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C-5B Galaxies from the 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California line the ramp. The C-5Bs are supporting the relocation of Operation Southern Watch and the 4404th Wing (Provisional) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb attack killed 19 Air Force personnel. Thousands of personnel will arrive in the days ahead

STAFF Sergeant Darryll Martin, a member of the 615th Aerial Port Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, California prepares to remove the dundage from one of the pallets in a C-5B Galaxy. The C-5Bs are supporting the relocation of Operation Southern Watch and the 4404th Wing (Provisional) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb attack killed 19 Air Force personnel. Thousands of personnel will arrive in the days ahead

MASTER Sergeant Pam Barnes, a loadmaster on a C-5B Galaxy aircraft based at the 22nd Airlift Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California points where to place load absorbing boards before a vehicle travels down the ramp. The continued operations are supplying personnel and equipment into the base. This is the relocation of Operation Southern Watch from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb killed 19 Air Force personnel in June

TECH. SGT. Harry Anson, 1ST LT. Lisa Lau and TECH. SGT. Patty Sylin, all from the 615th Air Mobility Control Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California, are setting up the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) ground to air antenna for the nerve center, Tanker Air Lift Control Element (TALCE). This facility will control all aircraft movements in and out. This is the relocation of Operation Southern Watch from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb killed 19 Air Force personnel in June

Various Air Force Support personnel such as Security Police, Services and Finance Specialists exit the aircraft upon their arrival. This is the relocation of Operation Southern Watch and the 4404th Wing (Provisional ) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb killed 19 Air Force personnel in June

TECH. SGT. Robert Chandler, a Heavy Equipment Operator with the 823rd Red Horse Squadron, Hurlbert Field, Florida checks his carry-on luggage through a Saudi Customs and Immigration Official during inprocessing

Support personnel and equipment off load from a C-5B Galaxy aircraft while a C-141 awaits a turn. This was standard fare as more and more supplies and resources arrive to the bare base in support of the relocation of Operation Southern Watch

Members of the 823rd Red Horse Squadron from Hurlbert Field Florida and the 49th Material Maintenance Group from Holloman Air Force Base New Mexico build one of 500 tents to house upwards of 4,000 personnel in support of the relocation of Operation Southern Watch

SENIOR AIRMAN Dara Carter, a loadmaster from the 21st Airlift Squadron, Travis Air Force Base California takes one of the last bags from the ramp at the rear of a C-130 in support of the relocation of Operation Southern Watch

SENIOR AIRMAN Jason A. Flora, a Law Enforcement SPECIALIST with the 56th Security Police Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, checks the underside of a vehicle coming in to the Oscar Site Compound. The vehicles are part of the relocation of Operation Southern Watch and the 4404th Wing (Provisional) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb attack killed 19 Air Force personnel

SENIOR AIRMAN Mike Correll, a Services SPECIALIST from the 99th Services Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada restocks the refrigerated storage units with supplies at the Harvest Falcon dinning facility. A Saudi native assists in removing packages from the truck

AIRMAN Jeremy S. Tichenor, a member of the 54th Combat Communications Squadron from Robbins Air Force Base Georgia troubleshoots a KY-68 Secure Field telephone. These telephones will be used to provide secure and non-secure tactical communications to the leadership here and will also provide an occasional morale call for the troops who are part of the relocation of Operation Southern Watch and the 4404th Wing (Provisional) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb attack killed 19 Air Force personnel

SENIOR AIRMAN Luke Bingham, a Security SPECIALIST with the 60 Security Police Squadron, Travis AFB, California, controls traffic flow through Harvest Falcon Entry Control Point at Al Kharj Air Base. The Security Police Contingent at Al Kharj has established a single entry point for all vehicles as a security measure which allows for tighter control of vehicle movement in and out of the Tent City during Operation DESERT FOCUS, the force protection US air assets relocation from Dhahran and Riyadh to the Prince Sultan Air Base. Military personnel are in country to support Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, the no fly zone over southern Iraq

SENIOR AIRMAN Luke Bingham, a Security SPECIALIST with the 60 Security Police Squadron, Travis AFB, California, controls traffic flow through Harvest Falcon Entry Control Point at Al Kharj Air Base. The Security Police Contingent at Al Kharj has established a single entry point for all vehicles as security measure which allows for tighter control of vehicle movement in and out of the Tent City during Operation DESERT FOCUS, the force protection US air assets relocation from Dhahran and Riyadh to the Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia. Military personnel are in country to support Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, the no fly zone over southern Iraq

A long-range view of the setup for the 5th Combat Communications Group communications system. Included is the AN/Tactical Radio Communication-170. This wide band communication system provides command and control, voice and data for the leadership and will also provide an occasional morale call for the troops

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Starling Ervin, a Medical Equipment Repair Technician with the 55th Air Transportable Hospital (ATH), Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, runs a diagnostic test on a broken X-RAY Film Developer machine. SSGT Ervin provides equipment repair support to the 55th ATH during Operation DESERT FOCUS

These tents are part of the nerve center of the Tanker Air Lift Control Element (TALCE) that will control all aircraft movements in and out of the base to support the relocation of Operation Southern Watch and the 4404th Wing (Provisional) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb attack killed 19 Air Force personnel

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Bernard Harrison Jr., a Laboratory Technician with the 55th Air Transportable Hospital, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, verifies and stores lab samples of recent patients, in the Lab section of the Air Transportable Hospital at the Harvest Falcon site in support of Operation DESERT FOCUS

The TSW -7 Mobile Tower is operated by members of the 5th Combat Communications Group from Robbins Air Force Base Georgia. Soon this site will be controlling all arriving and departing aircraft bringing troops, equipment and supplies in support of the relocation of Operation Southern Watch and the 4404th Wing (Provisional) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb attack killed 19 Air Force personnel

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Martin Farrell, Pharmacy Technician with the 55th Air Transportable Hospital, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, organizes the Pharmaceuticals that the hospital uses in day to day operations during Operation DESERT FOCUS

An aerial view of the tarmac at Prince Sultan Air Base looking in an easterly direction. In the upper right corner of the tarmac is where Operations is located. There is a C-5 Galaxy aircraft and a C-141 Starlifter aircraft parked on the ramp

AIRMAN First Class Jose Garcia, a Special Purpose Mechanic with the 6th Transportation Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, works on a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). AIRMAN Garcia is providing vehicle support during the relocation of Operation Southern Watch and the 4404th Wing (Provisional) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb attack killed 19 Air Force personnel

US, British, and Saudi Arabian personnel discuss the off-load of a Russian AN-124 aircraft on the tarmac at Prince Sultan Air Base, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. The aircraft was used to return the partially dissasembled US navy EP-3E aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing on China's Hainan Island. Chinese officials have agreed to return the damaged Navy EP-3E plane they've held after the Navy surveillance plane collided in mid-air with a Chinese fighter and made an emergency landing on Hainan shortly after. A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft can be seen in the background

A Russian Antonav AN-124 Ruslan transport off loads a British carry-all truck. The British contingent is here at Prince Sultan Air Base to support their Tornado fighter/attack aircraft in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

US Air Force AIRMAN Travis Crane, deployed to the 615th Aerial Port Squadron from Travis Air Force Base, California, in a John Deere 544E tows a British fork lift truck from a Russian Antonav AN-124 Ruslan transport at Prince Sultan Air Base, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia

Flight Lieutenant Katherine S. Muskett and Corporal Kevin T. Moore, both from the Tactical Supply Wing, Royal Air Force-Stafford look over their supplies located in a Russian Antonav AN-124 Ruslan transport. The British contingent is here at Prince Sultan Air Base to support their Tornado fighter/attack aircraft in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

STAFF Sergeant Steve B. Sirois from the 319th Air Generation Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, marshals the first operational aircraft to arrive at Prince Sultan Air Base: the KC-135 Stratotanker. This aircraft will continue to provide air refueling capability in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

The first operational aircraft to arrive at Prince Sultan Air Base are KC-135 Stratotankers from the 912th Aerial Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Originally assigned at Riyadh, they are here so they can continue to provide air refueling capability in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

SENIOR AIRMAN Creig H. Dunlap from the 615th Air Mobility Maintenance Squadron, Travis Air Force Base California marshals a Russian Antonav AN-124 Ruslan transport to its parking spot on the tarmac of Prince Sultan Air Base (PSAB). The British contingent is here at PSAB to support their Tornado fighter/attack aircraft in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

Captain Michael D. Babmak, a KC-135 Stratotanker Commander from the 912th Aerial Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, is greeted by Prince Sultan AB Commander Brigadier General Muezzin Talat and American Officials. As the first operational aircraft to arrive at Prince Sultan Air Base, they will continue to provide air refueling capability in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

A British carry-all truck off loads from a Russian AN-124 transport aircraft. With limited heavy transport capability and with the end of the cold war, the British looked to their new found friends to provide needed transport of supplies and equipment. The British contingent is here to support their Tornado fighter/attack aircraft

Members of the 319th Air Generation Squadron and the 912th Aerial Refueling Squadron both from Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, form a human chain to off-load their baggage from the first operational aircraft to arrive at Prince Sultan Air Base: the KC-135 Stratotanker. This aircraft will continue to provide air refueling capability in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

Overview of the tarmac of Prince Sultan Air Base with a Russian Antonav AN-124 Ruslan transport in the foreground and a C-5B Galaxy in the background. Both aircraft are providing needed supplies in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

Members of the 319th Air Generation Squadron and the 912th Aerial Refueling Squadron both from Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, off-load their baggage from the first operational aircraft to arrive at Prince Sultan Air Base: the KC-135 Stratotanker. This aircraft will continue to provide air refueling capability in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

Over the Persian Gulf, Captain John Palmer, Mission Commander, and First Lieutenant Jim Zimmerman, co-pilot, members of the 4408 Air Refueling Squadron, 4409 Air Wing (Provisional), share a laugh after completing the first operational mission since the start of the relocation of Operation Southern Watch/Operation Desert Focus

The first operational aircraft to arrive at Prince Sultan Air Base are KC-135s from the 912th Aerial Refueling Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Originally assigned at Riyadh, they are here so they can continue to provide air refueling capability in support of Operation Southern Watch/Operation Desert Focus

A top-down view of an F/A-18 from the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) as it hooks into the drogue receptacle and begins to receive fuel. A KC-135 from the 4408 Air Refueling Squadron, 4409 Air Wing (Provisional) conducted the first operational mission since the start of the relocation of Operation Southern Watch/Operation Desert Focus

Overview of the tent city at Prince Sultan Air Base looking in a easterly direction. The white trailers contain the command center while the "H" shaped tents in the upper center of the photograph comprise the dining facility. Altitude was approximately 7,000 feet. Personnel are working in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

A C-5 Galaxy at sunset, Prince Sultan Air Base, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

STAFF Sergeant Maria R. Raual from the 823rd Red Horse Squadron from Hurlburt Field Florida uses a Autolite surveying system to align the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS). This vital piece of equipment will ensure the safe return of aircraft in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

SENIOR AIRMAN Brian E. Foster from the 49th Material Maintenance Group from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, takes a well deserved break from the rigors of driving a Air Force Case M13K articulated rough terrain forklift in the deserts of Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq). The M13K primary mission is the loading / unloading of cargo aircraft and has a parallel linkage system which ensures that forks remain in a level position throughout the lift arc

Overview of the tarmac of Prince Sultan Air Base looking in a easterly direction. In the upper right of the tarmac is where Operations is located, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq). There is a C-5 Galaxy, a C-130 Hercules and several KC-135 Stratotankers on the ramp. Altitude was approximately 7,000 feet

SENIOR AIRMAN Chris W. Haworth from the 49th Material Maintenance Group from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and AIRMAN First Class Jasen M. Steward and MASTER Sergeant Doug Foushee from the 823rd Red Horse Squadron from Hurlburt Field, Florida, use a hydraulic jack hammer to construct the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS). This vital piece of equipment will ensure the safe return of aircraft in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

An airman reads about the culture and lifestyle of Saudi Arabia at Prince Sultan Air Base in Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia, in between off-loading aircraft in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

AIRMAN Thomas A. Martin, from the the 615th Aerial Port Squadron, Travis AFB, California, performs push-ups after losing his line badge while MSgt Charles "Mo" Mogayzel, also from the he 615th Aerial Port Squadron, watches. The push-ups are part of MSgt Mogayzel's "counselling", ensuring no one loses their badge during times of increased security awareness during support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq)

Saudi Brigadier General Muezzin Talat, the Prince Sultan Base Commander (left), greets Lieutenant General Carl Franklin, Central Air Force and 9th Air Force Commander upon his arrival to Prince Sultan as 4404 Wing (Provisional) Commander Brigadier General Dan Dick stands by. Franklin is at Prince Sultan AB to visit with CENTAF Personnel during Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) personnel

Technical Sergeant Charles D. Walz, a member of the 99th Security Police Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base Nevada completes the finishing touches on concrete barriers around the fight line area using the Case M6K-B rough terrain forklift. This security measure is necessary for the continued safe working environment during support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

SENIOR AIRMAN David C. Quick, a member of the 823rd Red Horse Squadron from Hurlburt Field, Florida shovels the dirt that the bulldozer left out to make a revetment around one of the power producing facilities

SENIOR AIRMAN Beth A. Farnsworth, a member of the 823rd Red Horse Squadron from Hurlburt Field Florida completes the finishing touches on a clothes washer. With more than 4,000 personnel needing clean clothes, this quality of life item is vital to the morale and well being of the airmen the at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH personnel, continues. SOUTHERN WATCH monitors the no-fly restriction over Iraq

SENIOR AIRMAN David C. Quick, a member of the 823rd Red Horse Squadron from Hurlburt Field Florida fills in where the bulldozer left out. Making a revetment around one of the power producing facilities provide effective protection at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in support of Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) personnel

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Tony Rooker an Electrical Power Production SPECIALIST with the 99 Civil Engineering Squadron, Nellis AFB, Navada, inventories a recently delivered spill kit used to clean up oil, fuel and hydraulic fluid spills. SSGT Rooker is at Prince Sultan AB, providing Power Production support during Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) personnel

SENIOR AIRMAN Danielle L. Graczyk, a member of the 823rd Red Horse Squadron from Hurlburt Field Florida completes the finishing touches on a clothes washer. With more than 4,000 personnel needing clean clothes, this quality of life item is vital to the morale and well being for the at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) continues

SENIOR AIRMAN Joe J. Pram and Technical Sergeant Robert A. Chandler, members of the 823rd Red Horse Squadron from Hurlburt Field Florida complete the finishing touches on the dirt containment system. Making a revetment around one of the power producing facilities to provide effective protection during support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

4404 Wing (Provisional) Commander Brigadier General Dan Dick (left), and Prince Sultan AB Commander Brigadier General Muezzin Talat (center), greet Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Carl Franklin Central Air Force /9th Air Force Commander as LTGEN Franklin visits CENTAF Personnel during Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) personnel

Over the deserts of Saudi Arabia, an F-16 pilot, temporarily assigned at Riyadh, gives a thank you salute after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Aircraft. KC-135s from the 4408 Air Refueling Squadron, 4409 Air Wing (Provisional) continue to provide tanker support for aircraft patrolling and enforcing the Iraq no fly zone in support of Operation Southern Watch/Operation Desert Focus

STAFF Sergeant Larry Gerads, a Computer Communications Technician, 38th Engineering and Installation Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, works on the Deployed Local Area Network or DLAN, a computer service for Prince Sultan Air Base. Sergeant Gerads is providing communications support during the relocation of the 4404th Wing (Provisional) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb attack killed 19 Air Force personnel

Aircrew from the 557th Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma conduct a "Bag Drag" during their arrival in an E-3C Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. This is the relocation of Operation Southern Watch from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb killed 19 Air Force personnel in June

SENIOR AIRMAN Graig Collins from the 952nd Air Generation Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma, marshals the first arriving E-3C Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in support of Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) personnel

Aircrew from the 557th Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, conduct a "Bag Drag" during their arrival in a E-3C Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in support of Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) personnel

General J.H. Binford Peay III (left), Commander in CHIEF of US Central Command, MacDill AFB, Florida, is welcomed by Saudi Arabian Air Force Brigadier General Muezzin Talat (center), Prince Sultan AB Commander, and Lieutenant General Carl Franklin, Commander US Central Air Forces, Shaw AFB, South Carolina. General Peay is at Prince Sultan AB, to meet with the Air Base Command STAFF and observe the Air Base build up progress thus far during Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) personnel

General J.H. Binford Peay III, Commander in CHIEF of US Central Command, MacDill AFB, FL is welcomed by Saudi Arabian Air Force Brigadier General Muezzin Talat, Prince Sultan AB Commander, standing by is Lieutenant General Carl Franklin, Commander US Central Air Forces, Shaw AFB, South Carolina. General Peay is at Prince Sultan AB, to meet with the Air Base Command STAFF and observe the Air Base build up progress thus far during Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) personnel

AIRMAN First Class Chris Culross, a Security Policeman from the 320 Security Police Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, stands guard at the Flightline Entry Control Point at Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia. AIRMAN Culross is deployed to Prince Sultan AB, providing security support to the Security Police Contingent during Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) personnel

General J.H. Binford Peay III, Commander in CHIEF of US Central Command, MacDill AFB, Florida is welcomed by Lieutenant General Carl Franklin, Commander US Central Air Forces, Shaw AFB, South Carolina and Saudi Arabian Air Force Brigadier General Muezzin Talat (in green), Prince Sultan AB Commander. General Peay is at Prince Sultan AB, to meet with the Air Base Command STAFF and observe the Air Base build up progress thus far during Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq) personnel

STAFF Sergeant Vernon Simpson, a C-130 Hercules Flightline Expediter with the 4410 Airlift Squadron, And MASTER Sergeant Shosei Gemarino, a C-130 Maintenance Superintendent with the 4410 Airlift Squadron (AS), review the Aircraft Maintenance Schedule at Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia. The 4410 AS recently relocated from Dahrahn AB, as part of Desert Focus and are now operating from Prince Sultan AB in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. SOUTHERN WATCH monitors the no-fly restriction over Iraq

SENIOR AIRMAN Arthur Gringle, a Tool Issue Monitor with the 4410 Airlift Squadron (AS) inventories a C-130 Maintenance Tool Box before it is issued and after it is returned, at the 4410 maintenance shop Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia. The 4410 AS recently relocated from Dahrahn AB, as part of Desert Focus and are now operating from Prince Sultan AB in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. SOUTHERN WATCH monitors the no-fly restriction over Iraq

SENIOR AIRMAN Brunkow a C-130 Hercules Aero Structure Repair Technician, and AIRMAN First Class Rian Capaci, a C-130 Hercules Crew CHIEF, both with the 4410 Airlift Squadron (AS) at Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia, complete inspection of the airframe of a C-130 Hercules. The 4410 AS was recently relocated from Dahrahn AB, as part of Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, and are now operating from Prince Sultan AB. SOUTHERN WATCH monitors the no-fly restriction over Iraq

SENIOR AIRMAN Adam Brunkow, Aero Structure Repairman, and Airmen First Class Rian Capaci, and Ken Sergent, C-130 Crew Chiefs with the 4410th Airlift Squadron conduct a routine structure inspection on a C-130 Hercules. This is part of the relocation of Operation Southern Watch and the 4404th Wing (Provisional ) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb killed 19 Air Force personnel in June

SENIOR AIRMAN Arthur Gringle, a Tool Issue Monitor with the 4410 Airlift Squadron (AS) issues a C-130 Maintenance Tool Box to SENIOR AIRMAN Buddy Gerhardt, an Electric and Environmental Maintenance Technician for C-130 Hercules Aircraft from the 4410 AS, Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia. AIRMAN Gerhardt is comming on shift and is signing out the tools he will need to perform maintenance on aircraft returning from daily missions. The 4410 AS recently relocated from Dahrahn AB, as part of Desert Focus and are now operating from Prince Sultan AB in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. SOUTHERN WATCH monitors the no-fly restriction over Iraq

MASTER Sergeant Irineo Tambunga, an AWACS Production Supervisor with the 552 WG, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, marshals an AWACS Aircraft as it begins another mission to patrol the skies in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, at Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia. SOUTHERN WATCH monitors the no-fly restriction over Iraq

MASTER Sergeant Irineo Tambunga, a Production Supervisor with the 953rd Aircraft Generation Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma, prepares to launch an E-3C Sentry Airborne Warning and Control system (AWACS) aircraft during daily operations of the 4404th Air Wing (Provisional). Sergeant Tambunga is providing AWACS Maintenance support during the relocation of Operation Southern Watch from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb killed 19 Air Force personnel in June

SENIOR AIRMAN Tammy Kirksey, an Explosives Detector Dog Handler, from the 2nd Security Police Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, and her dog Jacky search a contracted vehicle at the Echo 6 Entry Control Point Gate, at Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia. AIRMAN Kirksey is deployed as part of the Security Police Contingent at the base providing security support until a more permanent squadron is established for the base during Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH personnel. SOUTHERN WATCH monitors the no-fly restriction over Iraq

SENIOR AIRMAN Tammy Kirksey, an Explosives Detector Dog Handler, from the 2nd Security Police Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, and her dog Jacky search a contracted vehicle at the Echo 6 Entry Control Point Gate at Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia. AIRMAN Kirksey is deployed as part of the Security Police Contingent at the base providing security support until a more permanent squadron is established for the base, during Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH personnel. SOUTHERN WATCH monitors the no-fly restriction over Iraq

SENIOR AIRMAN Jose Velazquez, a Security SPECIALIST with the 790 Security Police Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, checks the paperwork of a contractor with equipment and supplies to deliver to the US military personnel at Echo 6 Entry Control Point Gate. AIRMAN Velazquez is deployed as part of the Security Police Contingent at the base providing security support until a more permanent squadron is established for the base during Desert Focus, the relocation of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH personnel. SOUTHERN WATCH monitors the no-fly restriction over Iraq

MASTER Sergeant Gary Buchanan, a F-16 Crew CHIEF Section Leader from the 69th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Georgia, marshals in the lead F-16 of the first arriving fighters to Prince Sultan AB. The 69th Fighter Squadron is on a three month rotation at Prince Sultan AB, as part of the 4404th Composite Wing (Provisional) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq). The 4404th Composite Wing has recently moved to Prince Sultan AB, as will all Coalition Aircraft in theater- moving them is the objective of Desert Focus

Lieutenant Colonel Al Vogel, the 4404th Operations Group Deputy, talks with Lieutenant Colonel Bill Yates, Commander, 69th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Georgia, upon his arrival to Prince Sultan AB. The 69th Fighter Squadron is on a three month rotation at Prince Sultan AB as part of the 4404th Composite Wing (Provisional) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq). The 4404th Composite Wing has recently moved to Prince Sultan AB, as will all Coalition Aircraft in theater- moving them is the objective of Desert Focus

Technical Sergeant Marie Furlong, an Electrical and Environmental Craftsman with the 69th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB Georgia, checks the electronic systems and secures any systems still in operational mode before closing up the aircraft for the day. The 69th Fighter Squadron is on a three month rotation at Prince Sultan AB, as part of the 4404th Composite Wing (Provisional) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq). The 4404th Composite Wing has recently moved to Prince Sultan AB, as will as all Coalition Aircraft in theater- moving them is the objective of Desert Focus

MASTER Sergeant Gary Buchanan, a F-16 Crew CHIEF Section Leader from the 69th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Georgia, marshals in the lead F-16 of the first arriving fighters to Prince Sultan AB. The 69th Fighter Squadron is on a three month rotation at Prince Sultan AB, as part of the 4404th Composite Wing (Provisional) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq). The 4404th Composite Wing has recently moved to Prince Sultan AB, as will all Coalition Aircraft in theater- moving them is the objective of Desert Focus

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 69th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB GA, are parked on Prince Sultan AB ramp. The 69th Fighter Squadron is on a three month rotation at Prince Sultan AB as part of the 4404th Composite Wing (Provisional) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq). The 4404th Composite Wing has recently moved to Prince Sultan AB, as will all Coalition Aircraft in theater- moving them is the objective of Desert Focus

Major Darrel Yost, an Electronic Warfare Officer with the 429 Electronic Warfare Squadron, Cannon AFB, New Mexico, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (monitoring the no-fly zone over Iraq), sits in the cockpit of an EF-111 Ravens Aircraft on the West Ramp. The EF-111s' have been relocated along with all other Coalition Aircraft to Prince Sultan AB, as part of Desert Focus

An F-15C Eagle, with the 27 Fighter Squadron, Langley Air Force Base Virginia, taxies for the first time at the new deployed home of the 4404th Wing (Provisional). The F-15s are providing fighter support during the relocation of Operation Southern Watch from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb killed 19 Air Force personnel in June

F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 69th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, roll out of the blocks as they taxi towards the runway. The Aircraft and personnel from the 69th Fighter Squadron are providing Fighter Aircraft support during the relocation of Operation Southern Watch and the 4404th Wing (Provisional ) from Dhahran after a terrorist bomb killed 19 Air Force personnel in June

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has lunch with US troops at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on June 15, 1997. Secretary Cohen toured the base facilities and observed security measures taken

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has lunch with U.S. troops at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on June 15, 1997. Secretary Cohen toured the base facilities and observed security measures taken

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen speaks to US personnel at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on June 15, 1997. Secretary Cohen also toured the base and had lunch with the troops

A Flight Engineer fills out forms while in flight aboard his 43rd Airlift Wing (AW) C-130H cargo aircraft, deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

A co-pilot monitors instrumentation while in flight aboard his 43rd Airlift Wing (AW) C-130H cargo aircraft, deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

United States Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) Charles W. Moore, Jr., Commander, Battle Force 5th Fleet, speaks to the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS), 27th Fighter Wing (FW), during the Raven-to-Prowler transition ceremony, at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

The 4404th Operations Group (OG) guide-on is held by a United States Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) in front of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft during the Raven-to-Prowler transition ceremony at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

A US Navy EA-6B Prowler from Electronic Attack Squadron One-Four Two (VAQ-142) is flanked by two US Air Force (USAF) EF-111A Raven aircraft from the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS), at Prince Sultan Air Base, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Joshua M. Ploetz, an EF-111A Raven crew chief from the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS), at Prince Sultan Air Base, inspects his ship at sunset, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Joshua M. Ploetz, an EF-111A Raven crew chief from the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS), at Prince Sultan Air Base, takes a sip of water at sunset, during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

A US Navy EA-6B Prowler with an AN/ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System (TJS) under its wing from Electronic Attack Squadron One-Four Two (VAQ-142) sits in the foreground of a US Air Force EF-111A Raven of the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS), at Prince Sultan Air Base, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

An EF-111A Raven aircraft from the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS), prepares to taxi for take off from Prince Sultan Air Base, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant Colonel (LTCOL) Allen E. Wickman, Commanding Officer (CO) of the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS) waves, from the cockpit of his EF-111A Raven, as he departs on a final flight to the US from Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

Crew chiefs and ground crews from the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS) line-up and salute a final farewell to their EF-111A Raven aircraft, which are rolling to the runway at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

Crew chiefs and ground crews from the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS) line-up to bid farewell to their EF-111A Raven aircraft, which are rolling to the runway at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

Crew chiefs and ground crews from the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS) are lined-up to bid farewell to aircraft leaving at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

A US Air Force (USAF) EF-111A Raven aircraft from the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS), takes off on a final flight from Prince Sultan Air Base, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) J.B. Bobbitt, a pilot assigned to the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS), Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, performs a pre-flight inspection before making a final flight to the US, in one of two EF-111A Raven aircraft from Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998

Members of the 429th Electronic Combat Squadron (ECS), from Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, comb the flightline for foreign objects that damage (FOD) before their last two EF-111A Raven aircraft depart Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, on a final flight back to the US, during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 1998