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An aerial view of Bldg. 1535, occupied by HQ SAC until Feb. 1948, when the Military Air Trans. Service, later to become the Military Airlift Command, moved in. The Research and Development Command, later to become the Air Research and Development Command, replaced MATS in Jan. 1951. On April 1, 1961 the ARDC became the Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)

An aerial view of Bldg. 1535, occupied by HQ SAC until Feb. 1948, when...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

AN Air Force C-130B Hercules aircraft, the workhorse of tactical airlift within Vietnam, unloads pallets of cargo at a remote airstrip. Airlift crews of the 834th Air Division, flying the C-130 Hercules, C-123 Provider and C-7A Caribou aircraft, recently surpassed the 3 million ton mark carrying cargo and passengers

AN Air Force C-130B Hercules aircraft, the workhorse of tactical airli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saigon Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

315th Tactical Airlift Wing members, SSGT W. Pase, MAJ B. Clark and SSGT R. Christie, left to right, pose beside a UC-123K Provider aircraft. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict

315th Tactical Airlift Wing members, SSGT W. Pase, MAJ B. Clark and SS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: PHAN Rang Air Base Country: South Vietnam Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

LTC Slicker, commander, 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, talks with UC-123K Provider aircraft pilot CPT J. Greene. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict

LTC Slicker, commander, 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 315th Tactica...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: PHAN Rang Air Base Country: South Vietnam Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

Left side view of a parked UC-123K Provider aircraft from the 315th Tactical Airlift Wing. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict. The images painted on the aircraft are Snuffy Smith wearing a bullet-riddled hat and four Purple hearts, one for each aircrew member wounded in flight

Left side view of a parked UC-123K Provider aircraft from the 315th Ta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: PHAN Rang Air Base Country: South Vietnam Scene Camera Operator: SGT Rodney Eagan Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Di... more

COL Ray C. Staley, commander, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, greets UC-123K Provider aircraft crew members. The members are SSGT W. Pase, left, and SSGT R. Christie. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict

COL Ray C. Staley, commander, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, greets UC-1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: PHAN Rang Air Base Country: South Vietnam Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

COL Ray C. Staley, commander, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, greets a UC-123K Provider aircraft crew. The crew members, left to right, are SSGT W. Pase, SSGT R. Christie, CPT J. Greene, MAJ B. Clark and LT B. Slaughter. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict

COL Ray C. Staley, commander, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, greets a UC...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: PHAN Rang Air Base Country: South Vietnam Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

A right front view of a parked UC-123K Provider aircraft of the 315th Tactical Airlift Wing. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict

A right front view of a parked UC-123K Provider aircraft of the 315th ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: PHAN Rang Air Base Country: South Vietnam Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... more

A view of the tail of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from Military Airlift Command. The aircraft has just arrived at Gia Lam Airport to evacuate recently released prisoners of war to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

A view of the tail of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from Military Airlif...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hanoi Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Richard Eugene Bolstad (Captured 6 Nov 65) at the microphone salutes the people who came to greet his return. GEN Paul Carlton, Commander, Military Airlift Command stands to the left and the Honor Guard to the right. MAJ Bolstad and LCOL Doughty were released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Richard Eugene Bolstad (Captured 6 N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Scott Air Force Base State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SS... more

Former POW and U.S.Navy LCMDR William Michael Tschudy (Captured 18 Jul 65) at the microphone talks to the people who came to greet his return. MGEN Cole, Military Airlift Command staff stands to the left. LCMDR Tschudy was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S.Navy LCMDR William Michael Tschudy (Captured 18 Jul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Scott Air Force Base State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SG... more

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Robert D. Peel (Captured 6 Nov 65) at the microphone talks to the people who came to greet his return. MGEN Cole, Military Airlift Command staff stands to the left. MAJ Peel was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Robert D. Peel (Captured 6 Nov 65) a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Scott Air Force Base State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SG... more

Former POW and U.S.Air Force COL Ronald E. Byrne Jr. (Captured 29 Aug 65) at microphones talks to press and public who were there to greet the returning POWs. On left GEN Robbins, HQ Military Airlift Command, listens. Flanking COL Byrne are unidentified former POW (left) and U.S. Air Force CPT Thomas Joseph Barrett (Captured 5 Oct 65). COL Byrne and CPT Barrett were released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S.Air Force COL Ronald E. Byrne Jr. (Captured 29 Aug ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Scott Air Force Base State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SG... more

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoners of War, U.S. Navy LT CMDR Edward Anthony Davis, (Captured 26 Aug 65) and LT CMDR Larry Howard Spencer, (Captured 18 Feb 66) after departing Clark Air Base, Philippines. LT CMDR Davis holds the puppy, MACO, that was given to him, by a North Vietnamese guard, prior to his release in the second group on February 12, 1973. LT CMRD Spencer was released with the third group of POWs from Hanoi on February 12, 1973

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoners of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Larry Wright Release St... more

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoners of War, U.S. Navy LT CMDR Edward Anthony Davis, (Captured 26 Aug 65) and his puppy, MACO, catch some well deserved rest after departing Clark Air Base, Philippines. The puppy was given to him by a North Vietnamese guard prior to his release in the second group of POWs from Hanoi on February 12, 1973

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoners of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Larry Wright Release St... more

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Richard Eugene Bolstad (Captured 6 Nov 65) is greeted on his arrival, via C-141 Starlifter, by GEN Paul Carlton, Commander, Military Airlift Command. LCOL Daniel James Doughty (Captured 2 Apr 67) at the microphones talks to the people who cames out to greet the returning former POWs on their nighttime arrival at Scott. MAJ Bolstad and LCOL Doughty were released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Richard Eugene Bolstad (Captured 6 N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Scott Air Force Base State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SS... more

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Richard Eugene Bolstad (Captured 6 Nov 65) at the microphones talks to the people who came out to greet the returning former POWs on their nighttime arrival at Scott. GEN Paul Carlton, Commander, Military Airlift Command looks on. MAJ Bolstad was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Richard Eugene Bolstad (Captured 6 N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Scott Air Force Base State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SG... more

Former POW and U.S.Air Force COL Ronald E. Byrne Jr. (Captured 29 Aug 65) walks down the ramp of the C-141 Starlifter to be greeted by GEN Robbins, HQ Military Airlift Command. COL Byrne was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S.Air Force COL Ronald E. Byrne Jr. (Captured 29 Aug ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Scott Air Force Base State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SG... more

Former POW and U.S.Air Force CPT Thomas Joseph Barrett (Captured 5 Oct 65). at microphones talks to press and public who were there to greet the returning POWs. On left GEN Robbins, HQ Military Airlift Command, listens. Flanking CPT Barrett are unidentified former POW (left) and U.S. Air Force COL Ronald E. Byrne Jr. (Captured 29 Aug 65). COL Byrne and CPT Barrett were released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S.Air Force CPT Thomas Joseph Barrett (Captured 5 Oct...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Scott Air Force Base State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SG... more

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoner of War, U.S. Navy CPT Jeremiah Andrew Denton (on right), (Captured 18 Jul 65) and Navy CPT James Alfred Mulligan, (Captured 20 Mar 66) talk. CPT Denton was in the first group and CPT Mulligan was in the third group released by the North Vietnamese on Feb 12, 1973 in Hanoi

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoner of W...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Enroute To Tafb State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT ... more

GEN Paul C. Carlton, left, commander, Military Airlift Command (MAC), assigns COL Albert M. Navas, center, as commander, 374th Military Airlift Wing during the change of command ceremony. Just relinquishing command is COL James I. Baginski, right, wearing the Distinguished Service Medal

GEN Paul C. Carlton, left, commander, Military Airlift Command (MAC), ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Charles L. Huck, Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

A C-141 Starlifter aircraft is de-iced and refueled during exercise Jack Frost '76. The aircraft is assigned to the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing

A C-141 Starlifter aircraft is de-iced and refueled during exercise Ja...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JACK FROST '76 Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... more

Silhouette view of a member of the airlift control element on the flight line, with the sun setting in the background. The airman is participating in Exercise Jack Frost '76

Silhouette view of a member of the airlift control element on the flig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JACK FROST '76 Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... more

Members of the Army Health Services Command prepare to load an organ transplant a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter for medical airlift to its ultimate destination

Members of the Army Health Services Command prepare to load an organ t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: William Malkiel Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The burning crash site of a C-141 from the 702nd Airlift Squadron, McGuire AFB. 18 crew members and passengers perished. PHOTO recently obtained by an unknown English source

The burning crash site of a C-141 from the 702nd Airlift Squadron, McG...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: 702D REMEMBERS FALLEN COMRADES State: Thorney Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release ... more

Airlift Memorial Berlin, Germany

Airlift Memorial Berlin, Germany

Carter White House Photographs: Presidential

1-5 Military Display; 6-10 Frankfurt City Hall; 11-20 Airlift Memorial; 21-30 Town Meeting -- Berlin; 31-36 Motorcade in Berlin
1-6 Frankfurt City Hall; 7-21 Airlift Memorial, Berlin

1-6 Frankfurt City Hall; 7-21 Airlift Memorial, Berlin

Carter White House Photographs: Presidential

U.S. Air Force combat controller, TSGT Ernest C. Gomez of the 1300th Military Airlift Squadron, monitors a C-130 Hercules aircraft parachute drop made by members of the U.S. Army 193rd Infantry Brigade during an airborne training mission at Venado Drop Zone

U.S. Air Force combat controller, TSGT Ernest C. Gomez of the 1300th M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Howard Air Force Base Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Jose. L. Sanchez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

A view of a U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck prototype in the cargo hold of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft from the Military Airlift Command. The fire truck is being tested to see if it can be airlifted by the C-5

A view of a U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck prototype in the cargo hold...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Oshkosh State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Charles C. Becker Release Status: Released to P... more

A prototype of the U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck is backed into the front loading ramp of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft from the Military Airlift Command. The fire truck is being tested to see if it can be airlifted by the C-5

A prototype of the U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck is backed into the f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Oshkosh State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Charles C. Becker Release Status: Released to P... more

A view of a U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck prototype in the cargo hold of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft from the Military Airlift Command. The fire truck is being tested to see if it can be airlifted by the C-5

A view of a U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck prototype in the cargo hold...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Oshkosh State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Charles C. Becker Release Status: Released to P... more

A prototype of the U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck is driven up the front loading ramp of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft from the Military Airlift Command. The fire truck is being tested to see if it can be airlifted by the C-5

A prototype of the U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck is driven up the fro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Oshkosh State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Charles C. Becker Release Status: Released to P... more

Air Force reservist MSGT Charles Morgan, from the 433rd Tactical Airlift Wing, checks the pressure gauges on a compressor prior to loading the tanks of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. The reserve unit is participating in efforts to control a forest fire at Big Sur

Air Force reservist MSGT Charles Morgan, from the 433rd Tactical Airli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Stockton Air Tanker Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Paul J. Harrington Release S... more

An aerial view of the forest fire being fought by units from the California National Guard, the Wyoming National Guard, and the 433rd Tactical Airlift Wing from Kelly Air Force Base, Texas

An aerial view of the forest fire being fought by units from the Calif...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Big Sur State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Paul J. Harrington Release Status: Released t... more

A member of the 317th Tactical Airlift Wing Headquarters Combat Control Team tests for wind speed and direction prior to a parachute drop by troops from the 82nd Airborne Division. The air drop is taking place during combined Army and Air Force training exercise Neptune II

A member of the 317th Tactical Airlift Wing Headquarters Combat Contro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Campbell State: Kentucky (KY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ernest H. Sealing Release Status: Release... more

Troops of the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a Military Airlift Command C-130 Hercules aircraft. They will be airlifted to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to participate in an airborne assault during combined Army and Air Force training exercise Neptune II

Troops of the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a Military Airli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Stat... more

Joint-service pallbearers transfer flag-draped coffins of missing in action (MIA) soldiers to buses upon the arrival in Hawaii of the airlift returning them from Vietnam

Joint-service pallbearers transfer flag-draped coffins of missing in a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Bertrum W.I. Mau Release Status: R... more

An air-to-air front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E He...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air left underside view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left underside view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air right front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air right front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft. Mount St. Helens is in the background

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air right front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air right front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released ... more

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft. Mount St. Helens is in the background

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released ... more

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air right front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air right front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft in a steep bank

An air-to-air front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E He...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air-to-air front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft in a steep bank

An air-to-air front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E He...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

An air to air front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air to air front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E H...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Curtis A. Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air to air front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E H...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Curtis A. Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air right front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air to air right front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Curtis A. Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air to air right front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air to air right front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Curtis A. Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Clearing an area for a quick takeoff, CAPT. Cathy Young, flight nurse, directs an aeromedical unit to move emergency vehicles from the path of a C-9 Nightingale aircraft. The officer is a member of the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing

Clearing an area for a quick takeoff, CAPT. Cathy Young, flight nurse,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Leonard Wood State: Missouri (MO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. William D. Boardman Release Sta... more

Sergeant Bill Starks, 513th Tactical Airlift Wind Food Service, checks the beef stew through his protective hood while participating in a test to evaluate his unit's ability to perform under fallout conditions

Sergeant Bill Starks, 513th Tactical Airlift Wind Food Service, checks...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Earl F. Vroman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

Marines from Marine Air Base Squadron 12, 1ST Marine Air Wing, unload a 2 1/2 ton truck from an Air Force Military Airlift Command (MAC) Hercules C-130 aircraft. This activity is in preparation for the Marine amphibious unit landing Exercise 1-78

Marines from Marine Air Base Squadron 12, 1ST Marine Air Wing, unload ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: 28491 Base: Kang Nung Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: Lance CPL. N. C. Knott Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-140B Jet Star aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-140B J...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt. Leach Release Status: Released ... more

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-9C Nightingale presidential and congressional support aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-9C Nig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Leach Release Status: Released t... more

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-9C Nightingale presidential and congressional support aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-9C Nig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Leach Release Status: Released t... more

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-140B Jet Star aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-140B J...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Leach Release Status: Released t... more

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-140B Jet Star aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-140B J...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Leach Release Status: Released t... more

A member of the military Airlift Command briefs US Army troops on the location of various base facilities available to them.  The soldiers are stopping over at the base while en route to West Germany for Exercise REFORGER 79

A member of the military Airlift Command briefs US Army troops on the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER 79 Base: Lajes Field Country: Azores (AZR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Earl Catchings Jr. Release Status: Released ... more

Maintenance personnel service a Military Airlift Command C-141 Starlifter aircraft on the flight line.  The aircraft is stopping over at the base while transporting US Army troops to West Germany for Exercise REFORGER 79

Maintenance personnel service a Military Airlift Command C-141 Starlif...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER 79 Base: Lajes Field Country: Azores (AZR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Earl Catchings Jr. Release Status: Released ... more

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran loader to load US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '79 Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... more

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran loader to load US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '79 Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... more

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran loader to load US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '79 Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... more

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron secure US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron secure US Army ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '79 Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... more

A member of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron guides a US Army truck into a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

A member of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron guides a US Ar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '79 Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... more

An air-to-air left side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 710th Military Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve

An air-to-air left side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 7...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Northern California State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Kenneth L. Hackman Release Status: Rel... more

An air-to-air left side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 710th Military Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve

An air-to-air left side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 7...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Northern California State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Kenneth L. Hackman Release Status: Rel... more

An air-to-air right side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 710th Military Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve, over the coast near Ukiah

An air-to-air right side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Kenneth L. Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

An elevated view of a Military Airlift Command C-141 Starlifter aircraft parked on the flightline

An elevated view of a Military Airlift Command C-141 Starlifter aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Travis Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Kenneth L. Hackman Release Status: R... more

An air-to-air left side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 710th Military Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve over Clear Lake

An air-to-air left side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 7...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Northern California State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Kenneth L. Hackman Release Status: Rel... more

Northern California. An air-to-air right front view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 710th Military Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve, over the coast near Ukiah

Northern California. An air-to-air right front view of a C-141 Starlif...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Kenneth L. Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A ground crewman changes the warning light on the vertical stablizer of a Military Airlift Command C-141 Starlifter aircraft

A ground crewman changes the warning light on the vertical stablizer o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Travis Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Kenneth L. Hackman Release Status: R... more

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Richard Fincher, Military Airlift Command Combat weatherman attached to the 18th Airborne Corps, monitors wind direction and speed for air drop operations during Exercise DRAGON TEAM VII

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Richard Fincher, Military Airlift Command Combat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM VII Base: Fort Leavenworth State: Kansas (KS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSG... more

A member of the 437th Military Airlift Wing falls into a river while competing on the reconnaissance course during Exercise VOLANT RODEO '79

A member of the 437th Military Airlift Wing falls into a river while c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT RODEO '79 Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... more

A member of the 62nd Military Airlift Wing radios for assistance after apprehending a suspected saboteur during a security police tactical evaluation conducted as part of Exercise VOLANT RODEO '79

A member of the 62nd Military Airlift Wing radios for assistance after...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT RODEO '79 Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... more

Combat control team members of the 437th Military Airlift Wing practice firing an M60 machine gun prior to the target competition during Exercise VOLANT RODEO '79

Combat control team members of the 437th Military Airlift Wing practic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT RODEO '79 Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... more

US citizens and foreign nationals are assisted off a US Air Force Reserve C-130E Hercules aircraft at Tocumen International Airport after being evacuated from war-torn Nicaragua. The aircraft is assigned to the 442nd Tactical Airlift Wing

US citizens and foreign nationals are assisted off a US Air Force Rese...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Mark L. Comerford Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

MAJ Robert Tittenhofer, 63rd Military Airlift Wing, pilots his C-141B Starlifter aircraft on an 18-hour non-stop flight from Norton Air Force Base, California, to Christchurch, New Zealand

MAJ Robert Tittenhofer, 63rd Military Airlift Wing, pilots his C-141B ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is launched by the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing Activities

A Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is launched by the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

A right side view of a parked C-130E Hercules aircraft, covered by windblown snow. The aircraft is assigned to the 40th Tactical Airlift Squadron, which is involved in exercise East Arctic '80

A right side view of a parked C-130E Hercules aircraft, covered by win...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EAST ARCTIC '80 Base: Thule Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dwight A. Jackson Release Status: Released ... more

A right front view of a C-130E Hercules aircraft taking off on an airdropping mission. The aircraft is assigned to the 40th Tactical Airlift Squadron, involved in exercise East Arctic '80

A right front view of a C-130E Hercules aircraft taking off on an aird...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EAST ARCTIC '80 Base: Thule Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dwight A. Jackson Release Status: Released ... more

Left rear view of a C-130E Hercules aircraft airdropping petroleum, oil and lubricants containers in the Fram II drop zone. The aircraft is assigned to the 40th Tactical Airlift Squadron, involved in exercise East Arctic '80

Left rear view of a C-130E Hercules aircraft airdropping petroleum, oi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EAST ARCTIC '80 Base: Thule Country: Greenland (GRL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dwight A. Jackson Release Status: Released ... more

A rear view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft on ground. The aircraft is assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing

A rear view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft on ground. The aircraft is ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Charleston Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing ... more

A front view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft on ground. The aircraft is assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing

A front view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft on ground. The aircraft is...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Charleston Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing ... more

A left side view of a C-141 assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing, on ground

A left side view of a C-141 assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Win...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Charleston Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing ... more

A ground crewman, using illuminated wands, marshals a C-141 Starlifter aircraft into a parking position. The aircraft, from the 438th Tactical Airlift Wing, is returning troops from exercise Team Spirit '80. Bi-monthly Aerospace Audio Visual Service PHOTO Contest, B&W Entry, Jul. 1980, "Night Block"

A ground crewman, using illuminated wands, marshals a C-141 Starlifter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kadena Air Base State: Okinawa Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Michael E. Caldwell Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

AN air-to-air right side view of two F-106 Delta Dart aircraft and a C-141A Starlifter aircraft, leading. The F-106 aircraft are assigned to the 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and the C-141A aircraft is assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing

AN air-to-air right side view of two F-106 Delta Dart aircraft and a C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Charleston Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH SGT Fran Garzelnick Rel... more

A front view of a parked T-39 Saberliner aircraft from the 1401st Military Airlift Squadron

A front view of a parked T-39 Saberliner aircraft from the 1401st Mili...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Scott Air Force Base State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT William D. Boardman Release Status... more

A left front view of a parked T-39 Saberliner aircraft from the 1401st Military Airlift Squadron

A left front view of a parked T-39 Saberliner aircraft from the 1401st...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Scott Air Force Base State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT William D. Boardman Release Status... more

A magnetic satellite is taken into space by a Scout standard launch vehicle. This vehicle is launched by the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing Activities

A magnetic satellite is taken into space by a Scout standard launch ve...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

A right side view of a C-9 Nightingale aircraft in-flight, with the Checkerdome and St. Louis Arch in the background. The aircraft is from the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing, participating in training. The photo, entitled "St. Louis Fly By," won second place in the AAVS PHOTO Contest Entry, Sept. 1980

A right side view of a C-9 Nightingale aircraft in-flight, with the Ch...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saint Louis State: Missouri (MO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. William D. Boardman Release Status: R... more

A 9th Military Airlift Squadron pilot, flying a C-5A Galaxy aircraft, approaches a lowered KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling boom during exercise PROUD PHANTOM

A 9th Military Airlift Squadron pilot, flying a C-5A Galaxy aircraft, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD PHANTOM Base: Cairo West Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

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