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AIRMAN First Class (A1C) James Barnad (right), 63rd Security Police Squadron, runs a field training range with an M16 rifle to refine his fighting skills. A scout (left) evaluates his training for participation in the 1984 VOLANT RODEO Competition

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) James Barnad (right), 63rd Security Police Sq...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: 1984 VOLANT RODEO Base: Norton Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) James E. Burleson acts as an aggressor during a Strategic Air Command (SAC) combat survival training exercise.  Burleson is armed with an M16 rifle

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) James E. Burleson acts as an aggressor during a St...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN James D. Pohle Rele... More

Sergeant (SGT) Brendan Devaney, 375th Air Base Group/Security Police Squadron, armed with an M16 rifle equipped with multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES), maneuvers through the combat tactics course during the ninth annual international airlift competition Airlift Rodeo'87

Sergeant (SGT) Brendan Devaney, 375th Air Base Group/Security Police S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Kelvin Davis Release Status: Released t... More

US Marine Corps Corporal Tyler Latiolais, of Headquarters Battalion, Truck Company, armed with an M16 rifle, keeps a watchful eye out toward the hostile Riverine Assault Craft (RAC) and the Rigid Raiding Craft (RRC), entering the area while under cover along the shore of New River at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, during the Riverine Insertion Operation Exercise (RIOEX) '98

US Marine Corps Corporal Tyler Latiolais, of Headquarters Battalion, T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RIOEX '98 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

A member of the 169th Security Police Squadron, South Carolina Air National Guard, McEntire Air National Guard Base, South Carolina, deployed to Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nevada, in a prone defensive position, sights over his 5.56 mm M16 rifle/M203 40mm grenade launcher. The M16 rifle has a blank firing attachment, 23 April 1999

A member of the 169th Security Police Squadron, South Carolina Air Nat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Indian Springs Auxiliary Field State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Gerold O. Gamble, USAF Rel... More

Right side profile medium shot from a high angle looking down and with chemical mask donned, US Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN David Miller races between firing positions in the Combat Rifle competition of Rodeo 2000. SRA David Miller is a member of the 130th Security Forces Squadron Team, 130th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, Charleston, West Virginia. SRA Miller carriers an M16 rifle

Right side profile medium shot from a high angle looking down and with...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: AIR MOBILITY COMMAND RODEO 2000 Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... More

US Air Force AIRMAN Rachel Federsel, a Radio Communication SPECIALIST with the 721st Air Mobility Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, guards the Command and Control Center at a simulated air base on Range 13 on Fort Dix, New Jersey. AMN Federsel holds a M16 rifle with M.I.L.E.S. (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) gear attached to the barrel of the weapon. She also wears M.I.L.E.S. gear in her uniform and Helmet. The training exercise on Ft. Dix is designed to train deployed Air Mobility Operations Group personnel to defend a new airbase from Threat II attacks for up to 24 hours or until Security Forces or Army reinforcements arrive. The exercise took place on May 9th,...

US Air Force AIRMAN Rachel Federsel, a Radio Communication SPECIALIST ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Air Force Airman Rachel Federsel, a Radio Communication Specialist with the 721st Air Mobility Squadron, McGuire Air Force B... More

After identifying unexploded ordnance, US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Jerry Melendy, 51st Maintenance Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, armed with an M16 rifle, awaits response by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel during Osan's Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

After identifying unexploded ordnance, US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Jer...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Justin D. Pyle, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

A staff sergeant carrying an M16 rifle participates in a security exercise in which terrorists are trying to hijack a missile convoy. The sergeant is wearing multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) gear. The rifle is equipped with a MILES laser transmitter

A staff sergeant carrying an M16 rifle participates in a security exer...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Malstrom Air Force Base State: Montana (MT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frederick Laskey Release Status:... More

A member of the 45th Support Group sets his M16 rifle up to fire from an outcropping of rock during the 21st Infantry Division's annual Army training and evaluation program and field training exercise

A member of the 45th Support Group sets his M16 rifle up to fire from ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pohakuloa Training Area State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC John E. May Release Status: Releas... More

Abdullah Eddress, a member of the Jordanian military, stands guard in front of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft at King Faisal Air Base.  Eddress, who is armed with an M16 rifle, is taking part in Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87, a phase of BRIGHT STAR'87.  The US Ce

Abdullah Eddress, a member of the Jordanian military, stands guard in ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHADOW HAWK Base: Al Jafr Country: Jordan (JOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Released to Public... More

AIRMAN (AMN) Pery Cassell finishes assembling his M16 rifle during the annual Tactical Air Command Control SPECIALIST competition

AIRMAN (AMN) Pery Cassell finishes assembling his M16 rifle during the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Charles Taylor Release Status: Released t... More

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Kevin Yates, armed with an M16 rifle, approaches members of an aggressor squad hiding behind a truck during a week-long field training and convoy security exercise

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Kevin Yates, armed with an M16 rifle, approac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Kit Thompson, USAF Release Status: ... More

Medium, night time shot, right side profile, of a US Army Soldier from the 10th Mountain Division pointing an M16 rifle into an enclosure. He checks for weapons during a sweep of the small Somali village of Afgooye. The town is reported to be a haven for weapons and bandits. The 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, New York, is deployed to Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope

Medium, night time shot, right side profile, of a US Army Soldier from...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Afgooye Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry Mitchell Release Status: Released to Pub... More

SGT. 1ST Class Smith (left), 10th Special Forces Group, armed with an M16 rifle takes a defensive posture while MASTER SGT. Dempsy (right), also of the 10th Special Forces Group, packs his gear after a static line jump

SGT. 1ST Class Smith (left), 10th Special Forces Group, armed with an ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DOUBLE EAGLE '95 Base: Wedryzn Country: Poland (POL) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Randy S. Mallard Release Status: Released to... More

Straight on medium close-up as a US Air Force student of the Phoenix Readiness Course defends a remote airbase on Fort Dix, New Jersey, while holding a M16 rifle over his right knee. The course is designed to train Air Force personnel in Air Mobility contingency operations. This includes setting up defensive positions in remote locations worldwide. The mission of the 421st Ground Combat Readiness Squadron, Air Mobility Warfare Center, Fort Dix, is to formulate doctrine and develop tactics. The 421 GCRS standardizes training to enhance Air Mobility Command's ability to support National Command Authority taskings during war, crisis, and worldwide contingency operations. The Phoenix ...

Straight on medium close-up as a US Air Force student of the Phoenix R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Straight on medium close-up as a US Air Force student of the Phoenix Readiness Course defends a remote airbase on Fort Dix, New... More

Members of the 442nd Weapons System Security Flight, US Air Force Reserve, discuss field tactics during an anti-terrorist air base ground defense exercise. The airman to the left is armed with an M16 rifle equipped with a blank firing device

Members of the 442nd Weapons System Security Flight, US Air Force Rese...

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: Ssgt William W. Magel Releas... More

STAFF Sergeant George Maxim of the 30th Security Police Squadron aims an M16 rifle during a weapons load competition

STAFF Sergeant George Maxim of the 30th Security Police Squadron aims ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Plattsburgh Air Force Base State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Eric Swink Release Status: Releas... More

A US Air Force security policeman cleans the barrel of an M16 rifle at the conclusion of Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman cleans the barrel of an M16 rifle at...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT SCORPION 85 Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camer... More

SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Steven Reitam, left, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, shows Sergeant (SGT) Imamura of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force how to properly hold an M16 rifle equippped with an M203 40 mm grenade launcher during Exercise NORTHWIND '87. Members of the 25th Infantry Division are undergoing 23 days of special cold weather training with members of the

SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Steven Reitam, left, Company C, 3rd Batt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHWIND '87 Base: Camp Aomori Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: Clarence Y.S. Lui Release Status: Released to Pu... More

An AIRMAN from the 554th Security Police Squadron is poised with his M16 rifle during Exercise SILVER FLAG ALPHA 87-1

An AIRMAN from the 554th Security Police Squadron is poised with his M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SILVER FLAG ALPHA 87-1 Base: Decker Field, Wendover State: Utah (UT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

Sergeant (SGT) Patterson, his M16 rifle equipped with a transmitter for the multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES), and with MILES sensors on his helmet, is ready for simulated combat during Exercise VOLANT SHIELD.  The exercise's scenario in

Sergeant (SGT) Patterson, his M16 rifle equipped with a transmitter fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT SHIELD Base: Camp Robinson State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Je... More

SSgt Thomas J. Hamilton, Section Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion, 15th Infantry, checking his topographical locations at Observation Post Temporary (OPT) 51. SSgt Hamilton is armed with an M16 rifle

SSgt Thomas J. Hamilton, Section Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion, 15th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE PROMISE Country: Macedonia (MKD) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Russ Pollanen Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

Soldiers from the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) participate in an exercise known as Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART). The soldiers are notified an aircraft has gone down and they must move in to secure the area and rescue any injured personnel. Soldiers armed with an M16 rifle receive a radio transmission

Soldiers from the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) participate in a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNOSOM II Base: Victory Base State: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: Pv2 Andrew W. Mcgalliard Releas... More

A deployed Air National Guard Security Forces member awaits guard mount at Moron Air Base, Spain. The 496th Air Base Squadron supports the movement of aircraft to Southeast Asia. The AIRMAN has a M16 rifle slung over his left shoulder

A deployed Air National Guard Security Forces member awaits guard moun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Moron Air Base State: Sevilla Country: Spain (ESP) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Suzanne M. Jenkins, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combin... More

Straight on medium close-up shot as US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Lisa Quintania of the 302 Security Forces Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colorado, defends a remote airbase on Fort Dix, New Jersey during the Phoenix Readiness Course. SSGT Quintania holds a M16 rifle in her right hand while holding a mobile radio handset to her left ear with her left hand. The course is designed to train Air Force personnel in Air Mobility contingency operations. This includes setting up defensive positions in remote locations worldwide. The mission of the 421st Ground Combat Readiness Squadron, Air Mobility Warfare Center, Fort Dix, is to formulate doctrine and develop tactics. The 421 GCRS standardizes training...

Straight on medium close-up shot as US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Lisa Q...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Straight on medium close-up shot as US Air Force Staff Sergeant Lisa Quintania of the 302 Security Forces Squadron, Peterson AF... More

Johnson Controls contract employee Mario Lachica, Training Support Center (TSC), Training Aids Warehouse Section, Fort Hood, Texas, gives instruction to a customer on proper use of M16 rifle training device

Johnson Controls contract employee Mario Lachica, Training Support Cen...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Hood State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHOTO Imaging Section Release Status: Released to Pub... More

Shot of US Air Force AIRMAN First Class Bobby Shanklin, 3rd Space Operations Squadron, armed with an M16 rifle, assigned to Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, as a Satellite Systems Operator he is also a Security Forces augmentee when needed. A satellite can be seen in the background

Shot of US Air Force AIRMAN First Class Bobby Shanklin, 3rd Space Oper...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Schriever Air Force Base State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Pamela Taubman, USAF Release S... More

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Karl Aris of the 92nd Security Forces Squadron, armed with an M16 rifle and knee deep in a four foot snow drift attacks an agressor during GLOBAL HAWK 01-02 held at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Karl Aris of the 92nd Security Forces Squa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fairchild Air Force Base State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dominic Hauser, USAF Release... More

A soldier from the US Army 25th Infantry aims an M16 rifle equipped with an M203 grenade launcher while on combat patrol during COBRA GOLD '85, a joint US/Thai training exercise

A soldier from the US Army 25th Infantry aims an M16 rifle equipped wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COBRA GOLD '85 Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Ronald W. Bayles Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

An AIRMAN, wearing a gas mask and equipped with an M16 rifle, uses a walkie-talkie to communicate during a simulated gas attack, part of Exercise SILVER FLAG ALPHA 87-1

An AIRMAN, wearing a gas mask and equipped with an M16 rifle, uses a w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SILVER FLAG ALPHA 87-1 Base: Decker Field, Wendover State: Utah (UT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

A rear view of PVT Andrew Schnaubelt, USA, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, lying prone on the ground and aiming his M60 Machine Gun down range. A M16 Rifle leans against a rucksack at frame left. In the background, a Canadian Forces C-130 Hercules cargo plane, from Canadian Forces Base, Petawawa, Ontario, Canada, flies about fifty feet off the ground, left to right. They are part of a combined force that seized an airstrip at Belet Uen, Somalia. This mission is in support of Operation Restore Hope

A rear view of PVT Andrew Schnaubelt, USA, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Belet Huen Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT H.H. Deffner Release Status: Released to Pu... More

US Air Force SGT David Rogers, from the Joint Information Buerau in Mogadishu, left, watches workers unload food sacks from a truck at a feeding distribution point in the Somali capital. It is one of 35 sites that had food deliveries escorted by coalition forces. SGT Rogers holds a M16 rifle in his right arm and points it into the air. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

US Air Force SGT David Rogers, from the Joint Information Buerau in Mo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 R. Oriez Release Status: Released to Public C... More

Soldier of the 1158th Transportation Company, Monroe, W.I., practice vehicle convoy movements during Lanes Training '94. A soldier on the right walks in full combat gear, M16 rifle included, as a five ton truck approaches from the rear

Soldier of the 1158th Transportation Company, Monroe, W.I., practice v...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Mccoy State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Rob Schuette Release Status: Released to Public ... More

A soldier, armed with a M16 rifle in full camouflage battle dress and camouflage paint on his face, on patrol at the Joint Readiness Training Center

A soldier, armed with a M16 rifle in full camouflage battle dress and ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Polk State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Raymond Barnard Release Status: Released to Publi... More

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Guy Dashnea emerges from the low crawl obstacle with teammates close behind in the Combat Rifle competition event of DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, on October 31st, 2000. SSGT Dashnea carries a M16 rifle in his right hand. DEFENDER CHALLENGE is the annual Air Force competition sponsored by Air Force Security Forces. This competition showcases the talents and capabilities of 13 international Security Forces teams in seven physical fitness events, base defense and policing skills over six days

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Guy Dashnea emerges from the low crawl obs...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000 Base: Lackland Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... More

Private Jed Michael, 297th Infantry Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, Juneau, Alaska, stands guard with an M16 rifle as Ketchikan, Alaska, citizens (not shown) are transported to the USS OGDEN (LPD 5) a 570 foot Navy amphibious transport dock ship, San Diego, California, during a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation conducted during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2001

Private Jed Michael, 297th Infantry Regiment, Alaska Army National Gua...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN EDGE 2001 Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Brian Snyder, USAF Release Status: Rel... More

Armed with an M16 Rifle, a student in the Infantry Officers Course (IOC) aims down range, during an assault on the Delta Prospect Range at the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) training area

Armed with an M16 Rifle, a student in the Infantry Officers Course (IO...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcagcc, Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Joey Chavez, Usmc Release St... More

A close-up view of a Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) transmitter, mounted on an M16 rifle, during security police training

A close-up view of a Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILE...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kirtland Air Force Base State: New Mexico (NM) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT John L. Marine Release Status... More

Air Force personnel participate in M16 rifle training on the firing range

Air Force personnel participate in M16 rifle training on the firing ra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Moody Air Force Base State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Reedy Release Status: Released to Pu... More

A security policeman armed with an M16 rifle observes an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft being marshalled from its hangar during Exercise SALTY BEE

A security policeman armed with an M16 rifle observes an RF-4C Phantom...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SALTY BEE Base: Zweibrucken Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Jose Lopez Jr. Release... More

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Michael Smith, 3700th Security Police Squadron, waits in a defensive position with his M16 rifle while participating in an air base ground defense exercise during TEAM SPIRIT'86

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Michael Smith, 3700th Security Police Squadron, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Lee Schading Release Status: Re... More

A soldier of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) wearing multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) gear moves across the face of a hill during an exercise at the National Training Center. The soldier is carrying an M16 rifle equipped with an M203 grenade launcher and an M47 Dragon anti-tank weapon field handling trainer

A soldier of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) wearing multiple ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Irwin State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

Three US Marines from the 3rd of the 11th, Twentynine Palms, California, escort a Somali man from the riot scene on a street in Mogadishu. Two Marines, left and center, carry a M16 rifle. The Marine at the right carries a M60 machine gun. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Three US Marines from the 3rd of the 11th, Twentynine Palms, Californi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Michael Halgren Release Status: Released to P... More

US Marine COL Ward, left and SGT Johnson, right, who provides security for COL Ward, inspect an area just to the north of Mogadishu Airport. Both men wear desert camouflage flak vests and the light blue beret of the United Nations Forces. SGT Johnson holds M16 rifle in his right arm. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

US Marine COL Ward, left and SGT Johnson, right, who provides security...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Airport Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publi... More

A soldier in the prone position attempts to qualify with the M16 rifle during Expert Infantry Badge (EIB) training

A soldier in the prone position attempts to qualify with the M16 rifle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Stewart State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mike Lemke Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

A member of the Haitian National Police Special Weapons and Tactics unit fires the M16 rifle during a weapons familiarization exercise at a range on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Not Shown) Members of 2nd Platoon, C Company, 2nd Battalion 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1ST Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina assist the Haitian soldiers during the exercise, 13 April 1997

A member of the Haitian National Police Special Weapons and Tactics un...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Port-Au-Prince Country: Haiti (HTI) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. Jean-Marc Schaible, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

US Army Cadet Jeff Ker, from B Company, 1ST of the 508th, employ static training with the UH-60A Blackhawk Helicopter. The goal of this training exercise is to enter a UH-60A and strap in within 30 seconds. Static training is part of the Lariat Response Exercise that will prepare the infantry for futher deployments. Cadet Ker aims a M16 rifle with with a MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) attachment

US Army Cadet Jeff Ker, from B Company, 1ST of the 508th, employ stati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: LARIAT RESPONSE Base: Caserma Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Suzanne M. Jenkins, USAF Release Status: Relea... More

US Marine Corps Lance Corporal Michael Nelson of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, armed with an M16 rifle keeps watch for a simulated trauma course during Jungle Warfare Training Course (JWTC) training in Okinawa, Japan. Medical Students from 3rd Medical Battalion and 3rd Dental Battalion took various classes at the JWTC to improve confidence, moral, and to learn to rely on themselves and their equipment. These classes, which are designed to give the students hands on training in combat, include mass casualty drills and exercises in how to preform the proper medical techniques in a unfamiliar and stressful settings

US Marine Corps Lance Corporal Michael Nelson of the 2nd Battalion, 3r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Okinawa Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Jennifer A. Arndt, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... More

A Marine armed with an M16 rifle stands guard in a bunker at Beirut International Airport

A Marine armed with an M16 rifle stands guard in a bunker at Beirut In...

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

Sergeant (SGT) Timothy Tennent, 63rd Security Police Squadron, prepares to fire his M16 rifle while concealed under a bush. He is training for participation in the 1984 VOLANT RODEO Competition

Sergeant (SGT) Timothy Tennent, 63rd Security Police Squadron, prepare...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: 1984 VOLANT RODEO Base: Norton Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

A US Air Force security policeman fires an M16 rifle equipped with an M-203 grenade launcher as another stands ready with an M60 machine gun during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85. Both weapons are equipped with multiple integrated laser engagement systems (MILES)

A US Air Force security policeman fires an M16 rifle equipped with an ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT SCORPION 85 Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camer... More

A US Air Force security policeman guards the perimeter of a command post with an M16 rifle during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman guards the perimeter of a command po...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT SCORPION 85 Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camer... More

Abdullah Eddress, a member of the Jordanian military, stands guard in front of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft at King Faisal Air Base.  Eddress, who is armed with an M16 rifle, is taking part in Exercise SHADOW HAWK'87, a phase of BRIGHT STAR'87.  The US Ce

Abdullah Eddress, a member of the Jordanian military, stands guard in ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SHADOW HAWK Base: Al Jafr Country: Jordan (JOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Scott Stewart Release Status: Released to Public... More

A monitor watches as an AIRMAN fires his M16 rifle during the annual Tactical Air Command Control SPECIALIST competition

A monitor watches as an AIRMAN fires his M16 rifle during the annual T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Charles Taylor Release Status: Released t... More

British Squadron Leader Russell La Forte, Military Coordination Center (MCC) Security Officer, armed with an M16 rifle, provides security for COL. Jerald L. Thompson, MCC co-commander, during a routine visit to one of the remote villages supported by the MCC in northern Iraq

British Squadron Leader Russell La Forte, Military Coordination Center...

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

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Jerry Zabokrtsky fires his M16 rifle from the standing position down range at various targets during the combat rifle competition portion of DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000 at Camp Bullis, Texas. Defender Challenge is the annual Air Force wide competition sponsored by Air Force Security Forces. This competition showcases the talents and capabilities of 13 international Security Forces teams in seven physical fitness, base defense and policing skills over six days

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Jerry Zabokrtsky fires his M16 rifle from ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEFENDER CHALLENGE '00 Base: Camp Bullis State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1... More

During the Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) portion of Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea's, Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI), US Air Force Technical Sergeant Daniel Steighner, 51st Security Forces Squadron (SFS), armed with an M16 rifle, examines the contents of evacuee's personal bags. Evacuees were transported to the Osan American High School to process through various stations and briefings before being able to evacuate the peninsula

During the Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) portion of Osan Ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Justin D. Pyle, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

Two members of the 3700th Security Police Squadron participate in an air base ground defense exercise during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'86.  The Soldier in the foreground is armed with an M16 rifle equipped with an M-203 grenade launcher.  The other is armed with a standard M16 rifle

Two members of the 3700th Security Police Squadron participate in an a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to ... More

A member of a combat control team from the 70th Squadron, Royal Air Force Lyneham, England, sights in an M16 rifle equipped with a multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) prior to starting the tactical portion of the ninth annual international airlift competition Airlift Rodeo'87

A member of a combat control team from the 70th Squadron, Royal Air Fo...

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 Dave Mcleod Release Status: R... More

A member of the 45th Support Group fires his M16 rifle from a prone position during the 21st Infantry Division's annual Army training and evaluation program and field training exercise

A member of the 45th Support Group fires his M16 rifle from a prone po...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pohakuloa Training Area State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC John E. May Release Status: Releas... More

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) McTique from the 435th Security Police Squadron fires an M203 grenade launcher attached to an M16 rifle during the weapons competition phase of DEFENDER CHALLENGE 87.  The competition offers security police squadrons from Military A

MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) McTique from the 435th Security Police Squadron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEFENDER CHALLENGE 87 Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ca... More

A Marine cleans an M16 rifle aboard the tank landing ship USS CAYUGA (LST 1186)

A Marine cleans an M16 rifle aboard the tank landing ship USS CAYUGA (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Cayuga (LST 1186) Scene Camera Operator: PHCS Ron Bayles, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A drill sergeant explains a point to a group of female recruits during a test on the M16 rifle

A drill sergeant explains a point to a group of female recruits during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Jackson State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publi... More

Soldiers on rotation respond to a threat at the Joint Readiness Training Center. The soldiers dressed in camouflaged fatigues and face paint are armed with a M60 machine gun and a M16 rifle

Soldiers on rotation respond to a threat at the Joint Readiness Traini...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Polk State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combin... More

Left side profile facial close-up shot as AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Christopher Price of the 48th Security Forces Squadron, 48th Fighter Wing Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom lies in prone position, aiming his M16 rifle, while protecting a protective aircraft shelter (Not shown) during the 48th FW Local Surety Inspection. The week long exercise sharpens the 48th FW emergency response actions and helps them practice for a upcoming major command inspection

Left side profile facial close-up shot as AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Chr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Joanna Reihle, USAF Release Status: Released... More

Left side front view medium close-up shot as SENIOR AIRMAN Mario Peterson of the 48th Security Forces Squadron, 48th Fighter Wing Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom takes cover, during the 48th FW Local Surety Inspection. The week long exercise sharpens the 48th FW emergency response actions, and helps them practice for a upcoming major command inspection. SRA Peterson holds a M16 rifle that is pointed toward the ground

Left side front view medium close-up shot as SENIOR AIRMAN Mario Peter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Joanna Reihle, USAF Release Status: Released... More

Air Force Materiel Command's PETTY Officer Second Class Scott S. Faculak, armed with an M60 and US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Brenton K. Pomeroy, armed with an M16 rifle, fire at targets down range as an evaluator looks on during the combat weapons competition of DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000 at Camp Bullis, Texas. Defender Challenge is the annual Air Force wide competition sponsored by Air Force Security Forces. This competition showcases the talents and capabilities of 13 international Security Forces teams in seven physical fitness, base defense and policing skills over six days

Air Force Materiel Command's PETTY Officer Second Class Scott S. Facul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000 Base: Camp Bullis State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... More

US Navy Boatswain's Mate First Class Craig Polling from Navy Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 102, Spokane, Washington, stands guard with an M16 rifle as Ketchikan, Alaska, citizens (not shown) are transported to the USS OGDEN (LPD 5) a 570 foot Navy amphibious transport dock ship, San Diego, California, during a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation conducted during Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2001

US Navy Boatswain's Mate First Class Craig Polling from Navy Mobile In...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN EDGE 2001 Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Brian Snyder, USAF Release Status: Rel... More

A sniper of the 2nd Division, Republic of Korea Navy Marine Corps, aims his M16 rifle at a target during a live-fire exercise for Operation BEAR HUNT '84

A sniper of the 2nd Division, Republic of Korea Navy Marine Corps, aim...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BEAR HUNT '84 Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL S. T. Quade Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

An airman armed with a multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) equipped M16 rifle participates in Exercise VOLANT SCORPION.  His rifle is also equipped with an M203 40 mm grenade launcher

An airman armed with a multiple integrated laser engagement system (MI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT SCORPION Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

A security policeman fires an M16 rifle from a standing position during a Pacific Air Force Peace Keeper Operation marksmanship competition. The rifle is equipped with spent cartridge deflector

A security policeman fires an M16 rifle from a standing position durin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Daniel C. Perez Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

A US Air Force security policeman strikes a target on the bayonet course with the butt of his M16 rifle during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman strikes a target on the bayonet cour...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT SCORPION 85 Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camer... More

A US Air Force security policeman participates in Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85. His M16 rifle is equipped with an M-203 grenade launcher and the multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES)

A US Air Force security policeman participates in Exercise VOLANT SCOR...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT SCORPION 85 Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camer... More

Shot of a US Marine from Battalion Landing Team 29, 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California, walking cautiously and carrying a M16 rifle through a civilian sector of Mogadishu, as there are reports that snipers are still in the area. Local residents gather as curious on-lookers. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Shot of a US Marine from Battalion Landing Team 29, 1ST Marine Expedit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Perry Heimer Release Status: Released to Pub... More

Three US Marines from the 3rd of the 11th, Twentynine Palms, California, disperse a crowd of Somalis after a riot on a street in Mogadishu. The Marine at the left carries a M16 rifle with a M209 Grenade Launcher attached. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

Three US Marines from the 3rd of the 11th, Twentynine Palms, Californi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Michael Halgren Release Status: Released to P... More

An Opposing Forces (OPFOR) soldier uses a night vision system, attached to an M16 rifle, to stalk the Blue Forces (BLUFOR) at the Joint Readiness Training Center

An Opposing Forces (OPFOR) soldier uses a night vision system, attache...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Polk State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Raymond A. Barnard Release Status: Released to Pu... More

US Marine Corps Private First Class Edward C. Walsh, armed with an M16 rifle, talks with reconnaissance Marines from a radio on the back of US Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Glenn Schmid while searching for arms smugglers during a helicopter raid exercise. 2LT Walsh and PFC Schmid are in Thailand as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's ground combat element, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines

US Marine Corps Private First Class Edward C. Walsh, armed with an M16...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COBRA GOLD '98 Base: Ko Samea San Island Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Eric C. Tausch, Usmc Release St... More

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jeremy Collis fires his M16 rifle down range as a safety and Marksmanship Evaluator looks on, during GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 99

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jeremy Collis fires his M16 rifle down range as a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 99 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene C... More

After identifying unexploded ordnance, US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Jerry Melendy, 51st Maintenance Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, armed with an M16 rifle, awaits response by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel during Osan's Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)

After identifying unexploded ordnance, US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Jer...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Justin D. Pyle, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

Sergeant (SGT) Jeffrey W. Clements, armed with an M16 rifle, participates in Exercise CORONET CARD

Sergeant (SGT) Jeffrey W. Clements, armed with an M16 rifle, participa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET CARD Base: Norvenick Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Robert Watson Release Status: ... More

A monitor watches an AIRMAN equipped with a gas mask as he fires his M16 rifle during the annual Tactical Air Command Control SPECIALIST competition

A monitor watches an AIRMAN equipped with a gas mask as he fires his M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Charles Taylor Release Status: Released t... More

MASTER Sergeant Mike Buethie explains the operation of an M203 grenade launcher, mounted on an M16 rifle, to STAFF Sergeant Bob Keene during exercise PATRIOT WARRIOR. Both men are members of the 916th Aerial Refueling Group's security police

MASTER Sergeant Mike Buethie explains the operation of an M203 grenade...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PATRIOT WARRIOR Base: Camp Swift State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AIRMAN 1ST... More

A soldier from the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY, qualifies with his M16 rifle on a range set up on a beach

A soldier from the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY, qualifies wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNOSOM II Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: Pv2 Andrew Mcgallard Release Status: Released to Pub... More

SENIOR AIRMAN Christen Koplis from the 6th Special Security Police Squadron at MacDill AFB, Florida, armed with M16 rifle, provides flightline security to the deployed C-130 aircraft in support of the operation. The flightline currently has approximately 40 aircraft from Little Rock, Dyess, Pope and Dobbins Air Force Bases. The aircrafts missions are to transport equipment and supplies to deployed forces in Haiti

SENIOR AIRMAN Christen Koplis from the 6th Special Security Police Squ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UPHOLD DEMOCRACY Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... More

US Navy PETTY Officer 1ST Class Rich Graves, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, armed with an M16 rifle and M203 grenade launcher, provides security during land mine probing operations during the exercise.(Exact date unknown)

US Navy PETTY Officer 1ST Class Rich Graves, Explosive Ordnance Dispos...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VALIANT THUNDER '95 Base: Sandy Hook State: New Jersey (NJ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: P... More

A US Marine from the Fleet Anti-terrorism Support Team, Norfolk, VA, equipped with an M16 rifle provides security for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6, Charleston, SC, during the exercise.(Exact date unknown)

A US Marine from the Fleet Anti-terrorism Support Team, Norfolk, VA, e...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VALIANT THUNDER '95 Base: Mcguire Air Force Base State: New Jersey (NJ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... More

A soldier runs through the test area carrying an M16 rifle as an instructor looks on during Expert Infantry Badge (EIB) training

A soldier runs through the test area carrying an M16 rifle as an instr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Stewart State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mike Lemke Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

Members of the 2nd of the 7th Infantry Battalion, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), walk through a waterlogged trench during a training exercise. One soldier is armed with an M16 rifle

Members of the 2nd of the 7th Infantry Battalion, 24th Infantry Divisi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Stewart State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Don Teft Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

Straight on medium shot of two USAF Sergeants as they crouch down near a tree. The techincal Sergeant in the foreground carries a M16 rifle. The AIRMAN in the background talks on a field radio. Both are part of a group of 220 Air Force members participating in Phoenix Readiness at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The exercise is designed to train AF personnel in Air Mobility contingency Operations. (Duplicate image, see also DF-SD-01-01615 or search 000626-F-0007M-003)

Straight on medium shot of two USAF Sergeants as they crouch down near...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PHOENIX READINESS COURSE Base: Mcguire Air Force Base State: New Jersey (NJ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene C... More

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Alton Johnson, armed with an M16 rifle, responds to a report of a gunman during a recent Operational Readiness Inspection exercise held on Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Alton Johnson, armed with an M16 rifle, re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Schriever Air Force Base State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Pamela Taubman, USAF Release S... More

A US Marine from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine, Fox Company, changes the magazine on his M16 rifle, with M203 grenade launcher attached, while he run the assault course at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island of Hawaii

A US Marine from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine, Fox Company, changes the m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pohakuloa Training Area State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Simon Martin, Usmc Release Status... More

A member of the 63rd Military Airlift Wing armed with an M16 rifle equipped with the multiple integrated laser engagement system and blank firing attachment competes in the combat control portion of the VOLANT RODEO '84 tactical airdrop competition

A member of the 63rd Military Airlift Wing armed with an M16 rifle equ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT RODEO '84 Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

Technical Sergeant Donald D. Tolly, a US Air Force gunsmith from Edwards Air Force Base, California, sights in an M16 rifle for the Edwards team during the 1977 Worldwide Security Police Marksmanship Matches

Technical Sergeant Donald D. Tolly, a US Air Force gunsmith from Edwar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Lackland Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Richard Diaz Release Status: Relea... More

STAFF Sergeant Craig Leyson, from the 3345th Security Police Squadron, guards an entrance to his camp during exercise RIPE WARRIOR. Leyson is armed with an M16 rifle

STAFF Sergeant Craig Leyson, from the 3345th Security Police Squadron,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RIPE WARRIOR Base: Camp Bullis State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Stan L. ... More

An airman aims his multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) equipped M16 rifle from a concealed position during a Ground Launched Cruise Missile system (GLCM) base defense training exercise

An airman aims his multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Huachuca State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James R. Sandaker Release Status: Released... More

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Wallace Bryant acts as an aggressor during a Strategic Air Command (SAC) combat survival training exercise.  Bryant is armed with an M16 rifle

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Wallace Bryant acts as an aggressor during a Str...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN James D. Pohle Rele... More

A Marine primary marksman instructor corrects a young visitor on the firing of an M16 rifle

A Marine primary marksman instructor corrects a young visitor on the f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Joliet State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT J.P. Hendrix Release Status: Released to Public... More

Members of Company A, 1ST Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, aim an M60 machine gun and an M16 rifle from a prone position during Exercise OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 1-87

Members of Company A, 1ST Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Divi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OPPORTUNE JOURNEY 1-87 Base: Fort Ord State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ... More

Crewmen pushing a bomb skid containing a BDU-24C training weapon pause on the hangar deck of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69).  A Marine armed with an M16 rifle with fixed bayonet provides security during the drill

Crewmen pushing a bomb skid containing a BDU-24C training weapon pause...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas, USN Release Status: Released to Pub... More

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