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Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Independence Day Parade, 1918, New York City. Float describing the transformation of a civilian into a sailor and his activities

Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918 - Independence Day Parade, 1918, N...

Date Taken: 7/4/1918 Photographer: Bain News Service Ceremonies - Independence Day, 1918

Lieutenant Colonel (LCT), Chris Choate, USAF, 492ND Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF), Lakenheath, UK examines the book "The Transformation of American Air Power" given to him by the books author, Dr. Benjamin S. Lambeth (pictured right). Dr. Lambeth a senior staff member at the RAND Corporation and former Director of RANDS International Security and Defense Policy has published more than six dozen reports and articles on Soviet and Russian military affairs, air power, and other defense matters and has lectured widely on these subjects. Dr. Lambeth is visiting RAF Lakenheath for an F-15E Eagle aircraft orientation flight, with the 492ND Fighter Squadron

Lieutenant Colonel (LCT), Chris Choate, USAF, 492ND Fighter Squadron, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Paul R. Caron Jr., USAF Release Status: Rel... More

Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) James G. Roche, along with the other service secretaries, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during fiscal year 2003 (FY03) Department of Defense (DoD) Authorization hearings, Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2002. "We have set a goal as we look at the future to try to return to the era of General (GEN) Henry Hap Arnold and the Army Air Corp (AAC) supporting GEN George S. Patton during the breakout at Normandy," said Roche. He added, "The Air Force is continuing to focus on transformation to meet the demands and threats of the 21st century. Our future successes hinge on our ability to recruit and retain highly qualified airmen, and to...

Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) James G. Roche, along with the othe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) James G. Roche, along with the other service secretaries, testifies before the Senate Armed S... More

Ms Ann Holmberg, an instructor at the US Army (USA) Signal Center Satellite Principles Transformation Trainer Lab, shows USA Private (PVT) Joshua Clark, 447th Signal Battalion, how to initialize the intermediate frequency patch panel on a satellite up link. PVT Clark is part of the first class to be trained under the University of Information Technology "Lifelong Learning" concept at the Signal Center

Ms Ann Holmberg, an instructor at the US Army (USA) Signal Center Sate...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Gillem State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: TRADOC Scene Camera Operator: Claude Stalling... More

US Air Force (USAF) members of the newly formed 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 48th Fighter Wing (FW), Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, United Kingdom, transfer from the 48th Maintenance Group to the 48th Mission Support Group (MSG) during the 48th Fighter Wing's transformation into a new combat wing organization

US Air Force (USAF) members of the newly formed 48th Logistics Readine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: RAF Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Tony R. To... More

US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) John T. Brennan, left, 48th Fighter Wing (FW) commander, Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, United Kingdom, presents the guidon of the re-designated 48th Mission Support Group (MSG) to US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Donald M. Palandech, 48th MSG Commander, during the 48th Fighter Wing's transformation into a new combat wing organization

US Air Force (USAF) Brigadier General (BGEN) John T. Brennan, left, 48...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: RAF Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Tony R. To... More

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Donald M. Palandech, left, 48th Mission Support Group (MSG), 48th Fighter Wing (FW), Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, United Kingdom, presents the guidon to Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) Nancy Combs from the 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron during the 48th Fighter Wing's transformation into a new combat wing organization

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Donald M. Palandech, left, 48th Miss...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: RAF Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Tony R. To... More

Members of the former 48th Logistics Group, 48th Fighter Wing (FW), Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, United Kingdom, render guidon salutes during the 48th Fighter Wing's transformation to a new combat wing organization

Members of the former 48th Logistics Group, 48th Fighter Wing (FW), Ro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: RAF Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Tony R. To... More

The 48th Fighter Wing (FW) Honor Guard, at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath, United Kingdom, posts the colors during the opening ceremonies of the 48th Fighter Wing's transformation to a new combat wing organization

The 48th Fighter Wing (FW) Honor Guard, at Royal Air Force (RAF) Laken...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: RAF Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Tony R. To... More

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Frank Gallegos, left, the Commander 30th Space Wing (SW) transfers command to COL Randy K Turner. The transformation took place on Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), California

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Frank Gallegos, left, the Commander ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AFSPC Scene Camera Operator:... More

U.S. Air Force Vice CHIEF of STAFF GEN. T. Michael Moseley talks to a group of senior Air Force, industry, and congressional leaders during an Air Force Defense Strategy and Transformation Seminar on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., on Feb. 9, 2005. The breakfast seminar series is hosted by the Directorate of Plans and Programs, which provides long-term planning and programming for the Air Force. The directorate develops, integrates and analyzes the Air Force Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) and Long Range Plan supporting the national military strategy. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Jim Varhegyi) (Released)

U.S. Air Force Vice CHIEF of STAFF GEN. T. Michael Moseley talks to a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Capitol Hill State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Jim Varhegyi, USAF Release Sta... More

US Army (USA) Major General (MGEN) Peter W. Chiarelli (right standing), Commanding General (CG), 1ST Cavalry Division, briefs the Honorable Dr. Francis J. Harvey (business suit, left), Secretary of the Army (SECARMY), about the 1ST CAVs participation in Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, during the 4th Infantry Division (ID) Command Group briefing, in the 4th ID Headquarters (HQ), about the progress of the 4th ID Transformation program. The SECARMY is on an official two-day tour and visit of the units, manpower, and facilities at Fort Hood, Texas (TX)

US Army (USA) Major General (MGEN) Peter W. Chiarelli (right standing)...

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

The Honorable Dr. Francis . Harvey (center, business suit), Secretary of the Army (SECARMY), is briefed by the 4th Infantry Division (ID) Command Group, in the 4th ID Headquarters (HQ), about the progress of the 4th ID Transformation program. This briefing is being conducted during the SECARMYs official two-day visit and tour of the units, manpower, and facilities at Fort Hood. Seated at the same table with the SECARMY is (left to right) Sergeant Major (SGM) Ronald T. Riling, Command Sergeant Major (CSM), 4th ID; Brigadier General (BGEN) Nolen V. Bivens, Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver, 4th ID; Dr. Harvey, SECARMY; Major General (MGEN) ames D. Thurman, Commander, 4th ID; MGEN...

The Honorable Dr. Francis . Harvey (center, business suit), Secretary ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: The Honorable Dr. Francis J. Harvey (center, business suit), Secretary of the Army (SECARMY), is briefed by the 4th Infantry Div... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (third from right, facing camera), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and the Honorable Dr. Condoleezza Rice (third from left, facing camera), U.S. Secretary of State, meet with the Honorable Yoshinori Ohno (front, left), Minister of State for Defense of Japan, and the Honorable Nobutaka Machimura, Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, during a Security Consultative Committee meeting in the Pentagon on Oct. 29, 2005, to discuss US-Japan Alliance Transformation and Realignment. (DoD photo by MASTER SGT. James M. Bowman) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (third from right, facing camera), U....

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT James Bowman, USAF Release Status:... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks at a press briefing during a Security Consultative Committee meeting in the Pentagon on Oct. 29, 2005, to discuss US-Japan Alliance Transformation and Realignment. (DoD photo by MASTER SGT. James M. Bowman) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks at...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT James Bowman, USAF Release Status:... More

The Honorable Nobutaka Machimura (left), Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan; the Honorable Dr. Condoleezza Rice (second from left), U.S. Secretary of State; The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (second from right), U.S. Secretary of Defense; and the Honorable Yoshinori Ohno (right), Minister of State for Defense of Japan, participate in a press briefing during a Security Consultative Committee meeting in the Pentagon on Oct. 29, 2005, to discuss US-Japan Alliance Transformation and Realignment. (DoD photo by MASTER SGT. James M. Bowman) (Released)

The Honorable Nobutaka Machimura (left), Minister of foreign Affairs o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT James Bowman, USAF Release Status:... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (left), U.S. Secretary of Defense, and the Honorable Yoshinori Ohno (right), Minister of State for Defense of Japan, participate in a press briefing during a Security Consultative Committee meeting in the Pentagon on Oct. 29, 2005, to discuss US-Japan Alliance Transformation and Realignment. (DoD photo by MASTER SGT. James M. Bowman) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (left), U.S. Secretary of Defense, an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT James Bowman, USAF Release Status:... More

US Navy (USN) line handlers assigned the USN Amphibious Transport Dock Ship USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17) prepare the mooring lines after pulling into her new homeport of Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). As the first in her class, the SAN ANTONIO represents a key element of the Navys sea base transformation

US Navy (USN) line handlers assigned the USN Amphibious Transport Dock...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHAA David Danals, Usn Release Status... More

The US Navy (USN) Amphibious Transport Dock Ship USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17) gets assistance from a tugboat as she prepares to moor at her new homeport of Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia (VA). As the first in her class the SAN ANTONIO represents a key element of the Navys sea base transformation. The San Antonio Class will functionally replace over 41 ships (LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113 and LST 1179 classes of amphibious ships) providing the USN and US Marine Corps (USMC) with modern sea-based platforms

The US Navy (USN) Amphibious Transport Dock Ship USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHAA John Suits, Usn Release Status: Released to Pub... More

US Navy (USN) Sailors aboard the Amphibious Transport Dock, USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17) wait to cast mooring lines to the pier as the ship prepares to moor at her new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia (VA). As the first ship in its class, the SAN ANTONIO represents a key element of the Navy's sea base transformation. The San Antonio Class will functionally replace more than 41 ships

US Navy (USN) Sailors aboard the Amphibious Transport Dock, USS SAN AN...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Casandra Newell, USN Release Status: Released t... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to the media onboard a U.S. Air Force C-32A Executive Transport aircraft enroute to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meetings at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 8, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks to the media onboard a U.S. Air Force C-32A Executive Transport aircraft enroute to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meetings at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 8, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, is interviewed by the media onboard a U.S. Air Force C-32A Executive Transport aircraft enroute to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meetings at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 8, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, is interv...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks to the media onboard a U.S. Air Force C-32A Executive Transport aircraft enroute to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meetings at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 8, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to the media onboard a U.S. Air Force C-32A Executive Transport aircraft enroute to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meetings at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 8, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to the media onboard a U.S. Air Force C-32A Executive Transport aircraft enroute to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meetings at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 8, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks to CNN correspondent Jamie McIntyre onboard a U.S. Air Force C-32A Executive Transport aircraft enroute to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meetings at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 8, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, speaks to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, shares a laugh with Italian Minister of Defense Antonio Martino before a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, sha...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, greets U.S. Navy CAPT. Joe Stuyvesant, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, as he arrives on base on Feb. 9, 2006. Sec. Rumsfeld is attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, gre...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, discusses policies and situations of mutual interest during a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, discusses...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Dr. John Reid, British Minister of Defense, filed questions during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Ivanov attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, meets with Italian Minister of Defense Antonio Martino before a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, mee...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, shakes hands with Italian Minister of Defense Antonio Martino before a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and the Honorable Victoria Nuland, U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), attend a bilateral conference during the NATO Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and the H...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, shares a laugh with Dr. John Reid, British Minister of Defense, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, center, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Luxembourg Defense Minister Luc Frieden, left, shares a laugh with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, during the NATO Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, center, U.S. Secretary of Defense, a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Dr. John Reid, the British Minister of Defense, field questions from the press during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 9, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to the media during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, shares a laugh with Dr. John Reid, British Minister of Defense, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to the media during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, fields questions from the press during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, fields qu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, prepares notes prior to the start of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, prepares ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers a question from the press during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... More

(From right-to-left), The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Peter Flory, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, Luxembourg Defense Minister Luc Frieden, and Dr. John Reid, British Minister of Defense attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley (Released)

(From right-to-left), The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... More

(From left-to-right), Luxembourg Defense Minister Luc Frieden, The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Dr. John Reid, British Minister of Defense, talk during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

(From left-to-right), Luxembourg Defense Minister Luc Frieden, The Hon...

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The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, shakes hands Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, sh...

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The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks during the North Atlantic Trea...

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The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense and British Minister of Defense Dr. John Reid, center, greet Turkish Minister of Defense Vecdi Gonul during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense and...

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The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, walks the streets of Taormina, Italy, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ministerial Conference on Feb 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, walks the...

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The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Norwegian Minister of Defense, Anne-Grete Strom-Erichsen, pose for a photograph during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers will discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Norwe...

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The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, far right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, prepares notes prior to the start of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, far right, U.S. Secretary of Defense...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Taormina Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: PO1 Chad J. Mcneeley, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digit... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and Norwegian Minister of Defense, Anne-Grete Strom-Erichsen, left, hold a bilateral talk during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, right, U.S. Secretary of Defense, an...

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The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to the media during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to ...

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The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to the press during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Minister Meeting at Taormina, Italy, on Feb. 10, 2006. The ministers are meeting to discuss the alliance's continuing transformation, its mission in Afghanistan and other issues. (DoD photo by PETTY Officer 1ST Class Chad J. McNeeley) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, talks to ...

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US Navy (USN) Director of Navy Europe Programs, Resources and Support and Director for Transformation Activities for Commander (CO) US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR) 6th Fleet, Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) D.C. Curtis (center), gives an athlete a soccer ball after the completion of a community relations game against personnel from the USN submarine tender USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39) at Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo (COG). US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jackson looks on

US Navy (USN) Director of Navy Europe Programs, Resources and Support ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pointe Noire Country: Congo (COG) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Aimee N. Tortorich, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service... More

US Navy (USN) Director of Navy Europe Programs, Resources and Support and Director for Transformation Activities for Commander (CO) US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR) 6th Fleet, Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) D.C. Curtis, expresses his appreciation to the children and teachers of a small school in Pointe Noire, Congo (GOG)

US Navy (USN) Director of Navy Europe Programs, Resources and Support ...

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The Editor of Government Executive Magazine, Mr. Tim Clark (left), talks with CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Michael G. Mullen, during a leadership breakfast at the National Press Club, in Washington, District of Columbia (DC). The CNO addressed senior leaders from several federal agencies and organizations about the future and transformation of the Navy

The Editor of Government Executive Magazine, Mr. Tim Clark (left), tal...

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The Editor of Government Executive Magazine, Mr. Tim Clark (left), talks with CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO), US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Michael G. Mullen, during a leadership breakfast at the National Press Club, in Washington, District of Columbia (DC). The CNO addressed senior leaders from several federal agencies and organizations about the future and transformation of the Navy

The Editor of Government Executive Magazine, Mr. Tim Clark (left), tal...

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CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Mike Mullen (background) talks with the Editor of Government Executive Magazine, Mr. Tim Clark, during a leadership breakfast at the National Press Club in Washington, District of Columbia (DC). The CNO addressed senior leaders from several federal agencies and organizations about the future and transformation of the USN

CHIEF of Naval Operations (CNO) US Navy (USN) Admiral (ADM) Mike Mulle...

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The crew of M80 STILETTO Experimental Vessel readies the ship as it prepares to launch an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) during Exercise HOWLER, conducted in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, California (CA). STILETTO is an operational experiment by the Pentagon's Office of Force Transformation (OFT), and is being tested for its usefulness in littoral combat warfare and interoperable environments

The crew of M80 STILETTO Experimental Vessel readies the ship as it pr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Damien Horvath, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to Naval Special Clearance Team 1 (NSCT-1), aboard Combat Rubber Raider Rafts (CRRR), prepare to enter the well deck of the M80 STILETTO Experimental Vessel, during Exercise HOWLER, conducted in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, California (CA). STILETTO is an operational experiment by the Pentagons Office of Force Transformation (OFT), and is being tested for its usefulness in littoral combat warfare and interoperable environments

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to Naval Special Clearance Team 1 (NSCT...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Damien Horvath, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

A "Manta" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) launches from the flight deck of the M80 STILETTO Experimental Vessel during Exercise HOWLER, conducted in the Pacific Ocean of the coast of San Diego, California (CA). STILETTO is an operation experiment by the Pentagons Office of Force Transformation (OFT), and is being tested for its usefulness in littoral combat warfare and interoperable environments

A "Manta" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) launches from the flight deck ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Damien Horvath, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to Naval Special Clearance Team 1 (NSCT-1), aboard Combat Rubber Raider Rafts (CRRR), prepare to enter the well deck of the M80 STILETTO Experimental Vessel, during Exercise HOWLER, conducted in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, California (CA). STILETTO is an operational experiment by the Pentagons Office of Force Transformation (OFT), and is being tested for its usefulness in littoral combat warfare and interoperable environments

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to Naval Special Clearance Team 1 (NSCT...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Damien Horvath, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photog... More

US Navy Rear Adm. Phil Greene (right), Director of Strategy&Policy, Resources and Transformation, US Naval Forces Europe, greets Russian Federated Navy Rear Adm. Sergei Menyalo, Naval District Commander, aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate USS ELROD (FFG 55) during their visit at Novorossiysk Port, Russia (RUS). ELROD is the first Navy vessel to pull into the Black Sea port since 2001. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Michael Lavender) (Released)

US Navy Rear Adm. Phil Greene (right), Director of Strategy&Policy, Re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Novorossiysk Country: Russia (RUS) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Michael Lavender, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

Soldiers wearing Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, from the 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, zero their M2 machineguns on the range. Both soldiers look down range through the smoke, as the weapon is fired toward the target. The Soldiers are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers wearing Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, from the 173r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers, from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, equipped with Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, and LBE, prepare the M252 81mm mortar system for live fire during training, at the Joint Multinational Training Center. In the background, smoke fills the air from a fired M252 81mm mortar system.  The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers, from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, equipped with Int...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers of the HHC, 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team practice live-fire training their Mk19 automatic grenade launchers during training at the Joint Multinational Training Center. The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers of the HHC, 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team practice liv...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Green parachutes fill the ski as Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team exit a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, over Bunker Drop Zone.  This event was the unit's first mass tactical jump since transformation, 16-17 Oct 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Green parachutes fill the ski as Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Brigade ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

A Soldier of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team glides to earth under his parachute after exiting a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, from Bunker Drop Zone. This event is the unit's first mass tactical jump since transformation, 16-17 Oct 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

A Soldier of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team glides to earth un...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, fire an M252 81mm Mortar System during training at the Joint Multinational Training Center. Soldiers equipped with Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, and LBE, protect their ears from the exploding sound, as smoke from the mortar fills the air. The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, fire an M252 81mm ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

The C-130 Hercules transporter fills the ski with paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, as it flies over Bunker Drop Zone. This event is the unit's first mass tactical jump since transformation, 16-17 Oct 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

The C-130 Hercules transporter fills the ski with paratroopers from th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers from HHC, 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team practice live-fire training, using their MK19 Automatic Grenade Launchers, at the Joint Multinational Training Center. The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers from HHC, 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team practice live-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

A Soldier from the 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team loads.50 caliber ammunition into the M-2 machine gun as his fellow comrade mans the weapon, prior to firing the weapon. The Soldiers of the 173rd are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

A Soldier from the 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team loads.50 calib...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, remove 81mm mortars from the case in preparation to fire an M252 81mm Mortar System, during training at the Joint Multinational Training Center. Soldiers equipped with Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, and LBE, protect their ears with special earplugs from the anticipated exploding sound. The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, remove 81mm mortar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, fire an M252 81mm Mortar System during training at the Joint Multinational Training Center. Soldiers equipped with Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, and LBE, protect their ears from the exploding sound, as smoke from the mortar fills the air. The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, fire an M252 81mm ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers, equipped with Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, and LBE, look down range after firing an MK19 automatic grenade launcher, during live fire training at the Joint Multinational Training Center.   The Soldiers are from HHC, 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team.  The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers, equipped with Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, and LB...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team exit a C-130 Hercules aircraft transporter, over Bunker Drop Zone in the unit's first mass tactical jump since transformation, 16-17 Oct 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team exit a C-130 Hercul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Green parachutes fill the ski, as Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team exit a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, over Bunker Drop Zone.  This event was   the unit's first mass tactical jump since transformation, 16-17 Oct 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Green parachutes fill the ski, as Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Brigade...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

A Soldier from the 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, wearing an Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vestbrings up.50 caliber ammunition for the M2 machine gun. Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

A Soldier from the 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, wearing an In...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

A Soldier, from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, equipped with an Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vest, and LBE, prepares the M252 81mm mortar system for live fire during training, at the Joint Multinational Training Center. The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

A Soldier, from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, equipped with an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team fire a live Javelin medium anti-tank missile during training at the Joint Multinational Training Center. The Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team fire a live Jav...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

A live Javelin medium anti-tank missile on a derelict M60 tank, proceeds down the field after firing at another M60 tank. During the demonstration, at the Joint Multinational Training Center, the targeted M60 tank is surrounded by smoke. The Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

A live Javelin medium anti-tank missile on a derelict M60 tank, procee...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, remove 81mm mortars from the case in preparation to fire an M252 81mm Mortar System, during training at the Joint Multinational Training Center. Soldiers equipped with Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, and LBE, protect their ears with special earplugs from the anticipated exploding sound. The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, remove 81mm mortar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers hold on to their parachutes,  as they glide through the air, after exiting from a C-130 Hercules transporter aircraft, over Bunker Drop Zone.  The soldiers from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are participating in the unit's first mass tactical jump since transformation, 16-17 Oct 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers hold on to their parachutes, as they glide through the air, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team exit a C-130 Hercules aircraft transporter, over Bunker Drop Zone in the unit's first mass tactical jump since transformation, 16-17 Oct 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team exit a C-130 Hercul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, inspect an 81mm mortar prior to conducting live fire at the Joint Multinational Training Center. During training, Soldiers equipped with Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, and LBE, prepare the M252 81mm mortar system. The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, inspect an 81mm mo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

A silhouette of Soldiers from HHC, 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team, is displayed of live-fire training, using their MK19 Automatic Grenade Launchers, at the Joint Multinational Training Center. The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

A silhouette of Soldiers from HHC, 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Tea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Two Soldiers, equipped with Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, and LBE, stand behind an MK19 automatic grenade launcher, preparing to perform live fire training at the Joint Multinational Training Center.   The Soldiers are from HHC, 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team.  The 173rd Airborne Battalion Combat Team are training together for the first time since their transformation into a BCT and in preparation for deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Two Soldiers, equipped with Interceptor Alpha outer tactical vests, an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

A Soldier holds on to his parachute as he glides through the air, after exiting from a C-130 Hercules transporter aircraft, over Bunker Drop Zone. The soldier, from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team is participating in the unit's first mass tactical jump since transformation, 16-17 Oct 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

A Soldier holds on to his parachute as he glides through the air, afte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

Green parachutes fill the ski, as Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, exit a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, over Bunker Drop Zone.  This event was   the unit's first mass tactical jump since transformation, 16-17 Oct 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

Green parachutes fill the ski, as Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Brigade...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

A C-130 Hercules transporter fills the ski with paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, as it flies over Bunker Drop Zone. This event is the unit's first mass tactical jump since transformation, 16-17 Oct 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Gary l. Kieffer) (Released)

A C-130 Hercules transporter fills the ski with paratroopers from the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwoehr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: Gary L. Kieffer, USA, CIV Release Stat... More

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, presents the Transformation Support for Non-Traditional Missions award to U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Mullen, center, CHIEF of Naval Operations, while U.S. Air Force GEN. Buzz Moseley, U.S. Air Force CHIEF of STAFF, gives his approval during an award ceremony honoring Department of Defense initiatives and accomplishments at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13, 2006. (DoD photo by Cherie A. Thurlby) (Released)

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense, pre...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OSD AWARDS CEREMONY Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... More

A close-up view is shown of the Navy's new Expeditionary Warfare pin, take a Santa Rita, Guam on Dec. 15, 2006. The Navy has created the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), bringing Explosive Ordnance Disposal, The Naval Coastal Warfare, Riverine Forces, Combat Camera Atlantic, The Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, The Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support functions, and the Seabees under one umbrella. NECC integrates all war-fighting requirements for expeditionary combat and combat support elements. This transformation allows for standardized training, manning and equipping of Sailors who will ticipate in the maritime security operations and the global war on terrorism as...

A close-up view is shown of the Navy's new Expeditionary Warfare pin, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A close-up view is shown of the Navy's new Expeditionary Warfare pin, take a Santa Rita, Guam on Dec. 15, 2006. The Navy has cre... More

The Honorable Paul A. Brinkley (center), Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Business Transformation, poses for a picture with members of the Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations Feb. 28, 2007, in Bayji, Salah ad Din Province, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Robert C. Brogan) (Released)

The Honorable Paul A. Brinkley (center), Deputy Under Secretary of Def...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bayji State: Salah Ad Din Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SFC Robert C. Brogan, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

Five U.S. Army troops of the newly formed Long Knife Edge band, took to the stage for the first time to entertain their fellow troops assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 1ST Division, at the Transformation Chapel, Forward Operating Base Marez. Members of the band are; Bass player SGT. Chris Mills, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, Band Leader, MAJ. Marianne Madrid, Guitarist, 4th BCT, CPT. Matt Miller, Keyboard player, 1ST Squadron, 9th Regiment, 1ST Division, Drummer, SPC. Amy McCafferty, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 1ST Division and Guitarist, PFC. Jamie Holder, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 1ST...

Five U.S. Army troops of the newly formed Long Knife Edge band, took t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Five U.S. Army troops of the newly formed Long Knife Edge band, took to the stage for the first time to entertain their fellow t... More

Bass player U.S. Army SGT. Chris Mills, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 1ST Cavalry Division, Keyboard player CPT. Matt Miller, 1ST Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1ST Cavalry Division and SPC. Amy McCafferty, Drummer, 27th BSB, 1ST Cavalry Division, perform in the band, The Long Knife Edge, before a live audience at the Transformation Chapel, Forward Operating Base Marez.   (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. Paula Taylor) (Released)

Bass player U.S. Army SGT. Chris Mills, 27th Brigade Support Battalion...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Forward Operating Base Marez Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: NORTHEAST Scene Camera Operator: SGT Paula Taylor, USA Release Statu... More

Office of Administration and Resource Management - Transformation Leadership Conference (TLC) with Gergen [412-APD-51-2007-06-14-TL_D-Gergen_003.jpg]

Office of Administration and Resource Management - Transformation Lead...

Office of Administration and Resource Management - Transformation Leadership Conference (TLC) with Gergen