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COOPERATIVE STUDENT - RICKY FIELDS

CDR Ricky K. Morris, USN (covered)

Machinist's Mate Ricky Brooks tests the pressure of an air conditioning compressor aboard the frigate USS BRADLEY (FF 1041)

CPL Ricky Grim makes an entry on the Dog Status Control Board at the Department of Defense Center

CPL Ricky Grim is responsible for the Dog Status Control Board at the Department of Defense Center

STAFF Sergeant Ricky S. Francis, 36th Avionics Maintenance Unit (AMU), mounts a Mark 84 bomb while the judges, Major Jack T. Applewhite and SENIOR MASTER Sergeant John Driscoll, watch. The 36th AMU is participating in Sabre Spirit One, the annual 5th Air Force munitions loading competition

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) James R. Nichols, left, Sergeant (SGT) Ricky Brown, center, and SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Victor Allen, right, carry an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile away from an F-15 Eagle aircraft during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '84. They are aircraft arament specialists with the 18th Aircraft Generation Squadron

AIRMAN First Class Mitchell Gaitto applies camouflage makeup to SENIOR AIRMAN Ricky Allison's face in preparation for Exercise SILVER FLAG ALPHA

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Ricky L. Wood, wearing chemical/biological warfare gear, kneels over a simulated casualty during an operational readiness exercise

CAPT. Carla Brown sits between CAPT. Ricky Reese and 1ST LT. Christina Warrender while training them in satellite operations at the Consolidated Space Operations Center. They are members of the 2nd Space Wing

STAFF SGT. Ricky Petersun of Headquarters Co., 1ST Bn., 75th Ranger Regt., is greeted by his wife Tami as he returns from Panama, where the battalion participated in Operation Just Cause

STAFF SGT. Ricky Petersun of Headquarters Co., 1ST Bn., 75th Ranger Regt., is greeted by his wife Tami as he returns from Panama, where the battalion participated in Operation Just Cause

SSGT Ricky Turner uses a circular saw to cut wood for tent floors as TSGT Roger Ellis assists during field training exercises for the 919th Civil Engineering Squadron.

Midshipmen from the US Naval Academy receive a tour of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS NORFOLK (SSN-714) from chief Fire Control Technician (FTC) Ricky Williams during a port of call at Annapolis, Md

Midshipmen from the US Naval Academy receive a tour of the control room of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS NORFOLK (SSN-714) from CHIEF Fire Control Technician (FTC) Ricky Williams during a port of call at Annapolis, Md

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft Pilot assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, accept the trophy for top over-all honors during the"William Tell"Weapons Competition Awards Ceremony at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Florida. Pictured are: MAJ. George Lambirth, (third from left), MAJ. Robert Becklund, (fourth from left), MAJ. Robert Edlund, (second from right), and CAPT. Ricky Gibney, (far right). (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

TECH. SGT. Ricky L. Woods, 3rd Mission Support Squadron, is presented with a Step promotion by LT. COL. Nancy Krosnoff, 3rd Mission Support Squadron Commander (L) and Brig. GEN. Hugh Cameron, 3rd Wing Commander. TECH SGT. Woods is non-commissioned officer in charge of records management

STAFF SGT. Ricky Smith from the 68th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, GA, fits the helmet and mask for the U.S. Ambassador to Jordan prior to his incentive ride in an F16

US AIr Force AIRMAN First Class Ricky Robbinette calls in flightline activity to the security police command section at Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A1C Robbinette is a Security Police SPECIALIST at Mildenhall Royal Air Force, England, assigned to the 4100th Group Provisional at Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in support of Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR

US Air Force AIRMAN First Class Ricky Robbinette patrols, flightline activity at Tuzla Airfield, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A1C Robbinette is a Security Police SPECIALIST at Mildenhall Royal Air Force, England, assigned to the 4100th Group Provisional at Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia and Herzegovina in support of Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR

Mr. Ricky Kelly, near Beale AFB, sits at the Colusa Country Flood Relief Shelter awaiting the news to return home following the flooding in the Pacific Northwest. Like many others, Kelly is unsure of the damage awaiting him upon his return

US Air Force Technical Sergeant Ricky Hamada goes over safety devices and fuses. The soldiers are taking a basic course in bombs. This photograph was used in the article "Bomb U.", AIRMAN Magazine, September 1999 issue

Medium close shot. SSGT Ricky Gregg, 39th Load MASTER, secures the extraction chute to the pivot arm of the bomb rack. The chute is rigged to extract the air drop pallet

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Ricky Anderson (Right), 31st Communications Squadron, Video Documentation Journeyman, Aviano Air Base, Italy, documents the assembly of a communications dish during VENETO RESCUE on May 31st, 2000

Johnson Controls contract employees Ms. Joe Freeman and Ricky Reyas, Training Support Center (TSC), Graphics Section, Fort Hood, discuss a customer's project before making the final product. This teamwork and creative input benefits the customer with superior products

Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig unveils a drawing of the new United States Navy ship USS Benavidis, as Midshipmen Second Class Ricky, looks on at the United States Naval Academy, at Annapolis, Maryland

(from left to right) US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN David Gray, USAF Technical Sergeant James King, and USAF SENIOR AIRMAN Ricky Rodriquez, members of the 375th Airlift Wing Honor Guard, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, perform a pass and review as they pay tribute to veterans, during halftime of a NFL Monday Night Football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Washington Redskins at the TWA Dome in St. Louis, Missouri

(from left to right) US Air Force Technical Sergeant James King, USAF SENIOR AIRMAN Carrie Turpening and USAF SENIOR AIRMAN Ricky Rodriquez, members of the 375th Airlift Wing Honor Guard, Scott Air Force Base, Illinios, perform a pass and review past USAF Lieutenant General Ronald Marcotte, Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command, as they pay tribute to veterans during halftime of a NFL Monday Night Football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Washington Redskins at the TWA Dome in St. Louis, Missouri

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

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) Ricky Wyatt (foreground) Mission Control Commander, USAF First Lieutenant (1LT) Travis Eastbourne (SENIOR Director) (middle) and USAF 1LT Fred Hixson, Electronic Control Officer, man their stations onboard a USAF E-3"Sentry"Advanced Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

First Lieutenant (1LT) Damian Schlussel, USAF, course instructor for the 31ST Security Forces Squadron, Special Tactics Assault Team (STAT), supervises the training at Aviano AB, Italy. STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), Ricky Anderson, USAF, Videographer, 31ST Communications Squadron, provides video documentation. STAT is a highly trained, volunteer security force unit designed to act during high-risk operations. High-risk operations include resource recovery, anti-sniper actions, barricaded suspect apprehension, hostage rescue, counter-terrorist operations, and special event operations

AIRMAN first Class James King, left to right, A1C Levi Alderfer and A1C Ricky Allen all from the 48th Operations Group, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, attach a BSU-84 fin onto a GBU-24 Paveway III laser guided bomb

Attaching a BSU-84 fin to a GBU-24 Paveway III lasor guided bomb are, left to right, AIRMAN First Class Levi Alderfer, A1C Joseph Crawford and A1C Ricky Allen all from the 48th Operations Group, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing

AIRMAN First Class James King, left to right, A1C Levi Alderfer and A1C Ricky Allen all from the 48th Operations Group, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, secure a BSU-84 fin onto a GBU-24 Paveway III laser guided "Smart Bomb."

STAFF Sergeant Christopher Falvey and his K9 Ricky from the 52nd Security Forces Squadron, search SENIOR AIRMAN Michael Akers, a volunteer bad guy and a member of the 52nd Security Squadron, during a security test

STAFF Sergeant Christopher Falvey and his K9 Ricky from the 52nd Security Forces Squadron, prepare to search a vehicle near the Bitburg Annex gate during a security exercise

STAFF Sergeant Christopher Falvey and his K9 Ricky from the 52nd Security Forces Squadron, prepare to search SENIOR AIRMAN Michael Akers, a volunteer bad guy and a member of the 52nd Security Squadron

STAFF Sergeant Christopher Falvey and his K9 Ricky, both assigned to the 52nd Security Forces Squadron, Bitburg Annex, Germany, search vehicles at annex entry points

STAFF Sergeant Christopher Falvey from the 52nd Security Forces Squadron searches SENIOR AIRMAN Michael Akers, a volunteer bad guy and a member of the 52nd Security Squadron, while his K9 Ricky stands guard

STAFF Sergeant Ricky Lucas, 603rd Air Control Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, leads with long line of camouflage netting during the initial site set up of the two-week North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exercise, TACTICAL FIGHTER WEAPONRY 2001

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Dario Rodriquez explains the image produced by the ultra-sound to SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Ricky McMinn during Exercise BRIGHT STAR 01-02. Both Rodriquez and McMinn work at Bright Star's Medical Group and often take advantage of low-patient counts to become familiar with the newer equipment. Bright Star is a multi-national exercise involving more than 74,000 troops from 44 countries that enhances regional stability and military cooperation among US Military our key allies, and our regional partners

STAFF Sergeant Ricky Anderson, A Video Documentation Technician, 31st Communications Squadron, uses a Canon XL1 video camera to document an interview of Captain Chris Nagy, flight Commander, 31st Security Forces, about the implementation of Force Protection Charlie (FP CON Charlie) and how they are enforcing it. The base is now operating in FP CON Charlie in response to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers Twin Towers and at the Pentagon. When hijackers deliberately flew civilian airliners into the buildings, killing themselves, the passengers and thousands on the ground, on the morning of 11 September 2001

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Ricky Smith, USAF, 437th Aerial Port Squadron, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, moves Tri-Wall Aerial Delivery (TRIAD) containers full of Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDR) at Ramstein AB, Germany. The containers are part of the humanitarian aid delivered to refugees in Afghanistan via airdrop in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Fuels SPECIALIST AIRMAN First Class Christopher Carlson, USAF, (top), looks on as Technical Sergeant Ricky Weathers, USAF, pumps his R-9 Fuel truck full with JP-8 aircraft fuel. Both are with the 366th Air Expeditionary Group, Supply Squadron, deployed to the Persian Gulf 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

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 317th Recruiting Squadron let children play with "Ricky the Recruiter" Mascot at the entrance to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland (MD)

Sergeant Ricky Poon, USMC, First Mech (Mechanic), Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-352 (VMGR-352) stands at the entry way to the flight deck of the KC-130/R and is in contact via intercom. They are carrying Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) enroute to Kandahar Airport in Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Sergeant Ricky Poon, USMC, First Mech (Mechanic), Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-352 (VMGR-352) stands at the door of his KC-130/R during a brief stop on a forward operating base to pick up ground troops from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Sergeant Ricky Poon, USMC, First Mech (Mechanic), Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-352 (VMGR-352) uses a dip stick to verify the amount of fuel in one of the wing tanks on his KC-130/R during a preflight inspection before returning to Kandahar Airport in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

As the KC-130/R Hercules parks a Marine from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-352 (VMGR-352) watches as Sergeant Ricky Poon, USMC, First Mech (Mechanic), (VMGR-352), goes through the shut down checklist. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) will soon deplane with their gear at Kandahar Airport in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

At a forward operating base, First Mech (Mechanic) Sergeant Ricky Poon, USMC, from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-352 (VMGR-352) watches Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) board a KC-130 from his sister squadron VMGR-252 during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

At a forward operating base in the area of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, First Mech (Mechanic) Sergeant Ricky Poon (Left), USMC, and Loadmaster Sergeant Jessica Lujick, USMC, both of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-352 (VMGR-352), over the drone of the KC-130/R's running engine, discuss the mission plan for a flight back into Afghanistan

Sergeant Ricky Poon, USMC, First Mech (Mechanic), with the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-352 (VMGR-352) checks out the cowling for loose panels on the Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engine on his KC-130/R during a preflight inspection before returning to Kandahar Airport in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Sergeant Ricky Poon, USMC, First Mech (Mechanic), with the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-352 (VMGR-352) checks out the cowling for loose panels on the Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engine on his KC-130/R during a preflight inspection before returning to Kandahar Airport in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Sergeant Ricky Poon, USMC, First Mech (Mechanic), the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-352 (VMGR-352) checks out the exhaust ports of the Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engine on his KC-130/R during a preflight inspection before returning to Kandahar Airport in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Sergeant (SGT) Letisha Robinson, USA, (right), Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, US Army Garrison (HHT, USAG) selected as the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SGT Robinson is congratulated by Garrison Sergeant Major (SGM), Ricky L. Jones. Brigadier General (BGEN) Jason K. Kamiya, Commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, looks on during the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club ceremony at Fort Polk, Louisiana

US Air Force (USAF) Videographer Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson records USAF Brigadier General (BGEN) Donald Hoffman, Commander of the 31st Fighter Wing (FW), as he speaks at the Grand Opening of the new Department of Defense Kindergarten through 12th Grade school

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Casey Lail (foreground) and USAF SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Ricky Davis, play a game of chess inside the Recreation Center, during their off duty time, while deployed at forward location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Both Airmen are assigned with the438th Expeditionary Force Protection Squadron (EFPS)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson, a Videographer Craftsman for the 31st Communications Squadron (CS), documents the 555th Fighter Squadron (FS) launch a simulated strike during a local Salty Nation exercise

In the 555th Fighter Squadron (FS) compound area, US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Steven Tate, a firefighter with the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), is interviewed by TSGT Ricky Anderson, a Videographer with the 31st Communications Squadron (CS)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson, Videographer Craftsman for the 31st Communications Squadron (CS), documents the returning aircraft wearing Mission-Oriented Protective Posture level-4 (MOPP-4) gear, during a local Salty Nation exercise, to prepare for the upcoming Tactical Evaluation

Vehicle Control Officer, US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson, also a Videographer, with the 31st Communication Squadron (CS) signs the Form 1800 prior to driving a Government vehicle

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Lucas, 31st Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician, Aviano Air Base's Head Coach, calls a play during the third game between Aviano Air Base's Dragons (31st Fighter Wing's logo) verses Aviano, Italy's International League. The base team was defeated 72-84 by the Italian International team comprised of the best local players in a rated division

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson (left), Videographer, 31st Communications Squadron (CS) documents the preparation of USAF AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Ivyette Garcia as a casualty for a scenario during the LOCAL SALTY NATION (LSN) exercise. The LSN will prepare members of the 31st Fighter Wing (FW) for an upcoming Tactical Evaluation

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) James C. Morter (left), 31st Services craftsman, takes fingerprints from USAF (SRA) Christopher Paloschi, a simulated casualty during the LOCAL SALTY NATION (LSN) exercise while USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson (right), Videographer, 31st Communications Squadron (CS), documents the procedures. The LSN will help prepare the 31st Fighter Wing for an upcoming Tactical Evaluation

Atop the M-1114 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Eugene Haddox (right), 31st Security Forces Squadron (SFS), covers the flightline gate with a FNMI 7.62 mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) during the LOCAL SALTY NATION (LSN) exercise. USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson (right), Videographer, 31st Communications Squadron (CS) documents the activity. The LSN will prepare members of the 31st Fighter Wing (FW) for an upcoming Tactical Evaluation

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Ricky Jordon, with the Regimental decontamination platoon receives his split pay at the disbursing desk in the Camp Ripper Chapel, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Ricky Barkeimer and USMC Private First Class (PFC) William Taylor, refilling a Lister bag with 36 gallons of water from a Logistic Vehicle System (LVS) in Camp Coyote, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Ricky Jordon (left) and Private First Class (PFC) Havier Villegas, both assigned to the Regiment Nuclear Biological Chemical (NBC) Decontamination (DECON) team from 1ST Platoon, 7th Marines, set up a NBC Decontamination site at Camp Coyote, Kuwait during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Ricky Jordan, from Headquarters (HQ) 7th Marines, Decontamination Platoon, sorts his cards for a game of Spades at Camp Ripper, Kuwait, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Ricky, Georgia (GA), Army National Guard (ANG) stands in the crew door aboard a the Republic of Georgia UH-1 Huey helicopter, and guides a lift cable as USA Soldier assigned to the 67th Forward Surgical Team (FST), and medical personnel assigned to the Republic of Georgia's 16th Mountain Battalion, conduct training on trauma casualty evacuation techniques, while participating in the Georgia Train and Equip Program (GTEP), at Rock City, Republic of Georgia

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Christopher Falvey, 86th Contingency Response Group (CRG), Security Forces Squadron (SFS) and his military working dog Ricky, check a vehicle for explosives, at the entry control point to Bashur Airfield in Northern Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Christopher Falvey, 86th Contingency Response Group (CRG), Security Forces Squadron (SFS) and his military working dog Ricky, check a vehicle for explosives, at the entry control point to Bashur Airfield in Northern Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Monica Carpenter, Medical Services Journeyman, 458th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), administers an anthrax injection to USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson, at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base (AB), Romania, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Lenee Walker (left), Postal Clerk, 458th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), introduces some students from the Nicolae Belcescu School to American music while USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson, Videographer, 31st Communications Squadron (CS), Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy, documents the event. The visit sponsored by the 458th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG) at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base (AB), Romania, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Ricky Browning, a Firefighter assigned to the 1ST Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), mans a fire hose during Phase II of the Wings Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) Exercise, at Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA)

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Thomas Despenses (foreground), mans a fire hose as A1C Ricky Browning, low crawls into a simulated burning building, during Phase II of the Wings Ability to Survive and Operate (ATSO) Exercise. Both Airmen are assigned to the 1ST Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), 1ST Fighter Wing (FW), at Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA)

While dressed in Mission-Oriented Protective Postures level 4 (MOPP 4) gear, US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson, a videographer with the 31st Communications Squadron (CS) documents scenarios played out during the local Salty Nation exercise at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson, a videographer with the 31st Communications Squadron (CS) documents A1C Matthew Klepsteen, a weapons load crewman with the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), train during a local Salty Nation exercise at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

While dressing in Mission-Oriented Protective Postures level (MOPP) gear, US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson, a videographer with the 31st Communications Squadron (CS) documents exercise scenarios played out at the casualty collection point during a local Salty Nation exercise at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Ricky Pendarvis, 52nd Security Forces Squadron (SFS), uses an all terrain vehicle to provide security at the Lungi Airport in Sierra Leone, while deployed with the 398th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), during Joint Task Force (JTF) Liberia

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) driver Ricky Rudd is strapped in as he prepares for a ride in a US Air Force (USAF) F-15 Eagle aircraft. Mr. Rudd is the driver of the USAF sponsored number 21 car. The Air Force's partnership with NASCAR includes sponsoring the car, as well as traveling display cars that visit high schools to aid in recruiting

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Ricky Anderson, a Videographer with the 31 Communication Squadron (CS), documents the visit of Vice President of the United States of America Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney to Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy (ITA)

The number 21 Motorcraft-US Air Force (USAF) NASCAR sits in the garage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Ricky Rudd driven car tests for two days before leaving for the Daytona Speedway

The number 21 Motorcraft-US Air Force (USAF) NASCAR race car driven by Ricky Rudd speeds by at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway track. The Ricky Rudd driven car tests for two days before leaving for the Daytona Speedway

US Marine Corps (USMC) First Sergeant (1SGT) Ricky S. Torres locks up with USMC Sergeant (SGT) Lionel Cepeda in the Bear Pit. The Bear Pit is a sparring pit located at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego used by the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Martial Arts Instructors (MAI) for the Green Belt Instructors Course

US Air Force (USAF) Major General (MGEN) Stephan G. Wood (far left), Commander Air Warfare Center (AWC), Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada (NV), and MGEN James E. Sandstrom (center left), Commander, 19th Air Force, Randolph AFB, Texas (TX), speak with Eddie Wood (center right), co-owner of the Number 21 Motorcraft / US Air Force NASCAR race car, and Ricky Rudd (far right), driver of the Number 21 car, prior to the start of the 2004 NASCAR UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 Nextel Cup race at the Las Vegas, NV, Motor Speedway

Ricky Rudd, NASCAR driver of the Number 21 Motorcraft / US Air Force NASCAR race car, prepares for the start of the 2004 NASCAR UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 Nextel Cup race at the Las Vegas, NV, Motor Speedway

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Ricky Cline (foreground), and USAF STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Hunter McCubbins, both assigned to the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), Spangdahlem Air Base (AB), Germany, remove screws from a cover panel one a USAF F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft that was recently upgraded as part of the Common Configuration Implementation Program. The six-month, $232,000,000 upgrade was used to enhance the avionics and electronics of the aircraft

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN 1ST Class (A1C) Alexander Farach and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Ricky Hendricks, Jr., members of the entertainment group, Tops In Blue, performs for forward-deployed troops in Southwest Asia

US Navy (USN) Sailors at the controls aboard the Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine, USS PORTSMOUTH (SSN 707), as the submarine transits through the shallow waters of the Arabian Sea. Pictured: (foreground-to-background) Machinist's Mate Fireman (MMFN) Ricky Andes; Diving Officer of the Watch, SENIOR CHIEF Torpedomans Mate (TMCS) Eric Mathley; and The Planesman, Electronics Technician Third Class (ET3) Michael Wheeler

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Danny L. Spaide (left), and TECH. SGT. Daniel J. Woodring, both assigned to the 42nd Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., puts a Military Working Dog"Ricky"through his workout routine on Sept. 8, 2004. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by Melanie Rodgers) (Released)

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Danny L. Spaide, assigned to the 42nd Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., puts his Military Working Dog partner"Ricky"through his workout routine on Sept. 8, 2004. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by Melanie Rodgers) (Released)

U.S. Air Force 366th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter Mr. Ricky Nevels, discusses procedures before entering Hangar 201, which took simulated damage due to a tornado incident during a 366th Fighter Wing exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, on Sept. 28, 2004. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Christopher A. Campbell) (RELEASED)

Indian Naval Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Amarjeet Saluja (left), an anti-submarine warfare specialist on board the Indian Godavari Class Frigate INS (Indian Navy Ship) BETWA (F 32), discusses underway replenishment (UNREP) procedures with US Navy (USN) CHIEF Boatswain's Mate (BMC) Ricky Cambridge, Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate USS GARY (FFG 51). The GARY and other USN ships are taking part in Exercise MALABAR '04 with the Indian Navy to increase interoperability between the two navies while enhancing the cooperative security relationship between India and the United States

U.S. Air Force STAFF SGT. Ricky Bloom, combat photographer, 1ST Combat Camera Squadron, Charleston AFB , S.C., takes a photo while donned in full chemical warfare protection gear during a Task Qualification Training session Charleston AFB , S.C., on Oct. 19, 200. TQT is semi-annual training for Combat Camera members while wearing full chemical gear.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by AIRMAN First Class Patrick J. Dixon) (RELEASED)

New York Air National Guard STAFF SGT. Tynikka Vire, of the 174th Medical Squadron, fills a syringe at the mobility processing line during an Operational Readiness Exercise at the 174th Fighter Wing, Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, N.Y., on Nov. 6, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Ricky Best) (Released)

New York Air National Guard personnel uses a Hyster H155XL 15K forklift to simulate loading cargo on an aircraft during an Operational Readiness Exercise at the 174th Fighter Wing, Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, N.Y., on Nov. 6, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Ricky Best) (Released)

New York Air National Guard TECH. SGT. Close backs up his cargo truck onto the scales during an Operational Readiness Exercise at the 174th Fighter Wing, Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, N.Y., on Nov. 6, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Ricky Best) (Released)

New York Air National Guard MAJ. Chuck Hutson (standing right) observes activities at the mobility processing center during an Operational Readiness Exercise at the 174th Fighter Wing, Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, N.Y., on Nov. 6, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Ricky Best) (Released)

A New York Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is towed back to its hangar after an emergency landing during an Operational Readiness Exercise at the 174th Fighter Wing, Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 2004. (USAF PHOTO by SENIOR AIRMAN Ricky Best) (Released)

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