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U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Alexander P. Macdonald (Eventual North Dakota Adjutant General), assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard, sits the cockpit of an F-89 Scorpion aircraft at Hector International Field, North Dakota. To LT. COL. Macdonald's left on the wing are eventual unit Commander, LT. COL. Marsh Johnson and LT. COL. Duane"Pappy"Larson. The identity of the person on the ladder is unknown. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

Vice Admiral J. R. Hogg, Commander, Seventh Fleet, shakes hands with 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit Commander, Colonel James M. Meade, after arriving on the beach aboard a lighter amphibious resupply cargo (LARC-V) vehicle. The 32nd MAU is in Lebanon to part

Colonel James M. Meade (left center), 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit Commander, walks up the beach with Vice Admiral J. R. Hogg, Seventh Fleet, Commander, and Rear Admiral Ed Martin, Sixth Fleet Commander, as they arrive to observe the multinational peacekeeping operation

Colonel James M. Mead, 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit commander, leads Marines down the bow ramp of the tank landing ship USS MANITOWOC (LST 1180) to begin their to participation in a multinational peacekeeping operation

Colonel James M. Mead, 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit commander, communicates with his troops during landing operations, as they arrive to participate as members of a multinational peacekeeping force

Colonel James M. Mead, 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit commander, supervises the arrival of food supplies for Marines deployed here to participate in a multinational peacekeeping operation

Colonel James M. Mead, 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit commander, is interviewed by the press at Beirut International Airport. The first deployment of Marines is arriving to participate in a multinational peacekeeping operation

Colonel James M. Mead, 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit commander, talks with a Lebanese Armed Froces general during a multinational peacekeeping operation

American Ambassador to Lebanon, Robert Sherwood Dillon, speaks with Colonel James M. Mead, 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit commander, while awaiting the arrival of the Assistant Secretary of Defense at Beirut International Airport

Colonel Mead, 32nd Marine Amphibious Unit commander, talks with a Lebanese civilian while awaiting a shipment of food supplies. Marines from the 32nd MAU have been deployed here to participate in a multinational peacekeeping operation

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Raymond R. Sellars is sworn in for a six-year re-enlistment by Captain (CPT) Louis D. Cruz, a unit commander at Rock Island Arsenal

SPECIALIST 4 (SPC) Rick Mitchell receives his discharge certification from Captain (CPT) Louis D. Cruz, a unit commander at Rock Island Arsenal, before being sworn in for another three-year enlistment

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Marshall Wright Jr. is sworn in for a four-year re-enlistment by Captain (CPT) Louis D. Cruz, a unit commander at Rock Island Arsenal

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Gregory S. Martin (left) Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) speaks with Unit Commander from the 398th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), during his visit at forward deployed operating base, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

The command element for the US Air Force (USAF) 823rd Security Forces Squadron (SFS), reports to the Unit Commander, as they return home at Moody Air Force Base (AFB) Georgia (GA), following a 100-day deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The 823rd belongs to the 820th Security Forces Group (SFG), Air Combat Command (ACC)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Force Recon (Reconnaissance) Marines, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), provide security for their unit commander as he begins a tour of the area starting at the Governors Compound in the Tirin Kot District, Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan (AFG), while conducting an overt vehicular reconnaissance patrol throughout the Kandahar and Oruzgan Provinces of Afghanistan during Operation ULYSSES II, which is the first combat operation undertaken by the 22nd MEU (SOC) during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM