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US military personnel display Soviet made AK-47 rifles and a Czech-made Model-52 7.62 mm light machine gun, right, seized during Operation URGENT FURY

US military personnel display Soviet made AK-47 rifles and a Czech-mad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Sundberg Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

The interior of an Iraqi Armory in Al Kut with racks filled with Tabuk 7.62 mm assault rifles. In the foreground, right, is a 5.56mm M16A2 rifle on the table this may be the photographers. The Tabuk is an Iraqi licensed copy of the Russian Kalashnikov 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifle

The interior of an Iraqi Armory in Al Kut with racks filled with Tabuk...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Al Kut State: Wasit Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Kevin C. Quihuis Jr, USMC Release S... More

A Range Officer (rear), firing a Heckler and Koch 9 mm MP5K sub-machine gun, from the Australian Air Traffic Control Detachment, Task Unit 633.4.2, teaches Special Agent (SA) Denny Wood, 447th Office of Special Investigations (OSI), how to fire a 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifle at the Baghdad International Airport firing range, Baghdad, Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A Range Officer (rear), firing a Heckler and Koch 9 mm MP5K sub-machin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Baghdad International Airport Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: Australian Air Traffic Control D Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Stacy L... More

Two Iraqi Army Soldiers with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Iraqi Special Operations Forces Brigade (ISOP BDE), pose with 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifles while preparing to conduct a joint Iraqi and Coalition Forces combat operation at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Duke, An Najaf Province, Iraq.  Originally named the 36th Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) and under the control of the 1ST Armored Division (1 AD), the battalion is composed of experienced soldiers who have conducted numerous raids, have found dozens of weapons caches and have been working together since Dec. 2003.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by GUNNERY SGT. Chago Zapata) (RELEASED)

Two Iraqi Army Soldiers with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Ira...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fob Duke, Najaf Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Chago Zapata, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

Iraqi National Guard (ING) Soldiers assigned to the 405th Battalion, 50th ING Brigade, raise their 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifles into the air as they chant a celebratory cheer during the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of their new barracks in An Najaf, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Iraqi National Guard (ING) Soldiers assigned to the 405th Battalion, 5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Najaf Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Matthew S. Richards, USMC Release Status: Released ... More

Students at King Career Center in Anchorage speak with

Students at King Career Center in Anchorage speak with

Students at King Career Center in Anchorage speak with an Alaska Army National Guard recruiter during a recruiting visit in support of the Iron Dog Student Exchange Program, Dec. 12. This is the fifth consecuti... More

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik mission continue their diligent work June 27, 2019, at Mertarvik, Alaska. (Air National Guard photos by Technical Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez)

Service and community members attend a Pride Month

Service and community members attend a Pride Month

Service and community members attend a Pride Month dinner at the USO Alaska Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 18, 2019. June is recognized as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History... More

Staff Sgt. Cory Reed, Military Funeral Honors lead

Staff Sgt. Cory Reed, Military Funeral Honors lead

Staff Sgt. Cory Reed, Military Funeral Honors lead for the Alaska Army National Guard, presents the U.S. flag to retired 1st Sgt. Stacey Greene during the memorial for Greene’s uncle, retired Command Sgt. Maj. ... More

Air Force goalie Stanislav Barilov of Magadan, Russia,

Air Force goalie Stanislav Barilov of Magadan, Russia,

Air Force goalie Stanislav Barilov of Magadan, Russia, snags an Army shot on goal in the 5th Annual Army vs Air Force Hockey Game Jan. 13, 2018, at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Although Army scored first to... More

Maj. Kevin Madjarac, a dentist with the 360th Medical

Maj. Kevin Madjarac, a dentist with the 360th Medical

Maj. Kevin Madjarac, a dentist with the 360th Medical Company D/S of Twinsburg, Ohio, reviews a patient’s dental X-ray in the remote village of Tanana, Alaska, during Arctic Care 2011. Although a few hundred mi... More

A Russian SU-27 fighter flies alongside Fencing 1220,

A Russian SU-27 fighter flies alongside Fencing 1220,

A Russian SU-27 fighter flies alongside Fencing 1220, the target of interest for Exercise Vigilant Eagle, Aug. 8. Vigilant Eagle is a cooperative exercise involving the North American Aerospace Defense Command ... More

Army Pfc. Austin Carder, B Company, 3rd Battalion

Army Pfc. Austin Carder, B Company, 3rd Battalion

Army Pfc. Austin Carder, B Company, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, breaks the seal on his M40A1 protective mask inside the Arctic Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Chamber, June 17, 2013. Th... More

AK-47 assault rifles seized during the multiservice, multinational Operation URGENT FURY

AK-47 assault rifles seized during the multiservice, multinational Ope...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demonstration, part of Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is wearing a Soviet-made Model ShMS nuclear-biological-chemical warfare masks.

A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. H. H. Deffner Release Status: Released to Public C... More

Summer weather can be unpredictable

Summer weather can be unpredictable

The long days of the summer months in Alaska bring families together for outdoor activities. “It is important to take a moment and plan their summer activities with the heat in mind. There are a lot of things y... More

Japanese military members gather after arriving at

Japanese military members gather after arriving at

Japanese military members gather after arriving at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 1, 2017. They are here in support of a joint exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Westin Warburton)

Army Sergeant Jarrett, wearing a mock Soviet uniform, briefs members of the 63rd Field Maintenance Squadron on the AK-47 rifle during Operation ADEPT WARRIOR at the National Training Center

Army Sergeant Jarrett, wearing a mock Soviet uniform, briefs members o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ADEPT WARRIOR Base: Fort Irwin State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Mi... More

A Kurdish guard armed with an AK-47 provides security at the airport in northern Iraq

A Kurdish guard armed with an AK-47 provides security at the airport i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE COMFORT Base: Zakhu Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Efrain Gonzalez Release Status: Released to Pub... More

A civilian Walther PPK pistol and a Yugoslav Army Model M70 pistol, both damaged and rendered inoperable, lie on the ground next to two 7.62mm AK-47 AKM Assault Rifles (with folding buttstock). US Army soldiers, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, made these pistols inoperable at the Team's Headquarters located at Camp Lisa, Bosnia-Herzegovina

A civilian Walther PPK pistol and a Yugoslav Army Model M70 pistol, bo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SPC Jeff D'Aluisio Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

U.S. Army SGT. Roanhais with the 1ST Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, shows a 5.45 mm AK-47 assault rifle that was found during a raid on a house in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, during Operation Al Fajr, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on Dec. 9, 2004.(U.S. Marine Corps official photo by Lance CPL. Andrew D. Young) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Roanhais with the 1ST Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ar Ramadi State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew D. Young, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division fire their AK-47 rifles from the prone position at a qualification range conducted by Soldiers of 1ST Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airbourne Division at Forward Operating Base Summerall, Iraq on March 24, 2006.  The purpose of such training is to teach Iraqi Soldiers the fundamentals of firing a weapon before getting into more advanced techniques.   (U.S. Army photo by SPC. Charles W. Gill) (Released)

Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division fire...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Forward Operating Base Summerall State: Salah Ah Din Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 101ST AB DIVISION Scene Camera Operator: SPC... More

Total Lunar Eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse

Alaska was the audience for a total lunar eclipse, Dec. 20. This documentation of the eclipse was photographed in Palmer, Alaska, over a two hour period. Total lunar eclipse coincides with the full moon of the ... More

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik mission continue their diligent work June 27, 2019, at Mertarvik, Alaska. (Air National Guard photos by Technical Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez)

A German air force pilot conducts pre-flight checks

A German air force pilot conducts pre-flight checks

A German air force pilot conducts pre-flight checks from the cockpit of a GAF Eurofighter Typhoon before a combat training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 June 11, 2012, at Eielson AFB, Alaska. Red Flag-Ala... More

Soldiers of the 297th Signal Company participate in

Soldiers of the 297th Signal Company participate in

Soldiers of the 297th Signal Company participate in an inactivation ceremony for their unit Aug. 5, 2018, at the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. (U.S. Army National Guard photo ... More

Chaplain (Maj.) Chad Zielinski, the 354th Fighter Wing

Chaplain (Maj.) Chad Zielinski, the 354th Fighter Wing

Chaplain (Maj.) Chad Zielinski, the 354th Fighter Wing deputy wing chaplain, gives his first communion after being ordained the bishop of the Fairbanks Catholic diocese Dec. 15, 2014, at the Carlson Center in F... More

The canopies of two paratroopers assigned to the 4th

The canopies of two paratroopers assigned to the 4th

The canopies of two paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, inflate as they execute a joint forcible entry exercise at Malemute Drop Z... More

Among the weapons seized during the multi-service, multinational Operation URGENT FURY, are an UZI 9 mm submarine gun, a light machine gun, and assorted AK-47 assault rifles

Among the weapons seized during the multi-service, multinational Opera...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Creen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition clips seized during the multiservice, multinational Operation URGENT FURY

AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition clips seized during the multiservi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

A Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) team member fires an AK-47 assault rifle at a target during a field training exercise

A Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) team member fires an AK-47 assault rifle at a ta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Chuck Mussi, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The interior of an Iraqi armory in Al Kut filled with Tabuk 7.62 mm assault rifles and at least one case of PG-7 Anti-Tank grenades used with the rocket propelled grenade-7 (RPG-7) launcher. The Tabuk is an Iraqi licensed copy of the Russian Kalashnikov 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifle

The interior of an Iraqi armory in Al Kut filled with Tabuk 7.62 mm as...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Al Kut State: Wasit Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 7th Marines Scene Camera Operator: L... More

Three Iraqi portable rocket launcher (left), a Mk III Lee-Enfield .303 rifle (center) and several AK-47 rifles are among the weapons seized by US Marine Corps (USMC) 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC) personnel during a raid on an El Fedayeen Headquarters location in Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Three Iraqi portable rocket launcher (left), a Mk III Lee-Enfield .303...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bryan Reed, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1ST Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, find 5.45 mm AK-47 assault rifle during a raid on a house suspect of harboring anti-coalition forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, during Operation Al Fajr, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on Dec. 9, 2004.(U.S. Marine Corps official photo by Lance CPL. Andrew D. Young) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1ST Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ar Ramadi State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew D. Young, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

The Puzzle of Pain

The Puzzle of Pain

The cause of chronic pain is not always apparent. Airmen at the 673rd Medical Group Pain Management Clinic strive to determine the cause of chronic pain in active duty members and their dependents with minimal ... More

Bolt, a nationally certified therapy dog, poses for

Bolt, a nationally certified therapy dog, poses for

Bolt, a nationally certified therapy dog, poses for a photo after an interview with his friend, Diann Richardson, the Director of Psychological Health at the 176th Wing in Anchorage, Alaska.

Zach Demers, an aerospace engineer, demonstrates the

Zach Demers, an aerospace engineer, demonstrates the

Zach Demers, an aerospace engineer, demonstrates the automatic ground collision avoidance system in an F-16 flight simulator at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 18... More

A sled dog team offers rides to Hillberg Ski Area visitors

A sled dog team offers rides to Hillberg Ski Area visitors

A sled dog team offers rides to Hillberg Ski Area visitors at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 14, 2018. As part of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation program hosted by the 673d Force Support Squad... More

Seized weapons on display are: (clockwise from back) Soviet made 82 mm M-36 mortars, 5 Soviet 7.62 mm PK general purpose machine guns, two Bren light machine guns, 7.62 mm ammunition, two AK-47 assault rifles, an RPG-2 portable rocket launcher, a 7.62 mm Mosin-Nagant rifle, a Czechoslovakian made Model-52 7.62 mm rifle and a US made.45 cal. M-3A1 submarine gun

Seized weapons on display are: (clockwise from back) Soviet made 82 mm...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 D. Wujcik, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Navy corpsman uses an AK-47 assault rifle to help him crawl under barbed wire on the obstacle course during a simulated firefight. He is undergoing combat training at the Field Medical Service School

A Navy corpsman uses an AK-47 assault rifle to help him crawl under ba...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jesus Diaz, USN Relea... More

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Joel Tejeda, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion (PSYOP), uncovers a 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle found hidden with other weapons in a house at Objective Pickett, located in the Paktika province of Afghanistan, during Operation Mountain Sweep. Operation Mountain sweep is the largest US Military offensive in Afghanistan since Operation Anaconda

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Joel Tejeda, 9th Psychological Oper...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Paktia Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Marshall Emerson, USA Release Status: Re... More

A Nigerian Army Soldier armed with a 5.45mm AK-74 assault rifle provides security as US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), move into position around the runway at Roberts International Airport, Liberia, during Joint Task Force (JTF) Liberia

A Nigerian Army Soldier armed with a 5.45mm AK-74 assault rifle provid...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT TASK FORCE LIBERIA Base: Roberts International Airport Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Nathan E. Eas... More

A control panel on a R-11 refueling truck is seen while

A control panel on a R-11 refueling truck is seen while

A control panel on a R-11 refueling truck is seen while refueling an F-22 Raptor during Red Flag-Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 19, 2015. The refueling trucks refilled fighters and mobi... More

Two polar bear figurines seem to welcome the many visitors

Two polar bear figurines seem to welcome the many visitors

Two polar bear figurines seem to welcome the many visitors at the Alaska State Fair Beef Showdown 2015, Sept. 6. More than 1,300 people came to the Alaska Glacier Products Events Tent as the three competing tea... More

A Coast Guard Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter

A Coast Guard Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter

A Coast Guard Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew deployed in Cold Bay diverted from a training flight near Dutch Harbor to medevac a 26-year-old male who reportedly suffered head injuries aboard t... More

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment conduct battle drills in a Stryker armored vehicle during an arctic deployment as part of the U.S. Army Alaska led exercise Arctic Edge 18 at Deadhorse... More

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik mission continue their diligent work June 27, 2019, at Mertarvik, Alaska. (Air National Guard photos by Technical Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez)

A soldier exits the rear of a C-23 Sherpa aircraft

A soldier exits the rear of a C-23 Sherpa aircraft

A soldier exits the rear of a C-23 Sherpa aircraft as Alaska Army National Guard 1st Sgt. Donald Teter (left), F Comapny, 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Garret Brunton direct tr... More

An Army Ranger displays Soviet made AK-47 rifles and a Czech-made Model-52 7.62 mm light machine gun, right, seized during Operation URGENT FURY

An Army Ranger displays Soviet made AK-47 rifles and a Czech-made Mode...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Sundberg Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

A group of Kazakhstan Army Soldiers, members of company 5, decide the best way to enter a building during Situational Training Exercise-2, "military operations in urban terrain", part of Operation COOPERATIVE OSPREY 96 held at Camp Lejeune NC. The soldier nearest the camera is armed with an USA 5.56mm M16A2 Model 741 Heavy Barrel Assault Rifle and the others carry CIS AK-74 assault rifles with folding stocks

A group of Kazakhstan Army Soldiers, members of company 5, decide the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOPERATIVE OSPREY ' 96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (U... More

Egyptian Army Soldiers armed with 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifles and a FN 7.62mm MAG general purpose machine gun practice their beach assault techniques at El Omayed, Egypt as US, Spanish and Egyptian Forces conduct amphibious operations, during Exercise BRIGHT STAR 01/02. BRIGHT STAR 01/02 is a multinational exercise involving more than 74,000 troops from 44 countries that enhances regional stability and military-to-military cooperation among our key allies, and our regional partners. It prepares US Central Command to rapidly deploy and employ the forces needed to deter aggressors and, if necessary, fight and win side-by-side with our allies and regional partners

Egyptian Army Soldiers armed with 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifles and a FN...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR 01/02 Base: El Omayed Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SRA D. Myles Cullen, USAF Release Status: Rele... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine from the 1ST Battalion, 7th Marines (1/7), Charlie Company, Twentynine Palms, California (CA), with an arm full of Tabuk 7.62 mm assault rifles from an Iraqi armory in Al Kut during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The Marine is dressed in Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 2 (MOPP-2). The Tabuk is an Iraqi licensed copy of the Russian Kalashnikov 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifle

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine from the 1ST Battalion, 7th Marines (1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Al Kut State: Wasit Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Kevin C. Quihuis Jr, USMC Release S... More

The Westport, a red and white hopper dredge operated

The Westport, a red and white hopper dredge operated

The Westport, a red and white hopper dredge operated by Manson Construction, dredges near the Port of Alaska on April 3, 2019. From May 1 to Nov. 1 each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removes built-up s... More

Maj. Nate Marsh, 8th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne)

Maj. Nate Marsh, 8th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne)

Maj. Nate Marsh, 8th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) commander, prepares to gown and glove as Staff Sgt. Nick Lising, operating room technician; Capt. John See, intensive care unit registered nurse; and Maj. M... More

Staff Sgt. Jason Moore, 95th Chemical Company, 6th

Staff Sgt. Jason Moore, 95th Chemical Company, 6th

Staff Sgt. Jason Moore, 95th Chemical Company, 6th Engineer Battalion, calls in a standard 9-line UXO report after his convoy discovers a mock roadside improvised explosive device (IED) during battle drills at ... More

The New Archangel Dancers perform the dance “Vyesolaya

The New Archangel Dancers perform the dance “Vyesolaya

The New Archangel Dancers perform the dance “Vyesolaya Kadril.” Speerstra, center, is the dance director and chairman of the board overseeing the ensemble’s every step.

Brig. Gen. Joseph Streff, Alaska Army National Guard

Brig. Gen. Joseph Streff, Alaska Army National Guard

Brig. Gen. Joseph Streff, Alaska Army National Guard assistant adjutant general, Army, and Col. Mark Colbrook, U.S. Army Alaska deputy commander, sustainment, pay respect to Medal of Honor recipient Marine Col.... More

A C-12F Huron assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron

A C-12F Huron assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron

A C-12F Huron assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron waits for passengers to arrive before taking off at Tatalina Air Force Station near McGrath, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2016. Tatalina is a long-range radar site and r... More

A piano is burned during 3rd Wing’s 100th anniversary

A piano is burned during 3rd Wing’s 100th anniversary

A piano is burned during 3rd Wing’s 100th anniversary celebration held at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 26, 2019. In the century since its creation, the 3rd Wing was previously designated as the... More

A fox stops on a snow-covered berm to watch paratroopers

A fox stops on a snow-covered berm to watch paratroopers

A fox stops on a snow-covered berm to watch paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, conducting a land navigation course on Joint Base ... More

Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Kin Shaw, a wheeled

Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Kin Shaw, a wheeled

Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Kin Shaw, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 297th Forward Support Company and maintainer for the combined support maintenance shop, participates in a field demonstration using ... More

U.S. Army Col. Jason J. Jones, left, the commander

U.S. Army Col. Jason J. Jones, left, the commander

U.S. Army Col. Jason J. Jones, left, the commander of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, presents paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parach... More

Petty Officer 1st Class Geri Cabrera (foreground),

Petty Officer 1st Class Geri Cabrera (foreground),

Petty Officer 1st Class Geri Cabrera (foreground), a Coast Guard dive supervisor, and Petty Officer 1st Class David Bradbury (left diver) receive a brief in preparation for a cold water ice dive off the Coast G... More

A cache of Soviet AK-47 rifles seized by US military personnel during Operation URGENT FURY

A cache of Soviet AK-47 rifles seized by US military personnel during ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: JOC Gary Miller Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

Members of the 63rd Field Maintenance Squadron fire Soviet made AK-47 rifle during Operation ADEPT WARRIOR at the National Training Center

Members of the 63rd Field Maintenance Squadron fire Soviet made AK-47 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ADEPT WARRIOR Base: Fort Irwin State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Gus... More

A Kazakhstan Soldiers lies in the prone positions aiming his AK-74 assault rifle with folding stock during Situational Training Exercise-6, "mine awareness", part of Operation COOPERATIVE OSPREY 96 held at Camp Lejeune NC

A Kazakhstan Soldiers lies in the prone positions aiming his AK-74 ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOPERATIVE OSPREY '96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (US... More

New recruits in the Afghanistan National Army (ANA) fire their 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifles under the supervision of a US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to 1ST Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG), during training conducted at the Military Academy located near Kabul, Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

New recruits in the Afghanistan National Army (ANA) fire their 7.62mm ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kubal Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Buytas, USAF Release Status: Releas... More

New Recruits assigned to the 1ST Battalion of the Afghanistan National Army (ANA), armed with 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifles, as the prepare for a live fire training exercise on the range in Kabul, Afghanistan. The training program conducted by US Army Soldiers assigned to 1ST Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG), is designed establish the core of the new ANA that will foster a safe, secure and stable environment in Afghanistan and will help to prevent the re-emergence of terrorist forces

New Recruits assigned to the 1ST Battalion of the Afghanistan National...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kabul Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Bethann Hunt, USAF Release Status: Releas... More

Air Force military working dog, Chase, bites Staff

Air Force military working dog, Chase, bites Staff

Air Force military working dog, Chase, bites Staff Sgt. Rodreques Boyd, assigned to the 673d Security Forces Squadron, during aggression training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 17, 2018. The ... More

Santa Claus holds a child during festivities at City

Santa Claus holds a child during festivities at City

Santa Claus holds a child during festivities at City Hall on St. Paul Island, Alaska, Nov. 6, during the Alaska National Guard's Operation Santa Claus annual outreach to the state's remote communities. (U.S. Ar... More

Viet Cong soldier stands beneath a Viet Cong flag carrying his AK-47 rifle. He was participating in the exchange of POWs by the Four Power Joint Military Commission

Viet Cong soldier stands beneath a Viet Cong flag carrying his AK-47 r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: HOMECOMING Base: Loc Ninh Country: South Vietnam Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Herman Kokojan Release Status: Released to Publ... More

A new active-duty Air Force recruiting station opened

A new active-duty Air Force recruiting station opened

A new active-duty Air Force recruiting station opened at Glenn Square Mall in Anchorage, Alaska, May 10, 2016. It is the only active-duty Air Force recruiting station in Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman ... More

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik

Service members involved with the IRT Newtok to Mertarvik mission continue their diligent work June 27, 2019, at Mertarvik, Alaska. (Air National Guard photos by Technical Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez)

Lt. Marvin Peña, Health Safety and Work-Life Deputy

Lt. Marvin Peña, Health Safety and Work-Life Deputy

Lt. Marvin Peña, Health Safety and Work-Life Deputy Regional Practice Manager for the 17th Coast Guard District, reminisces on his childhood, fleeing the war-torn El Salvador and finding citizenship in the Unit... More

U.S. Army 1ST LT. Petko Tsanev, Bulgarian Army instructs Soldiers from 1ST Squadron, 1ST Cavalry on the proper use of the AK-47 during joint small arms weapons training at Nova Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. Kevin S. Abel) (Released)

U.S. Army 1ST LT. Petko Tsanev, Bulgarian Army instructs Soldiers from...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Novo Selo Training Area Country: Bulgaria (BGR) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin S. Abel, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

Blood and ink: JBER pararescueman finds solace from PTSD

Blood and ink: JBER pararescueman finds solace from PTSD

The Cheshire Cat design created by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Roger Sparks, 212th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, represents overcoming posttraumatic stress disorder and has been adopted as a mascot by the parar... More

17th Field Artillery Brigade deploys HIMARS to Alaska:  Defender Pacific 2020

17th Field Artillery Brigade deploys HIMARS to Alaska: Defender Pacif...

‘First Round’ Soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade showcase their combat readiness and quick-precision-striking ability in a HIRAIN or HIMARS rapid infilt... More

Soldiers with U.S. Army Alaska run to their next firing

Soldiers with U.S. Army Alaska run to their next firing

Soldiers with U.S. Army Alaska run to their next firing line as part of a stress shoot during the USARAK Small Arms Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 20, 2014. The purpose of the even... More

The Christmas star lights up the sky on Mount Gordon

The Christmas star lights up the sky on Mount Gordon

The Christmas star lights up the sky on Mount Gordon Lyon in the Chugach Mountain Range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The star is 300 feet wide with 350 60-watt light bulbs. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airm... More

Participants brave the cold in a variety of attire,

Participants brave the cold in a variety of attire,

Participants brave the cold in a variety of attire, or lack thereof, during the running of the reindeer event, March 5. The run, featuring domesticated caribou, is inspired by Pamplona, Spain’s legendary Runnin... More

Korean War veteran Gordon Severson receives the Governor’s

Korean War veteran Gordon Severson receives the Governor’s

Korean War veteran Gordon Severson receives the Governor’s Veterans Advocacy Award during a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Alaska National Guard Armory at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 11, 2017. T... More

U.S. Air Force Maj. Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson, F-22 Raptor

U.S. Air Force Maj. Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson, F-22 Raptor

U.S. Air Force Maj. Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration team pilot and commander, flies a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Al... More

A welded metal plate rests on a bench in the metals

A welded metal plate rests on a bench in the metals

A welded metal plate rests on a bench in the metals fabrication shop on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 9, 2018, after an Airman worked on it. Aircraft Metals Technology Airmen measure broken or wo... More

Danielle Fitzgerald, 9 months old, sleeps in a stroller

Danielle Fitzgerald, 9 months old, sleeps in a stroller

Danielle Fitzgerald, 9 months old, sleeps in a stroller next to the 56th Engineer Company (Vertical) guidon at Cottonwood Park during the culmination of organizational festivities for 2nd Engineer Brigade soldi... More

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 525th

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 525th

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron takes from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during a training sortie with several F/A-18E Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron 1... More

A paratrooper assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade

A paratrooper assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade

A paratrooper assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, walks to a parachute collection point after conducting an airborne operation on Malemute drop... More

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jared G. Cox, a pilot assigned

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jared G. Cox, a pilot assigned

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jared G. Cox, a pilot assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, leaves the flightline after a flight, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 1... More

Afghanistan National Army (ANA) Soldiers practice assembling their 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifles at the military academy near Kabul, Afghanistan during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. New recruits in the ANA are receiving training, advise and assistance from US Army (USA) personnel assigned to 1ST Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG)

Afghanistan National Army (ANA) Soldiers practice assembling their 7.6...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kabul Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Buytas, USAF Release Status: Releas... More

New Recruits assigned to the 1ST Battalion of the Afghanistan National Army (ANA), armed with 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifles, practice marching drill and ceremony at Kabul, Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. The training program conducted by US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to 1ST Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG), is designed to establish the core of the new ANA, that will foster a safe, secure and stable environment in Afghanistan and will help to prevent the re-emergence of terrorist forces

New Recruits assigned to the 1ST Battalion of the Afghanistan National...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kabul Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Bethann Hunt, USA Release Status: Release... More

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus greet local children after

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus greet local children after

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus greet local children after an Alaska Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft carrying donated food and gifts arrives at St. Paul Island, Alaska, Nov. 6, as part ... More

State of Alaska honors JBER with legislative citations

State of Alaska honors JBER with legislative citations

Alaska State Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux presents the Iditarod Dining Facility with a legislative citation at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Oct. 20, 2017. The citation was presented to recognize and congra... More

Airman 1st Class Christopher Morales, photojournalist

Airman 1st Class Christopher Morales, photojournalist

Airman 1st Class Christopher Morales, photojournalist with the 673d Air Base Wing Public Affairs, goes through the sleep study process in the 673d medical Group Sleep Disorder Clinic at the Joint Base Elmendorf... More

President Donald Trump departs Joint Base

President Donald Trump departs Joint Base

President Donald Trump departs Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 26, 2019. The President was passing through on his way to the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Cl... More

U.S. Airman 1st Class Walter Stefan, a fire protection

U.S. Airman 1st Class Walter Stefan, a fire protection

U.S. Airman 1st Class Walter Stefan, a fire protection specialist assigned to the 673d Civil Engineer Squadron,pulls himself from open water during ice rescue training at Six Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-R... More

Soviet made AK-47 assault rifles seized during Operation URGENT FURY. On the top of the pile of weapons is the barrel attachment to a 7.62 mm machine gun

Soviet made AK-47 assault rifles seized during Operation URGENT FURY. ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Sundberg Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

A close-up view of a Soviet 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle on display

A close-up view of a Soviet 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle on display

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Quantico State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. D.A. Haynes Release Status:... More

A medium close up of Albanian Soldiers armed with AK-74 assault rifles with folding stocks, practicing a wedge shape crowd control technique during the practical application portion of Situational Training Exercise-4, "civil disturbance and mass casualty", part of Operation COOPERATIVE OSPREY 96 held at Camp Lejeune NC

A medium close up of Albanian Soldiers armed with AK-74 assault rifles...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOPERATIVE OSPREY '96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (US... More

Egyptian Army Soldiers armed with 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifles practice their beach assault techniques at El Omayed, Egypt as US, Spanish and Egyptian Forces conduct amphibious operations, during Exercise BRIGHT STAR 01/02. BRIGHT STAR 01/02 is a multinational exercise involving more than 74,000 troops from 44 countries that enhances regional stability and military-to-military cooperation among our key allies, and our regional partners. It prepares US Central Command to rapidly deploy and employ the forces needed to deter aggressors and, if necessary, fight and win side-by-side with our allies and regional partners

Egyptian Army Soldiers armed with 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifles practice...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR 01/02 Base: El Omayed Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SRA D. Myles Cullen, USAF Release Status: Rele... More

A Coast Guard Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter

A Coast Guard Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter

A Coast Guard Air Station MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew deployed in Cold Bay diverted from a training flight near Dutch Harbor to medevac a 26-year-old male who reportedly suffered head injuries aboard t... More

PTSD is not just about combat

PTSD is not just about combat

Service members can experience PTSD even when they have not been in a combat situation. Complex PTSD involves exposure to a trauma that is either repeated exposure or a trauma perpetrated against an individual ... More

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