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US Army soldiers give hand signals from M60 main battle tanks during a field training exercise. Two AH-1 Cobra helicopters are hovering overhead

US Army soldiers give hand signals from M60 main battle tanks during a...

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

U.S. Army soldiers give hand signals from the turrets of their M-60 main battle tanks during a field training exercise. An AH-1 Cobra helicopter is hovering overhead

U.S. Army soldiers give hand signals from the turrets of their M-60 ma...

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

US Army soldiers give hand signals from the turrets of their M60 main battle tanks at dusk during a field training exercise

US Army soldiers give hand signals from the turrets of their M60 main ...

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

An AIRMAN carrying an M-60 machine gun uses hand signals to communicate during air base ground defense (ABGD) training

An AIRMAN carrying an M-60 machine gun uses hand signals to communicat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Twin Peaks State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: R. Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

The rig captain uses hand signals to direct sweeping exercises aboard the ocean minesweeper USS CONSTANT (MSO 427). The ship is assigned to the Naval Reserve Force (NRF)

The rig captain uses hand signals to direct sweeping exercises aboard ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Constant (MSO 427) Country: Gulf Of Alaska Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Lance Johnson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

A catapult and arresting gear crewman gives hand signals as an A-7E Corsair II aircraft is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)

A catapult and arresting gear crewman gives hand signals as an A-7E Co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: JOC Fred J. Klinkenberger Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A crew member gives hand signals as an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter is pulled into a hangar by the recovery assist secure and traversing (RAST) system aboard the guided missile frigate USS HALYBURTON (FFG-40). The ship is participating in exercise Ocean Safari '85

A crew member gives hand signals as an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter is p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OCEAN SAFARI '85 Country: North Atlantic Ocean Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A Navy Seabee gives hand signals to guide a Marine M60 tank from a beached barge during Operation Agile Sword 86

A Navy Seabee gives hand signals to guide a Marine M60 tank from a bea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: AGILE SWORD 86 Base: Naval Air Station, Pensacola State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... more

A ground crew prepares a 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft for a retaliatory air strike on Libya. An arming supervisor gives hand signals to the pilot of the aircraft as the crewman under the wing pulls arming pins out of the GBU-10 modular glide bombs. The crewman by the landing gear is checking for foreign objects on the runway that might be sucked into an engine before takeoff

A ground crew prepares a 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Woodward Release Status: Released to ... more

A crew member gives hand signals from the bridge of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) during a dependent's day cruise

A crew member gives hand signals from the bridge of the nuclear-powere...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 R.C. Galaviz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

A catapult and arresting gear officer gives hand signals prior to the launch of an A-7E Corsair II aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66). Another Corsair is being attached to a catapult in the background

A catapult and arresting gear officer gives hand signals prior to the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS America (CV 66) Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: JOCS Fred J. Klinkenberger Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

A US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter getting hand signals for a ground crew member prior to take off from Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) as the Spruance Class Destroyer USS CUSHING passes in the background

A US Marine Corps (USMC) CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter getting hand sig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Grzezdzinski Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

A catapult and arresting gear crewman gives hand signals during flight operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). In the foreground is a close-up view of an aircraft arrestor hook in the locked-up position

A catapult and arresting gear crewman gives hand signals during flight...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Gerwien Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

Flight deck crewmen give hand signals as a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) HH-46A Sea Knight helicopter prepares to lift supplies from the stern of the fast combat support ship USS SACRAMENTO (AOE-1) during a vertical replenishment of the battleship USS NEW JERSEY (BB-62)

Flight deck crewmen give hand signals as a Helicopter Combat Support S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Rick Sforza Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Sergeant (SGT) Ernesto Carrillo, 2221st Quartermaster Company, uses hand signals to guide a helicopter into a refueling point during the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '87

Sergeant (SGT) Ernesto Carrillo, 2221st Quartermaster Company, uses ha...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '87 Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: Ssg Arnold W. Kalmanson Release Status: Released to P... more

Sergeant (SGT) Ernesto Carrillo, 2221st Quartermaster Company, uses hand signals to guide a helicopter into a refueling point during the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '87

Sergeant (SGT) Ernesto Carrillo, 2221st Quartermaster Company, uses ha...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '87 Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: Ssg Arnold W. Kalmanson Release Status: Released to P... more

Sergeant (SGT) Ernesto Carrillo, 2221st Quartermaster Company, uses hand signals to guide a helicopter into a refueling point during the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '87

Sergeant (SGT) Ernesto Carrillo, 2221st Quartermaster Company, uses ha...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '87 Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: Ssg Arnold W. Kalmanson Release Status: Released to P... more

A plane director uses hand signals to guide a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter hovering over the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3)

A plane director uses hand signals to guide a CH-46 Sea Knight helicop...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS R.W. Bayles Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A US Navy (USN) Aircraft Handler uses hand signals to communicate with the pilot of a CH-46 Sea Knight, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11), Gunbearers, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), as he approaches the rear deck of the (USN) Wichita Class of Replenishment Oilers the USS KANSAS CITY (AOR 3) during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) while underway on the Pacific Ocean

A US Navy (USN) Aircraft Handler uses hand signals to communicate with...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN K. Mcelreath, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A US Navy (USN) Aircraft Handler signals the Pilot of a CH-46 Sea Knight, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11), Gunbearers, Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), via hand signals to hold his position above the rear deck of the (USN) Wichita Class of Replenishment Oilers the USS KANSAS CITY (AOR 3). The Sea Knight will pickup the load of 5-inch projectiles during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) while underway on the Pacific Ocean

A US Navy (USN) Aircraft Handler signals the Pilot of a CH-46 Sea Knig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN K. Mcelreath, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Private First Class (PFC) Jesse and SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Jose practice arm and hand signals at the National Training Center

Private First Class (PFC) Jesse and SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Jose...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Irwin State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Beverly Morasca Release Status: Released to Pub... more

A crewman gives hand signals during minesweeping operations aboard the ocean minesweeper USS CONQUEST (MSO 488) in the Persian Gulf

A crewman gives hand signals during minesweeping operations aboard the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Conquest (MSO 488) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mike Harnar, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A member of the 1ST Mobile Aerial Port Squadron uses hand signals to direct a K-Loader to the cargo ramp of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. Equipment is being loaded in preparation for a mass airdrop exercise

A member of the 1ST Mobile Aerial Port Squadron uses hand signals to d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dyess Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Blakely Release Status: Released to P... more

A squadron member on the ground gives hand signals to the crew of an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HM-15) as it heads out over San Francisco Bay for minesweeping exercise.  The helicopter trails a cable attached to a Mark 105 minesweeping sled

A squadron member on the ground gives hand signals to the crew of an M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nas, Alameda State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Grzezdinski Release Status: Released to P... more

A member of the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit uses hand signals to communicate with the pilot of an MH-53J Pave Low III helicopter while conducting a pre-flight check during the joint service Exercise Ocean Venture '92. The helicopter is assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron

A member of the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit uses hand signals to co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OCEAN VENTURE '92 Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... more

AIRMAN Terry Horn of Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) used hand signals to communicate with other crew members on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62). The carrier is underway in the gulf during Operation Southern Watch, a multinational effort establishing a no-fly zone for Iraqi aircraft south of the 32nd parallel in Iraq

AIRMAN Terry Horn of Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) used hand signals to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Deloach Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

A member of the 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, stands back to camera and uses hand signals to line up a US Army M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle before it is loaded onto a US Air Force C-5B Galaxy (not shown). The Army vehicle will be flown to Mogadishu, Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope

A member of the 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, stands ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Hunter Army Air Field State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ... more

SENIOR AIRMAN Mongo, loadmaster from the 18th Airlift Squadron, McGuire AFB, NJ, gives hand signals as he marshals equipment to the C-141B Starlifter aircraft. The aircraft is to carry the first Marines (33) to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of the recent problems in Haiti

SENIOR AIRMAN Mongo, loadmaster from the 18th Airlift Squadron, McGuir...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. David Mcleod Rel... more

Aviation Structural Mechanic AIRMAN (AMSAN) Roger Murillo of Strike Fighter Squadron 37 (VFA-37) uses hand signals to instruct an F/A-18 pilot to start the number two engine of his aircraft at the Naval Air Station

Aviation Structural Mechanic AIRMAN (AMSAN) Roger Murillo of Strike Fi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMPTUEX 95 Base: Nas, Roosevelt Roads State: Puerto Rico (PR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... more

A Royal Army (British) soldier uses hand signals to guide another Royal Army (British) soldier who is driving a Volvo 4400 Wheeled Loader, with IFOR markings, inside the cargo hold of the VLADIMAR VASLYAYEV, a Russian Commercial RO-RO Container (Gearless) ship. A third Royal Army (British) soldier, wearing a paper facemask, is seen walking towards the wheeled loader. The British are in Croatia to participate in Operation Joint Endeavor, which is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), compromised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords

A Royal Army (British) soldier uses hand signals to guide another Roya...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT ENDEAVOR Base: Split Country: Croatia (HRV) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Brian Gavin Release Status: Released to Public ... more

CPL Fredric Vandenhooft and CPL Eric Debuek observe as CPL Fredric Vandenhooft, all three are part of the Beluga 2 Visoko (Belgian Army), uses hand signals to guide a white broadcast van up on to a flatrack, so that the van can be taken to Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina to establish a television network

CPL Fredric Vandenhooft and CPL Eric Debuek observe as CPL Fredric Van...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Chris D. Haylett Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

TSGT Bert Piper (USAF), a 40th ALS loadmaster, uses hand signals to help guide a K-Loader, carrying palletized cargo, toward a lowered C-130 loading ramp at Ramstein AB, Germany. The 40th ALS is involved in supplying forces involved in Operation Joint Endeavor. Operation Joint Endeavor is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords

TSGT Bert Piper (USAF), a 40th ALS loadmaster, uses hand signals to he...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ramstein Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT David W. Richards Release Status: Rele... more

Mar 1992...Ground crewmembers run the pilot of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft through hand signals to check all systems before the aircraft is launched on a mission

Mar 1992...Ground crewmembers run the pilot of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Miramar State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry Mitchell Release Sta... more

An Aviation Boatswain's Mate performs his duties as an aircraft handler (yellow jersey) on the flight deck of the USS PELELIU (LHA 5) by using hand signals to communicate with the pilot of an AV-8B Harrier from Marine Attack Squadron-214 (VMA-214) during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations

An Aviation Boatswain's Mate performs his duties as an aircraft handle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Uss Peleliu (LHA 5) Scene Major Command Shown: USS PELELIU AND VMA-214 Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Aw/N... more

Aviation Boatswains Mate 3rd Class John Brady communicates with an S-3 Viking pilot using hand signals during a pre-flight check prior aboard the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). Nimitz is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Aviation Boatswains Mate 3rd Class John Brady communicates with an S-3...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Scene Camera Operator: Christopher E. Mobley Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

AIRMAN Mclane of the Air Department aboard the auxiliary command ship USS CORONADO (AGF 11) provides hand signals to the pilot of the H-3 Sea King helicopter as it prepares to depart the ship during exercise RIMPAC 98

AIRMAN Mclane of the Air Department aboard the auxiliary command ship ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RIMPAC '98 Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 August Sigur Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

An Army National Guard soldier from Kinston Armory, Kinston, North Carolina uses hand signals to direct a heavy forklift truck operator, as he positions pallets of bottled water, after off loading them from a commercial trailer after Hurricane Bonnie

An Army National Guard soldier from Kinston Armory, Kinston, North Car...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kinston Armory, Kinston State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tom Jaynes, Civilian Release S... more

A member of the 230th Support Battalion, North Carolina Army National Guard uses hand signals to direct the placement of pallets onto a 5-ton cargo truck bound for victims of Hurricane Bonnie

A member of the 230th Support Battalion, North Carolina Army National ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kinston State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tom Jaynes, Civilian Release Status: Released ... more

Suffolk County, England. A USAF AIRMAN from the 100th Civil Engineering Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF) Mildenhall uses hand signals to direct the operator of a commercial rough terrain forklift, as he places concrete barriers at the entrance of the Mildenhall base housing area. The barriers are being deployed in base housing in response to heighten security measures

Suffolk County, England. A USAF AIRMAN from the 100th Civil Engineerin...

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

Suffolk County, England. A USAF AIRMAN from the 100th Civil Engineering Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF) Mildenhall uses hand signals to direct the operator of a commercial rough terrain forklift, as he off loads concrete barriers from a flat bed trailer

Suffolk County, England. A USAF AIRMAN from the 100th Civil Engineerin...

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

Mr. Robert Dusenberry, Instructor Loadmaster, 97th Operations Support Squadron shows loadmaster trainees the proper hand signals for guiding cargo into a C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma

Mr. Robert Dusenberry, Instructor Loadmaster, 97th Operations Support ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Altus Air Force Base State: Oklahoma (OK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AIC Jennie Brown, USAF Release Status: ... more

PFC Virginia Moos, assigned to the 50th Engineer Company, 1ST Platoon, Camp Laguardia, Republic of Korea (ROK), concentrates on hand signals as she drives an M945 Bridge Transporter down the hill and to the rivers edge in preparation for a crossing of the Imjin River, ROK, during a bridge building training exercise on Oct. 22, 1998. Many of the participants in today's exercise are officers participating in accordance with the US Army Officer Professional Development Program, a program designed to improve team building and soldiery

PFC Virginia Moos, assigned to the 50th Engineer Company, 1ST Platoon,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KOREA CD Base: Imjin River Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT James Mossman Release Status: Releas... more

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Renee Davey, USMC, Powerline Crew CHIEF assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All Weather) (VMFA "AW"-225) uses hand signals to direct aircraft on the flight line at Royal Thai Air Force Base (RTAFB) Korat, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2000

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Renee Davey, USMC, Powerline Crew CHIEF assigned...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COBRA GOLD 2000 Base: Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Jeffrey Clonkey, US... more

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AM2) Jeremy Olsen, uses hand signals to direct aircraft during pre-flight checks, prior to flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy (USN) Aviation Structural Mechanic Second Class (AM2) Jeremy O...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Uss George Washington (CVN 73) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Carrie Anne Gonzalez, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service D... more

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) First Class Shawn Hamp observes the flight deck during flight operations on board USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). Hemp is the "deck caller" during flight operations and ensures proper communication between the Handler and the directors on the flight deck by use of hand signals. Truman is on station in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH

US Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) First Class Shawn Hamp obs...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SOUTHERN WATCH Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 H. Dwain Willis, USN Release Status: Released to... more

At night, using hand signals, an Air Force crewchief guides a forklift with a pallet, off a KC-10A Extender, to place the pallet on a truck trailer at Diego Garcia in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), fighting terrorism abroad, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

At night, using hand signals, an Air Force crewchief guides a forklift...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Diego Garcia Country: British Indian Ocean Territory (IOT) Scene Major Command Shown: 28th AEW Scene ... more

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Lowell Pointer (foreground) 728th Air Mobility Squadron (AMS), uses hand signals to direct a 60K loader into position for loading cargo onto a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, while deployed at a forward location in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Lowell Pointer (foreground) 72...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald, USAF Release Status: Released to Publi... more

The Aircraft director uses hand signals to communicate with the pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet, Fighter Attack Squadron One-Nine-Five (VFA 195) Dambusters, Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5), after he makes a safe recovery on the deck of the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

The Aircraft director uses hand signals to communicate with the pilot ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Uss Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Kitty Hawk Scene Camera Operator: PH3 John E. Wo... more

Aviation Electricians Mate 3rd Class from Fighter Attack Squadron One-Ninety-Two (VFA 192), Golden Dragons, part of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5), uses hand signals to communicate with the F/A-18 Hornet pilot as they go through start-up procedures prior to being taxied to the catapult for launch

Aviation Electricians Mate 3rd Class from Fighter Attack Squadron One-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Uss Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Scene Major Command Shown: USS Kitty Hawk Scene Camera Operator: PH3 John E. Wo... more

Corporal David Easter, USMC, communicates via hand signals with his patrol leader while participating in a mounted patrol with Alpha Company, Second Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) near the Kandahar International Airport, Kandahar, Afghanistan, during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

Corporal David Easter, USMC, communicates via hand signals with his pa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar International Airport Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: CAPT Charles G. Grow,... more

US Navy (USN) AIRMAN (AN) Jonathan Gee, a Lineman assigned to Patrol Squadron Forty (VP-40), uses hand signals to communicate with the crew aboard an USN P-3C Orion aircraft during start up procedures, on the flight line at Misawa Naval Air Facility (NAF), Japan

US Navy (USN) AIRMAN (AN) Jonathan Gee, a Lineman assigned to Patrol S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Facility, Misawa State: Aomori Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Major Command Shown: VP-40 Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Nicholas Fry, USN Rel... more

A US Army, 24th Battalion soldier uses hand signals to direct an M916A1 (6X6) 20-ton tractor, truck onto a railroad flat car at Fort Eustis, VA, during Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore (JLOTS) Exercise, NATIVE ATLAS 02

A US Army, 24th Battalion soldier uses hand signals to direct an M916A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NATIVE ATLAS 02. Base: Fort Eustis State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: T... more

A US Army, 24th Battalion soldier uses hand signals to direct a rough terrain fork lift onto a railroad flat car at Fort Eustis, VA, during Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore (JLOTS) Exercise, NATIVE ATLAS 02

A US Army, 24th Battalion soldier uses hand signals to direct a rough ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NATIVE ATLAS 02. Base: Fort Eustis State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: T... more

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jason Hill, 200th Civil Engineering Squadron, uses hand signals to direct a excavator at the barracks construction site, at Up Park Camp, located in Kingston Jamaica, during the humanitarian assistance portion of Exercise NEW HORIZONS 2002

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jason Hill, 200th Civil Engine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NEW HORIZONS 2002 Base: Up Park Camp State: Kingston Country: Jamaica (JAM) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lee A Osberry Jr, US... more

A US Air Force (USAF) Crew CHIEF assigned to the 23rd Fighter Squadron (FS), uses hand signals to direct aircraft on the flight line while deployed at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey, during Operation NORTHERN WATCH

A US Air Force (USAF) Crew CHIEF assigned to the 23rd Fighter Squadron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN WATCH Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA James Harper, USAF Release St... more

US Army (USA) Specialists (SPC) Andy Smity (foreground), Airborne Parachute Rigger, 24th Quarter MASTER, Detachment Aerial Delivery, goes through the hand signals used during squad leader tactics and combat procedures, part of a task-training exercise being conducted at Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy

US Army (USA) Specialists (SPC) Andy Smity (foreground), Airborne Para...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Isaac G. L. Freeman, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Brian Nesbitt (left) a Crew CHIEF assigned to the157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), 379th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), South Carolina (SC), Air National Guard (ANG), uses hand signals to communicate with aircraft, on the flight line at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Brian Nesbitt (left) a Crew ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SMSGT Edward E. Snyder, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Wayne Ragsdale, a Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor for the Virginia Air National Guard (ANG), 192nd Fighter Wing (FW), follows hand signals given by SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Daniel Briscoe, an Air Combat Transportation SPECIALIST of the 821st Air Mobility Squadron (AMS)

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Wayne Ragsdale, a Vehicle M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Byrd Field State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC ... more

Under the guidance and direction of US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Billy Trulove (left), USAF AIRMAN (AMN) Teri Doughty uses hand signals to direct a the pilot of a USAF B-1B Lancer off the runway to the parking ramp during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Both are with the 40th Expeditionary Maintenance Flight

Under the guidance and direction of US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Shelley Gill, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Chris R. Marshel, End of Runway (EOR) Supervisor, 51st Air Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), Osan Air Base (AB), Republic of Korea (ROK), uses hand signals to direct an A-10A Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot prior to his taking off on a planned mission

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Chris R. Marshel, End of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bradley C. Church, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN, 621st Air Mobility Operations Group (AMOG), McGuire AFB, New Jersey (NJ), uses hand signals to direct an MC-130 Hercules aircraft to follow the FOLLOW ME truck as it taxies on the runway at Port-au-Prince Airport (AP) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (HTI)

A US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN, 621st Air Mobility Operations Group (AMO...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Port-Au-Prince Country: Haiti (HTI) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Andy Dunaway, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service D... more

A US Air Force (USAF) loadmaster uses hand signals to guide a USAF M35A1/A2 Series 2-1/2 ton (Deuce and a Half) cargo truck as it backs-up and pushes the M-200 generator it is towing into the open cargo bay of a C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft during Phase I of an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) being conducted at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC)

A US Air Force (USAF) loadmaster uses hand signals to guide a USAF M35...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Shaw Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Nathan G. Bevier, USAF Releas... more

A US Air Force (USAF) loadmaster (left) uses hand signals to guide a USAF M35A1/A2 Series 2-1/2 ton (Deuce and a Half) cargo truck as it backs-up into the cargo bay of a C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft during Phase I of an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) being conducted at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB), South Carolina (SC)

A US Air Force (USAF) loadmaster (left) uses hand signals to guide a U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Shaw Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Nathan G. Bevier, USAF Releas... more

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mario de Souza (left, back to camera), 65th Operational Support Squadron, uses hand signals to help guide The Pride of Scotia, a New York Air National Guard (NYANG) 139th Airlift Squadron (AS), 109th Airlift Wing (AW) LC-130H Hercules cargo aircraft with retractable ski-wheels, as it taxies out to take off from Lajes Field, Azores (AZR), Portugal (PRT), on its way back to Stratton Air National Guard Base (ANGB)/Schenectady County Airport in Scotia, New York (NY), after participating in the 2004 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, England (ENG) where the aircrew won the prize for the best kept military aircraft

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mario de Souza (left, ba...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Lajes Field State: Azores Country: Portugal (PRT) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Robert W Valenca, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined... more

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Greg Lutrell gives hand signals to USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mark Sambenedetto while he operates a forklift to remove an Individual Storage Unit (ISU) from a truck during a Communications Exercise (COMEX) at Duke Field, Florida (FL). Both Airmen are members of the 16th Communications Squadron (CS) at Hurlburt Field, FL

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Greg Lutrell gives hand signal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Duke Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Ali E. Flisek, USAF Release Status: Released t... more

New Mexico Air National Guard STAFF SGT. Benny Trevino uses hand signals to guide a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft as it taxies in after conducting an exercise sortie with Armed Forces of Brazil Brazilian Air Force F-5E/F Tiger II fighter aircraft on Sept. 30, 2004, during Salitre 2004, which is a multi-national (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and the United States) air combat training exercise taking place between Sept. 27 and Oct. 8, 2004, out of Los Condores Air Base, Iquique, Tarapaca Region, Chile. (U.S. Air Force photo by STAFF SGT. Matthew Lohr) (Released)

New Mexico Air National Guard STAFF SGT. Benny Trevino uses hand signa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Los Condores Air Base State: Tarapaca Region Country: Chile (CHL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Matthew Lohr, USAF Release Status: Released to Pub... more

A US Navy (USN) Sailor, Beach MASTER Unit One (BMU-1) Detachment (DET), uses hand signals to guide LCU 1600 Class Utility Landing Craft, Landing Craft Utility 1627 (LCU 1627), into position to offload vehicles and personnel at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines (PHL), while visiting the Philippines on a regularly schedule Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Spring Patrol with Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)

A US Navy (USN) Sailor, Beach MASTER Unit One (BMU-1) Detachment (DET)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Subic Bay Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Brian P. Biller, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service... more

Canadian Forces CPL. Brad Kauffledt (center, desert uniform), 1ST Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), teaches the techniques of hand signals to an Afghan Border Police Squad on May, 16, 2006, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, sponsored by the Canadian Military Police, Mobile Training Team (MTT). (U.S. Army photo by SGT. Andre Reynolds) (Released)

Canadian Forces CPL. Brad Kauffledt (center, desert uniform), 1ST Batt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Andre' Reynolds, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Peter A. Caro (left), Headquarters and Service Company (H&S Co.), Regimental Combat Team 5 (RCT-5), uses hand signals to ground guide an Iraqi Army (IA) Soldier learning to drive a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) in a one-week course at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Camp Fallujah, Al Anbar Province, Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Peter A. Caro (left), Headquarte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Fallujah State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Adaecus G Brooks, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

A U.S. Navy aircrewman aboard an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Support Squadron 25 gives hand signals to an aircraft director onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) during a vertical replenishment operation in the Pacific Ocean on June 8, 2006. The Seahawk helicopter is a twin-engine helicopter used for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift and special operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Joshua Wayne LeGrand) (Released)

A U.S. Navy aircrewman aboard an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter from Helico...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Joshua Wayne Legrand, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital ... more

A U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowler pilot from the"Yellow Jackets"of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 138 acknowledges hand signals from a squadron ordnanceman in preparation for launch aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) during the Joint Task Force Exercise in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 14, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Heidi Giacolone) (Released)

A U.S. Navy EA-6B Prowler pilot from the"Yellow Jackets"of Tactical El...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Heidi Giacalone, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... more

A U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 32 (VFA-32,"Swordsmen") Pilot uses hand signals to communicate with his Plane Captain during a preflight check of his F/A-18F Super Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft on the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), on Jan. 14, 2007, while the TRUMAN is currently underway conducting flight deck certifications off of the east coast in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST SEAMAN Recruit Matthew Williams) (Released)

A U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 32 (VFA-32,"Swordsmen") Pilot uses...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Scene Camera Operator: MCSR Matthew Williams, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digita... more

A U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113,"Stingers") pilot watches the hand signals of an aircraft handler as he is directed to taxi his F/A-18E Super Hornet multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft into launch position before taking off from the flight deck of the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) on Jan. 28, 2007, while the REAGAN and its strike group are currently underway on a surge deployment in support of U.S. military operations in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Aaron Burden) (Released)

A U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113,"Stingers") pilot wat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Aaron Burden, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photo... more

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