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Visitors at the Farnborough Air Show attend an exhibit by the U.S. Air Force Orientation Group

Maintenance personnel service one of the USAF Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron's new F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prior to the team's first show

An air-to-air left side view of four USAF Thunderbird Air Demonstration Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcons in a diamond formation during their first air show

A left side view of six F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft being used for the first time in an air show by the USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team

A left side view, as pilots board, of six F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft being used for the first time in an air show by the USAF Thunderbird Aerial Demonstration Team

Nine Royal Air Force (British) BAe Hawk aircraft assigned to the Royal Air Force Red Arrows flight demonstration team, as they perform an areial stunt during the Open House Air Show

Army personnel watch a USO concert being performed by the band Nickelodeon during the Ahuas Tara II (Big Pine) operation. The show is being filmed by an audiovisual team

An underside view of six F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft of the USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team in a delta formation during an air show. The air show is one of many events held during the Air Force Association's "Gathering of Eagles," a convention commemorating spectacular achievements in the free world's aerospace development

CHIEF MASTER Sgt. Dave Steinmeyer introduces the Tops in Blue, U.S. Air Force singers, during a Fourth of July show outside the National Air and Space Museum. The U.S. Capitol is in the background

CHIEF MASTER Sgt. Larry Trautman and Senior MASTER Sgt. Jim Lay, trumpet players in the Airmen of Note, a U.S. Air Force band, perform outside the National Air and Space Museum during a Fourth of July show. The U.S. Capitol is in the background

Tony Tennille performs with the Airmen of Note, a U.S. Air Force band, during a Fourth of July show outside the National Air and Space Museum

The Airmen of Note, a U.S. Air Force band, perform outside the National Air and Space Museum during a Fourth of July show

US Air Force (USAF) SR-71 Blackbird taking off from the Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar Air Show

State flags decorate the operations building during an open house air show. An Air Force Thunderbird Flight Demonstration Team F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is in the foreground

The strain begins to show on the faces of two Airmen as they hold up an AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile while another AIRMAN fastens the missile onto the wing tip of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. The Airmen are participating in the combat readine

F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft execute a difficult maneuver during a performance by the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron. The Thunderbirds are performing during an air show, part of the base's annual open house

F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft execute a difficult maneuver during a performance by the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force Flight Demonstration Squadron. The Thunderbirds are performing during an air show, part of the base's annual open house

F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft of the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force flight demonstration squadron, fly in formation during an air show

U.S. Air Force personnel pose with the Pointer Sisters after the Bob Hope Christmas Eve USO Show during Operation Desert Shield.

U.S. Navy personnel salute as French President Francois Mitterrand, third from right, and a U.S. Air Force general pass by during their tour of the American displays at the 1991 Paris Air Show.

A U.S. Air Force general speaks through a translator as he accompanies French President Francois Mitterrand on a tour of the American displays at the 1991 Paris Air Show.

A U.S. Air Force general greets French President Francois Mitterrand as the president arrives for a tour of the American displays at the 1991 Paris Air Show

French President Francois Mitterrand, center, is accompanied by a U.S. Air Force general as he tours the American displays at the 1991 Paris Air Show.

A crowd gathers around a U.S. Air Force F-117A aircraft of the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing on display at the 1991 Paris Air Show

U.S. Air Force security police guard a 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-117A aircraft on display at the 1991 Paris Air Show. A Paveway II laser-guided bomb is on a pedestal in front of the aircraft.

U.S. Air Force security police stand at parade rest around a 37th Tactical Fighter Wing F-117A aircraft on display at the 1991 Paris Air Show. Two Paveway II laser-guided bombs are in front of the aircraft.

U.S. Navy personnel salute as French President Francois Mitterrand, third from right, and a U.S. Air Force general pass by during their tour of the American displays at the 1991 Paris Air Show. A Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 (VAW-122) E-2C Hawkeye aircraft is in the background.

A U.S. Air Force F-111 aircraft of the 27th Tactical Fighter Wing is exhibited in front of the naval air station's operations building during an air show

A C-141B Starlifter and a C-5 Galaxy, U.S. Air Force transport aircraft, are exhibited on a runway at the naval station's air show. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Outside the Port au Prince Airport, Haitians hold up a "Thank You America" sign to show support for American troops who are protecting their city streets and forcing out General Cedras, the self-imposed leader of Haiti, during Operation Uphold Democracy. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Haitians follow a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) to show their approval of U.S. presence in their country during Operation Uphold Democracy. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Haitians crowd the palace gate to show their support for President Jean-Bertrand Aristide during his inauguration at the National Palace at Port au Prince, Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy. Thousands of people gathered outside the palace gate to cheer the return of their leader

A flyover of a MIG-29 Fulcrum from the Slovakian Air Force flying between an F-15E Eagle (bottom) flown by CAPT. Ken Carpeuto with Weapons Systems Officer, CAPT. Jerry Downey of the 494th Fighter Squadron, and F-15C Eagle piloted by CAPT. Chuck Metrolis. The F-15s are assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, UK. This flight marked the first time the two types of aircraft had flown in formation during an air show display. The MIG-29, piloted by LT. Colonel Jozef Dunaj, Slovakian Air Force, and F-15s flew during Air Fete '96, the largest military sponsored air show in the world. Air Fete is held annually at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom and is attended by an estimated...

SENIOR AIRMAN Norne Walker of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, deployed to Doha, Qatar, attempts to show all the players why Seymour Johnson is "Fourth but First" as he studies the monopoly board during Air Expeditionary Force IV in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. SOUTHERN WATCH enforces the United Nations Security Council Resolution 688 that establishes a no-fly zone over Southern Iraq below the 32nd parallel

A static display model of the YF-22 "Raptor", Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), sits on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base in preparation of the 50th Anniversary of the US Air Force. The future fighter of the Air Force will be on display at the air show

A static display model of the YF-22 "Raptor", Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), sits on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base in preparation of the 50th Anniversary of the US Air Force. The future fighter of the Air Force will be on display at the air show

A static display model of the YF-22, "Raptor", Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), sits on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base in preparation of the 50th Anniversary of the US Air Force. The future fighter of the Air Force will be on display at the air show

An SR-71 arrives from Beale AFB, California at Nellis AFB to go on display during the United States Air Force's 50th Anniversary and Air show

Canada's Aerial Demonstration Team the Snowbirds performs over Nellis AFB during the United States Air Force's 50th Anniversary and Air show

A four ship aerial demonstration team, the USAFs Thunder Birds climb afterburners blazing from the Nellis AFB runway just above a parked B-2 Spirit Bomber, during the United States Air Force's 50th Anniversary and Air show

A mid-morning aerial view of the Nellis AFB ramp areas packed with visiting display aircraft during the United States Air Force's 50th Anniversary and Air show

Canada's Aerial Demonstration Team the Snowbirds perform, banking right in full formation, smoke trailing high above a B-2 Spirit Bomber at Nellis AFB during the United States Air Force's 50th Anniversary and Air show

A parade of front line aircraft dress the Nellis AFB ramp areas during the United States Air Force's 50th Anniversary and Air show. On display are the B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and other historic planes

US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Tricia Glinos, 55th Communications Squadron (SC) videographer, videotapes US Air Force STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Pachari Luke, a broadcaster from the 55th CS, while producing The Offutt Spotlight, a television show highlighting outstanding Offutt Air Force Base performers

US Air Force personnel, Major Hutchinson and STAFF Sergeant Theriot, 81st Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) show Mr. Paul Juola, House Appropriations Committee, renovations made to permanent party dormitories

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the USAF Thunderbird Team taxis out from Luke Air Force Base, AZ at the start of their Luke Day Air Show. The Thunderbirds demonstrated combat formations and capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon

Light enhanced photography fish-eye lens view show an unidentified US Air Force (USAF) Security Police (SP) firing a 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle, during weapons familiarization training conducted at the Air Mobility Warfare Center, Fort Dix, New Jersey (NJ), during Exercise PHOENIX READINESS 2002

Light enhanced photography fish-eye lens view show an unidentified US Air Force (USAF) Security Police (SP) firing a.50 caliber M2HB machine gun mounted atop a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), during training conducted at the Air Mobility Warfare Center, Fort Dix, New Jersey (NJ), during Exercise PHOENIX READINESS 2002

Light enhanced photography fish-eye lens view show an unidentified US Air Force (USAF) Security Police Military Working Dog Handler on range duty during training conducted at the Air Mobility Warfare Center, Fort Dix, New Jersey (NJ), during Exercise PHOENIX READINESS 2002

During the annual air show, Millville Elementary School Pre-K, Panama City, Florida, children react to the roar from the USAF Thunderbirds Air Show performance at the Tyndall Air Force Base flightline

A pilot from the 157 Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard is "rescued" by a UH-60 Blackhawk, as a AH-64 Apache provides cover in background, during a simulated combat search and rescue mission. Demonstrated at the SC ANG's Air Show on 2 May 2 1999 at McEntire Air National Guard Base, South Carolina

A pilot from the 157 Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard sets off a colored smoke flare to mark his position during a simulated combat search and rescue mission. Demonstrated at the SC ANG's Air Show on 2 May 1999, McEntire Air National Guard Base, South Carolina

Straight on medium shot of SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Eugene Talas, a C-5 aircraft instructor loadmaster, from the 56th Airlift Squadron as he crouches down to show US Army personnel from the 588th Training Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma how to fasten down an Army vehicle onto an aircraft-training simulator. The training was part of a joint training exercise between Air Force and Army personnel that was held at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on June 26th, 1999

Long shot, side view, two Travis Air Force Base, California, fire trucks create a welcome arch of water for a C-5 Galaxy taxiing toward camera in background. Not show - Piloting the C-5 for a last flight was Brigadier General Steven A. Roser, USAF, Commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing. BG Roser is retiring after 29 years in the United States Air Force

US AIr Force Colonel Thomas Kane (Right) takes hold of the 60th Air Mobility Wing guidon, presented by Lieutenant General John B. Sams of 15th Air Force at Travis Air Force Base, California, to show his acceptance as he takes the reigns and becomes the new wing commander at Travis AFB, Ca., on October 15, 1999. On the right is his wife, Renee, proudly watching. COL Kane is no stranger to Travis as he was once the former 86th Airlift Squadron (later changed to the 20th Airlift Squadron) Commander whose troops flew the C-141 Starlifter cargo aircraft. U.S. Air Force photo by Kristina P. Cilia

US Air Force members from the current Noncommissioned Officer Academy Class 00-1 stand in formation during a repatriation ceremony at Hickam AIr Force Base, Hawaii. They show their respect as the remains (Not shown), believed to be those of 11 unaccounted for American servicemen are removed from a C-17A Globemaster III (Not shown) during the ceremony on Hickam AFB flight line, November 19th, 1999

US Air Force Personnel from the 436th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, show their respect towards Secretary of Defense William Cohen, during his visit to the Isochronal Docks at Dover AFB, DE. Sec. Cohen took the time to shake hands with individual Airmen after the press conference

Interior medium shot from the jump seat section on a USAF KC-135 as Air Force personnel brief local high school councilors, principals and vice prinicpals during a F-16 (Not shown) refueling mission. The 126th Air Refueling Wing, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois use these rides, called Center of Influence, as a way to show the dignitaries more about the mission, opportunities and benefits of the Air National Guard

Members of the USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team pose for a photograph with US Air Force Reserve (USAFR) members in front of their F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, on the flight line at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA) during the Airfest 2000 air show

US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ) John Venable, a member of the USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team, issues the oath of reenlistment to members of the US Air Force Reserve (USAFR) in front a USAF Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on the flight line at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA) during the Airfest 2000 air show

An USAF Thunderbird Aerial Demonstration Team F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is marshaled to a stop by crewmembers on the flight line at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA) during the Airfest 2000 air show

Extreme close up showing the nose section of a MIG-15 aircraft on display during the Airfest 2000 air show at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA)

USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft perform at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA) during the Airfest 2000 air show

Students from the King High Schools band in Riverside California (CA) Jeremy Gates (left) and Paul Timmons set up a vending stand during the Airfest 2000 air show held at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA)

Crew Chiefs from the USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team prepare to launch their F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on the flight line at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA) during the Airfest 2000 air show

Mr. Sean Tucker performs a spiral aerobatic stunt maneuver in his Pitts 10-10-220 Challenger aircraft during the Airfest 2000 air show held at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA)

Members of the US Armyßs"Golden Nights", Parachute Team float towards the earth during the Airfest 2000 air show held at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA). Several USAF Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft are parked in the foreground

USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft perform at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA) during the Airfest 2000 air show

Stunt pilot, Sean Tucker perform a pre-flight check in the cockpit of his Pitts Challenger aircraft during the Airfest 2000 air show held at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA)

Spectators view a US Air Force (USAF) C-5A Galaxy aircraft from the Air Mobility Command which is on display during the Airfest 2000 air show held at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA). Bill Cornick performs a stunt in his Pitts S2C aerobatic biplane overhead in the background

Members of the US Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Unit from Garfield, California (CA) pose for a photograph in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft during the Airfest 2000 air show held at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California (CA)

The US Air Force B-2 Spirit performs for the crowd at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, during Air Fete 2000. The B-2's appearance at Air Fete 2000 is its only scheduled European Air Show for the year. Air Fete is Europes largest military sponsored air show

Straight on medium shot as the US Air Force female ensemble members of Tops in Blue 2000 kicked off their hot performance at Hangar 1 on 7 June 2000, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The dazzling production captivated the audience (Not shown) and thrilled them for the entire show. The performers sang and danced to the beat of many upbeat and popular songs

A. Kvochur, a show pilot for the Sukhoi Aircraft Manufacturer performs for the crowd in a Russian made Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker, during the LaComina Airshow held on June 11th, 2000, in Pordenone, Italy

A. Kvochur, a show pilot for the Sukhoi Aircraft Manufacturer performs for the crowd in a Russian made Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker, during the LaComina Airshow held on June 11th, 2000, in Pordenone, Italy

Rear view medium shot over the shoulder of KC-10 Extender Boom Operator Techincal Sergeant Bob Culbertson of the 76th Air Refueling Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, on June 22nd, 2000. A F/A-18 Hornet from the US Navy's Blue Angel Aerial Demonstration team is seen refueling out the rear window of the KC-10. The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will. An estimated 15 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each year. Additionally, the Blue Angels visit over 50,000 people a show...

Straight on medium aerial close-up of the refueling a US Navy F/A-18 from the Blue Angels' Aerial Demonstration team. Just the refueling hose and nozzlechute is seen from the USAF KC-10 Extender that is refueling the F/A-18. The Blue Angels are flying over McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, on June 22nd, 2000. The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will. An estimated 15 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each year. Additionally, the Blue Angels visit over 50,000 people a show season ...

Right side profile, medium aerial shot, of three F/A-18 Hornets from the US Navy's Blue Angel Aerial Demonstration Squadron. The team was flying over the skies of McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will. An estimated 15 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each year. Additionally, the Blue Angels visit over 50,000 people a show season (March through November) at school and hospital visits. The Blue Angels were headed to the National Guard in Rhode...

Right side profile medium shot as US Army Sergeant Frederik Webb (left) and SPECIALIST Arron Lincoln (right) Eco company 1ST 508 out of Vicenza Italy prepare parachutes at Aviano Air Base Italy for Operation Rapid Resolve II, a show of force air drop in Bosnia, 17Jul00. A left side front view medium shot of a US Air Force C-130 Hercules is seen in the background

Left side front view medium long shot as a Ramstien Air Base C-130E stands ready at Aviano Air Base Italy to deliver an Army airborne unit (Not shown) into Bosnia for Rapid Resolve II, a show of force exercise, 17 july 00

Straight on medium close-up shot as US Air Force Technical Sergeant Max Rentfrow from the 37th Airlift Squadron Ramstien Air Base Germany plans the take off and landings for Operation Rapid Resolve II, a show of force exersise in Bosnia, 17 July 00

Straight on medium close-up shot as US Air Force Major Jeffrey W. Kelly from detachment 1, 4th Air Special Operation Group, prepares his gear for Operation Rapid Resolve II, a show of force exersise in Bosnia, 17Jul00

Gina Caudill, A Raytheon Engine Technician contracted by the Air Force, performs an NDI (Non Destructive Inspection) on the titanium blades from the F110-GE-100 engine of the F-16 Viper. Gina is applying a flourescent coating that will show small cracks and flaws under a black light source. This took place at Avinao Air Base, Italy, on August 3rd 2000

US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Elko Lozano Jr., 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, shows one of the simulated patients to a member of the Swedish Army at an air show in Gothenburg, Sweden, on August 28th, 2000

(Right to Left) US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Elco Lozano Jr., 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, briefs Private/Sniper Uebeu Aberg, Sergeant Jan Ferneborg and Second Lieutenant Tommy Hamberg of the Swedish Army on the process of taking care of a patient in a C-9 Nightengale for an Air Show in Gothenburg, Sweden, on August 26th 2000

US Air Force Aerovac Technician, SENIOR AIRMAN Elco Lozano Jr., 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, checks on an IV bag for a simulated patient for an Air Show in Gothenburg, Sweden, on August 26th, 2000. (Duplicate image, see also DF-SD-01-06188 or search 000826-F-6470D-504)

A test of strength is displayed in a game called Avderspak, two men on horseback lock hands and play tug-of-war in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Sept. 13, 2000. Two Kazakh performer demonstrates this traditional game as part of the Gala concert by the Kazakh stars during the opening ceramonies of CENTRASBAT 2000 in Kazakhstan. The Gala Concert was a show by Kazakhstanis showing a variety of traditional dances and cultural events. CENTRASBAT is a multi-national peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by U.S. Central Command (U.S. CENTCOM) and hosted by former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, from Sept. 11-20. Exercise participants include approximately 300 U. S. troops,..

As part of the Gala concert of CENTRASBAT 00, Kazakh performers demonstrate a cultural tradition of a game called catch a girl, in which the two riders (male and female) take off on horseback and try and catch each other. The female rider whips the male until she is caught. If the male catches the female he is then rewarded with a kiss. The Gala concert was a show put on by Kazakhstanis, showing a variety of traditional dances and cultural events. CENTRASBAT is a multi-national peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by US Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, from Sept. 11-20. CENTRASBAT will test US and Central...

Russian Army troops watch a gala concert during the opening ceremonies of Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000, Almaty, Kazakhstan. The gala concert was a show put on by the Kazakhstans showing a variety of traditional dances and cultural events. CENTRASBAT 2000 is a multi-national peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by the former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include approximately 300 US troops including personnel from USCENTCOM, the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell...

A Kazakh performer demonstrates the long equestrian heritage as part of the Gala concert by the Kazakh stars during the opening ceremonies of CENTRASBAT 2000 in Kazakhstan on Sept. 13, 2000. The Gala Concert was a show put on by Kazakhstan showing a variety of traditional dances and cultural events. CENTRASBAT is a multi-national peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by US Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, from Sept. 11-20. CENTRASBAT will test US and Central Asian units combat readiness and ability to conduct peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, as well as develop and build cooperative relationships...

Right side front, medium close-up view of US Army STAFF Sergeant Kenneth A. Johnson as he looks to the scoreboard (Not show) Monday, September 18th, 2000, after he failed to make the final round in the Men's 10 meter Air Rifle event at the Sydney Olympics. SSG Johnson is a member of the United States Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia

Members of the 436rd Explosive Ordinance Disposal Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, answer questions concerning their daily duties and the explosives on show at Dover Downs International Speedway on September 23, 2000

A USAF Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon keeps low to the runway after retracting his landing gear as it increases airspeed after take-off during a show at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Jody T. Hawk, from the US Air Force in Europe Command, show signs of exhaustion after completing the combat weapons competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, during DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000. Defender Challenge is the annual Air Force wide competition sponsored by Air Force Security Forces. This competition showcases the talents and capabilities of 13 international Security Forces teams in seven physical fitness, base defense and policing skills over six days

Team members from Air Force Space Command show off their trophies for coming in second in the Fitness Challenge competition during the awards ceremony for DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Defender Challenge is the annual Air Force wide competition sponsored by Air Force Security Forces. This competition showcases the talents and capabilities of 13 international Security Forces teams in seven physical fitness, base defense and policing skills over six days

From left to right, AIRMAN First Class Toni D. Topps, 86th Supply Squadron, A1C Maria Chavez, 86th Mission Support Squadron, and AIRMAN Amanda Bashore, 786th Communications Squadron enjoy the festivities of the Secretary of Defense Holiday Show 2000, "A tribute to the Air Force." The event took place at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on December 17th, 2000

US Secretary of Defense William Cohen and first lady of the Pentagon, Janet L. Cohen, arrive at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to celebrate the Holiday Show 2000 with service members and their families on December 17th, 2000

US Secretary of Defense William Cohen and first lady of the Pentagon, Janet L. Cohen, show their Patriotism at the Secretary of Defense Holiday Show 2000, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on December 17th, 2000

US Air Force AIRMAN First Class Tia Deatrick, a Photographer, assigned to the 786th Communications Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. She poses with the Honorable William S. Cohen, US Secretary of Defense, at the Secretary of Defense Holiday Show 2000, taking place Ramstein AB, on December 17th 2000

Ananda Lewis, MTV VJ and this years emcee for theSecretary of Defense's Holiday Show 2000, addresses the audience at Ramstein Air Base, Germany

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