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Arci Arquiana, airfield safety officer, watches as the Popemobile is loaded onto a C-5A Galaxy aircraft, visible in the reflexion in her sunglasses.  During the pope's visit, vehicle transportation and security is provided under VOLANT SILVER, a joint Military Airlift Command and Secret Service Operation

Arci Arquiana, airfield safety officer, watches as the Popemobile is l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT SILVER Base: San Francisco State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... more

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