r) Ozell Register, Carol Ashey, B. Goodlow, Naoki Awai and Keiko Sadamitsu

COL S.F. Shea, commanding officer, center, cuts the cake with the aid of the oldest and youngest sailor aboard the air station during the 206th Marine Corps birthday ball

The 3rd Marine Amphibious Force Band from Okinawa, Japan marches in the 25th annual Iwakuni festival

The 3rd Marine Amphibious Force Band from Okinawa, Japan, marches during the 25th annual Iwakuni festival

LGEN Choi Ki Duk, second vice chief of naval operations, Korea, salutes the flag as he passes the 1ST Marine Brigade Honor Guard welcoming him for a visit

LGEN Choi Ki Duk, second vice chief of naval operations, Korea, reviews the Motor Transport Center during a visit

Marines display uniforms from the past and present at the 206th Marine Corps birthday ball

CPL R. Osuna models the present day Marine Corps flight uniform at the 206th Marine Corps birthday ball

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class O. Diaz models the present day Navy camouflage fatigue uniform at the 206th Marine Corps birthday ball

SGT G.S. Porter models the 1957 Marine Corps uniform at the 206th Marine Corps birthday ball

LCPL G.C. Bryant III Models the Marine Corps uniform from the World War II era at the 206th Marine Corps birthday ball

CPL J. J. Blair wears the Marine Corps uniform from the Vietnam Era at the 206th Marine Corps birthday ball

LGEN John H. Miller, deputy chief of staff for plans, policies, and operations, speaks to Marines at the 206th Marine Corps birthday ball

STAFF Sergeant Bruce Boyer and AIRMAN 1ST Class Laura Washnesky defuse Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bombs for removal from a munitions cart. The bombs will be loaded on an F-16 The bombs will be loaded on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise COPE ELITE '81

Ground crew members perform maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft engine during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The aircraft is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

A left side view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft being readied for a mission during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The Falcon, armed with a 500-pound Mark 82 laser-guided bomb, is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

Ground crew members load a Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bomb on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise COPE ELITE '81

A left front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft undergoing maintenance during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The Falcon is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

A mission crew is briefed during exercise COPE ELITE '81

F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilots hold a preflight briefing during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The pilots are from 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Randy Stewart performs maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft engine during exercise COPE ELITE '81. TSGT Stewart is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

Airmen use a bomb loader to remove one of the Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bombs from a munitions cart during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft (in the background) which will carry the bombs is from 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

A right front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft undergoing maintenance during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The Falcon is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

A ground crewman marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft into a parking position during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The aircraft is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

An aerial view of various facilities during exercise COPE ELITE '81

An aerial view of the flight line during exercise COPE ELITE '81

STAFF Sergeant Bruce Boyer defuses Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bombs for removal from a munitions cart during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The bombs will be loaded on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

An aerial view of various base facilities during exercise COPE ELITE '81

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Randy Stewart fills out maintenance forms for an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise COPE ELITE '81. TSGT Stewart is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

Lieutenant General Arnold W. Braswell, escorted by other officers, tours an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft area during exercise COPE ELITE '81

An airman unscrews an access panel of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft wing for maintenance during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The airman is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

Sergeant Ella Bailey makes a log entry for F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft maintenance during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The sergeant is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

Airmen load a Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bomb on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise COPE ELITE '81

AIRMAN 1ST Class Laura Washnesky defuses Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bombs for removal from a munitions cart. The bombs will be loaded on an F-16 The bombs will be loaded on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise COPE ELITE '81

A mission crew is briefed during exercise COPE ELITE '81

Maintenance crew members push an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft into a parking position during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The aircraft is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

A left rear view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft with another Falcon in the background during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The aircraft, loaded with a Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bombs, is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft pilot inspects an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile loaded on the wing of his aircraft during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The pilot is assigned to the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

Orphans of the Tsuda Children's Home are given a party and gifts by the members of the crash crew section