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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

United States Air Forces in Europe SENIOR Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, SMSGT Melvin E. Mills walks through one of the Charlottenburg Palace ballrooms during a tour

Major General William P. Acker and the commandant of the Non-commissioned Officer's Leadership School (NCOLS) cut the ribbon to open the school's new location. The NCOLS was recently moved from Royal Air Force Wethersfield and the first class is scheduled to graduate on November 15, 1983

Three students approach the Air Force Communications Command (AFCC) Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy and Leadership School

Thomas Cleven, Chairman of the Navy League, Richmond Chapter, presents SGT Wilcox with the Non-commissioned Officer of the Year Award as BGEN R. Bowen stands by

An aerial view of a portion of the base and surrounding area. The 608th United States Air Force (USAF) Contingency Hospital, United States Air Force Europe (USAFE), is located at Upwood. The 7028th School Squadron, USAFE, is also based at Upwood, where it runs the 3rd Air Force's Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy and NCO Leadership School

An aerial view of a portion of the base and surrounding area. The 608th United States Air Force (USAF) Contingency Hospital, United States Air Force Europe (USAFE), is located at Upwood. The 7028th School Squadron, USAFE, is also based at Upwood, where it runs the 3rd Air Force's Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy and NCO Leadership School

SGT Angie Worthing uses a table top model to demonstrate tactical maneuvers during a Non-Commissioned Officer's School resident course at Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany

STAFF Sergeant Joey Richard, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge, programs the new computerized fire alarm receiver in the Randolph Fire Department Fire Alarm Center. Workers from the 12th Civil Engineer Squadron began in October to connect the $18,000.00 fire alarm system to 168 administrative and maintenance buildings on base

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Angel Rodriguez, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the 436th Airlift Wing Honor Guard, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, escorts the hearse containing the remains of US Air Force First Lieutenant Michael J. Blassie during a POW ceremony for the pilot. For 26 years the Air Force pilot remained unidentified, and since 1984 he rested in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery until DNA tests confirmed his identity June 30. This image was used in the July 1998 issue of AIRMAN Magazine

Caleb Barfield, Pilot for a Day, with MASTER Sergeant Tommy Temple. MSGT Temple, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge, tells Caleb about the helmet he is wearing. The 157th Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Group, McEntire Air National Guard Station, Eastover, South Carolina, is host for the Pilot for a Day Program

Personnel from OSan Air Base, Republic of Korea (South Korea) are being trained through a new "Security Trained and Ready" program, better known as STAR, that began earlier in the year. This image is a left side front view, close-up shot of USAF Technical Sergeant Bruce Hodges, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of STAR and he takes his job training very seriously. Under his tutelage, "deputized" cops haven't allowed a single enemy to penetrate the base perimeter. This image is seen in the November 1998 issue of AIRMAN Magazine

General Saleh Bin Ali Al-Mohaya (Left), CHIEF of the General STAFF, Saudi Arabian Military and US Army Major General James C. Riley (Right), Commander, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) tour the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy during his visit to the US Army Training and Support Center, Fort Stewart, Georgia

Left side front view, medium shot from the waist up of US First Lady Hillary Rodham-Clinton as she stands behind pallets of Meals Ready to Eat (MRE). USAF Technical Sergeant Robert Graber Jr., Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the 436th Super Port Cargo Processing Section, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, explains to the First Lady how the humanitarian relief pallets are built up and processed through the supply system at Dover

US Air Force Technical Sergeant Ramona Wolfe, the Non-Commissioned Officer in charge (NCOIC) of small computer maintenance from the 5th Combat Communications Squadron, Robbins Air Force Base, Georgia, replaces a board into a computer at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. A1C Ashe is part of the coalition forces of the 363rd Air Expeditionary Wing, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, that enforce the no-fly and no-drive zone in Southern Iraq to protect and defend against Iraqi aggression in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Air Force SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Julius Ser (left), 52nd Communications Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, is also Commander of VFW Spangdahlem Post 10775, and USAF STAFF Sergeant Traci Beilke, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, DEU, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Wing Protocol, is also an active member of VFW, lay down a wreath on the memorial stone at the air park in Spangdahlem AB, DEU, during Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony on November 10th, 2000. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Esperanza Berrios)

US Air Force Technical Sergeant Ricky Deeson, a telephone maintenance technician and USAF Technical Sergeant Bill Northington, a Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of network security, both from the 48th Communications Squadron (CS), 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, terminate a new local area network circuit at the 48 CS server farm

Technical Sergeant Gary McCullers, USAF, (left), Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of the Optometry Clinic, 48th Aerospace Medical Squadron, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, UK, uses a Non-Contact Tonometry (NCT) machine on AIRMAN First Class Thomas Bangle from the 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron. The NCT is used to measure the internal pressure in the eye as part of the test for glaucoma

Commanding General US Army (USA) Forces Command General John W. Hendrix and Mrs. Brenda Rankin, wife of Command Sergeant Major (CSM) John C. Rankin pin the CSM rank insignia on her husband during the Frocking Ceremony for Regimental Command Sergeant Major of the Chaplain Corps, its highest Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) position

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Brad Gudgel, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of squadron operations center, 353rd Combat Training Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, coordinates with Cope Thunder pilots during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2001

MASTER Sergeant Howard Blair, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC), Combat Camera Phoenix Readiness Instructor, 421 Ground Combat Readiness School, Fort Dix, New Jersey, bounds forward to join the rest of his squad during field tactics training

MASTER Sergeant Lionel Campeau, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of Radio Operations with the 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), trains personnel on the communications systems used during the joint United States and Canadian exercise SEAHAWK 2001

STAFF Sergeant Yuvonka Sheppard, USAF, (foreground), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of storage and issue, and AIRMAN Yarie Velez-Rodriguez, USAF, a pickup and delivery expediter, 48th Supply Squadron, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, UK, verify stock numbers in the 01A warehouse using a narrow aisle picker. The 48th Supply Squadron 01A Warehouse stores over 15,000 aircraft and base operation parts

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) David Larrabee, (right), USAF, 39th Maintenance Squadron, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Precision Guided Missile support section, assists SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Brian Oda, USAF, 39th MXS Precision Guided Missile crew member, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, function test the guidance and control section of the AIM-7M missile. The test is part of a 180-day technical order (TO) requirement at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

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

Technical Sergeant Rob Mundis, USAF, Deployed Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Aircrew transportation, 437th Transportation Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, logs another call for a crew bus for crews deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily

Computer systems operator, AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Daniel Machado (left), receives upgrade training on computer security from Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Anne Thompson, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC of network systems

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Randy Lightsey, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Radiology, reviews a patient's record after completing an annual examination

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTCOL) John Caudill, General Dentist, 31st Dental Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Randy Lightsey, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Radiology, review a patient's record after completing an annual examination

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Michael Todd, USAF, 92nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS), 92nd Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Fairchild AFB, Washington grabs handfuls of meat products during a shopping spree at the base commissary as part of his award as Wing Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Michael Callahan (left), USAF, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Ophthalmology, 48th Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS), 48th Fighter Wing (FW), RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, uses an auto refractor/keratometer on SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Timothy Daigle, USAF, Air Traffic Controller, 48th Operations Support Squadron (OSS). The 48th AMDS Optometry Clinic see over 100 patients a day and is the only Department of Defense (DoD) eye clinic in the United Kingdom, with 99.9% of all cases that come into the clinic can be handled in-house with no referrals for further treatment

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Joseph Laquitara (middle), USAF, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Videography, 28th Communications Squadron (CS), Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, gives kids from a local junior-high school a tour of the units video section during National Job Shadowing Program day. National Job Shadowing Program day is an opportunity for children at Ellsworth AFB to go to work with their parents and get a better understanding of their jobs

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Cullen Lawrence, a Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Vehicle Maintenance and Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal (CPL) Tony J. Parsons, a Ground Support Equipment Technician, examine an engine block on an M-Series 2 1/2 ton truck at Peter J. Ganci Jr. Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Kimble August (left), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Alpha/Company, 1ST Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, gives fire directions to USA Specialists (SPC) Brian Goodrich, a 7.62mm 240G heavy machine gun operator, during blank fire training held in Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2002

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Michelle Cavazos, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Outpatient Pharmacy Services, 31st Medical Group (MG), counts, sorts and bottles medication inside the Pharmacy at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mike Burnette, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NOCIC), Armed Forces Network (AFN) Radio, Kaiserslautern, Germany, selects pre-recorded music to be broadcast for Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) members on the new Z 100.2 radio program. The AFN Kaiserslautern branch made new programming changes to better serve the KMC, by going to a 12-hour a day live, local broadcasting schedule

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) April Lawrence (background), News Department, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NOCIC), and US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mike Burnette, NOCIC, Armed Forces Network (AFN) Radio, both assigned at Kaiserslautern, Germany, conduct a live broadcast for Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) members on the new Z 100.2 radio program. The AFN Kaiserslautern branch made new programming changes to better serve the KMC, by going to a 12-hour a day live, local broadcasting schedule

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mike Burnette (left), Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NOCIC), Armed Forces Network (AFN) Radio, and USAF STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) April Lawrence, News Department, NOCIC, both assigned at Kaiserslautern, Germany, conduct a live broadcast for Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) members on the new Z 100.2 radio program. The AFN Kaiserslautern branch made new programming changes to better serve the KMC, by going to a 12-hour a day live, local broadcasting schedule

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Andre Sheppard, Non-commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Communications Focal Point, 438th Expeditionary Supply Squadron (ESS), 438th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) troubleshoots a problem on the Secure Internet Protocol Routing Network at a forward deployed location, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Jason Thoel, Non-commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Communications Focal Point, 438th Expeditionary Supply Squadron (ESS), 438th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), uses a laptop computer to establish new user account for newly assigned personnel at a forward deployed location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Dave Berdis (left), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), 438th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadrons (ECES), Entomology Flight, and USAF Captain (CPT) Christily Silvernail, Public Health Officer, 438th Expeditionary Medical Group (EMG), set up a perimeter mosquito trap, while forwardly deployed at an undisclosed location supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A vocalist with the US Air Force (USAF) "Tops in Blue" entertainment troupe, USAF STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Evelyn L. Bruce, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of Patient Administration, at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, during a show entitled "Spirit of America" which highlights the ethnic diversity and contributions made by Americans, at Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Lanette Webber, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of supply for the logistics directorate, researches her supply accounts inside her office, while deployed at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, in support of Combined Task Force (CTF), Operation NORTHERN WATCH

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Daniel Cornell (right), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), 7th Signal Brigade Communications Package, Mannheim, Germany, explains the basic installation of all communications at the Advanced Operational Base in Krtsanisi, Republic of Georgia, to US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF (JCS). General Myers is touring the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP) complex and training grounds along with meeting top military officials and the Georgian President to discuss GTEP. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed...

Participants go over paper work during the Mid-Planning Conference for Peacekeeping Operations South 03 (PKO South 03), held at the Sheraton Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina (ARG). Pictured left-to-right are Mr. Roberto Roski, US Army South (USARSO) Budget Analyst, US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Angel Marrerro, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC), USARSO Tactical Exercise Division, and Dame Margaret Anstee, role-playing as the Special Representative of the Secretary General

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Cindy Beck, NCOIC (Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge) of the Personnel Deployment Function, McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), New Jersey (NJ), prepares to brief troops prior to their deployment in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Guillermo Mendez, Jr. (left) Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC), US Army South (USARSO) Early Entry Command Post Exercise (ECCP), and USA Captain (CPT) Juan Candelario, USARSO Current Operations Division Officer, assemble parts to set up a tent at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico (PR)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Marcel Norman, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Non Destructive Inspection Lab (NDI), 31st Maintenance Squadron, Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy, performs a controlled diagnostic inspection with known parameters to make sure the Magnetic Particle Inspection Unit is working properly. The machine inspect parts of the jets that can be magnetized then checked for fractures or other damage that cannot be seen by the naked eye

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Marcel Norman, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Non Destructive Inspection Lab (NDI), 31st Maintenance Squadron, Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy, runs a diagnostics program on the SPECTROIL M/N Deployable Oil Analysis Spectrometer to check the integrity of the machine. The machine is part of the US Department of Defenses Joint Analysis Oil Program (JOAP) used to detect damaging but barely visible metal chips in jet engine oil

Inside the cargo compartment of a US Air Force (USAF) C-5A Galaxy aircraft, USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jim Masters, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Travis Brass, plays the tune "Volare" on the trumpet, as Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mondavi (left), Owners of the Robert Mondavi Winery, and Mrs. Janine Graber with Mr. Raymond C. Carrington, looking on. The distinguished visitors were give a tour of the aircraft by US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) Brad Baker, (not shown) Commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW), at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), California (CA)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Roy Clay (left), Pay Non-Commissioned Officer (NOC) from the WEST Team, assigned to 3/4 Headquarters/Company, issues cash payment to Sergeant (SGT) Jason Kavanugh, at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

The US Air Force (USAF), 86th Airlift WingΘs (AW), Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year for"2002", Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mark Smurda, unloads one of many shopping carts after his 5-minute shopping spree sponsored by the Defense Commissary Agency, at Ramstein Air Base Germany. This year was the first time that the Wing Annual Award winners were presented with a shopping spree as a prize

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Darryl Arnold Jr., Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Customer Service, and Counseling, assist Mr. Roger Alvernaz, Deputy Commander, 52nd Services Squadron (SVS), with the necessary paperwork for household goods pick-up, inside the Traffic Management Office at Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Michael Bitson, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of Network Management, installs a cryptography machine at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Brian Spegal, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC), 99th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), 363rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (EAMXS), signs off forms after completing maintenance on a USAF U-2R Dragon Lady aircraft while deployed with the at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Craig Larsen, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of Standards and Evaluation, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), watches closely as Lee Ann Rickard, an In-Flight Nurse with the 86th AES, works to reconfigure the cargo compartment of a USAF C-130 Hercules aircraft for medical evacuation, during a training competition held for Nurse/Technician appreciation week, at Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Amphibious Assault Ship USS NASSAU (LAH-4), US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Jeffery Jordan, Training Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) assigned to S-1, Headquarters and Support Company, Battalion Landing Team (BLT), 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC), uses a computer to create award certificates

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Michael Paz, 300th Battalion Battle, Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), attends a Catholic Mass at the Convoy Supply Center (CSC) located in Scania, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) Alvin Griffin (left), 1ST Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (1ST LAR), Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, California (CA), gives the Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) sword to USMC Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) W.R. Constantini, Commanding Officer, 1ST LAR, during the Sergeant Major Relief and Appointment Ceremony on the 1ST LAR parade deck, as he relinquishes his command

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) Alvin Griffin (second from left), 1ST Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (1ST LAR), Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton, California (CA), receives the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) sword from USMC Corporal (CPL) Devon Bradley (left) during the Sergeant Major Relief and Appointment Ceremony on the 1ST LAR parade deck. The Sergeant Major Relief and Appointment Ceremony is relinquishing command from USMC SGM Alvin R. Griffin to USMC First Sergeant (1SGT) Bryan S. Nohl (right)

US Air Force (USAF) Junior Reserve Officer Training Candidate (ROTC) Cadet, Jessica Miranda, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of Delta flight, saluted during a Civil Air Patrol and Junior ROTC parade held at Hardin Field, Kirkland Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico (NM). Cadet Miranda is a student at Mayfield High School, Las Cruces, NM

Light enhanced photography showing US Air Force (USAF) Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) for the 4th Air Support Operations Group (ASOG) Detachment 1, using his AN/PVS-7 night vision binocular system, during a close air support exercise at Kirkuk Air Base (AB), Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Valerie Murphy (center), Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) of Employment/Relocation at the Virginia Air National Guard's (VAANG) 192nd Fighter Wing (FW), load deploying members baggage onto a truck. The 192d FW is participating in a 90 day Aerospace Expeditionary Forces (AEF) tour to Southwest Asia in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Captain (CAPT) Rek Branko, left, a Bel-412 helicopter pilot with the Slovenia Air Force (SAF), reviews his post flight documentation with the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Helicopter Operations at Graff Ignateivo Air Base (AB), Bulgaria (BG), US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Kristine Oliver, from Headquarters Air South during Cooperative Key 2003

US Army (USA) Sergeant Major (SGM) Richard Fischer, Iraqi Civil Defense Course (ICDC) Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) instructs an Iraqi Civil Defense Force (ICDF) trainee on the proper way to hold his Tabuk 7.62mm assault rifle during marksmanship training. The ICDC conducted weekly in Baghdad, Iraq, trains new Iraqi recruits on soldier skills and prepares them to work with coalition forces supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Author House, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Medical Repairs, 48th Medical Support Squadron (MDSS), Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, United Kingdom (UK), renders a salute at a table setting ceremony at the Eagles Landing officers club. The ceremony dedicated to prisoners of war and those missing in action from all branches of the military

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Author House, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Medical Repairs, 48th Medical Support Squadron (MDSS), Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, United Kingdom (UK), participates in a table setting ceremony at the Eagles Landing officers club. The ceremony dedicated to prisoners of war and those missing in action from all branches of the military

US Army (USA) Sergeant Major (SGM) Richard Fischer, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC), Iraqi Civil Defense Course (ICDC), and USA Brigadier General (BGEN) Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 1ST Armored Division (AD), review the new Iraqi Civil Defense Force troops at their graduation ceremony. The ICDC conducted weekly in Baghdad, Iraq, to train new Iraqi recruits on soldier skills and to prepare them to work with coalition forces supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Sergeant Major (SGM) Toni Allen (left), Deputy Commandant, Signal Regimental Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, poses for a photograph with USA STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Gregory Celesky, B Company, 67th Signal Brigade, during an Induction Ceremony held at the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at Fort Gordon, Georgia (GA). (SUBSTANDARD)

US Army (USA) Brigadier General (BGEN) (P) Janet Hicks (forth from left), Commanding General, US Army Signal School, poses for a group photograph with awards recipients from USA Signal Brigade. Pictured left-to-right: USA Sergeant (SGT) Lloyd, Soldier of the Year; USA STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Smith, Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year; USA SSG Starks, Instructor of the Year; BEN Hicks; Judy Wyatt, Civilian of the Year; and Mrs. Guthrie, Volunteer of the Year

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) William Childs, the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the 30th Space Communications Squadron (SCS) Ground Radar Systems Maintenance (GRSM) section climbs up the dish section of a Next Generation Radar (NGR) during an inspection here at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), California (CA)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) William Childs, the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the 30th Space Communications Squadron (SCS) Ground Radar Systems Maintenance (GRSM) section climbs up the dish section of a Next Generation Radar (NGR) during an inspection here at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), California (CA)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Garrett Keller, Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), Combat Engineers, Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 (MWSS-273), is on duty at Al Asad Air Base (AB), Al Anbar Province, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Retired CHIEF MASTER Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) Sam E. Parish (left) signs a Promotion Fitness Examination book for US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Samuel Byrd, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Laboratory Services, 48th Medical Support Squadron (MDSS) 48th Fighter Wing (FW), Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, United Kingdom, during a recent visit to the base. CHIEF Parish was the 8th CMSAF and served from August 1983 until 1986

Abby Holtfort, daughter of US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) William Falker, Non-Commissioned Officer (NCOIC) of Commander Support STAFF, 314th Medical Group (MDG), tries to buckle up herself aboard a helicopter at the 2004 Heroes of the Heartland Air show at Little Rock Air Force Base (AFB), Arkansas (AR)

US Army (USA) 1ST Cavalry Division, Private First Class (PFC) Cobb, assists a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Gibson, prepare and set up a rubber Claymore Anti-Personnel Mine, in Baghdad, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

The Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy names its auditorium for retired US Air Force (USAF) CHIEF MASTER Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) Sam Parish. USAF CHIEF MASTER Sergeants (CMSGT) Allan Ludi (left), Rita Kinler, and Sheila Gurule (right) talk with retired CMSAF Sam Parish. CMSAF Parish, the eighth CMSAF (1983-1986) was at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico (NM) for a ceremony at the Kirtland NCO Academy, to name the school's auditorium in his honor. CMSAF Parish is the only former CMSAF to graduate from the Kirtland NCO Academy and he is the Honor Graduate of Class 64-D. The academy is the oldest continuous operation enlisted professional military...

US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Dale Winter (left), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), Independent Security Detachment (ISD), Task Force (TF) Tacoma, gets updated information from TF Headquarters (HQ) about automatic gunfire erupting near his location, as USA Private First Class (PFC) Heath Torgerson (right), ISD, TF Tacoma, monitors an alleyway, while on patrol in the village of Albu Hassan, Salah Ad Din province, Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Juan Toledo (right), with the 56th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) critiques Air Force Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets while they work on team building skills during Summer Leadership School at Camp Navajo, near Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Juan Toledo (right), with the 56th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) critiques Air Force Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets while they work on navigation skills during Summer Leadership School at Camp Navajo, near Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Chris Rose, the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) at the Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska (AK), Veterinarian Services, inspects for intestinal worms in a specimen at the Veterinary Clinic. He routinely cares for cats, dogs and military working dogs

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Chris Rose, the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) at the Eielson Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska (AK), Veterinarian Services, unwraps a bandage on a front leg of Sadie, a Black Labrador mix

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Daniel Gonzalez (left), 39th Communications Squadron, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of exercises Unit Control Center (UCC) helps USAF AIRMAN 1ST Class Dereck Shellenbarger put on his MCU-2P chemical mask during an exercise held at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, on Sept. 23, 2004. (U.S. Air Force photo by AIRMAN Bradley A. Lail) (Released)

U.S. Air Force 1ST LT. Robert Prausa (right), 325th Security Forces Squadron Training and Resources Officer In Charge, watches 325th Security Forces Armory, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge, STAFF SGT. Allen Merritt (left), extinguish a fire caused by a smoke grenade at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., on Oct. 8, 2004. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by 1ST LT. Albert Bosco) (RELEASED)

U.S. Air Force 36th Communication Squadron (CS), 36th Air Expeditionary Wing MASTER SGT. Ruby L. Gravely, Non-commissioned Officer in Charge, Network Control Center, inspects 36th CS Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on Jan. 19, 2005. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr.) (Released)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ray Ashey, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC), Finance Office, 407th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), Tallil Air Base (AB), Iraq, charges his 9 mm M9 Pistol prior to departing his office to pay local national personnel during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ray Ashey (right), Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC), Finance Office, 407th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), Tallil Air Base (AB), Iraq, pays Mr. Usama Hassan Hadi, an Arabic Interpreter with the 407th AEG. USAF STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Jennifer Pierre-Louis, Contracting Craftsman, 407th AEG Contracting Office, observes the transaction during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Julen Stallings (background), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), of the Base Honor Guard Team at Charlotte Air National Guard Base (ANGB), North Carolina (NC), stands at ease during a Monument Rededication Ceremony held on Base

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Julen Stallings (background), Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC), of the Base Honor Guard Team at Charlotte Air National Guard Base (ANGB), North Carolina (NC), stands at ease during a Monument Rededication Ceremony held on Base

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow, First Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). During the ceremony, the First Cavalry Division Commander, MAJ. GEN. Joseph F. Fil, addresses the soldiers and guests in attendance. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow, 1ST Cavalry Division, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). During the ceremony, SGT. MAJ. Johndrow addresses the soldiers and guests in attendance, on Guideon Field, at Fort Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow, First Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), during a ceremony, held on Cooper Field. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow, First Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). During the ceremony, outgoing Command SGT. MAJ. Donald Sanders, stands at attention directly in front of the Command SGT. MAJ. STAFF, SGT. MAJ. William Rost, SGT. MAJ. Kevin B. Gainey and SGT. MAJ. William Wallace. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow, First Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). During the ceremony, MAJ. GEN. Joseph F. Fil (right), First Cavalry Division Commander, Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow (left) and outgoing Command SGT. MAJ. Donald Sanders, present arms to the colors during the mounted inspection of the troops portion of the ceremony. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow, 1ST Cavalry Division, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). Following Command SGT. MAJ. Johndrow, are Command SGT. MAJ. STAFF, SGT. MAJ. Curtis L. Sanders, SGT. MAJ. William Rost, SGT. MAJ. Kevin B. Gainey and SGT. MAJ. William Wallace, on Guideon Field, at Fort Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow, 1ST Cavalry Division, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). During the ceremony, Command SGT. MAJ. Johndrow and his wife Vickie cut a cake on Guideon Field, at Fort Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow, First Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). During the ceremony, MAJ. GEN. Joseph F. Fil (right), First Cavalry Division Commander, Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow (left) and outgoing Command SGT. MAJ. Donald Sanders, review the colors during the mounted inspection of the troops portion of the ceremony. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow, First Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), and observes the retreat and retiring of the colors during the start of the Change of Responsibility Ceremony held on Cooper Field. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow (right), First Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), and observes the retreat and retiring of the colors during the start of the Change of Responsibility Ceremony held on Cooper Field. MAJ. GEN. Joseph F. Fil, First Cavalry Division Commander, observes the ceremony. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)

U.S. Army Command SGT. MAJ. Philip F. Johndrow, 1ST Cavalry Division, assumes responsibility as the First Team's top Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). During the ceremony, MAJ. GEN. Joseph F. Fil (right), First Cavalry Division Commander, stands by as a member of the First Cavalry Division's Honor Guard, SPC. Isaiah P. Hagan presents a sword to Command SGT. MAJ. Johndrow, on Guideon Field, at Fort Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army PHOTO by John Byerly, CIV) (Released)