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U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photograph standing in front of a F-89D/J Scorpion aircraft at Hector Field, North Dakota. The"Happy Hooligan"pilots flew the F-89D/J Scorpion aircraft from 1960-to-1966. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hool...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... more

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Duane"Pappy"Larson, assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pilots a F-89D/J Scorpion aircraft during a flight over Fargo, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Duane"Pappy"Larson, assigned to the 119th Figh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fargo State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Alexander P. Macdonald (Eventual North Dakota Adjutant General), assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing, North Dakota Air National Guard, sits the cockpit of an F-89 Scorpion aircraft at Hector International Field, North Dakota. To LT. COL. Macdonald's left on the wing are eventual unit Commander, LT. COL. Marsh Johnson and LT. COL. Duane"Pappy"Larson.  The identity of the person on the ladder is unknown. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force LT. COL. Alexander P. Macdonald (Eventual North Dakota ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector Air Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... more

An opposing force soldier fires an M16 rifle equipped with a multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) transmitter during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

An opposing force soldier fires an M16 rifle equipped with a multiple ...

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

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Donald Friday wears camouflage paint on his face during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Donald Friday wears camouflage paint on his face d...

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

An airman uses a compass to plot his course during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

An airman uses a compass to plot his course during Exercise VOLANT SCO...

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 M127A1 illumination flare during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

A security policeman fires an M127A1 illumination flare during Exercis...

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

Airmen arrive at the base to participate in Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

Airmen arrive at the base to participate in Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

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

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Don Malterer, right, briefs Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Don Crawford during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Don Malterer, right, briefs Technical Sergeant (...

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

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Dickie Johnson demonstrates the use of a Soviet-made sniper rifle during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Dickie Johnson demonstrates the use of a Sov...

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 aims his M16 rifle from a camouflaged foxhole during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION.  His rifle is equipped with a multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) transmitter

A security policeman aims his M16 rifle from a camouflaged foxhole dur...

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

AIRMAN First Class (AMN) Brian Hoose points to the aggressor's position during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION.  His M16 rifle is equipped with a multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) transmitter

AIRMAN First Class (AMN) Brian Hoose points to the aggressor's positio...

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 M127A1 illumination flare during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

A security policeman fires an M127A1 illumination flare during Exercis...

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

AIRMAN (AMN) John Donald fires an M16 rifle equipped with a multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) transmitter during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

AIRMAN (AMN) John Donald fires an M16 rifle equipped with a multiple i...

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 squad of security policemen practices patrol tactics during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION.  They are armed with M16 rifles equipped with multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) transmitters

A squad of security policemen practices patrol tactics during Exercise...

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

Security policemen relax under a makeshift shelter during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

Security policemen relax under a makeshift shelter during Exercise VOL...

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

Security policemen take up defensive positions in an open field during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

Security policemen take up defensive positions in an open field during...

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

Airmen practice firing M60 machine guns on a short range during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

Airmen practice firing M60 machine guns on a short range during Exerci...

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

Airmen armed with M16 rifles equipped with multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES)   transmitters conduct a patrol during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

Airmen armed with M16 rifles equipped with multiple integrated laser e...

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 squad of security policemen exit from a truck to take up defensive positions during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

A squad of security policemen exit from a truck to take up defensive p...

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

STAFF SGT. James Bradsher demonstrates the use of a Soviet-made RPG-7 portable rocket launcher during exercise Volant Scorpion

STAFF SGT. James Bradsher demonstrates the use of a Soviet-made RPG-7 ...

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 police squadron from Andrews Air Force Base arrives at the base to participate in Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

A security police squadron from Andrews Air Force Base arrives at the ...

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 practices throwing a hand grenade during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

A security policeman practices throwing a hand grenade during Exercise...

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

An airman fires an M60 machine gun at a target during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

An airman fires an M60 machine gun at a target during Exercise VOLANT ...

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 runs through a field carrying an M60 machine gun during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

A security policeman runs through a field carrying an M60 machine gun ...

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

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Don Crawford demonstrates the use of a Romanian-made 7.2 mm AKM assault rifle during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Don Crawford demonstrates the use of a Roman...

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

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

AIRMAN (AMN) Craig McGaha, the point man for a security police squad, uses binoculars to scan an area during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION

AIRMAN (AMN) Craig McGaha, the point man for a security police squad, ...

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

Camp Joseph T. Robinson. Interior of the staging area for Exercise SAFE DEFENDER ONE at the Volant Scorpion ground base training facility

Camp Joseph T. Robinson. Interior of the staging area for Exercise SAF...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SAFE DEFENDER ONE Base: Camp Robinson, Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

A US Air Force security policeman crawls under a barbed wire obstacle on the bayonet course during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman crawls under a barbed wire obstacle ...

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

U.S. Air Force security policemen board a C-130E Hercules aircraft during Exercise Volant Scorpion '85

U.S. Air Force security policemen board a C-130E Hercules aircraft dur...

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 Came... more

US Air Force security policemen guard the perimeter of a command post during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

US Air Force security policemen guard the perimeter of a command post ...

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 crawls through a barrier on the obstacle course during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman crawls through a barrier on the obst...

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 leans on his M16 rifle to catch his breath during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman leans on his M16 rifle to catch his ...

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 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

US Air Force security policemen pass through the serving line at a mess facility during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

US Air Force security policemen pass through the serving line at a mes...

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 M60 machine gun 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

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

US Air Force security policemen run through a water obstacle on the bayonet course during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

US Air Force security policemen run through a water obstacle on the ba...

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

U. S. Air Force security policemen clean M-16 rifles at the conclusion of exercise Volant Scorpion '85

U. S. Air Force security policemen clean M-16 rifles at the conclusion...

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 Came... more

A US Air Force security policeman is helped out of a stream on the obstacle course during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman is helped out of a stream on the obs...

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 explains a map of operation areas during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman explains a map of operation areas du...

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

US Air Force security policemen conduct a patrol during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

US Air Force security policemen conduct a patrol during Exercise VOLAN...

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

US Air Force security policemen plan an operation during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

US Air Force security policemen plan an operation during Exercise VOLA...

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

Camouflaged US Air Force security policemen discuss tactics during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

Camouflaged US Air Force security policemen discuss tactics during Exe...

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 listens to a briefing during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman listens to a briefing during Exercis...

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

US Air Force security policeman apply facial camouflage during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

US Air Force security policeman apply facial camouflage during Exercis...

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 armed with a multiple integrated laser engagement systems (MILES) equipped M16 rifle guards a camp site during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman armed with a multiple integrated las...

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 applies camouflage to his face during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman applies camouflage to his face durin...

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

US Air Force security policeman armed with an M16 rifle patrols a wooded area during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

US Air Force security policeman armed with an M16 rifle patrols a wood...

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 camouflaged US Air Force security policeman eats breakfast in a mess facility during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A camouflaged US Air Force security policeman eats breakfast in a mess...

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 practices using a compass while participating in Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman practices using a compass while part...

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 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

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

A camouflaged US Air Force security policeman participates in Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A camouflaged US Air Force security policeman participates in Exercise...

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

US Air Force security policemen run in formation during daily physical training while participating in Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

US Air Force security policemen run in formation during daily physical...

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 washes his mess equipment during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman washes his mess equipment during Exe...

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

US Air Force security policemen crawl under a barbed wire barrier on the obstacle course during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

US Air Force security policemen crawl under a barbed wire barrier on t...

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 studies a chart of Soviet military equipment in a classroom during Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 85

A US Air Force security policeman studies a chart of Soviet military e...

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 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

Depth 10,000 feet, 400 miles southwest of the Azores; view of the bow section of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS SCORPION (SSN-589) where it rests on the ocean floor. Note the forward messenger buoy cavity and escape trunk access hatches. The SCORPION sank with the loss of its 99 man crew on 22 May 1968 by what is believed to have been the accidental explosion of one of its own torpedoes. The wreckage was located 31 October 1968 by a towed sled with magnetometers, sonar and still cameras

Depth 10,000 feet, 400 miles southwest of the Azores; view of the bow ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

Depth 10,000 feet, 400 miles southwest of the Azores; stern view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS SCORPION (SSN-589) showing the upper portion of the rudder (with draft markings) and the port stern plane. Note that the impact with the ocean floor has caused the after portion of the engine room section to be telescoped into the machinery room. The ribs of the stern planes can be seen due to the deformation of the metal covering then and display the massive force which was imparted to the ship upon impact with the sea bottom. The SCORPION sank 22 May 1968

Depth 10,000 feet, 400 miles southwest of the Azores; stern view of th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

Depth 10,000 feet, 400 miles southwest of the Azores; a view of the detached sail of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS SCORPION (SSN-589) laying on the ocean floor. The starboard fairwater plane is visible protruding from the sail. Masts are visible extending from the top of the sail (located at the lower portion of the photograph). A large segment of the after section of the sail including the deck access hatch is missing. Various articles from the operations compartment are scattered in this vicinity. The SCORPION was lost on 22 May 1968 with its entire crew

Depth 10,000 feet, 400 miles southwest of the Azores; a view of the de...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... more

Members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron watch for aggressor forces during the combat-readiness Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 87

Members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron watch for aggressor force...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Tubridy Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A member of the 63rd Security Police Squadron takes cover after tossing a grenade during the combat-readiness Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 87

A member of the 63rd Security Police Squadron takes cover after tossin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Tubridy Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A member of the 63rd Security Police Squadron takes part in field training during the combat-readiness Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 87

A member of the 63rd Security Police Squadron takes part in field trai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Tubridy Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A member of the 63rd Security Police Squadron shouts for fire support during the combat-readiness Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 87

A member of the 63rd Security Police Squadron shouts for fire support ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Tubridy Release Status: Released to Public ... more

An instructor from the 1314th Ground Combat Readiness Evaluation Squadron explains proper grenade handling techniques to members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron during the combat-readiness Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 87

An instructor from the 1314th Ground Combat Readiness Evaluation Squad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Tubridy Release Status: Released to Public ... more

Members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron ascend an obstacle covered with netting during the combat-readiness exercise Volant Scorpion '87. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron ascend an obstacle covere...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT SCORPION '87 Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Pa... more

Members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron crawl through barbed wire on a bayonet course during the combat-readiness Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 87

Members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron crawl through barbed wire...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Tubridy Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A member of the 63rd Security Police Squadron grimaces as he takes part in bayonet training during the combat-readiness Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 87

A member of the 63rd Security Police Squadron grimaces as he takes par...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Tubridy Release Status: Released to Public ... more

Members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron are silhouetted by the setting sun during the combat-readiness Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 87

Members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron are silhouetted by the se...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Tubridy Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A member of the 63rd Security Police Squadron takes cover after tossing a grenade during the combat-readiness Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 87

A member of the 63rd Security Police Squadron takes cover after tossin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Tubridy Release Status: Released to Public ... more

Members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron check a map during the combat-readiness Exercise VOLANT SCORPION 87

Members of the 63rd Security Police Squadron check a map during the co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Paul Tubridy Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A member of Survival Team One holds a scorpion, a common sight in the Texas wilderness. The team trains medical personnel in survival techniques including shelter building, map reading, fire making, fishing and food gathering in field conditions removed from that of their daily routine

A member of Survival Team One holds a scorpion, a common sight in the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Texas(TX) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator: SMSGT. Norman H. Ivins Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

U.S. Air Force aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, fly in formation near at Hector International Field, North Dakota. Pictured background-to-foreground: The F-89 Scorpion; the F-101 Voodoo; the F-102 Delta Dagger, and the F-100 Super Saber

U.S. Air Force aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector International Field, State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Rele... more

A Scorpion reconnaissance vehicle of the 7th Brigade Royal Scots, 1ST United Kingdom Armored Division, advances east into Kuwait from southern Iraq during Operation Desert Storm

A Scorpion reconnaissance vehicle of the 7th Brigade Royal Scots, 1ST ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Country: Kuwait(KWT) Scene Camera Operator: PHC Holmes Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

Members of a Navy sea-air-land (SEAL) team drive three Scorpion fast attack vehicles (FAVs) down Broadway Street during the "San Diego Salutes the Troops" parade. The parade is being held in honor of all veterans, with special recognition being given to units that took part in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

Members of a Navy sea-air-land (SEAL) team drive three Scorpion fast a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Members of a Navy sea-air-land (SEAL) team drive three Scorpion fast attack vehicles (FAVs) down Broadway Street during the "San Diego Salutes the Troops" parade. The parade is being held to honor all veterans, with special recognition being given to units that took part in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm

Members of a Navy sea-air-land (SEAL) team drive three Scorpion fast a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

Two Scorpion fast attack vehicles (FAVs) sit on the ramp beside a U.S. Air Force transport aircraft

Two Scorpion fast attack vehicles (FAVs) sit on the ramp beside a U.S....

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

An airman stands near a Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV) parked behind the wing of a U.S. Air Force transport aircraft

An airman stands near a Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV) parked behi...

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

Three members of a U.S. Navy sea-air-land (SEAL) team ride in a Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV). Mounted on the vehicle are two M-60E3 7.62mm machine guns, front and rear, and an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun. On either side of the .50-caliber machine gun is a rack holding an M-136 light anti-tank weapon

Three members of a U.S. Navy sea-air-land (SEAL) team ride in a Scorpi...

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

A Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV), center, sits in a stall at a production shop beside another lightweight all-terrain vehicle. The FAV is equipped with an ASP-30 30mm cannon, which is flanked by racks holding to M-136 light anti-tank weapons

A Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV), center, sits in a stall at a pro...

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

Three members of a U.S. Navy sea-air-land (SEAL) team sit in a Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV). Mounted on the vehicle are two M-60E3 7.62mm machine guns, left and right, and an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun. On either side of the .50-caliber machine gun is a rack holding an M-136 light anti-tank weapon

Three members of a U.S. Navy sea-air-land (SEAL) team sit in a Scorpio...

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

A member of the 3rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron guards a bunker as he learns ground defense techniques during exercise Volant Scorpion. He is preparing for situations during which his squadron will have to set up airport facilities for Air Force air wings while under enemy attack

A member of the 3rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron guards a bunker as he ...

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: TSGT Michael Haggerty Release Status... more

SGT. Jason F. Ruff, foreground, and STAFF SGT. Mark K. Lauer train under simulated combat conditions to learn ground defense techniques during Exercise Volant Scorpion. The men, both members of the 3rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron, are preparing for situations during which their squadron will have to set up airport facilities for Air Force air wings while under enemy attack. Ruff and Lauer are armed with M-16 carbines, equipped with blank firing devices

SGT. Jason F. Ruff, foreground, and STAFF SGT. Mark K. Lauer train und...

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

Instructors demonstrate how to disarm an intruder as they teach ground defense techniques, part of exercise Volant Scorpion. Members of the 3rd Aerial Port Squadron are preparing for situations during which their squadron will have to set up airport facilities for Air Force air wings while under enemy attack

Instructors demonstrate how to disarm an intruder as they teach ground...

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

Members of the 3rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron train under simulated combat conditions to learn ground defense techniques during exercise Volant Scorpion. The men are preparing for situations during which their squadron will have to set up airport facilities for Air Force air wings while under enemy attack

Members of the 3rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron train under simulated c...

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

SSGT Mark K. Lauer, 3rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron, sights in with his M-16 carbine as he learns ground defense techniques during exercise Volant Scorpion. Lauer is preparing for situations during which their squadron will have to set up airport facilities for Air Force air wings while under enemy attack

SSGT Mark K. Lauer, 3rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron, sights in with hi...

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

Two congressional staff members prepare for a ride in a Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV) during a visit to the Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Two congressional staff members prepare for a ride in a Scorpion fast ...

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

Members of the Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 travel across the desert in a SEA Team 3 Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV) during a press demonstration. An M-2 .50-caliber machine gun is mounted on top of the vehicle

Members of the Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 travel across the deser...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mike Poche Release Sta... more

Members of Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 prepare to go over a ridge in a SEAL Team 3 Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV) as they travel across the desert during a press demonstration. An M-2 .50-caliber machine gun is mounted atop the vehicle

Members of Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 prepare to go over a ridge ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mike Poche Release Sta... more

Members of Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 prepare to go over a ridge in a SEAL Team 3 Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV) as they travel across the desert during a press demonstration. An M-2 .50-caliber machine gun is mounted atop the vehicle

Members of Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 prepare to go over a ridge ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mike Poche Release Sta... more

Members of Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 prepare to go over a ridge in a SEAL Team 3 Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV) as they travel across the desert during a press demonstration. An M-2 .50-caliber machine gun is mounted atop the vehicle

Members of Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 prepare to go over a ridge ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mike Poche Release Sta... more

Members of Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 prepare to go over a ridge in a SEAL Team 3 Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV) as they travel across the desert during a press demonstration. An M-2 .50-caliber machine gun is mounted atop the vehicle

Members of Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 prepare to go over a ridge ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mike Poche Release Sta... more

Members of Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 taking part in a press demonstration sit in a SEAL Team 3 Scorpion fast attack vehicle (FAV) concealed by trees

Members of Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) Team 5 taking part in a press demo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mike Poche Release Sta... more

Several Royal Army (British) vehicles, many with IFOR markings, are parked in a staging area. In the foreground are an AWD Bedford TM 6-6 (6x6) 14000 KG Truck, carrying a Land Rover Defender 90 (4x4) Light Vehicle and a Scottorn Military L (510/760kg) Cargo Trailer, and a GKN Defence (Defense) FV432 Armoured (Armored) Personnel Carrier (APC). In the background are Alvis Scorpion Combat Vehicles Reconnaissance, Chieftain Main Battle Tanks, and other armored vehicles. The British are in Croatia to participate in Operation Joint Endeavor, which is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in...

Several Royal Army (British) vehicles, many with IFOR markings, are pa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Several Royal Army (British) vehicles, many with IFOR markings, are parked in a staging area. In the foreground are an AWD Bedf... more

A British Royal Marine Scorpion tracked vehicle sits in a hide site during a 45 Commando assault

A British Royal Marine Scorpion tracked vehicle sits in a hide site du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Combined Joint Training Field Exercise (CJTFEX) 96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: ... more

Marines of 45 Commando, British Royal Marines, drive their Scorpion vehicles through the Verona Loop training area, towards their staging area prior to their movement to Camp Davis, the staging area for further movement to Ft. Bragg

Marines of 45 Commando, British Royal Marines, drive their Scorpion ve...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Combined Joint Training Field Exercise (CJTFEX) 96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: ... more

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