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Former POW and U.S. Air Force MSGT William Andrew Robinson (Captured 20 Sep 65) salutes the colors upon his arrival on the C-141 Starlifter from Clark Air Base, Philippines. MSGT Robinson was in the first group of POWs released on 12 Feb 73 by the North Vietnamese government in Hanoi

Ex-POW and U.S. Navy CMDR Richard D. Mullins (Captured 5 Jan 67) gets an emotional farewell from Debbie Davis, daughter of MSGT Roy Davis assigned to the 405th TFS. She was one of the many well wishers who came say goodbye as CMDR Mullins leaves for United States

LTC Palmer McGrew II, U.S. Army, and MSGT Willie Collins, U.S. Air Force, sit at their operations positions in the Washington terminal of the Washington-Moscow direct communications link

LTJG Hugh O'Doherty, a Coast Guard helicopter pilot, plots an air support operation in the Tactical Air Control Center during joint services exercise Solid Shield '77. Assisting him are CPT Kenneth LaPlante and MSGT Feliciano Guzman, both of the Army's Special Forces

Air Force reservist MSGT Charles Morgan, from the 433rd Tactical Airlift Wing, checks the pressure gauges on a compressor prior to loading the tanks of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. The reserve unit is participating in efforts to control a forest fire at Big Sur

KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator, MSGT Mike Carrol of the 170th Air Refueling Group, New Jersey National Guard, is in position to lower a boom for a refueling mission

MSGT Vic Willoughby, Challenge 79 moderator, center, announces the team standings during a closed circuit television game show at the Strategic Air Command Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

TSGT Brad McClain, right, awards five points to a Challenge 79 contestant while MSGT Phil Volz, left, and TSGT Dave McKinney operate the cameras. Challenge 79 is a closed circuit television game show aired at the Strategic Air Command Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk, right, talks with GEN Cornelius Nugteren, commander of the Air Rescue and Recovery Service (ARRS), at the ARRS Headquarters. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk stands with Larry Holmes, the current heavy-weight boxing champion, after they both receive awards from the United States Jaycees as Outstanding Young Men of the Year

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk walks along a road, enroute to the Pararescue Requalification Training School, 1550th Aircrew Training and Test Wing. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk, who has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk finishes typing a letter in his study, while his wife Angelina looks over his shoulder. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk undergoes Pararescue Requalification Training (PRT) at the PRT School, 1550th Aircrew Training and Test Wing. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk speaks with Dr. Louis Cosentino in the press room at the Williams Hotel. Fisk and Cosentino have been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk is issued a rough terrain parajump suit, while attending the PRT Pararescue Requalification Training School, 1550th Aircrew Training and Test Wing. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk, who has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk jogs with his wife Angelina. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk is interviewed on-the-air by John Erling of KRMG radio. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk undergoes Pararescue Requalification Training (PRT) at the PRT School, 1550th Aircrew Training and Test Wing. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

BGEN Cornelius Nugteren, left center, commander, Air Force Air Rescue and Recovery Service, and MSGT Wayne L. Fisk speak with Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes and his party, prior to the awards ceremony honoring the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year. Fisk and Holmes are award recipients

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk relaxes with his wife and family in the lobby of the Williams Hotel. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk is interviewed on the Channel Two Evening news. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Wayne L. Fisk relaxes at home with his wife Angelina. Fisk has been selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Year by the United States Jaycees

MSGT Marcia M. Elliott describes a reconnaissance mission to a tourist at a display in a shopping mall. Elliott is a recruiter from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

MSGT James Campbell, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Hyperbaric Medicine Division, briefs tourists on hyperbaric chamber facilities. The chamber is located in the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine

MSGT Osmar A. Alaniz, a boxing coach for the Air Force, practices with a speed bag

MSGT Marcia M. Elliott describes a reconnaissance mission to a tourist at a display in a shopping mall. Elliott is a recruiter from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

MSGT Frank Adamczyk performs maintenance on a solar observatory antenna

1LT Richard Hartley, chief, radiation measurements, and MSGT Earl Henry, noncommissioned officer in charge, radiation measurements, transfer spectral data from a computer terminal to magnetic tape

MSGT Howard Watson, 51st Composite Wing, talks to two Amerasian children (the children of American servicemen and Korean mothers) at the St. Vincent's Home for Amerasian Children

MSGT Wayne Fisk, wearing camouflage facial make-up, demonstrates combat extraction procedures of a survivor. MSGT Fisk, a pararescue specialist who devised this technique, was named one of the 10 most outstanding men in the United States for the 1980

MSGT Montgomery orders his assault troop to move out during Prime Beef Team training

A "downed" Dutch Air Force helicopter crewman SGT Chris Welter contacts a CH-53 Super Jolly helicopter on radio during exercise Reforger '80. Dutch Air Force MSGT Albert Van Rhijn activates a signal flare

Downed Dutch Air Force helicopter crewmen MSGT Albert Van Rhijn and SGT Chris Welter signal a United States CH-53 Super Jolly helicopter with a signal flare during exercise Reforger '80

A "downed" Dutch air force helicopter crewman MSGT Albert Van Rhijn, white helmet, joins pararescueman A1C Scott Gearen on the jungle penetrator to be hoisted up to a hovering CH-53 Super Jolly helicopter. The airmen are participating in exercise Reforger '80

A1C Scott Gearen and Dutch "survivor" MSGT Albert Van Rhijin are lifted aboard a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter during exercise REFORGER '80

MSGT Williams, a member of the combat control team (CCT), fires his M-16 rifle

MSGT Adams, of the combat control team (CCT), takes a closer look at one of the many types of bomblets used in the canister

SSGT Tynan and MSGT Williams prepare the charge on the bomb for the combat control team (CCT)

MSGT Moore, a member of the combat control team (CCT), prepares a detonation cord for an explosives charge. He is being trained in the demolition of explosives

MSGT Adams makes lunch for the combat control team (CCT)

A1C Christopher Shumway and MSGT Tom Gallasher, weather equipment technicians from the 2048th Communications Squadron, work on an airfield wind measuring system at the end of a runway

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

SSGT Clyde A. Hanson and MSGT Don V. Stanfield install the frequency control head on a mobile antenna during exercise Bright Star '80

MSGT Joe Ross, left, and TSGT John Hartsfield issue C-rations to Air Force personnel for the trip home at the conclusion of exercise Bright Star '80

MSGT Dan Lopez and TSGT Gary F. Summerbell, 150th Tactical Fighter Group, load a Mark 82 bomb onto an A-7 Corsair II aircraft during exercise Bright Star '80

SSGT Clyde A. Hanson, TSGT Eddie E. Brown and MSGT Don V. Stanfield install the frequency control head on a mobile antenna during exercise Bright Star '80

MSGT Don F. Day posts the status of maintenance in progress on the A-7 Corsair II aircraft on a maintenance control board during exercise Bright Star '80

MSGT Jim Wines films a 374th Tactical Airlift Wing paratroop drop

The dance band section of The Marine Band, "The President's Own," lead by MSGT Dennis Burian, plays during one of the Inaugural Balls at the Kennedy Center

Former hostages Army MSGT Regis Ragan, Richard Morefield, Marine SGT William Gallegos and Marine SGT Paul Lewis, left to right, watch the German Children's Chorus street concert honoring the hostages from a hospital balcony. The 52 hostages are spending a few days in the hospital after their release from Iran prior to their departure for the United States

CPT Michael Martin, MSGT James Connett, TSGT Daniel Jaramillo and MSGT William Reynolds, left to right, watch the tragic scene. The crew, 302nd Special Operations Squadron, are taking part in a CH-3E Jolly Green Giant helicopter mission to rescue guests from the blazing MGM Grand Hotel

Former hostages Army MSGT Regis Ragan, Sharerand and Clair Barnes, left to right, arrive at the base for their departure to the United States. The 52 hostages were hospitalized for a few days after their release from Iran

MSGT George Haresky removes safety devices from the M-904 nose fuse of a Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bombs. The bomb is loaded on an F-111A aircraft for Exercise Brim Frost '81

President Ronald Reagan, center, and Medal of Honor recipient, retired MSGT Roy P. Benavidez, U.S. Army

President Ronald Reagan arrives at the Pentagon for a Medal of Honor award ceremony. Walking beside him is the recipient, retired MSGT Roy P. Benavidez, U.S. Army

President Ronald Reagan, center, arrives at the Pentagon for a Medal of Honor award ceremony. Walking on the president's left is the recipient, retired MSGT Roy P. Benavidez, U.S. Army

President Ronald Reagan, beside the car, and Medal of Honor recipient, retired MSGT Roy P. Benavidez, U.S. Army, arrive at the Pentagon for the award ceremony

President Ronald Reagan, right, and Medal of Honor recipient, retired MSGT Roy P. Benavidez, U.S. Army, stand during the award ceremony at the Pentagon

President Ronald Reagan, center, leaves the Pentagon at the conclusion of the Medal of Honor award ceremony for retired MSGT Roy P. Benavidez, U.S. Army

Technical control facility duties are discussed by MSGT Martin Hill (right) and A1C Janet Nevins, of the 2044th Communication Group (2044th Communication Group) at the Pentagon. The 2044th Communication Group is the recipient of the 1980 MGEN Harold M. McClelland Award

MSGT Harry Jackson, maintenance section of the 2044th Comm. Gp.), services a sophisticated television projection system known as the eidiphor at the Pentagon. The 2044th Communication Group is the recipient of the 1980 MGEN Harold M. McClelland Award

MSGT David Harris (right), and SSGT Gregory Sullivan, from the television maintenance section of the 2044th Communication Group (2044th Comm. Gp.) trouble shoot equipment at the Pentagon. The 2044th Communication Group is the recipient of the 1980 MGEN Harold M. McClelland Award

From right, CHIEF MSGT Rufus Gray, TSGT Larry G. Wright, SSGT Joseph Sessions and TSGT Jack Potter, from the 2044th Communication Group (2044th Comm. Gp.), review a plans and programs schematic for patch service at the Pentagon. The 2044th Communication Group is the recipient of the 1980 MGEN Harold M. McClelland Award

Motion picture cameraman MSGT Edd Condon shoots a sequence of a pilot strap-in during the A-10 deployment phase of Exercise Coronet Sail

MSGT Lawrence L. Oien performs equipment maintenance during exercise Team Spirit '81. The airman is a member of the 107th Tactical Control Squadron, Air National Guard

Combat Control Team member, MSGT James Charvat from the First Special Operations Wing, packs his parachute after a HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) jump

Combat Control Team member, MSGT James Charvat from the First Special Operations Wing, carries his HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) parachute into the woods

Combat Control Team member MSGT James Charvat from the First Special Operations Wing descends to the ground by HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) parachute

Security policeman MSGT Bob Morton, armed with an M-177 rifle, guards a tent where a classified flight briefing is being held during exercise Busy Prairie II

MSGT Dale Richardson, an engineer on the KC-10 Extender aircraft, explains its cockpit features to CPT Charles Hale of the 306th Start Wing. Hale has been selected for training to become a KC-10 commander

MSGT Mark Nelson from the 4201st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, checks the landing gear on a KC-10 Extender aircraft

MSGT John Stokes, assistant chief, 7350th Air Base Group, proofreads a document before sending it to the public affairs division at Tempelhof Central Airport for final approval

MSGT Holland takes his own picture while in flight over the northeast section of the base (visible in the background)

World-class trapshooter MSGT Terry Howard reloads his shotgun before firing rounds at clay pigeon targets during the 1981 National Sports Festival

MSGT M.E. Allen, non-commissioned officer in charge of the communications platoon, tries to contact the 1ST Bn., 3rd Marines, 3rd Mar. Div., Fleet Marine Force, on a field radio. The battalion is undergoing combat readiness evaluations at the Pakalula Training Area

MSGT Robert Taylor of the 554th Civil Engineering Squadron cleans his M-16 rifle. The unit is participating in a joint Red Horse Team mobility training exercise

MGEN Lawrence F. Sullivan, commanding general, Marine Corps Logistics Base, holds a gift from 1LT J. J. Sanga and MSGT U. A. Almajar of the Republic of the Philippines

From (left to right), MSGT R. Lemere, LTC P. Feldman, MAJ N. Krause, N. Jaggi and COL G. Spohn participate in the grand opening of the new Power Conservation System at Tempelhof Central Airport

From (left to right), MSGT R. Lemere, LTC P. Feldman, MAJ N. Krause, Mr. N. Jaggi and COL G. Spohn participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony, to begin operation of the new Power Conservation System at Tempelhof Central Airport

MSGT John D. Wogoman helps pilot MAJ Willie Register take off his protective body bag prior to his mission aboard an F-4 Phantom II aircraft. Wogoman and Register are both wearing chemical warfare gear for training

MSGT Charles Gardner operates an NA/VYA-7 digital data terminal during exercise Bright Star '82

MSGT John D. Wogoman puts protective plastic boot covers on pilot MAJ Willie Register after his mission aboard an F-4 Phantom II aircraft. Wogoman and Register are both wearing chemical warfare gear for training

MSGT John D. Wogoman helps pilot MAJ Willie Register put on his protective plastic body bag after his mission aboard an F-4 Phantom II aircraft. Wogoman and Register are both wearing chemical warfare gear for training

MSGT Frank Ander, 2146th Communication Squadron, plugs a camera into the power supply so the camera can be adjusted. The camera is being used to record ordnance test results on the Korean Tactical Range, located approximately 90 miles east of Osan Air Base, South Korea

United States Air Forces in Europe SENIOR Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, SMSGT Melvin E. Mills (left), and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year MSGT Van A. Sanders tour Charlottenburg Palace

Three members of the Aerospace Audiovisual Service prepare to video tape a ski patrol during exercise Alloy Express. MSGT Edward Condon, the crew chief points out the scene to his cameraman, MSGT Mike Fleck

CPT Richard Peters operates a C-160 Transall aircraft hydraulics simulator, as German Air Force MSGT Franz Kandler points out the meaning of the various gauges, during a training course on the aircraft's operation. The Transall is a joint German-French design which serves as the primary strategic tactical support for the Germany Air Force

CPT Richard Peters listens as German Air Force MSGT Klaus Koch conducts a class on the C-160 Transall aircraft turbine engine, during a training course on the aircraft's operation. The Transall is a joint primary strategic tactical support for the German Air Force

CPT Richard Peters observes German Air Force MSGT Karl Von Waaden as he conducts a class on the C-160 Transall aircraft pressurization system, during a training course on the aircraft's operation. The Transall is a joint German-French design which serves as the primary strategic tactical support for the German Air Force

MSGT David Kovach of the 622nd Tactical Control Flight, uses a tripod mounted device to line up AN/TPS-43E radar equipment into position during Exercise UREX '82

MSGT Jim Paler, non-commissioned officer in charge of site support for the 622nd Tactical Control Flight, dips a helmet into a barrel of hot water to clean his mess kit, during Exercise UREX '82

MSGT Thomas E. Valentas keys information into the main computer on board an E-3A Sentry aircraft during Operation Ocean Venture '82. The E-3A is equipped with the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS)

Artwork: "Hands of Humanity, MSGT Wayne Fisk" Artist: Harrison Benton Copyrighted

COL Bowin prepares to take the regimental colors from MSGT Walls, so they can be given to COL Donald J. Myers, center, who is relieving Bowin as the commanding officer

Air-launched cruise missiles (ALCM) systems are monitored by MSGT Robert Peterson and AMN Ron J. Vodan

MSGT James F. Stewart, weapons control technician, performs maintenance on an F-4C Phantom II aircraft's APU-100 radar system. MSGT Stewart is assigned to the 131st Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard, involved in Exercise Coronet Cactus

MSGT James F. Stewart, weapons control technician, performs maintenance on an F-4C Phantom II aircraft's APU-100 radar system. MSGT Stewart is assigned to the 131st Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard, involved in Exercise Coronet Cactus

Retired LTC Orson G. Swindle III, second from right, USMC, and former Vietnam prisoner of war, is the guest speaker for a special ceremony honoring our former prisoners of war and the ones still missing in action. From left to right are: MGEN Lawrence F. Sullivan, BGEN Jerome T. Hagen, retired COL O.V. Jones, USMC and former POW, Swindle, and base MSGT R.E. Behrend