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SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, demonstrates his skills as a dog handler to a group of children from a summer camp

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, answers questions from a group of children during a demonstration of K-9 dog handling

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, and his K-9 partner, Briggs, watch the sun set while on sentry duty in the weapons storage area

SRA Kevin Day, winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award, poses with Briggs, his K-9 partner

SRA Kevin Day, wearing a padded arm protector, is attacked by another handler's dog during a workout on the K-9 obedience training course. SRA Day is the winner of the Outstanding AIRMAN of the Year award

SRA Ella and SGT Allen Kirkham shop at the commissary after completing an exercise. They are part of the Base Engineering Emergency Force, Prime Beef

SRA Ella Kirkham carries a duffle bag, mobility bag and M-16 rifle toward her campsite. Kirkham is part of the Base Engineering Emergency Force, Prime Beef

SRA Ella Kirkham snaps shelter halves together to form a tent during an exercise. She is part of the Base Engineering Emergency Force, Prime Beef

SRA Ella Kirkham, left, and a teammate, members of the Base Engineering Emergency Force, Prime Beef, set up their tent during an exercise

SGT Allen and SRA Ella Kirkham construct a latrine shelter during an exercise. They are part of the Base Engineering Emergency Force, Prime Beef

SRA Mark Parmenter relays information from the front lines in an exercise held for training purposes at the Army Recondo School outside of the base

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jesse F. Parks of the 513th Civil Engineering Squadron drafting section prepares to hook up a snow broom to help keep the flight line clear of snow

SrA David Wade, Eugene Clark and SSgt Kevin Gorney, missile maintenance crewmen, perform an electrical check on an LGM-30F Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its silo

Royal Netherlands Air Force CHIEF of Information COL A. P. de Jong talks with SRA Darryl L. Williams. COL de Jong explains a fanion, a special flag given to the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron by the Dutch

SRA Droogsma shops at a local cheese shop

Security policeman SRA Alfred Lerma prepares to drop a white phosphorous mortar into an M-29 81mm mortar during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range

SRA Denis Guyote from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and LT. Ann Defoe from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, rehearse a song during the Air Force Talent Contest

Security policeman SGT Robert Pendygraft fire an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun as SRA Calvin Hill feeds rounds into the gun during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range

SRA Denise Guyote from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and SGT Kenneth Lambert from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, rehearse a song during the Air Force Talent Contest

SRA Samuel D. McKenzie uses an optical compensator to make a precision measurement of ballistic rounds in the high explosive research and development branch

SRA Brandt becomes a "victim" during Sarex '80, a joint U.S.-Canadian pararescue exercise

SRA David L. Bittick, an aeromedical specialist, helps to set-up the Air Transport Clinic by unpacking the medical supplies. The clinic has this type of field training once a year

SRA Daniel J. William 435th Security Police Squadron, takes time out to read his Bible during exercise Reforger '80

SRA Morales of the combat control team breathes oxygen before his high-altitude, low-opening (HALO) jump

CPT Dale Meyerrose, chief of maintenance, watches as SRA Glenn King, navigational aids maintenance specialist, adjusts the tactical air navigation (TACAN) equipment at the 1974th Communications Group, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC)

SRA Bill Yates and AMN Pat Leon, 1835th Electronics Installation Group, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC), make lead end plates for lead sleeves in the background

SRA James Calkins, an air traffic controller with the 1974th Communications Group of the Air Force Communications Command (AFCC), is reflected in the precision approach radar scope as he directs an aircraft

SRA John Thomas, automatic digital switching specialist, and SRA Debra Nixon, traffic analysis clerk, process incoming traffic at the Base Telecommunications Center, 1974th Communications Group, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC). Another enlisted man works in the background

SRA Stoffer, food service equipment specialist, performs maintenance on a gasoline-fired stove during exercise Brim Frost '81

Parachuter SRA Jeffrey Hill prepares to jump off an aircraft into the Pacific Ocean to aid an ailing seaman. Hill is a member of the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service

Former hostages U.S. Marine Corps SSGT Michael Moeller and SGT James Lopez, U.S. Air Force SRA Richard Jiran, and U.S. Marine Corps SGT Paul Lewis, left to right, pose with a nurse. The 52 hostages are spending a few days in the hospital after their release from Iran prior to their departure for the United States

SRA Jim Comisky, 56th Civil Engineering Squadron, works at the Flesland airport fire department during Operation Coronet Falcon. Comisky is making comparisons between the American and the Norwegian type firefighting suits

SRA Dorothy A. Coker and SGT Wayne C. Campbell go over computer run records. The airmen are the 621st Tactical Control Squadron members, involved in exercise Team Spirit '81

SRA Carolyn Liddiard directs a Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-15 Eagle aircraft onto the runway apron

A1C Vickie M. Green assists SRA Louise M. Cortez in masking an area on a Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-15 Eagle aircraft wing

Assistant crew chief A1C Dick LaFuze and crew SRA Jeffrey S. Ryan, left to right, perform a preflight inspection of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft instruments panel

SRA Jeffrey S. Ryan performs a preflight inspection of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft instruments panel

Security policeman SRA Tony Body, wearing chemical warfare gear for training, tests M-60 rifles

SRA Mary McKeon opens packages of C-rations. Air Force members are being fed outside the dining facility as part of warfare survival training

SRA Mark Wilson, right, 5072nd Air Base Squadron, one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 1980, is on top of a mock-up aircraft during pit fire training

SRA Mark Wilson, right, 5072nd Air Base Squadron, one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 1980, and SRA Sheppard are in final preparation for pit fire training

SRA William Winters of the 513th Security Police Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, and his dog Rusty participate in a search and seizure exercise in the United Kingdom Security Police Drug Dog Competition

SRA Matt Chase simulates a casualty by using a bandage during exercise Sentry Castle '81

SRA Kevin McGuire from the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, drives a bomb jammer to towards an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

SRA George Cain and SSGT Wilmer Shelton from the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, check for accuracy as a bomb is raised onto the bomb rack of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

SRA Diane L. Biver and her husband Vhon A. Biver are stationed together on a joint-spouse assignment. Diane is a graphics illustrator at Lackland Air Force Base, while Vhon works at nearby Kelly Air Force Base

SRA George Cain from the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, removes the lanyard from a bomb rack of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

SRA Curry repairs a Kodak Carousel in the base audiovisual library

SRA Mark Brandt looks at a photo exhibit displayed in the library at Tempelhof Central Airport. The exhibit is part of the events noting the 20th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall

A1C Daniel H. Rousseau, A1C Douglas B. Penman and SRA Cecil A. Haynes Jr., left to right, assemble a laser-guided bomb during a timed build-up exercise

SRA Hitchcock views negatives before using a contact printer to make proof sheets in the base photo lab

SRA Joseph Conner, 147th Security Police Fleet, Army SSGT James Stanford and Army CPL Kevin Lambright, 24th Infantry Division, watch for enemy aircraft at a security outpost during exercise Bold Eagle '82. The men are armed with M-16 rifles

SRA Joseph Conner, 147th Security Police Fleet, Army SSGT James Stanford and Army CPL Kevin Lambright, 24th Infantry Division, watch for enemy aircraft at a security outpost during exercise Bold Eagle '82. The men are armed with M-16 rifles

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jonathan Goerung, SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Charles McCarthy and SRA James Harrel take weather/wind readings and try to establish radio contact with a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

SRA Cathy J. Beverly of the 10th Airborne Command and Control Squadron is reenlisted by her commander, LTC Charles E. Hogan. SRA Beverly was the first woman to reenlist aboard the 10th ACCS

SRA Richard G. White, radar and navigational section, 316th Field Maintenance Squadron, repairs a radar system

SRA Tony D. Abell, radar and navigational section, 316th Field Maintenance Squadron, calibrates a piece of navigational equipment

SRA Tim D. Dunagan, 347th Aerial Port Squadron, Clark Air Base, Philippines, uses a mirror for signaling purposes, during the parachute drop of two pallets from a C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Fuji Drop Zone

SRA Scott operates a teletype machine at Headquarters Tactical Air Control Center during exercise Team Spirit '82

SRA John McKullit operates the fuel gauges used for a hot-pit refueling of an F-15 Eagle aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit '82

SRA Grigsby from the 459th Civil Engineering Flight assembles temporary airfield lighting during Exercise Prime Beef '82

SRA Laurie Walborn relaxes on her cot in the tent city at the Marine Corps Logistics Base during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

SRA Mike Lynott checks the line badge of 1LT Garth Anderson at a gate during Exercise Sidewinder II. LT Anderson is from the 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron, and AMN Lynott, a security policeman from the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron. Both squadrons are assigned to the 1ST Tactical Fighter Wing

SRA Dwight T. Tipton, an avionics sensor system specialist with the 363rd Aircraft Generation Squadron, loads film into the forward KS-87B forward camera aboard an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft during Exercise Salty Bee

SRA Dwight T. Tipton, an avionics sensor system specialist with the 363rd Aircraft Generation Squadron, loads film into the forward KS-87B forward camera aboard an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft during Exercise Salty Bee

SRA Christine Bendell (left) and PFC Dan Rothrock prepare a dog for a spay operation at the Department of Defense Dog Center

LCOL Richard Avadikian performs a spay operation on a dog at the Department of Defense Dog Center, with the assistance of SRA Christine Bendell

TSGT Minor Cover, left, and SRA Gary Tibbitt work on a rail of an F-15D Eagle aircraft during the Crested Cap III phase of Reforger '82 exercises

SRA Robert Bennet from the 316th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, directs the unloading of a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Kennel Bear '4-82

SRA Greg Pierce of the 425th Fox Flight Maintenance Crew assists Saudia Arabian 2LT Sulieman Al-Shihri with a pre-flight check

SRA Robert Rodriguez, a B-52D Stratofortress aircraft tailgunner flew missions over Hanoi, North Vietnam

MSGT Fidencia "Tex" Amaya and SRA Melanie Huson, members of the 604th Air University Band, sing a duet during a practice session

SRA Stanley McCoy, a member of the 604th Air University band, makes changes to his score during a practice session

SRA Jeff Harbour, left, from the 363rd Supply Squadron POL (petroleum, oil and lubricants) and SGT Chuck Maddox, from the 833rd Supply Squadron POL, join fuel hoses together during the combined U.S./Honduran training Operation "Ahuas Tara" (Big Pine)

SSGT Loretta Martin, left, wearing a Soviet warrant officer's uniform, and SRA Dayne Padgett, wearing a Soviet special forces captain's uniform, stand in front of a Soviet T-62 battle tank at the Warrior Preparation Center

SRA Dayne Padgett wears a Russian Special Forces uniform with the rank of Captain, during training at the Warrior Preparation Center

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Lewis Qualkin and AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Jayme Tavernier from the 3700th Security Police Squadron, man a .50-cal. Browning machine gun as SRA Charlie Costello from the 375th SPS provides rear defense with an M16 rifle during Exercise REFORGER '83

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Goodman of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, wearing an M-17 chemical-biological field mask, participates in an nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) warfare exercise during THUNDERHOG V

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Donald Friday wears camouflage paint on his face during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

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

Camp Joseph T. Robinson. AIRMAN First Class Aubrey Curlee, a security policeman acting as a member of the aggressor forces, mans an M60 machine gun equipped with the multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) during Exercise SAFE DEFENDER ONE. SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Vince Hooper covers their flank with an M16A1 rifle which is also equipped with the MILES. The men are wearing components of the MILES

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Eric Washington, a crew chief with the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, watches an aircraft take off during Exercise COPE THUNDER '84-7

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Richard Barnes takes the blood pressure of a Pines Hotel fire victim during treatment at the Regional Medical Center. Over 200 World War II veterans and their families were staying at the hotel in Baguio while attending a reunion commemorating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Philippines

Captain (CPT) Ray Lunger, a 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron pilot, talks with crew chief Sergeant (SGT) Marc Calibb, foreground, and SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Terry Barr about the performance of his F-15 Eagle aircraft during Exercise COPE NORTH 85-1

SRA Rodney Williams of the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing corrosion control department tests a spray gun before painting an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

Senior AIRMAN (SRA) Robert H. Allen, 60th Field Maintenance Squadron, marshalls a C-130E Hercules aircraft onto the runway at Yoju Airfield during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '85

Senior AIRMAN (SRA) Thomas Akers, a 563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron life support technician, wears chemical-biological warfare gear during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '85

Senior AIRMAN (SRA) David Hawn of the 1723rd Combat Control Squadron takes compass readings before a containerized delivery system (CDS) drop at Yoju Airfield during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '85

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Thomas Spearman, an emergency medical technician, cut a cas off a patients leg at the base hospital

Senior AIRMAN (SRA) Michael Rathman, 50th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, positions a flow track in front of the tire of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

Senior AIRMAN (SRA) Michael Rathman, 50th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, pins a flow track together on the tire of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during Exercise SALTY DEMO'85. SALTY DEMO'85 is an air base survivability exercise evaluating passive and active defenses, aircraft operation and generation, and base recovery systems

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Greg E. Bossio helps remove an M-17 chemical/biological field mask for AIRMAN First Class (A1C) John T. Jelinch at the decontamination center during Exercise THUNDERHOG '85. Both men are assigned to the 354th Engineering Maintenance Squadron Armament Systems Branch

An officer administers the oath of re-enlistment to Sergeant (SGT) James Fouchee, a security policeman, aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft en route to Indian Spring, Nevada, for Exercise GREEN FLAG. STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Henry Fretwell holds the microphone while Senior Airman (SRA) Coffee looks on

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Kathryn J. Kelleher, 1876th Communications Squadron, and one of the US Air Force's Outstanding Airmen of 1985, stands in front of the Air Force Academy Chapel

SENIOR Airmen (SRA) Michael J. Griffin and Paul D. Gelespie sand an A-10A Thunderbolt II prior to painting the aircraft as part of a corrosion control program

SENIOR Airmen (SRA) Michael J. Griffin sands the engine housing of an A-10A Thunderbolt II prior to painting the aircraft as part of a corrosion control program

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jeffrey Gordy, an entry control guard assigned to the 347th Security Police Squadron, checks a vehicle entering the deployment area during Exercise CROWN KNIGHT 85-05

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) David Herdrick inspects the exhaust nozzles on the afterburners duct segment of an F-111 aircraft

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) William Hynson, a crew chief from the 20th Aircraft Generation Squadron, signs the preflight form after inspecting the flaps of an F-111 aircraft

Senior AIRMAN (SRA) Segovia and AIRMAN First Class (A1C) James C. Samples III of the 18th Aircraft Generation Squadron replace the radar dish on a 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle aircraft during COMMANDO WEST IX, a joint US and Thailand training exercise

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