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MASTER Sergeant Kelly videotapes a search-and-rescue (SAR) exercise at the bombing range, during the US Air Force Europe fighter crew weapons exercise CREEK STAR

A master sergeant performs a preflight check of the tail section of an F-101 Voodoo aircraft

A World War II Japanese machine gun is silhouetted against the setting sun

A Marine gunnery sergeant and a master sergeant give two pilots the weather report for the day

AN F-15 Eagle aircraft group of the 22nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 36th Tactical Fighter Wing, accepts the sponsorship of a bald eagle during a ceremony at the Hallenthal Wildlife Park. A lieutenant and a chief master sergeant pose with the eagle behind a plaque of the squadron

A master sergeant briefs GEN Bryce Poe, commander, Air Force Logistics Command, on metal fatigue of the wing struts of an F-111 aircraft. The master sergeant is a superintendent of the 48th Field Maintenance Squadron

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Don Keroher of the 242nd Combat Communications Squadron discusses teletype procedures with Sue Koentopp, a senior counselor with the teletype service of the Spokane Library

During a visit to the Eisenschmidt Orphanage, a master sergeant and a senior airman of the 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing look on as nuns open gifts presented to the children from the members of the unit

A senior master sergeant of the 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing looks on as a nun shows one of the gifts presented to a German child at the Eisenschmidt Orphanage

A senior airman and a senior master sergeant of the 52nd Tactical Fighter Wing demonstrate the use of a tape recorder to German orphans at the Eisenschmidt Orphanage, near the air base, during the unit's visit to the orphanage to present gifts to the children

A member of the Royal Australian Air Force answers questions for a U.S. Air Force CHIEF MASTER Sergeant upon his arrival as a participant in exercise Kangaroo '81

A senior master sergeant prepares containers for perishable vegetables to be airdropped at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, during Operation DEEP FREEZE

CHIEF MASTER SGT. of the Air Force Sam Parish poses for a photographer from AIRMAN Magazine. Parish entered the Air Force in December 1954 and was promoted to the rank of chief master sergeant at age 31. Parish is the eighth chief master sergeant of the Air Force

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Ronald Yurek removes the hood to his nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective suit as he is processed through the contamination control station (CCS), during a Nuclear Emergency Team exercise at the Nuclear Weapons School. He is wearing an M-17 chemical-biological field mask

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) John Bolinger, wearing nuclear biological chemical (NBC) protective gear, uses a PDR-27 monitoring device to detect gamma radiation contamination at a simulated crash site, during a Nuclear Emergency Team exercise at the Nuclear Weapons School

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) John Bolinger, wearing nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective gear, uses a PDR-27 monitoring device to detect possible contamination at a simulated crash site during a Nuclear Emergency Team exercise at the Nuclear Weapons School

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) John Tice, wearing nuclear biological chemical (NBC) protective gear, uses a PDR-27 monitoring device to detect possible contamination on an aircraft at a simulated crash site, during a Nuclear Emergency Team exercise at the Nuclear Weapons School

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) James Kern, wearing nuclear biological chemical (NBC) protective gear, plots readings taken from detection equipment, as it monitors a simulated crash site for contamination. He is participating in a Nuclear Emergency Team exercise at the Nuclear Weapons School

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) James Holcomb, wearing nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective gear, uses a PDR-56 monitoring device to detect possible contamination on a vehicle during a Nuclear Emergency Team exercise at the Nuclear Weapons School. He is also wearing an M-17 chemical-biological field mask

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Michael Etnier removes his M-17 chemical-biological field mask as he is processed through contamination control station (CCS), during a Nuclear Emergency Team exercise at the Nuclear Weapons School

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) James Holcomb, wearing nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective gear, uses a PDR-56 monitoring device to detect possible contamination on a vehicle during a Nuclear Emergency Team exercise at the Nuclear Weapons School

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) John Tice, wearing nuclear biological chemical (NBC) protective gear, uses a PDR-27 monitoring device to detect possible contamination on an aircraft at a simulated crash site, during a Nuclear Emergency Team exercise at the Nuclear Weapons School

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Ronald Yurek, wearing nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective gear, removes masking tape from around his ankle before processing through the contamination control station (CCS) during a Nuclear Emergency Team exercise at the Nuclear Weapons School

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Lynn Links, 64th Fighter Training Wing, Reese Air Force Base, Texas, and Major (MAJ) Howard Moody, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, compete as members of the Air Force shooting team in the qualifications for the 1984 23rd Summer Olympics Shooting Team

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Walter E. Eaddy, left, US Air Force Hospital, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona, competes as a member of the Air Force shooting team in the qualifications for the 1984 23rd Summer Olympics Shooting Team. He is firing a 12 gauge shotgun in the skeet clay target shooting event at the Olympic Shooting Venue. His skills are being observed by two referees, center, and another competitor

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) of the 354th Air Transportable Hospital and AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Michael Clements from the USAF Hospital, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, make some final adjustments on a lab tent being erected during a medical training exercise

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Joseph Dougherty, 7350th Air Base Group, salutes the crew aboard a C-21A aircraft

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Harold O. Overton provides batting instructions to a member of the girls softball team he coaches during off-duty hours. MSGT Overton is the chief of Defensive Command, Control, and Communications Countermeasures Branch, Electronic Security Pacific. January 84 AIRMAN Magazine

MASTER Sergeant A.R. Rivera, USMC (ret.), receives a Purple Heart Medal from Major General Anthony Lukeman (center), commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Sergeant Major Johnson (left) assists

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Robert A. Morris operates a Hewlett Packard 9816 computer in a Volkswagon van during Exercise REFORGER'85. The computer is used by the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing airlift control element to provide accurate load planning for aircraft participating in the exercise

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Tom Constantine, Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 771 (HML-771), carries tent camouflage during the joint US/Canadian operation NEZ ROUGE'85 being held in the province of Quebec

Sergeant Major (SGM) David Tuttle, left, and MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Tom Constantine, both of Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 771 (HML-771) shovel snow against the edge of their tent to keep it secured during high winds. They are participating in the joint US/Canadian operation NEZ ROUGE'85 being held in the province of Quebec

Captain (CPT) (Dr.) April C. Butts drills the teeth of MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Michael L. Jones in the dental clinic

Captain (CPT) Timothy Holst and MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) John Rhynes of the 2176th Information Systems Squadron handle flight operations from the control tower during Air Fete '85. A C-5A Galaxy aircraft is on the runway in the background

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Miles W. Davis, training supervisor, 3506th US Air Force Recruiting Group, discusses a recruiting report with Captain (CPT) Marlene Brake, operations officer. Miles has been named one of the Air Force's outstanding Airmen of the year for 1985

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Miles W. Davis, training supervisor, 3506th US Air Force Recruiting Group, updates the recruiting production board. Miles has been named one of the Air Force's outstanding Airmen of the year for 1985

A US Air Force senior master sergeant directs the unloading of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft. The cargo will be repacked later for a drop over the South Pole. The drop is a joint US/New Zealand operation to resupply both South Pole and McMurdo Stations in Antarctica. The operation is being staged from Detachment 2, 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron, at the New Zealand International Airport

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Richard T. Brisson, 20th Military Airlift Squadron flight engineer, checks the instrument panel on a C-141B Starlifter aircraft during a preflight inspection. Brisson has been selected as AIRMAN of the Year

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Richard T. Brisson, 20th Military Airlift Squadron flight engineer, checks the instrument panel on a C-141B Starlifter aircraft during a preflight inspection. Brisson has been selected as AIRMAN of the Year

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Richard T. Brisson, 20th Military Airlift Squadron flight engineer, checks the radio on a C-141B Starlifter aircraft during a preflight inspection. Brisson has been selected as AIRMAN of the Year

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Richard T. Brisson, 20th Military Airlift Squadron flight engineer, checks the wheels of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft during a preflight inspection. Brisson has been selcected as AIRMAN of the Year

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) William S. Buchanan, non-commissioned officer in charge of the Propulsion Branch Support Section, discusses aircraft engine maintenance with General (GEN) Robert D. Russ, commander, Tactical Air Command

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Danny Rainer, Mississippi Air National Guard, makes adjustments on an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft camera during the reconnaissance Exercise PHOTO FINISH '85

MASTER Sergeant (MSG) Farrow White adjusts an intravenous solution infusion pump for an infant patient being held by Lieutenant (LT) Anna Archilla at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) (Dr.) Tom Yasuhara, 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron, examines a child while visiting the Shim Hyany Won Orphanage during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'86

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Chip Sexton, 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron, coaxes a smile from an orphan while visiting the Shim Hyany Won Orphanage during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'86

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Larry Florence installs the repaired hydraulic cover panels on an F-4 Phantom II aircraft during an aircraft battle damage repair exercise

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Danny Cannon drills a hole in the new patch for the air brakes on an F-4 Phantom II aircraft during an aircraft battle damage repair exercise

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Larry Florence of the 405th Combat Logistic Support Squadron makes a pattern for the layout of a sheet metal patch during an aircraft battle damage repair exercise

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Larry Florence of the 405th Combat Logistic Support Squadron makes a pattern for the layout of a sheet metal patch during an aircraft battle damage repair exercise

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Gregg Hilterbran, flight engineer, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, checks flight controls in a KC-10A Extender aircraft during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '86

STAFF members of Headquarters, Air Force Office of Security Police, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, pose for a picture during the National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America at the University of Washington. From left to right: front row, Brigadier General (BGEN) Neal Scheidel, chief of Air Force Security Police; Cynthia Bauer, Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Patsy Banta, Captain (CPT) Tamara Bradley, Colonel Robert Jones; back row, MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Randy Jackson, CPT Ren Cunningham

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Alan Krayniewski makes an entry on the flight data board

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Alan Krayniewski and Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Don Herod man the control tower

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Alan Krayniewski watches an aircraft from the control tower

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Delbert Ferrin, deputy fire chief, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, is checked by competition judges after completing the search and rescue phase of Exercise READINESS CHALLENGE 87. Ferrin is wearing a proximity suit

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Russell Hallett, left, works on a generator as MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Roger Hare carries a boiler exhaust pipe. The men are setting up a camp shower during Exercise READINESS CHALLENGE 87

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Ernest G. Marshal, head of life support for the operational readiness exercise, checks the allocation of equipment

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Richard Brown of the 21st Civil Engineering Squadron places bolts in an anchor plate as STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Dave Humphries looks on. They are setting up a mobile aerial arresting system (MAAS) on the runway during Exercise COBBLER FREEZE'87, a cold-weather force projection exercise conducted by the Alaskan Air Command

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) David L. Lurch Jr., US Army Combat Photo Detachment, photographs the unloading of supplies and equipment during the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '87

MASTER Sergeant (MSG) David L. Lurch of the US Army Combat Photo Detachment takes photographs as members of the 2nd Engineer Group, 44th Engineer Battalion, string concertina wire around a campsite near the town of Yoju during the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '87

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Martin Tobert of the 405th Combat Logistic Support Squadron has rags placed around the area of a hole in the wing of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft during an aircraft battle damage repair exercise

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Donald Horn, an umpire on the Post Flight Inspection Team, checks out an engine for cleanliness during the ninth international airlift competition Airlift Rodeo'87

MASTER Sergeant G. Della Corte of the Italian Airlift Rodeo team, 46th Aerobrigata, tightens a safety wire on a fuel flow pump on an Italian C-130 Hercules aircraft during the ninth annual international airlift competition Airlift Rodeo'87

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Dave Tatum, 24th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, displays the shield of the Guatemalan air force squadron which was presented to Tatum and members of his squadron. Members of the squadron from Howard Air Base, Canal Zone, were deployed to the Guatemalan base for training

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) McTique from the 435th Security Police Squadron fires an M203 grenade launcher attached to an M16 rifle during the weapons competition phase of DEFENDER CHALLENGE 87. The competition offers security police squadrons from Military A

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Michael Reynolds and Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Manual Garcia, 437th Aerial Delivery Squadron, guide a Case M4K rough terrain forklift up to a C-141B Starlifter aircraft during loading operations at King Faisal Air Base. US military

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Isaac Patterson of the Joint Communications Support Element uses the entry control telephone in the main communications van area set up for Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87. In this US Central Command/Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise, a part

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) James Dinwiddie, assistant non-commissioned officer in charge of structural repair, 437th Field Maintenance Squadron, helps to prepare a hot-air balloon for flight during the"Festival of Flight,"an Air Force 40th anniversary celebration

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Mary Jo Spaulding, crew chief to FB-111A aircraft No. 503; left, A1C Matthew J. Miller, crew chief to FB-111A aircraft no. 284; and MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Gary S. Forgione, line chief, all from the 509th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, await the take off of FB-111A aircraft no. 284 during the Strategic Air Command bomb competition Proud Shield

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Bettini, 1ST Combat Evaluation Group, inspects the work of STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Sam Samuel, gunner 596th Bombardment Squadron, as Samuel works on the .50-caliber tail turret guns of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft during Exercise PR

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Bettini, 1ST Combat Evaluation Group, discusses arming procedures with AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Frank R. Bernal, gunner, during Exercise PROUD SHIELD 87, the Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Bettini, 1ST Combat Evaluation Group, inspects the work of AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Frank R. Bernal and Captain (CPT) Cleophas S. Hockaday, both members of the 325th Bombardment Squadron, as they work on the 20 mm tail turret guns o

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Peter P. Kabelka, 509th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, talks on the radio with the air traffic conrol tower as he and MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Gary S. Forgione, line chief, 509th OMS, right, wait for the fog to lift at the "Hammerhead" end of the runway. The 509th OMS is participating in the Strategic Air Command bomb competition Proud Shield

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) David K. Shihara touches a light pen to a computer screen to access functions from the interaction videodisc program

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) David K. Shihara touches a light pen to a computer screen to access functions from the interaction videodisc program

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Musgrove chips away sealant prior to the first attachment of a wing to an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at the base

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Musgrove uses a trimming knife during the first attachment of a wing to an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at the base

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Musgrove and his crew inspect parts for the first attachment of a wing to an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at the base

General (GEN) William L. Kirk, Commander In CHIEF, US Air Forces, Europe, and commander, Allied Air Forces, Central Europe, speaks with Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Dibble and MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Pellerito, members of the 501st Tactical Missile Wing at RA

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Ronald Thompson, left, steps down from a K-loader as Sergeant (SGT) Karen D. Bouchard moves inside a C-5 Galaxy aircraft to unload cargo during Exercise OCEAN VENTURE'88

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Clifton Smith, 63rd Aerial Port Squadron, positions a set of floor rollers prior to loading Cardwell-500 drilling rig equipment on a 60th Marine Air Wing C-5B Galaxy aircraft. The rig will be flown to Semipalatinsk, USSR, where it

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Ben Pandes gives the driver of a 40K-loader the signal to stop as the loader, carrying drill pipes, approaches the front of a 60th Marine Air Wing C-5B Galaxy aircraft. The equipment, part of a Cardwell-500 drilling rig, will be fl

MASTER Sergeant Billy Joe Chapman, flight engineer, 98th Air Refueling Group, adjusts controls aboard a 2nd Bombardment Wing KC-10 Extender aircraft before flight. The group is participating in AMALGAM WARRIOR 88, the largest air defense exercise of the y

A master sergeant, one of the judges for the Defender Challenge '88, takes questions

The restoration crew from the 512th Military Airlift Wing poses in front of the Flying Fortress aircraft"Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby."They are, from left to right, MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Ray McClosky, Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Dan Vasey, MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) To

Major (MAJ) Lawrence Lane, commander of the 375th Security Police Squadron, and MAJ Steve Tuckea get an introduction briefing from MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Charles Tafuya, who is acting as Colonel (COL) Manuel Rojas of the allied nation in Exercise VOLANT S

MASTER Sergeant (MSG) Erich Buljung, US Army, stands before the banner of the Summer Games of the 24th Olympiad. Buljung won a silver medal for the US in the men's 10-meter air pistol competition

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Michael Harris and MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) John Marshall, 147th Fighter Interceptor Group, use an MJ-1 bomb loader to position an AIM-7 Sparrow missile on an F-4 Phantom II aircraft during Exercise WILLIAM TELL 88

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Cross relays an order to the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3)

A South Korean air force C-123 Provider aircraft waits to pick up troops at a highway landing strip during the joint South Korean/United States exercise TEAM SPIRIT '89

Shuttle Columbia, a photograph of the space shuttle at Kennedy Space Flight Center, Florida, is MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Wayne W. Specht's submission to the "Pix" section of AIRMAN Magazine. Specht is stationed at Misawa Air Base, Japan

Robert D. Gaylor, retired chief master sergeant of the Air Force; James C. Binnicker, current CMSAF, and General Larry D. Welch, CHIEF of STAFF of the Air Force, unveil a monument dedicated to the all those who have held the CMSAF post

Four-year-old Erin Burney, Washington's 1990 Muscular Dystrophy Association poster child, sites with her dog, "lady". Erin's father, Ross Burney, is a master sergeant in the Air Force

West German medical personnel wearing nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective suits and masks carry empty stretchers to a simulated accident scene during Operation CROCODILE, a training exercise for medical, decontamination and chemical reaction team personnel

After completing the previous steps in the personal decontamination process, a soldier steps into a shower before being tested for exposure to chemical agents. The soldier is participating in Operation CROCODILE, a training exercise for medical, decontamination and chemical reaction team personnel

Smoke grenades are ignited to simulate an exploded chemical artillery round at a chemical weapons storage site during Operation CROCODILE, a training exercise for medical, decontamination and chemical reaction team personnel

West German soldiers wearing nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective suits and masks prepare a decontamination solution during Operation CROCODILE, a training exercise for medical, decontamination and chemical reaction team personnel

A simulated casualty is carried to a UH-60A Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter by personnel of the 763rd Hospital Operation CROCODILE, a training exercise for medical, decontamination and chemical reaction team personnel

Soldiers wearing nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective suits and masks wait to assist at a personnel decontamination station during Operation CROCODILE, a training exercise for medical, decontamination and chemical reaction team personnel

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