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Communism Means Terrorism

Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion fire the M-14 sniper rifle on Range 9. They are taking their annual qualification tests prior to the execution of exercise Orbit Sunset, an exercise designed to test the base counter terrorism plan (SPECTO)

Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion fire shot guns on Range 1. They are taking their annual qualification tests prior to the execution of exercise Orbit Sunset, an exercise designed to test the base counter terrorism plan (SPECTO)

One of the "hostages" captured at Burma Lake is being held at gunpoint by a "terrorist" during exercise Orbit Sunset. The Exercise is designed to test the base special threat operations plan (SPECTO) and the counter terrorism readiness of the 519th Military Police Battalion and the 144th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion, respond to a staged hostage situation at Burma Lake. As part of exercise Orbit Sunset, an exercise designed to test the base "counter terrorism plan (SPECTO), "TERRORISTS" invaded a meeting of the Golf Club Advisory Council and captured "hostages." The men are armed with M-14 and M-16 rifles

Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion, armed with .45 caliber pistols and shotguns, react to a staged hostage situation at Burma Lake during exercise Orbit Sunset, an exercise designed to test the base counter terrorism plan (SPECTO). "TERRORISTS" invaded a meeting of the Gold Club Advisory Council and captured "hostages."

A member of the 519th Military Police Battalion, armed with an M-16A1 rifle, supports the rescue assault team recovering "captured hostages." He is dressed in military camouflage while participating in Exercise Orbit Sunset. This exercise is designed to test the base's Special Threat Operations Plan (SPECTO) and the command's counter terrorism readiness

Rounds from a Thompson sub-machine gun strike a water filled barrel during a demonstration at the Dynamics of International Terrorism course taught at the Air Force Special Operations School. The course is a week long symposium that teaches the principles and psychology of terrorism and basic anti-terrorism tactics to military personnel and government civilians

Students examine the remains of a car that was destroyed by plastic explosives during a demonstration at the Dynamics of International Terrorism course taught at the Air Force Special Operations School.The course is a week long symposium that teaches the principles and psychology of terrorism and basic anti-terrorism tactics to military personnel and government civilians

MAJ. Jerry Zane lectures about hostage and airfield hijacking survival techniques during the Dynamics International Terrorism course taught at the Air Force Special Operations School. The course is a week-long symposium that teaches the principles and psychology of terrorism and basic anti-terrorism tactics to military personnel and government civilians

Flames from a home made Molotov cocktail leap into the air during a demonstration at the Dynamics of International Terrorism course taught at the Air Force Special Operations School. The course is a week long symposium that teaches the principles and psychology of terrorism and basic anti-terrorism tactics to military personnel and government civilians

A mannequin used in demonstrations at the Dynamics of International Terrorism course hangs out the window of a bullet-riddled car at the Air Force Special Operations School. The course is a week-long symposium that teaches the principles and psychology of terrorism and basic anti-terrorism tactics to military personnel and government civilians

Plastic explosives destroy a car during a demonstration at the Dynamics of International Terrorism course taught at the Air Force Special Operations School. The course is a week long symposium that teaches the principles and psychology of terrorism and basic anti-terrorism tactics to military personnel and government civilians

MAJ. James Dillard shows how terriorists packed plastic explosives and a timing device into a book. Dillard is an instructor for the Dynamics of International Terriorism course taught at the Air Force Special Operations School. The course is a week-long symposium that teaches the principles and psychology of terrorism and basic anti-terrorism tactics to military personnel and government civilians

A close up view of a bullet riddled pane of glass that is part of display at the Dynamics of International Terrorism course taught at the Air Force Special Operations School. The course is a week long symposium that teaches the principles and psychology of terrorism and basic anti-terrorism tactics to military personnel and government civilians

As part of the ORI a major accident involving a pick-up truck and a snow plow was staged at the Civil Engineering compound. Fire trucks and medical personnel treated the injured and removed them from the scene while fire personnel put out the fires. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

A simulated bomb was located in a men's room on the first floor of Cheyenne Mountain. After the area was evacuated and guards posted to seal off the entrance, an explosive team with a sniffing dog were called into verify that the package contained explosives. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

Electronic Systems Security Assessment personnel, AIRMAN 1ST Class Stacey L. Price (foreground) and SENIOR AIRMAN Kathryn Stevens, from the 39th Intelligence Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. monitor base phone and fax lines (COMSEC/OPSEC) inside the 21st Space Wing's Communications Squadron building. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and...

When the Inspector General's ORI team stages an armed robbery at the base Shoppette, a simulated gunshot victim was the result. The 21st Medical Group, STAFF Sergeant Kevin R. Bradley (orange vest) and AIRMAN 1ST Class Mark Sherwin, tried to revive the simulated victim. The 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

Two members of the 721st Fire Department prepare to transport a simulated victim to an ambulance. The fireman put the victim on a backboard during this ORI scenario. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

A member of the Emergency Service Team, armed with an M-16 weapon, is strategically positioned outside of the Granite Inn Dining Facility, Cheyenne Mountain AFS in response to a simulated hostage situation. His job is to ensure that the perpetrator does not escape or cause additional trouble. He was participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication...

Members of the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo. quickly assemble AM1 matting. This matting is used by Rapid Runway Repair teams to repair runways damaged by bomb attacks. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

These six diesel generators supply power to the Cheyenne Mountain Air Station. During the ORI it was the responsibility of Damage Control Center (DCC) and the Mission Control Center (MCC) to ensure that all systems continued to work and support the Air Station. The scenario was part of the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

In a secure area of building 845, 21st Space Wing's Headquarters, Brigadier General Jerry Perryman, Commander 21st SW, Colonel John Perioni and COL. Gregory Keethler receive information from battle staff members about the ongoing situation during the 21st Space Wing's ORI. The Operational Readiness Inspection was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft, and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communications disruptions

A sign at Peterson Air Force Base announces the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection being conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo.,13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism and communication disruptions

After a simulated fire on a C-130 aircraft on the flight line, AIRMAN 1ST Class Camby P. Gallagher of the 21st Medical Squadron uses the proper procedures when treating the victim of smoke inhalation. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

A crew of fire fighters from the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Department respond to a simulated smoking C-130 aircraft on the flight line. They were participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

A UH-60 Medivac helicopter from Fort Carson, Colo. comes in for a landing at the site of a simulated C-130 aircraft crash. Emergency personnel from the Fire Department, Search & Recovery, Bioenvironmental, Mobil Command and Control and the Medical group all responded to this part of the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

Simulated casualty, SENIOR AIRMAN Eli Feagaimaalii of the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron lies motionless on the ground after receiving simulated critical neck wounds (moulaged) during a simulated crash of a C-130 aircraft. He was participating in the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication disruptions

A simulated C-130 aircraft crash casualty is loaded into an ambulance for transporting to a local hospital by Medical Group personnel and firemen. Emergency personnel from the Fire Department, Search & Recovery, Bioenvironmental, Mobil Command and Control and the Medical group all responded to this part of the 21st Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection that was conducted at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station and Peterson AFB, Colo., 13 to 17 February 1996. The Inspector General's Team tested their ability to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robbery, terrorism, and communication ...

SENIOR AIRMAN Jason Hettinger screams in simulated pain as the rescue team member, Dave Fritchie, tries to move his injured chest and ankles. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

Rescue team members successfully remove a "victim" from an automobile as the IG team members observe and grade the participants. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

Firefighters and police officers work in harmony to rescue a trapped "victim" with the IG members looking on. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

Inspector General team member, TECH. SGT David King from Peterson AFB, Instructs TECH. SGT. Patty Dupree from 20th AF, a "victim" in the search and rescue scenario, as the helicopter crew prepares to pick her up. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

SENIOR AIRMAN Falcon of the 90th AMS assists in loading TECH. SGT. Patty Dupree, a volunteer from the 90th MXS during the search and recoveries exercise, into an emergency medical unit after she arrived by helicopter. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

During an early morning mobility exercise STAFF SGT. Potter of the base MSSQ checks DD forms 245 of Civil Engineering troops. The deployment locator cards have the permanent home addresses of troops deployed. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

STAFF SGT. Jimmy Hope and AIRMAN 1ST Class Shelly Lane read a manual of procedures in their Command Post position outside the Battle STAFF Headquarters. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

A view of the phone center where not a moments rest is allowed in any position of the much needed team as the phones ring and ring. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

STAFF SGT. Kisselvich of MSSQ office checks the Identification tags of Civil Engineering troops to make sure the social security numbers match the numbers on the identification card. This was the first stop of the processing line early Tuesday morning during the base mobility exercise. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

SENIOR AIRMAN Muzinich (left) and GS-6 Tony Riedel, both of the 90th CES/CEF, prepare to remove 1ST LT. Jason Zimmerman of the 37th Rescue Flight during a simulated downed helicopter exercise on the helicopter pad of the 37th Rescue Flight. The Inspector General Team testeSd the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

SENIOR AIRMAN Falcon and AIRMAN 1ST Class Johnson prepare to unload two "victims" involved with Tuesday's search and recovery exercise. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

STAFF SGT. Randy Fitzpatrick of the 90th CES/CEF places AIRMAN Sean Hass of the 90th transportation squadron on a stretcher before carrying him to the decontamination area. AIRMAN Hass was overcome by toxic fumes in a chemical spill exercise at the base HAZMAT building. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

SENIOR AIRMAN Jeremy Hewey from the 90th Civil Engineering Squadron, gently pulls the tent canvas to even it up on the sides before lifting the side poles. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

The Civil Engineering troops build wooden structures for future mobility training. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

STAFF Sgts. Greg Chesser and Randy Fitzpatrick, both of the 90th CES/CEF, use a tarp to reduce the spread of toxic gas into the air from a simulated sulfur mono chloride spill at the base HAZMAT building. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

Dave Fritchie, with the 90th CES/CEF, dressed in a white protective suit, tries to control the leakage of a barrel of sulfur mono chloride during a simulated chemical spill exercise at the base HAZMAT building. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

Simulated poisonous pink gas from a Sulfur Mono Chloride spill at the base HAZMAT building drifts away as AIRMAN 1ST Class Sarah Shearer and AIRMAN Sean Hass both of the 90th Transportation Squadron lay "unconscious" in the background. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

To complete their mobility area, the Civil Engineering members dig trenches for their vehicles and cover them with camouflage netting. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

Dave Fritchie and Roy Vardanega, dressed in white protective suits, both of the 90th CES/CEF, check the air quality near the base HAZMAT center after a simulated toxic spill of Sulfur Mono Chloride. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

Dave Fritchie a GS-7 with the 90th CES/CEF is sprayed off in the first step of a three-step process in the chemical decontamination pools. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

STAFF SGT. Donna Harrington, a Patrol Officer from the 90th Security Police Squadron, searches TECH. SGT. Brandy Creel, an Inspector General member from Peterson AFB, playing the part of an hysterical wife. Two concealed weapons were found, a gun and a knife. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

CAPT. Bonita Nolan and CAPT. Wendy McNiel from the 90th Missile Wing/Minuteman Crew, reset a tripped circuit breaker in the Missile Procedures Trainer. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

CAPT. Shannon Cape and 2nd LT. Joe D'Eufemia from the 90th Missile Wing / Minuteman Crew, run fault procedures for improper indications inside of the Missile Procedures Trainer. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

Inside the Missile Procedures Trainer, CAPT. J. A. Dietrick and CAPT. Phil Tobin, both from the 90th Missile Wing/Minuteman Crew, accomplish a daily check of communications equipment. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

After the door was successfully removed from its hinges, allowing the Security Police inside the bay, they rush to the side of the only living "victim", SENIOR AIRMAN John Whitman from the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron (MXS). The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

MASTER SGT. Allen Taylor, a member of the 90th Supply Squadron (SUPS), explains where the chemical was spilled and how the accident happened to Mr. Gregorio, a Rescue Firefighter from the 90th Civil Engineering Squadron. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

The Personnel Control Center (PCC) gives locations and map services, provides personnel information and manpower updates . The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

Inside the capsule the missile crew checks the Launch Facility status from small printouts. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

SENIOR AIRMAN Michael Forte and AIRMAN 1ST Class Michael Davis, members of the 790th Police Squadron, approach the gate to Quebec 1 to verify the identity of the missile crew members and maintenance team before allowing them passage onto the Missile Alert Facility (MAF) property. The Inspector General Team tested the ability of the base to respond to battle conditions, power outages, mobility deployments, aircraft and automobile accidents, hostage situations, bomb threats, armed robberies, terrorism, and communication problems

Soldiers reacting to a drive-by act of terrorism at the Joint Readiness Training Center

US Navy (USN) Sailor Hospital Corpsman Second Class (HM2) Paul Manansala from the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) kisses his young daughter after returning home at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California (CA). The REAGAN and USN Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) completed their six-month regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Pacific Ocean

Special Agent Daniel Livingston, USAF, Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Detachment 512, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom "lifts" a finger print from a compact disk during a training session using the black powder method. The primary responsibilities of the AFOSI Detachment 512 are criminal investigative and counterintelligence services. The AFOSI seeks to identify, investigate and neutralize espionage, terrorism, fraud and other major criminal activities that may threaten US Air Force and Department of Defense resources

Special Agent Daniel Livingston, USAF, Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Detachment 512, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom "lifts" a finger print from a compact disk during a training session using the black powder method. The primary responsibilities of the AFOSI Detachment 512 are criminal investigative and counterintelligence services. The AFOSI seeks to identify, investigate and neutralize espionage, terrorism, fraud and other major criminal activities that may threaten US Air Force and Department of Defense resources

Special Agent Daniel Livingston, USAF, Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Detachment 512, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom "lifts" a finger print from a compact disk during a training session using the black powder method. The primary responsibilities of the AFOSI Detachment 512 are criminal investigative and counterintelligence services. The AFOSI seeks to identify, investigate and neutralize espionage, terrorism, fraud and other major criminal activities that may threaten US Air Force and Department of Defense resources

Special Agent Daniel Livingston, USAF, Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Detachment 512, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom "lifts" a finger print from a compact disk during a training session using the black powder method. The primary responsibilities of the AFOSI Detachment 512 are criminal investigative and counterintelligence services. The AFOSI seeks to identify, investigate and neutralize espionage, terrorism, fraud and other major criminal activities that may threaten US Air Force and Department of Defense resources

AIRMAN (AMN) Brandy Skoofalos, USAF, 437th Security Forces, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, on the ramp waiting to board an aircraft as she prepares to deploy to an unknown forward deployed location. She is one of many Air Force personnel mobilizing for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Reflecting the atmosphere of the moment, a dependent watches as her husband prepares to deploy to an unknown forward-deployed location. This Air Force member is one of many Air Force personnel mobilizing for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM after the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Thomas Moses, USAF, STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Furtado, USAF, (right), and other members of the 437th Security Forces, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, board a C-17A Globemaster III. The C-17A will transport them to an unknown forward-deployed location. They are part of many Air Force personnel mobilizing for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Alerted only hours before, now on the bus heading toward an aircraft, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jason Brena, USAF, 437th Comptroller Squadron (CPTS), Charleston AFB, South Carolina, mentally prepares for the mission ahead, deployment to an unknown forward location. He is one of many Air Force personnel mobilizing for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jimmy Blevins, (center), USAF, 437th Security Forces, Charleston AFB, South Carolina, carries his gear toward an aircraft to go to an unknown forward deployed area. He is one of many Air Force personnel mobilizing for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A MH-53J/M Pave Low, 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, is downloaded from a C-17A Globemaster III at an unknown forward deployed location. The tasking of this equipment is part of the mobilization for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A MH-53J/M Pave Low, 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, is downloaded from a C-17A Globemaster III at an unknown forward deployed location. The tasking of this equipment is part of the mobilization for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A MH-53J/M Pave Low, 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, is taken off a C-17A Globemaster III, at an unknown forward deployed location. The tasking of this equipment is part of the mobilization for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

A MH-53J/M Pave Low, 20th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Florida, is downloaded from a C-17A Globemaster III at an unknown forward deployed location. The tasking of this equipment is part of the mobilization for the attack on terrorism during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

An RC-135 Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft moves into position near the boom to receive "gas" from a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 319th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG) Grand Forks, North Dakota. The 319th AEG deployed to a classified location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Deplaning a C-141 Starlifter, firemen assigned to the 319th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), arrive at a forward deployed location to provide fire protection services. The 319th AEG is deployed to a classified location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

In preparation for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Technical Sergeant Jason McAfferty, USAF, (with hands up) of the 138th Communication Flight, follows the orders of STAFF Sergeant Scott Elliott, USAF, (left) of the 138th Mission Support Flight. During a Security Force augmentee training class with the 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa Air National Guard, Tulsa Oklahoma. ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

In preparation for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Mike Stapleton, USAF, (right), 138th Security Forces Squadron, 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa Air National Guard, Tulsa Oklahoma, instructs the Tulsa Air National Guard security augmentee trainees on proper handcuffing techniques. ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Viewed through the green glow of a night scope, STAFF Sergeant Max Morkin, a boom operator from the 319th Air Refueling Squadron, 319th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), uses the dim red nightlights to finalize his refueling checklist, prior to a night aerial refueling of an E-C3 (AWACS). The 319th AEG deployed to a classified location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, which is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

In preparation for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, SENIOR MASTER Sergeant (SMSGT) Mike Stapleton, USAF, (left), of the 138th Security Forces Squadron instructs future Security Force augmentees on a basic finger lock to gain control of an individual. SMSGT Stapleton and all the augmentees are members of the, 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa Air National Guard, Tulsa Oklahoma. ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

In preparation for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Technical Sergeant Jason McAfferty, USAF, of the 138th Communications Flight, submits as STAFF Sergeant Scott Elliott, USAF, of the 138th Mission Support Flight detains and handcuffs him. This is part of the training during a Security Force augmentee class held at the 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa Air National Guard, Tulsa Oklahoma. ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

In preparation for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Technical Sergeant Mike Masden, USAF, of the 138th Fighter Wing prepares to handcuff an individual during a Security Force augmentee training class as augmentee instructor SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Mike Stapleton, USAF, (left) observes his technique. All are members of the 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa Air National Guard, Tulsa Oklahoma. ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

At night, as seen through the green glow of a night scope, an E-3C (AWACS) moves into the pre-contact position behind a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 319th Air Refueling Squadron, 319th Air Expeditionary Group, for an aerial refueling mission. The 319th AEG is deployed to a classified location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, which is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Members of the 228th Combat Communications Squadron, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee look on as their OE-361 Quick Reaction Satellite Antenna (QRSA) is raised into position during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Before stepping to their KC-135R Stratotanker, Major Steve Burke, USAF, (left) and Captain John Williams, USAF, of the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Nebraska Air National Guard, review their flight plan for a refueling training mission. As part of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), Guard units were activated as part of homeland defense

With the work continuing on into the night, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Terry, AIRMAN First Class Sean, and SRA Danny, all from the 366th Air Expeditionary Group Communications Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, set up a light-all unit for night time operations during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

STAFF Sergeant Brian Holbrook, a boom operator with the 319th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), calculates the weight and balance of a KC-135R Stratotanker prior to takeoff on an aerial refueling mission. The 319th AEG is deployed to a classified location providing aerial refueling support for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group Hospital erect a Frame Supported Shelter for an Emergency Services tent 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

Since the beginning of conflicts a little humor always helped the moral and passes the time when away from home. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM deployed residents of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group look forward to the opening an Army and Air Force Exchange facility (large brown building in the background). 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

Church attendees depart the Chapel tent at the 355th Air Expeditionary Group compound. Regular church services are part of the morale program in place for military personnel deployed 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

Since the beginning of conflicts a little humor always helped the moral and passes the time when away from home. Here an empty space at the 355th Air Expeditionary compound is up for sale during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush initiated Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Air Force active duty and reserve members set up a temporary billeting facility inside the Moron Air Base, Spain fitness center while awaiting transportation to undisclosed locations 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

Members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group Hospital erect a Frame Supported Shelter for an Emergency Services tent 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

Members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group Hospital erect additional Frame Supported Shelter for Emergency Services tents 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

AIRMAN First Class (A!C) Mark Smith, Bio-Medical Technician, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, adjusts an air conditioning duct inside a Field Medical Facility. A1C Smith deployed with the 355th Air Expeditionary Group 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

Members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group Hospital erect additional Frame Supported Shelters for Emergency Services tents 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

Members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group Hospital work on the framing of the Frame Supported Shelter as they erect additional Emergency Services tents 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

One of the tools of his trade, STAFF Sergeant Brian Holbrook, a boom operator with the 319th Air Expeditionary Group, uses a pocket computer to calculate the weight and balance of a KC-135 prior to takeoff for an aerial refueling mission. The 319th AEG deployed to a classified location providing aerial refueling support for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad

Second Lieutenant David Burns, USAF, Physicians Assistant, Keesler AFB, Missouri, pitches in to help assemble the Frame Supported Shelter field hospital 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

Within the rows of MGPTS (Modular General Purpose Tent System) tents, members of the 355th Air Expeditionary Group deployed in support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM have all the conveniences normally found in their local MPF (Military Personnel Flight). The MPF offices are centrally located in tents to make inprocessing and other official business more efficient. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

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