Erlinda Gale, wife of an airman at Clark Air Base, Philippines, receives a bowl of soup from a volunteer at the Military Airlift Command terminal during Operation Fiery Vigil. McChord is a stopover for hundreds of U.S. Air Force and Navy personnel, civilian employees and their dependents being evacuated from the Philippines after fallen ash from the erruption of Mount Pinatubo collapsed buildings and disrupted operations on military bases.
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Subject Operation/Series: FIERY VIGIL
Base: Mcchord Air Force Base
Country: United States Of America(USA)
Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Tony Lambert
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files