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A US flag set outside the Pentagon after a hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 was deliberately crashed into it on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, where two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is called the worst terrorist attack in history

Pentagon employees join Air Force and Army personnel pitching in to help where needed after a hijacked commercial jetliner crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the New York World Trade Center in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

Stretcher crews stand by to assist where needed after a hijacked commercial jetliner crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

Pentagon employees walk in disbelief after a hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 was deliberately crashed into Pentagon, September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, where two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is called the worst terrorist attack in history

Stretcher crews stand by to assist where needed after the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 was deliberately crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, when two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

Firefighters struggle to contain the fire after the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed a similar attack, two hijacked passenger planes flown into the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, on the same day, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

Smoke bellows from the Pentagon after five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 and deliberately crashed into the building, killing all onboard on Sept 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, when two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

Standing before a burned out hulk of an automobile an Alexandria fireman inspects the damage to the Pentagon. The US flag is set outside the Pentagon after a hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 was deliberately crashed into Pentagon, September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, where two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is called the worst terrorist attack in history

In defiance, a US flag is setup outside the Pentagon. Shortly after 8 AM on September 11, 2001 in an attempt to frighten the American people, five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200, shortly after it took off from Dulles International Airport just outside Washington DC. The hijackers herded up the 64 passengers toward the rear of the aircraft using knives and box cutters then flew a circuitous route that took them away then back toward Washington. At about 9:45 AM they flew the aircraft into the side of the Pentagon. The impact destroyed or damaged four of the five "rings," in this section, that circle the...

Lieutenant General (Dr.) Paul Carlton Jr., Surgeon General of the Air Force, (right), MASTER Sergeant Noel Sepulveda, USAF, (center) and Pentagon employees pitch in to help where needed after a hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 was deliberately crashed into the Pentagon, September 11, 2001. The Pentagon attack followed an attack on the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, when two fully loaded passenger airliners were flown into the buildings, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

After being ordered, to vacate his office in the Pentagon Air Force Major Ken Echternacht helps set up the Red Cross Disaster Services Area in the South Parking lot September 12, 2001. The parking lot was converted into an area providing food and rest for various emergency response agencies as they worked around the clock to secure the impact area where the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 deliberately crashed into the building the day before. The Pentagon attack followed a similar attack, two hijacked passenger planes flown into the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, on the same day, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history.(NOTE: ...

The huge American flag visible to the right of the damaged area is the garrison flag sent from the US Army Band at nearby Fort Myer, Virginia. It is the largest authorized (20' x 38') flag for the military. 3rd Infantry soldiers and fire fighters unfurled the flag over the side. Each night floodlights illuminated it. The impact area is where the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200 deliberately crashed into the building the day before. The Pentagon attack followed a similar attack, two hijacked passenger planes flown into the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, on the same day, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in history

A clock, frozen at the time of impact, inside the Pentagon. Shortly after 8 AM on September 11, 2001 in an attempt to frighten the American people, five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200, from Dulles International Airport just outside Washington DC. About 9:30 AM they flew the aircraft and 64 passengers into the side of the Pentagon. The impact destroyed or damaged four of the five "rings" in that section that circle the building. That section of the Pentagon was in the finishing stages of a renovation program to re-enforce and update the building. Fire fighters fought the fire through the night. The ...

Burned and melted items sit atop an office desk inside the fifth floor of the Pentagon. Shortly after 8 AM on September 11, 2001 in an attempt to frighten the American people, five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200, from Dulles International Airport just outside Washington DC. About 9:30 AM they flew the aircraft and 64 passengers into the side of the Pentagon. The impact destroyed or damaged four of the five "rings" in that section that circle the building. That section of the Pentagon was in the finishing stages of a renovation program to re-enforce and update the building. Fire fighters fought the fire...

Taking a deep draught of water, a rescue worker from the Montgomery County Maryland Fire & Rescue, takes a break at the heavily damaged Pentagon. Shortly after 8 AM on September 11, 2001 in an attempt to frighten the American people, five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200, from Dulles International Airport just outside Washington DC. About 9:30 AM they flew the aircraft and 64 passengers into the side of the Pentagon. The impact destroyed or damaged four of the five "rings" in that section that circle the building. That section of the Pentagon was in the finishing stages of a renovation program to ...

View of a damaged office on the fifth floor of the Pentagon. Shortly after 8 AM on September 11, 2001 in an attempt to frighten the American people, five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200, from Dulles International Airport just outside Washington DC. About 9:30 AM they flew the aircraft and 64 passengers into the side of the Pentagon. The impact destroyed or damaged four of the five "rings" in that section that circle the building. That section of the Pentagon was in the finishing stages of a renovation program to re-enforce and update the building. Fire fighters fought the fire through the night. The ...

A family member of a victim killed during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon holds yellow roses and an American flag in remembrance of his loved one. Family members visited the Pentagon to see the impact site on September 15th. Shortly after 8 AM on September 11, 2001 in an attempt to frighten the American people, five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200, from Dulles International Airport just outside Washington DC. About 9:30 AM they flew the aircraft and 64 passengers into the side of the Pentagon. The Pentagon attack followed a similar attack, two hijacked passenger planes flown into...

Family members visit the Pentagon on September 15, 2001 to view the area where their loved ones perished in a terrorist attack. Shortly after 8 AM on September 11, 2001 in an attempt to frighten the American people, five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200, from Dulles International Airport just outside Washington DC. About 9:30 AM they flew the aircraft and 64 passengers into the side of the Pentagon. The Pentagon attack followed a similar attack, two hijacked passenger planes flown into the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, on the same day, in what is being called the worst terrorist attack...

As rescue and recovery operations continue, family members gather to visit the Pentagon on September 15th, to view area where their loved ones perished in a terrorist attack. Shortly after 8 AM on September 11, 2001 in an attempt to frighten the American people, five members of Al-Qaida, a group of fundamentalist Islamic Muslims, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757-200, from Dulles International Airport just outside Washington DC. About 9:30 AM they flew the aircraft and 64 passengers into the side of the Pentagon. The Pentagon attack followed a similar attack, two hijacked passenger planes flown into the twin towers of the New York World Trade Center, on the same day, in...

As part of Operation NOBLE EAGLE, SENIOR AIRMAN William Briones, USAF, uses an extended mirror to search under vehicles at the main gate of the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field, Oregon. In light of recent terrorist acts, security measures increased in all areas of the base. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

North Dakota Air National Guard Logistics Squadron members show their colors at an assembly in the new Supply Facility at the 119th Fighter Wing, Hector Field, Fargo, North Dakota, during Operation NOBLE EAGLE. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

STAFF Sergeant Todd Campbell, USAF, of the 124th Security Forces Squadron checks the papers of a civilian entering Gowen Field (Air National Guard Base), Idaho, as part of heightened security procedures for Operation NOBLE EAGLE. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

As part of the Operation NOBLE EAGLE mobilization SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Steve Mullin, USAF, 151st Communications Flight, Utah Air National Guard (ANG), Salt Lake City, installs phone lines in an alternate command post on the Utah ANG base. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Traditional Guardsman STAFF Sergeant Christopher Willden, USAF, 151st Security Forces, Utah Air National Guard, Salt Lake City, gets a hug from his son before being deployed in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

As part of Operation NOBLE EAGLE, North Dakota Air National Guard fuels technician, MASTER Sergeant Mark Dibble, Moorhead, Minnesota prepares his refueling truck for service. The truck will refuel an F-16 returning to Hector Field from a training mission. The field, near Fargo North Dakota, is home base for the 119th Fighter Wing. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

STAFF Sergeant Michael Antinucci helps Wallkill Middle School Seventh graders carry food boxes they put together and donated to the 105th Air National Guard members serving at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center collapse. The collapse due to terrorist flying two large passenger aircraft into the buildings; killing all in the planes and thousands in the building. Guard participation is part of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Flanking Wallkill Middle School seventh graders, Teachers & members of the 105th Airlift Wing pose for group photo. On the left side are STAFF Sergeant Ed Gorman, Teacher Mrs. Lori Hughes, and Second Lieutenant Kimberly Cardona-Smith, Commander of the 105th Communications Squadron. On the right (left to right) Principal Mr. Victor Livocorri, Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Michael Antinucci, and TSGT Kathy Sileno. The students gathered food and pack it into boxes as donations for 105th Air Wing, Air National Guard, members serving at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center collapse. The collapse due to terrorist flying two large passenger aircraft into the buildings; killing all in the planes and...

During the mobilization for Operation NOBLE EAGLE, at the 192nd Fighter Wings Survival Recovery Center (SRC), Lieutenant Colonel Barker, USAF, (right), works with SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Leonard, USAF, (right) and others to coordinate an issue between the Base Command Post and the SRC. The SRC is activated during attacks and natural disasters. It collects and displays current data on damage, casualties, explosive ordnance, contamination, status or recovery action, and support to civil authorities. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center...

Traditional Guardsmen, SENIOR AIRMAN Darrell Webb, USAF, (right) and STAFF Sergeant Denise Officer, USAF, of the 151st Services Flight, Utah Air National Guard, Salt Lake City, prepare "Midnight Chow" for personnel activated in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

With the mobilization of the Air National Guard during Operation NOBLE EAGLE, Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Idaho, briefs the press on measures taken to secure airports across the state. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Governor Dirk Kempthorne, State of Idaho, and Mayor Brent Coles, of Boise, meet with Sergeant First Class (SFC) Scott Morgan, USA, of Boise. SFC Morgan, a member of C Company, 145th Support Battalion Idaho National Guard, assigned to guard duty at the Boise Air Terminal. He is part of the contingent of guardsmen, mobilized as part Operation NOBLE EAGLE, helping with airport security. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

During Operation NOBLE EAGLE, Major General John Kane, USA, Adjutant for the State of Idaho, briefs the press about the involvement of the guard in assisting in airport security across the state. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

An F-16C pilot from the Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing at Byrd Field, Richmond International Airport, Virginia, prepares for a nighttime mission in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Mobilized for Operation NOBLE EAGLE, STAFF Sergeant Corbett Allen, a crewchief for the Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing, services the LOX (Liquid Oxygen) converter on an F-16C. The 192 FW is located just outside of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

At Byrd Field (Richmond International Airport), Technical Sergeant Wilson, a crewchief for the Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing, does a final operations walk around check on an F-16C before a mission in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. The 192 FW is located just outside of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

At Byrd Field (Richmond International Airport), Technical Sergeant Wilson, a crewchief for the Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing, does a final operations check on an F-16C before a mission in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. The 192 FW is located just outside of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Working in support of Operation Noble Eagle, MASTER Sergeant Larry Anderson, an aircraft engine mechanic for the 192nd Fighter Wing (FW), performs an inspection of the variable nozzle on the afterburner of a General Electric F110-GE-100 jet engine for an F-16C Fighting Falcon. The 192 FW is located just outside of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

At Byrd Field/Richmond International Airport, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Fernandus Branch, a security forces specialist from the Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing (FW), stands next to his High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) performing a spot check while on guard duty on the flight line in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. SRA Branch has his Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle at hand. The 192 FW is located just outside of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

In support of Operation Noble Eagle, STAFF Sergeant Jonathon Cooper, an aircraft engine mechanic with the Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing, works on the combustion chamber of the General Electric F110-GE-100 jet engine from an F-16C. The 192 FW is located just outside of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Technical Sergeant Kelly Young, USAF, (left) and AIRMAN First Class Greg Wills, USAF, weapons loaders with the Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing, arm the AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles onboard the F-16C Fighting Falcon before a mission in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. The 192 FW is located just outside of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Mobilized in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE, STAFF Sergeant James Baldwin, fuel craftsman for the Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing (FW), hooks a line pump on to a fuel truck in order to refill the carrier. The 192 FW is located just outside of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Members of the 228th Combat Communications Squadron, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee look on as their OE-361 Quick Reaction Satellite Antenna (QRSA) is raised into position during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

With the work continuing on into the night, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Terry, AIRMAN First Class Sean, and SRA Danny, all from the 366th Air Expeditionary Group Communications Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, set up a light-all unit for night time operations during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group Hospital erect a Frame Supported Shelter for an Emergency Services tent in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Since the beginning of conflicts a little humor always helped the moral and passes the time when away from home. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM deployed residents of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group look forward to the opening an Army and Air Force Exchange facility (large brown building in the background). In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Church attendees depart the Chapel tent at the 355th Air Expeditionary Group compound. Regular church services are part of the morale program in place for military personnel deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Since the beginning of conflicts a little humor always helped the moral and passes the time when away from home. Here an empty space at the 355th Air Expeditionary compound is up for sale during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Air Force active duty and reserve members set up a temporary billeting facility inside the Moron Air Base, Spain fitness center while awaiting transportation to undisclosed locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group Hospital erect a Frame Supported Shelter for an Emergency Services tent in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group Hospital erect additional Frame Supported Shelter for Emergency Services tents in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

AIRMAN First Class (A!C) Mark Smith, Bio-Medical Technician, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, adjusts an air conditioning duct inside a Field Medical Facility. A1C Smith deployed with the 355th Air Expeditionary Group in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group Hospital erect additional Frame Supported Shelters for Emergency Services tents in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group Hospital work on the framing of the Frame Supported Shelter as they erect additional Emergency Services tents in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Second Lieutenant David Burns, USAF, Physicians Assistant, Keesler AFB, Missouri, pitches in to help assemble the Frame Supported Shelter field hospital in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Within the rows of MGPTS (Modular General Purpose Tent System) tents, members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group deployed in support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM have all the conveniences normally found in their local MPF (Military Personnel Flight). The MPF offices are centrally located in tents to make inprocessing and other official business more efficient. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Air Force active duty and reserve members set up a temporary billeting facility inside the Moron Air Base, Spain fitness center while awaiting transportation to undisclosed locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Brian Briggs, USAF, Bio-Medical Journeyman, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, adjusts an air conditioning duct in a Field Medical Facility. TSGT Briggs deployed with the 355th Air Expeditionary Group in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Members of the 228th Combat Communications Squadron from McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, Tennessee help to erect a TEMPER (Tent, Extendable, Modular, Personnel) tent that will house deployed personnel in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

MASTER Sergeant Reggie Dumas, USAF, ramp supervisor, from the 317th Airlift Control Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, passes information on a C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft, to the MARC (Mobility Air Reporting Center) on the ramp at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft carried troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Mobilized as part of Operation NOBLE EAGLE, STAFF Sergeant Garry Root and SENIOR AIRMAN Shea Higgins (background) guard the entry control point to the flightline at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Columbus, Ohio. They are Security Policemen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, guarding the wings KC-135 aircraft. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

STAFF Sergeant Craig Yonkovich, US Air Force (USAF), crewchief, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, replaces a hydraulic filter on the number three engine of a C-17 Globemaster III, on the ramp at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft carried troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

STAFF Sergeant Craig Yonkovich, US Air Force (USAF), crewchief, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, runs a system check after replacing a hydraulic filter on the number three engine of the C-17 Globemaster III, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft carried troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

A crew of a C-17 Globemaster III move their bags out to a truck to be stored, after arriving on the ramp at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft carried troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

STAFF Sergeant Craig Yonkovich, US Air Force (USAF), crewchief, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, documents maintenance activities after replacing a hydraulic filter on the number three engine of a C-17 Globemaster III, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft carried troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Kreps, US Air Force (USAF), Commander, 317th Airlift Control Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, passes information on a C-17 Globemaster III, from McChord AFB, Washington, to the MARC (Mobility Air Reporting Center) on the ramp at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft carried troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

SENIOR AIRMAN Tim Smith, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 375th Logistics Support Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, drags a fuel hose up to a C-17 Globemaster III on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

SENIOR AIRMAN Darius Roberson, US Air Force (USAF), Hydraulics Systems specialist, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, marshals in a C-17A Globemaster III from McChord AFB, Washington, at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft carried troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Technical Sergeant T. J. Theis, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 96th Supply Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, drags out the fuel hose and grounding cord from his R-11 fuel truck, toward an aircraft on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Technical Sergeant T. J. Theis, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 96th Supply Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, completes paperwork at his R-11 fuel truck while filling up an aircraft on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

STAFF Sergeant Julia Nelson, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 375th Logistics Support Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, monitors the gauges telling her how much fuel is being pumped into her fuel truck at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

SENIOR AIRMAN Sean Willis, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 375th Logistics Support Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, pulls back the refueling hose after filling up an aircraft on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

R-11 fuel trucks line up to be filled at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Sicily. The fuel is for aircraft to continue their missions in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

SENIOR AIRMAN Ronald W. Smith, US Air Force (USAF), Crewchief, 437th Maintenance Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, makes minor repairs on a C-17A Globemaster III, at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Technical Sergeant T. J. Theis, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 96th Supply Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, attaches a hose to the R-11 fuel truck to fill it back up after refueling an aircraft on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

A crewchief attaches the fuel nozzle assembly to a C-17 Globemaster III before filling up aircraft on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

R-11 fuel trucks refuel C-17 Globemaster IIIs, on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, to continue their mission. The aircraft will carry troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. The fuels cell deployed to NAS Sigonella pumps an average of 287,000 gallons of fuel a day and has pumped over 7,000,000 gallons so far in this operation. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

STAFF Sergeant Julia Nelson, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 375th Logistics Support Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, reels in the refueling hose back into her R-11 fuel truck after filling up a C-17 Globemaster at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

SENIOR AIRMAN Sean Willis, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 375th Logistics Support Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, watches the gauges at the pump station telling him how much fuel is being pumped into his truck at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

R-11 fuel trucks refuel C-17 Globemaster IIIs, on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, to continue their mission. The aircraft will carry troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. The fuels cell deployed to NAS Sigonella pumps an average of 287,000 gallons of fuel a day and has pumped over 7,000,000 gallons so far in this operation. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Richard Laux, (left), US Air Force (USAF), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of deployed Fuel Cell, 375th Logistics Support Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and TSGT T. J. Theis, 96th Supply Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida, monitor a pump station at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Overall shot of Tent City built to house personnel deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In the foreground, left, is the field medical facility. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

STAFF Sergeant Julia Nelson, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 375th Logistics Support Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, monitors the gauges of her R-11 fuel truck indicating how much fuel is pumped out while filling up an aircraft on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

As one C-17A Globemaster III, from McChord AFB, Washington sits on the ramp another arrives at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft carried troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Technical Sergeant T. J. Theis, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 96th Supply Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, attaches the fuel hose before filling up a C-17 Globemaster III on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

STAFF Sergeant Julia Nelson, US Air Force (USAF), fuels specialist, 375th Logistics Support Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, prepares to reel in the refueling hose after filling up a C-17 Globemaster III on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Sicily, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

SENIOR AIRMAN Darius Roberson, US Air Force (USAF), Hydraulics Systems specialist, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, marshals in a C-17A Globemaster III from McChord AFB, Washington, at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft carried troops and cargo to forward locations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Colonel Steve Hicks, Commander of the 192nd Fighter Wing (FW), take a moment to pray with others before he gives a speech and slide presentation to the Hanover Ruritan Club about the 192 FW unit history and it's role in Operation NOBLE EAGLE. The 192 FW is located just outside of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

A KC-10 Extender boom operator, from the 28th Air Expeditionary Wing, refuels a B1-B Lancer bomber over the Indian Ocean prior to a bombing sortie into Afghanistan for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Both aircraft are from the 28th Air Expeditionary Wing. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

A B1-B Lancer bomber connects with and receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender over the Indian Ocean prior to a bombing sortie into Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Both aircraft are from the 28th Air Expeditionary Wing. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

An R-11 fuel truck refuels C-17A Globemaster III on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

A B1-B Lancer bomber carefully moves toward the refueling boom of a KC-10 Extender tanker over the Indian Ocean prior to a bombing sortie into Afghanistan for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Both aircraft are from the 28th Air Expeditionary Wing. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

C-17A Globemaster IIIs, wait on the ramp to be loaded at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft will carry troops and cargo to forward locations in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard at Fort Smith, Arkansas, Captain Troy D. Howerton, USAF, (right), RN, Medical Services Officer, administers a flu vaccination to Technical Sergeant Charles B. Kiser Jr., USAF, Ground Communications SPECIALIST, one of the Traditional Guardsmen recently mobilized for support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

A pair of R-11 fuel trucks refuel a C-17A Globemaster III on the ramp at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Air Force member works on munitions during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Air Force personnel work on a Mark 82 (Mk82 500-pound bombs) munitions during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

STAFF Sergeant Patricio Ramirez-Deleon, USAF, (left), 366th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, and AIRMAN First Class Kenji Guro, USAF, 366th CES, dig a trench for a 20,000 gallon water bladder drain hose at an undisclosed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

A C-17A Globemaster III, launches on another mission at dawn from Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy. The aircraft is carrying troops and cargo to forward locations in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

AIRMAN (AMN) Erin Powers, USAF, (left), 366th Services Squadron (SVS), fills out a laundry ticket for AMN Michelle Gaudin, USAF, 509th Communications Squadron, as she drops off her laundry at the 366th SVS laundry collection point at a deployed undisclosed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Note that AMN Gaudin is in MOPP-1 (Mission Oriented Protective Posture response level-1), carrying her chemical protective mask in its carrying case. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

As residents watch, Civil Engineering personnel from the 28th Air Expeditionary Wing, dig a trench to direct two days worth of rainwater away from the tents at Camp Freedom during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

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