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STAFF SGT. Charles Taylor Hurlburt Field, Fla....An airman uses a flashlight to read a map during the night navigation event, part of the annual Tactical Air Command Control SPECIALIST competition. OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO (RELEASED)

STAFF SGT. Charles Taylor Hurlburt Field, Fla....An airman uses a flas...

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

Right side view of an HH-3 helicopter coming in to land on the newly built helipad

Right side view of an HH-3 helicopter coming in to land on the newly b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Blair Lakes Range State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Scott Release Status: Released to... more

STAFF SGT. Robert Chenowith looks at a Playboy magazine after his recent release from a prisoner of war camp

STAFF SGT. Robert Chenowith looks at a Playboy magazine after his rece...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hanoi Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Wright Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Ground controller SGT. Joyce Kaopuicki directs a departing aircraft from the control tower

Ground controller SGT. Joyce Kaopuicki directs a departing aircraft fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Robert Kay Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN Paula Toay (left) the first female unit member assigned to the North Dakota Air National Guard, gets help with her 5.56 mm M16A1 rifle, from instructors Melvin Benefield, (rank at the time unknown), and STAFF SGT. Fred Wilcox (right), during a marksmanship course at Hector Field, North Dakota. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force AIRMAN Paula Toay (left) the first female unit member a...

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

A left rear view of an AC-130A Hercules aircraft taking off. Five remaining AC-130As of the 16th Special Operations Squadron are being redeployed from Thailand to the United States

A left rear view of an AC-130A Hercules aircraft taking off. Five rema...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. William L. Poorman Release Status: Released to Public C... more

PVT. 2nd Class Steve Daniels, a medical specialist, sutures the arm of STAFF SGT. Robert S. Walker, a patient at the medical department activity (MEDDAC) health services building. PVT. 2 Debbie Nowakowski assists in the procedure

PVT. 2nd Class Steve Daniels, a medical specialist, sutures the arm of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Sheridan State: Illinois (IL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Joseph Moroz Release Status: Released to Publi... more

A NASA WB-57F aircraft takes off on a high altitude air-sampling mission during Project Airstream. Project Airstream measures background radiation and chemical pollutants in the atmosphere

A NASA WB-57F aircraft takes off on a high altitude air-sampling missi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROJECT AIRSTREAM Base: Howard Air Force Base Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Michael Longfellow Rel... more

A right side view of a NASA U-2 Earth Survey aircraft taking off on a high-altitude air sampling mission during Project Airstream

A right side view of a NASA U-2 Earth Survey aircraft taking off on a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROJECT AIRSTREAM Base: Howard Air Force Base Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Michael Longfellow Rel... more

STAFF SGT. Robert White and Marine SGT. Bill Medina inspect a 6-foot cell at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks

STAFF SGT. Robert White and Marine SGT. Bill Medina inspect a 6-foot c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Leavenworth State: Kansas (KS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Herman J. Kokojan Release Status: ... more

STAFF SGT. Walter R. Allen, a member of the 86th Field Maintenance Squadron, operates an arc welding torch

STAFF SGT. Walter R. Allen, a member of the 86th Field Maintenance Squ...

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

A painting inside the USS Arizona Memorial depicts the ship sinking after being attacked by Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941

A painting inside the USS Arizona Memorial depicts the ship sinking af...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pearl Harbor State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dale Release Status: Released to Publi... more

A head-on view of a Belgian Mirage aircraft parked on the flight line during Tactical Air Meet '78

A head-on view of a Belgian Mirage aircraft parked on the flight line ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TACTICAL AIR MEET '78 Base: Raf Wildenwrath Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. David E. S... more

A 67th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron HH-53 Super Jolly helicopter prepares to land at the base

A 67th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron HH-53 Super Jolly helico...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Woodbridge Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Jose Davila Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

An M-109 155mm self-propelled howitzer of Battery C, 7th Bn., 19th Field Artillery, pauses on the crest of a hill during Joint Readiness Exercise Brave Shield XVIII

An M-109 155mm self-propelled howitzer of Battery C, 7th Bn., 19th Fie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRAVE SHIELD XVIII Base: Fort Carson State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STA... more

A combined services Color Guard stands by as pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of a former MIA to a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during a ceremony on the flight line. Eleven former MIA's returned from Vietnam are being airlifted to Travis Air Force Base, Calif

A combined services Color Guard stands by as pallbearers carry the fla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Walter Perkins Jr. Release St... more

Clearing an area for a quick takeoff, CAPT. Cathy Young, flight nurse, directs an aeromedical unit to move emergency vehicles from the path of a C-9 Nightingale aircraft. The officer is a member of the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing

Clearing an area for a quick takeoff, CAPT. Cathy Young, flight nurse,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Leonard Wood State: Missouri (MO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. William D. Boardman Release Sta... more

U.S. Air Force weapons load team assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, pose for a photo with a AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile, attached to a F-4D Phantom II aircraft, during the 1978 William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. Pictured standing from left to right, TECH. SGT. Gerald Kuehl; STAFF SGT. James Kram; TECH. SGT. Phillip Poe and kneeling STAFF SGT. Gene Henderson. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

U.S. Air Force weapons load team assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Ha...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tyndall Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pu... more

Members of the Norton Air Force Base combat control team receive final instructions prior to parachuting from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during an amphibious training mission

Members of the Norton Air Force Base combat control team receive final...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Smith Jr. Release Status: Released to Public... more

A member of the Norton Air Force Base combat control team prepares to parachute from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during an amphibious training mission

A member of the Norton Air Force Base combat control team prepares to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Smith Jr. Release Status: Released to Public... more

Members of the Norton Air Force Base combat control team hold their Colt Commando assault rifles out of the water as they swim to shore during an amphibious training mission

Members of the Norton Air Force Base combat control team hold their Co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Lake Isabella State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Smith Jr. Release Statu... more

Members of the Norton Air Force Base combat control team swim to shore during an amphibious training mission

Members of the Norton Air Force Base combat control team swim to shore...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Lake Isabella State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Smith Jr. Release Statu... more

MASTER Sgt. Gary Kelly, a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy Graduates Association (NCOAGA), meets cub scout Freddie Rodriguez. Base personnel helped handicapped scouts participate in the annual National Orange Show Parade

MASTER Sgt. Gary Kelly, a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Acad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norton Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Lou Herandez Release Stat... more

Cub Scout Billy Parnell raises the American flag while members of the Turtle Brigade salute. Looking on is MASTER Sgt. Gary Kelly, a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy Graduates Association (NCOAGA), one of the base personnel who helped handicapped scouts participate in the annual National Orange Show Parade

Cub Scout Billy Parnell raises the American flag while members of the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norton Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Lou Herandez Release Stat... more

MASTER Sgt. Gary Kelly, a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy Graduates Association (NCOAGA), and Technical Sgt. Ron David, cub master, help cub scout George Bunker into his wheel chair. Base personnel helped handicapped scouts participate in the annual National Orange Show Parade

MASTER Sgt. Gary Kelly, a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Acad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norton Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Lou Herandez Release Stat... more

Debbie Schmitt, a Senior MASTER Sergeant, and members of the Flaming Arrow Patrol Boy Scout Troop wave during the National Orange Show Parade. Based personnel helped handicapped scouts participate in the annual event

Debbie Schmitt, a Senior MASTER Sergeant, and members of the Flaming A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norton Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Lou Herandez Release Stat... more

A ripple launch of Minuteman missiles takes place

A ripple launch of Minuteman missiles takes place

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Robert Loree Release ... more

The pilot and co-pilot of this HH-53H Sea Stallion helicopter both have an infrared radar screen to monitor. This new system is called the Pave Low project. LT. COL. Frank Pehr, left, is the chief test pilot for this project

The pilot and co-pilot of this HH-53H Sea Stallion helicopter both hav...

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: STAFF SGT. Wayne Specht Release St... more

STAFF SGT. Muriel Giorgi inspects the camera lens filter of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft. The aircraft is from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

STAFF SGT. Muriel Giorgi inspects the camera lens filter of an RF-4C P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannon Intl Airport, Reno State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT. Richard Diaz Release Status: R... more

Camp counselor STAFF SGT. Marilyn Allen hugs a wheelchair-confined child. Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) developed a camp program for handicapped youngsters

Camp counselor STAFF SGT. Marilyn Allen hugs a wheelchair-confined chi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp La Junta State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Jose L. Sanchez Release Status: Releas... more

Reconnaissance photo interpreters MASTER SGT. Barclay A. Trehal and STAFF SGT. Sheryle Pearson review on film, taken by an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft, on a light table. The interpreters are from the 152nd Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Nevada Air National Guard

Reconnaissance photo interpreters MASTER SGT. Barclay A. Trehal and ST...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cannon Intl Airport, Reno State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT. Richard Diaz Release Status: R... more

Members of the Battalion Landing Team, 1ST Bn., 3rd Marines, check unit locations in a command post tent during a combat readiness exercise

Members of the Battalion Landing Team, 1ST Bn., 3rd Marines, check uni...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. G.J. Lange Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A CH-54 Tahre helicopter hovers over the flight line

A CH-54 Tahre helicopter hovers over the flight line

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Steven L. Nyberg Release St... more

Personnel from the 5010th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron push an H-74 portable aircraft engine starter across the flight line prior to loading it aboard an aircraft

Personnel from the 5010th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bethel State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Steven L. Nyberg Release Status: Released t... more

Two AIM -9P Sidewinder missiles mounted on the wing pylon of an F-4C Phantom II aircraft of the 154th Composite Group, Hawaii Air National Guard

Two AIM -9P Sidewinder missiles mounted on the wing pylon of an F-4C P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bertraml Mau Release Status: ... more

A right side view of a parked C-12 Super King aircraft

A right side view of a parked C-12 Super King aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ramstein Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Jose Lopez Release Status: Relea... more

A front view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft on ground. The aircraft is assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing

A front view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft on ground. The aircraft is...

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: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing ... more

A rear view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft on ground. The aircraft is assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing

A rear view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft on ground. The aircraft is ...

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: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing ... more

A left side view of a C-141 assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing, on ground

A left side view of a C-141 assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Win...

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: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing ... more

A Mark 82 500-pound high drag bomb is loaded onto an FB-111A aircraft

A Mark 82 500-pound high drag bomb is loaded onto an FB-111A aircraft

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mountain Home Air Force Base State: Idaho (ID) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Henry A. Dutcher Releas... more

LTC Whitterberger, commander, 527th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, introduces SGT Caren Calvin to GEN Lew Allen Jr., Air Force chief of staff. SGT Calvin was selected as one of the outstanding airmen of 1980

LTC Whitterberger, commander, 527th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Alconburg Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT White Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... more

A Soviet II-62 Classic aircraft parked on the flight line

A Soviet II-62 Classic aircraft parked on the flight line

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Charles Diggs Release Stat... more

COL. Hargrove, base commander, addresses family members and visitors awaiting the return of Exercise Volant Rodeo '80 contestants

COL. Hargrove, base commander, addresses family members and visitors a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT RODEO '80 Base: Norton Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... more

A front view of a C-7 Caribou aircraft taxiing into takeoff position on the runway

A front view of a C-7 Caribou aircraft taxiing into takeoff position o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ramstein Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. David E. Shaffer Release Status:... more

Left side view of a C-7 Caribou aircraft landing. Aboard are members of the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan

Left side view of a C-7 Caribou aircraft landing. Aboard are members o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ramstein Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. David E. Shaffer Release Status:... more

Supply personnel of the 70th Tactical Fighter Squadron take inventory during exercise Proud Phantom '80

Supply personnel of the 70th Tactical Fighter Squadron take inventory ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD PHANTOM '80 Base: Cairo West Air Base State: Al Qahirah Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. David R... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft approaching a KC-10 Extender aircraft for refueling

AN air-to-air left side view of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft approaching a KC...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT W.B. Belcher Jr. Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Close-up view of a fire fighter in action as a C-141 Starlifter aircraft's engine is on fire during Operation Deep Freeze '80

Close-up view of a fire fighter in action as a C-141 Starlifter aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEEP FREEZE '80 Country: Antarctica (ATA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Lono Kollars Release Status: Released to Public C... more

TECH. SGT. Greg Rachels and STAFF SGT. Ray Johnson, radar maintenance specialists from the 2048th Communications Squadron, discuss the alignment of azimuth and elevation antennas outside the Ground Control Approach trailer

TECH. SGT. Greg Rachels and STAFF SGT. Ray Johnson, radar maintenance ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Carswell Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. L.E. Lewis Jr. Release Statu... more

SENIOR MASTER SGT. John C. Patterson and STAFF SGT. Jane V. Hollabaugh from the 2048th Communications Squadron, review some training updates in the training section

SENIOR MASTER SGT. John C. Patterson and STAFF SGT. Jane V. Hollabaugh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Carswell Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. L.E. Lewis, Jr. Release Status: R... more

Ground controlled approach (CGA) controllers, left to right, AIRMAN 1ST Class Dawn Noyes, STAFF SGT. Steve Medwick and TECH. SGT. Rod Horton monitor radar scopes from a small trailer near the runway

Ground controlled approach (CGA) controllers, left to right, AIRMAN 1S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Carswell Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. L.E. Lewis, Jr. Release Status: R... more

An Egyptian man stands in front of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft while waiting for other security agents to check new arrivals in at West Cairo during exercise Bright Star '80

An Egyptian man stands in front of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft while w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR 90 Base: Cairo West Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Release... more

AN air-to-air view of three UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopters and three camouflaged A-7 Corsair II aircraft over the airfield during exercise Bright Star '80

AN air-to-air view of three UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopters a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR Base: Cairo West Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Released t... more

SENIOR AIRMAN Janice D. McCarely, an administrative specialist with the 226th Combat Communications Squadron, carries a typewriter to her desk as SGT. Wilma L. Walls organizes her area in the field office they will use during exercise Bright Star '80

SENIOR AIRMAN Janice D. McCarely, an administrative specialist with th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '80 Base: Cairo West Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Releas... more

Egyptian troops prepare to board U.S. helicopters during joint familiarization flights that took place during Exercise Bright Star '80

Egyptian troops prepare to board U.S. helicopters during joint familia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '80 Base: Cairo West Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Releas... more

An Egyptian Mi-8 helicopter lands during joint familiarization flights that took place during exercise Bright Star '80

An Egyptian Mi-8 helicopter lands during joint familiarization flights...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR 90 Base: Cairo West Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Release... more

Personnel from the 657th Tactical Hospital take inventory of medical supplies at a tactical hospital deployment site

Personnel from the 657th Tactical Hospital take inventory of medical s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Botolan Zambales Country: Philippines Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Alex Taningco Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... more

STAFF SGT. David Pierce maneuvers the huge steel access door of an underground missile launch control facility. Pierce is a manager of the facility, 91st Strategic Missile Wing, Strategic Air Command

STAFF SGT. David Pierce maneuvers the huge steel access door of an und...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH SGT William Franqui Release St... more

Green Beret troops, STAFF SGT. John J. Sanchez and SGT. Rodney Allen, left to right, rappel down an icy mountain during Exercise Brim Frost '81. The Green Beret troops are assigned to Co. C, 2nd Bn., 7th Special Forces

Green Beret troops, STAFF SGT. John J. Sanchez and SGT. Rodney Allen, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIM FROST '81 Base: Clear Creek State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT... more

STAFF SGT. K. L. Johnke, left, and SENIOR AIRMAN C. L. Ciriguano, 1ST Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, examine the medical tag on a patient during Exercise Team Spirit '81

STAFF SGT. K. L. Johnke, left, and SENIOR AIRMAN C. L. Ciriguano, 1ST ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '81 Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER SGT. Paul Hayashi Release... more

Marine SGT. William A. Gallegos, a former hostage of the Iranian government for 444 days, is welcomed home by residents and city officials. The nine Marines that were held hostage were presented the Meritorious Service Medal by GEN. Robert H. Barrow, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

Marine SGT. William A. Gallegos, a former hostage of the Iranian gover...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pueblo State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Polhomos Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Air Force Reserve flight surgeons descend after jumping from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft over the Ladson Army Airfield during pararescue training

Air Force Reserve flight surgeons descend after jumping from a C-141 S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Benning State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Rodney Prouty Release Status: Release... more

An Air Force Reserve flight surgeon descends after jumping from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft over the Ladson Army Airfield during pararescue training

An Air Force Reserve flight surgeon descends after jumping from a C-14...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Benning State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Rodney Prouty Release Status: Release... more

Air Force Reserve flight surgeons land after jumping from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft over the Ladson Army Airfield during pararescue training

Air Force Reserve flight surgeons land after jumping from a C-141 Star...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Benning State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Rodney Prouty Release Status: Release... more

An Air Force Reserve flight surgeon descends after jumping from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft over the Ladson Army Airfield during pararescue training

An Air Force Reserve flight surgeon descends after jumping from a C-14...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Benning State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Rodney Prouty Release Status: Release... more

AN air-to-air rear view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft as it airdrops Air Force Reserve flight surgeons over the Ladson Army Airfield during pararescue training

AN air-to-air rear view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft as it airdrops ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Benning State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Rodney Prouty Release Status: Release... more

An Air Force Reserve flight surgeon descends after jumping from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft over the Ladson Army Airfield during pararescue training

An Air Force Reserve flight surgeon descends after jumping from a C-14...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Benning State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Rodney Prouty Release Status: Release... more

A right front view of a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141 Starlifter aircraft taking off during exercise Team Spirit '81

A right front view of a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141 Starlifter ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '81 Base: Kwang Ju Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Dick Collins Release Status: Releas... more

STAFF SGT. Oritta Sayles, a weather observer at Air Force Global Weather Central, and TECH. SGT. Ramsey discuss a computer flow chart

STAFF SGT. Oritta Sayles, a weather observer at Air Force Global Weath...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Omaha State: Nebraska (NE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. William Franqui Release Status: Released to Publ... more

An Air Force Staff SGT helps MAJ Bill Walsch into his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Coronet Sail

An Air Force Staff SGT helps MAJ Bill Walsch into his A-10 Thunderbolt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET SAIL Base: Lechfeld Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dave Shaffer Release S... more

Front view of an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft taxiing into parking position during Exercise Team Spirit

Front view of an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWAC...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT Base: Kadena Air Base State: Okinawa Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. David Richardson Re... more

A crewman monitors a radar scope aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

A crewman monitors a radar scope aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warnin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT Base: Kadena Air Base State: Okinawa Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. David Richardson Re... more

A left side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft in flight during testing and evaluation

A left side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft in flight during testing and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release St... more

A left side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft over the base range during testing and evaluation

A left side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft over the base range during t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release St... more

A right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft flying over the base range during testing and evaluation

A right side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft flying over the base range ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release St... more

A left side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft in-flight during testing and evaluation

A left side view of a B-1 bomber aircraft in-flight during testing and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release St... more

Paratroopers descend from C-141B Starlifter aircraft over Drop Zone B-70 during Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history

Paratroopers descend from C-141B Starlifter aircraft over Drop Zone B-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

AN air-to-air front view of a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starlifter aircraft participating in Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history

AN air-to-air front view of a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

Paratroopers descend from C-141B Starlifter aircraft over Drop Zone B-70 during Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history

Paratroopers descend from C-141B Starlifter aircraft over Drop Zone B-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

AN air-to-air right side view of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft dropping 82nd Airborne Division troops over Drop Zone B-70 during Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history. The aircraft is assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing

AN air-to-air right side view of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft dropping...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

AN air-to-air right side view of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft dropping 82nd Airborne Division troops over Drop Zone B-70 during Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history. The aircraft is assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing

AN air-to-air right side view of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft dropping...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

AN air-to-air right front view of a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starlifter aircraft participating in Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history

AN air-to-air right front view of a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

Paratroopers descend from C-141B Starlifter aircraft over Drop Zone B-70 during Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history

Paratroopers descend from C-141B Starlifter aircraft over Drop Zone B-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

Paratroopers descend from C-141B Starlifter aircraft over Drop Zone B-70 during Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history

Paratroopers descend from C-141B Starlifter aircraft over Drop Zone B-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

AN air-to-air front view of a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starlifter aircraft participating in Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history

AN air-to-air front view of a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

AN air-to-air right side view of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft dropping 82nd Airborne Division troops over Drop Zone B-70 during Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history. The aircraft is assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing

AN air-to-air right side view of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft dropping...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

Parachutes dot the sky as paratroopers jump from a C-141B Starlifter aircraft during exercise Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop exercise in history taking place at Drop Zone B-70

Parachutes dot the sky as paratroopers jump from a C-141B Starlifter a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... more

The 1ST Special Operations Wing presents a memorial service for the eight servicemen, including its five members, who were killed in the attempt to rescue the American hostages held in Iran on April 24, 1980. Members of the security police lower a U.S. flag to half mast to begin the ceremony

The 1ST Special Operations Wing presents a memorial service for the ei...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing Release Status: R... more

Members of the security police stand at parade rest during the 1ST Special Operations Wing memorial service for the eight servicemen, including its five members, who were killed in the attempt to rescue the American hostages held in Iran on April 24, 1980

Members of the security police stand at parade rest during the 1ST Spe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing Release Status: R... more

2nd LT. Rudolph Maier places flowers from the Hurlburt Company Grade Officers' Council on the new memorial during the 1ST Special Operations Wing memorial service for the eight servicemen, including its five members, who were killed in the attempt to rescue the American hostages held in Iran on April 24, 1980

2nd LT. Rudolph Maier places flowers from the Hurlburt Company Grade O...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing Release Status: R... more

U.S. Air Force Academy cadets are briefed by a German airman, in front of a Tornado fighter aircraft during a tour of a German flight test facility

U.S. Air Force Academy cadets are briefed by a German airman, in front...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. James R. Pearson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... more

A view of two UH-1N Iroquois helicopters in-flight during maneuver training. The helicopters are assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, 1ST Special Operations Wing

A view of two UH-1N Iroquois helicopters in-flight during maneuver tra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing Release Status: R... more

A side view of a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter taking off with troops aboard during maneuver training. The helicopter is assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, 1ST Special Operations Wing

A side view of a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter taking off with troops aboa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Ernest H. Sealing Release Status: R... more

A left front view of a C-7 Caribou aircraft during an assault landing on an unpaved strip. The aircraft is assigned to the Air Force Reserve, involved in the Volant Rodeo 1981 competition

A left front view of a C-7 Caribou aircraft during an assault landing ...

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: STAFF SGT. William W. Magel Releas... more

Left side view of a CH-54 Skycrane helicopter picking up a C-141 Starlifter aircraft fuselage

Left side view of a CH-54 Skycrane helicopter picking up a C-141 Starl...

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: STAFF SGT. Ernest Sealing Re... more

A right front view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing U-2 aircraft as it taxis out during Exercise Busy Prairie II

A right front view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing U-2 aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BUSY PRAIRIE II Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

A right rear view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing U-2 aircraft as it taxis out during exercise Busy Prairie II

A right rear view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing U-2 aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BUSY PRAIRIE II Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

A right rear view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing U-2 aircraft as it taxis out during exercise Busy Prairie II

A right rear view of a 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing U-2 aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BUSY PRAIRIE II Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

STAFF SGT. Eerin H. Carlson, a mental health research technician, attaches electrodes to the fingers of a test subject at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine

STAFF SGT. Eerin H. Carlson, a mental health research technician, atta...

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

Royal Canadian Air Force members fire M-177 machine guns at the range during Volant Rodeo 1981 competition

Royal Canadian Air Force members fire M-177 machine guns at the range ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT RODEO 1981 Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... more

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