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Aircraft plane air force.

An aerial view of Bldg. 1535, occupied by HQ SAC until Feb. 1948, when the Military Air Trans. Service, later to become the Military Airlift Command, moved in. The Research and Development Command, later to become the Air Research and Development Command, replaced MATS in Jan. 1951. On April 1, 1961 the ARDC became the Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)

AN Air Force C-130B Hercules aircraft, the workhorse of tactical airlift within Vietnam, unloads pallets of cargo at a remote airstrip. Airlift crews of the 834th Air Division, flying the C-130 Hercules, C-123 Provider and C-7A Caribou aircraft, recently surpassed the 3 million ton mark carrying cargo and passengers

315th Tactical Airlift Wing members, SSGT W. Pase, MAJ B. Clark and SSGT R. Christie, left to right, pose beside a UC-123K Provider aircraft. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict

Left side view of a parked UC-123K Provider aircraft from the 315th Tactical Airlift Wing. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict. The images painted on the aircraft are Snuffy Smith wearing a bullet-riddled hat and four Purple hearts, one for each aircrew member wounded in flight

COL Ray C. Staley, commander, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, greets a UC-123K Provider aircraft crew. The crew members, left to right, are SSGT W. Pase, SSGT R. Christie, CPT J. Greene, MAJ B. Clark and LT B. Slaughter. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict

COL Ray C. Staley, commander, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, greets UC-123K Provider aircraft crew members. The members are SSGT W. Pase, left, and SSGT R. Christie. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict

A right front view of a parked UC-123K Provider aircraft of the 315th Tactical Airlift Wing. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict

LTC Slicker, commander, 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing, talks with UC-123K Provider aircraft pilot CPT J. Greene. The aircraft, being inactivated, is named "Patches" for the more than 1,000 hit-hole patches that it received during the Vietnam conflict

A view of the tail of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from Military Airlift Command. The aircraft has just arrived at Gia Lam Airport to evacuate recently released prisoners of war to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoner of War, U.S. Navy CPT Jeremiah Andrew Denton (on right), (Captured 18 Jul 65) and Navy CPT James Alfred Mulligan, (Captured 20 Mar 66) talk. CPT Denton was in the first group and CPT Mulligan was in the third group released by the North Vietnamese on Feb 12, 1973 in Hanoi

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Robert D. Peel (Captured 6 Nov 65) at the microphone talks to the people who came to greet his return. MGEN Cole, Military Airlift Command staff stands to the left. MAJ Peel was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S.Navy LCMDR William Michael Tschudy (Captured 18 Jul 65) at the microphone talks to the people who came to greet his return. MGEN Cole, Military Airlift Command staff stands to the left. LCMDR Tschudy was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S.Air Force COL Ronald E. Byrne Jr. (Captured 29 Aug 65) walks down the ramp of the C-141 Starlifter to be greeted by GEN Robbins, HQ Military Airlift Command. COL Byrne was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoners of War, U.S. Navy LT CMDR Edward Anthony Davis, (Captured 26 Aug 65) and LT CMDR Larry Howard Spencer, (Captured 18 Feb 66) after departing Clark Air Base, Philippines. LT CMDR Davis holds the puppy, MACO, that was given to him, by a North Vietnamese guard, prior to his release in the second group on February 12, 1973. LT CMRD Spencer was released with the third group of POWs from Hanoi on February 12, 1973

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Richard Eugene Bolstad (Captured 6 Nov 65) at the microphones talks to the people who came out to greet the returning former POWs on their nighttime arrival at Scott. GEN Paul Carlton, Commander, Military Airlift Command looks on. MAJ Bolstad was released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Richard Eugene Bolstad (Captured 6 Nov 65) at the microphone salutes the people who came to greet his return. GEN Paul Carlton, Commander, Military Airlift Command stands to the left and the Honor Guard to the right. MAJ Bolstad and LCOL Doughty were released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

On board a Military Airlift Command's Starlifter, former Prisoners of War, U.S. Navy LT CMDR Edward Anthony Davis, (Captured 26 Aug 65) and his puppy, MACO, catch some well deserved rest after departing Clark Air Base, Philippines. The puppy was given to him by a North Vietnamese guard prior to his release in the second group of POWs from Hanoi on February 12, 1973

Former POW and U.S.Air Force CPT Thomas Joseph Barrett (Captured 5 Oct 65). at microphones talks to press and public who were there to greet the returning POWs. On left GEN Robbins, HQ Military Airlift Command, listens. Flanking CPT Barrett are unidentified former POW (left) and U.S. Air Force COL Ronald E. Byrne Jr. (Captured 29 Aug 65). COL Byrne and CPT Barrett were released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S.Air Force COL Ronald E. Byrne Jr. (Captured 29 Aug 65) at microphones talks to press and public who were there to greet the returning POWs. On left GEN Robbins, HQ Military Airlift Command, listens. Flanking COL Byrne are unidentified former POW (left) and U.S. Air Force CPT Thomas Joseph Barrett (Captured 5 Oct 65). COL Byrne and CPT Barrett were released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Air Force MAJ Richard Eugene Bolstad (Captured 6 Nov 65) is greeted on his arrival, via C-141 Starlifter, by GEN Paul Carlton, Commander, Military Airlift Command. LCOL Daniel James Doughty (Captured 2 Apr 67) at the microphones talks to the people who cames out to greet the returning former POWs on their nighttime arrival at Scott. MAJ Bolstad and LCOL Doughty were released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

GEN Paul C. Carlton, left, commander, Military Airlift Command (MAC), assigns COL Albert M. Navas, center, as commander, 374th Military Airlift Wing during the change of command ceremony. Just relinquishing command is COL James I. Baginski, right, wearing the Distinguished Service Medal

A C-141 Starlifter aircraft is de-iced and refueled during exercise Jack Frost '76. The aircraft is assigned to the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing

Silhouette view of a member of the airlift control element on the flight line, with the sun setting in the background. The airman is participating in Exercise Jack Frost '76

Members of the Army Health Services Command prepare to load an organ transplant a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter for medical airlift to its ultimate destination

The burning crash site of a C-141 from the 702nd Airlift Squadron, McGuire AFB. 18 crew members and passengers perished. PHOTO recently obtained by an unknown English source

Airlift Memorial Berlin, Germany

1-5 Military Display; 6-10 Frankfurt City Hall; 11-20 Airlift Memorial; 21-30 Town Meeting -- Berlin; 31-36 Motorcade in Berlin

1-6 Frankfurt City Hall; 7-21 Airlift Memorial, Berlin

U.S. Air Force combat controller, TSGT Ernest C. Gomez of the 1300th Military Airlift Squadron, monitors a C-130 Hercules aircraft parachute drop made by members of the U.S. Army 193rd Infantry Brigade during an airborne training mission at Venado Drop Zone

A prototype of the U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck is backed into the front loading ramp of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft from the Military Airlift Command. The fire truck is being tested to see if it can be airlifted by the C-5

A view of a U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck prototype in the cargo hold of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft from the Military Airlift Command. The fire truck is being tested to see if it can be airlifted by the C-5

A prototype of the U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck is driven up the front loading ramp of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft from the Military Airlift Command. The fire truck is being tested to see if it can be airlifted by the C-5

A view of a U.S. Air Force P-15 fire truck prototype in the cargo hold of a C-5 Galaxy aircraft from the Military Airlift Command. The fire truck is being tested to see if it can be airlifted by the C-5

An aerial view of the forest fire being fought by units from the California National Guard, the Wyoming National Guard, and the 433rd Tactical Airlift Wing from Kelly Air Force Base, Texas

Air Force reservist MSGT Charles Morgan, from the 433rd Tactical Airlift Wing, checks the pressure gauges on a compressor prior to loading the tanks of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. The reserve unit is participating in efforts to control a forest fire at Big Sur

A member of the 317th Tactical Airlift Wing Headquarters Combat Control Team tests for wind speed and direction prior to a parachute drop by troops from the 82nd Airborne Division. The air drop is taking place during combined Army and Air Force training exercise Neptune II

Troops of the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a Military Airlift Command C-130 Hercules aircraft. They will be airlifted to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to participate in an airborne assault during combined Army and Air Force training exercise Neptune II

Joint-service pallbearers transfer flag-draped coffins of missing in action (MIA) soldiers to buses upon the arrival in Hawaii of the airlift returning them from Vietnam

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left underside view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft in a steep bank

An air-to-air right front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft in a steep bank

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air right front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air right front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft. Mount St. Helens is in the background

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air-to-air left front view of a 36th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft. Mount St. Helens is in the background

An air to air right front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air to air front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air to air right front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

An air to air front view of a 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron C-130E Hercules aircraft

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

Sergeant Bill Starks, 513th Tactical Airlift Wind Food Service, checks the beef stew through his protective hood while participating in a test to evaluate his unit's ability to perform under fallout conditions

Marines from Marine Air Base Squadron 12, 1ST Marine Air Wing, unload a 2 1/2 ton truck from an Air Force Military Airlift Command (MAC) Hercules C-130 aircraft. This activity is in preparation for the Marine amphibious unit landing Exercise 1-78

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-140B Jet Star aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-140B Jet Star aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-9C Nightingale presidential and congressional support aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-140B Jet Star aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an 89th Military Airlift Wing C-9C Nightingale presidential and congressional support aircraft

Maintenance personnel service a Military Airlift Command C-141 Starlifter aircraft on the flight line. The aircraft is stopping over at the base while transporting US Army troops to West Germany for Exercise REFORGER 79

A member of the military Airlift Command briefs US Army troops on the location of various base facilities available to them. The soldiers are stopping over at the base while en route to West Germany for Exercise REFORGER 79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron secure US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

A member of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron guides a US Army truck into a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran loader to load US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran loader to load US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

Members of the 619th Military Airlift Support Squadron use a Cochran loader to load US Army M151 vehicles aboard a Flying Tigers 747 contract aircraft. The vehicles are being shipped to Korea for use during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79

An air-to-air left side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 710th Military Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve

An air-to-air left side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 710th Military Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve over Clear Lake

An air-to-air left side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 710th Military Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve

An elevated view of a Military Airlift Command C-141 Starlifter aircraft parked on the flightline

Northern California. An air-to-air right front view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 710th Military Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve, over the coast near Ukiah

An air-to-air right side view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft from the 710th Military Airlift Squadron, Air Force Reserve, over the coast near Ukiah

A ground crewman changes the warning light on the vertical stablizer of a Military Airlift Command C-141 Starlifter aircraft

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Richard Fincher, Military Airlift Command Combat weatherman attached to the 18th Airborne Corps, monitors wind direction and speed for air drop operations during Exercise DRAGON TEAM VII

Combat control team members of the 437th Military Airlift Wing practice firing an M60 machine gun prior to the target competition during Exercise VOLANT RODEO '79

A member of the 62nd Military Airlift Wing radios for assistance after apprehending a suspected saboteur during a security police tactical evaluation conducted as part of Exercise VOLANT RODEO '79

A member of the 437th Military Airlift Wing falls into a river while competing on the reconnaissance course during Exercise VOLANT RODEO '79

US citizens and foreign nationals are assisted off a US Air Force Reserve C-130E Hercules aircraft at Tocumen International Airport after being evacuated from war-torn Nicaragua. The aircraft is assigned to the 442nd Tactical Airlift Wing

MAJ Robert Tittenhofer, 63rd Military Airlift Wing, pilots his C-141B Starlifter aircraft on an 18-hour non-stop flight from Norton Air Force Base, California, to Christchurch, New Zealand

A Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is launched by the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing Activities

A right side view of a parked C-130E Hercules aircraft, covered by windblown snow. The aircraft is assigned to the 40th Tactical Airlift Squadron, which is involved in exercise East Arctic '80

A right front view of a C-130E Hercules aircraft taking off on an airdropping mission. The aircraft is assigned to the 40th Tactical Airlift Squadron, involved in exercise East Arctic '80

Left rear view of a C-130E Hercules aircraft airdropping petroleum, oil and lubricants containers in the Fram II drop zone. The aircraft is assigned to the 40th Tactical Airlift Squadron, involved in exercise East Arctic '80

A front 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 assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing

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

A ground crewman, using illuminated wands, marshals a C-141 Starlifter aircraft into a parking position. The aircraft, from the 438th Tactical Airlift Wing, is returning troops from exercise Team Spirit '80. Bi-monthly Aerospace Audio Visual Service PHOTO Contest, B&W Entry, Jul. 1980, "Night Block"

AN air-to-air right side view of two F-106 Delta Dart aircraft and a C-141A Starlifter aircraft, leading. The F-106 aircraft are assigned to the 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and the C-141A aircraft is assigned to the 437th Military Airlift Wing

A left front view of a parked T-39 Saberliner aircraft from the 1401st Military Airlift Squadron

A front view of a parked T-39 Saberliner aircraft from the 1401st Military Airlift Squadron

A magnetic satellite is taken into space by a Scout standard launch vehicle. This vehicle is launched by the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing Activities

A right side view of a C-9 Nightingale aircraft in-flight, with the Checkerdome and St. Louis Arch in the background. The aircraft is from the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing, participating in training. The photo, entitled "St. Louis Fly By," won second place in the AAVS PHOTO Contest Entry, Sept. 1980