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A right front view of three Air-Launched Cruise Missiles mounted to the pylon of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft from the 416th Bomb Wing

The missile crew from the 416th Bomb Wing, position and mount three Air-Launched Cruise Missiles to the pylon of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft

A missile crewman from the 416th Bomb Wing, tests the power cord after mounting an Air-Launched Cruise Missiles to the pylon of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft

The missile crew from the 416th Bomb Wing, transports an Air-Launched Cruise Missiles for mounting to the pylon of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft

Operation Gunsmoke '81 judges observe a ground crewman as he loads a bomb onto an aircraft during pre-flight preparations

Ground crewmen use a bomb loader to raise a bomb into position for attachment to the wing pylon of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft during Operation Gunsmoke '81

An air-to-air left underside view of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft with a glide bomb mounted on the right outboard wing pylon, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, and an AN/ALQ-119 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod on the fuselage centerline

An F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off with a glide bomb mounted on the right outboard wing pylon, and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips. A spin-control parachute container is attached to the aircraft's tail section

An air-to-air left underside view of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft with a glide bomb mounted on the right outboard wing pylon, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, and an AN/ALQ-119 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod on the fuselage centerline. A spin-control parachute container is attached to the aircraft`s tail section

An air-to-air right side view of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft with a glide bomb mounted on the right wing pylon, an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the wingtip, and an AN/ALQ-119 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod on the fuselage centerline. A spin-control parachute container is attached to the aircraft`s tail section

An air-to-air right rear view of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft with a glide bomb mounted on the right outboard wing pylon, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, and an AN/ALQ-119 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod on the fuselage centerline. A spin-control parachute container is attached to the aircraft`s tail section

An air-to-air right rear side view of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft with a glide bomb mounted on the right outboard wing pylon, an AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, and an AN/ALQ-119 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod on the fuselage centerline. A spin-control parachute container is attached to the aircraft`s tail section

An F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft prepares for take off with a glide bomb mounted on the right outboard wing pylon, and an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the wingtip. A spin-control parachute container is attached to the aircraft's tail section

An air-to-air right side view of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft with a glide bomb mounted on the right outboard wing pylon, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, and an AN/ALQ-119 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod on the fuselage centerline. A spin-control parachute container is attached to the aircraft`s tail section

An air-to-air left rear view of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft with a glide bomb mounted on the right wing pylon, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, and an AN/ALQ-119 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod on the fuselage centerline. A spin-control parachute container is attached to the aircraft`s tail section

An air-to-air right side of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft with a glide bomb mounted on the right outboard wing pylon, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, and an AN/ALQ-119 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod on the fuselage centerline. A spin-control parachute container is attached to the aircraft`s tail section

An air-to-air right side view of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft with a glide bomb mounted on the right outboard wing pylon, an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the wingtip, and an AN/ALQ-119 Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) pod on the fuselage centerline. A spin-control parachute container is attached to the aircraft`s tail section

Smoke and flames billow up from a bomb dropped during exercise Bright Star '82

A B-1 bomber parked on the flight line, with an artist's concept of its bomb capacity placed in front of it

A B-1 bomber parked on the flight line with an artist's concept of its bomb capacity placed in front of it. Each group of bombs is named

Ground crew members load a Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bomb on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise COPE ELITE '81

A left side view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft being readied for a mission during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The Falcon, armed with a 500-pound Mark 82 laser-guided bomb, is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

Airmen use a bomb loader to remove one of the Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bombs from a munitions cart during exercise COPE ELITE '81. The F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft (in the background) which will carry the bombs is from 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

A right side view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft carrying an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile and a Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bomb during Exercise Cope Elite '81. The Falcon is from the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing

Airmen load a Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bomb on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during exercise COPE ELITE '81

Ground crewmen move a bomb loader toward an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during a practice load and preflight exercise

Ground crewmen line up a bomb loader to an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during a practice load and preflight exercise

STAFF SGT. David McLeod Naval Air Station, Roosevelt, Roads, Puerto Rico.... Air Force Reserve munitions personnel use an MJ-1A bomb loader to arm a 42nd Tactical Fighter Squadron F-4D Phantom II aircraft during exercise Patriot Pearl. OFFICIAL U.S. AIR F

AN air-to-air left side view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft over Nellis Air Force Base. AN auxiliary fuel tank is carried on each wing. A Mark 84 bomb is loaded on the left wing and two AIM-9J Sidewinder missiles are on the right. The aircraft is assigned to the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing

AIRMAN 1ST Class Kelvin Davis Naval Air Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.... TECH. SGT. William Fisk, 926th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, sets the fuse on a Mark 82 500-lb. bomb during exercise Patriot Pearl. OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE PHO

Aerial view of the tunnel used as a bomb shelter by the American defenders of the island during World War II

Aerial view of the tunnel used as a bomb shelter by the American defenders of the island during World War II

A flight deck crewman sits on a bomb loader aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A crewman fuses a bomb prior to loading onto an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A crewman inserts a fuse into a bomb prior to loading it onto an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A close-up view of GBU-10 laser-guided bomb mounted under the wing of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft

SGT Donnie McGabe operates a bomb loader, as A1C Daniel Franquez gives directions. The bomb loader is being used to move Mark 82 bombs into position to be loaded aboard an F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel aircraft. The men are participating in Exercise Team Spirit '82

Ground crewmen load a Mark 82 bomb aboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class (AO3) Darryl Jackson, right, does a quality assurance check in the bomb assembly room aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A fork lift is used to move bomb racks to a storage area aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4)

A ground crewman checks the bomb rack on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft prior to its takeoff during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

AIRMAN Apprentice (AA) Steve R. McClure mounts a Mark 82 bomb onto an A-7 Corsair II aircraft bomb rack aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A weapons technician places a fuse into the nose of a 500-pound bomb before it is uploaded onto an A-7D Corsair II aircraft during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A weapons technician operates a bomb loader to upload a bomb onto the wing pylon of an A-7D Corsair II aircraft during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A ground crewman uses a Release Control Check Box to check the release mechanism on the bomb and rocket rail of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A ground crewman checks an A-10 Thunderbolt II bomb rack before the aircraft takes off during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

Personnel from the Fifth Munitions Maintenance Squadron remove the fuse wire on a 750-pound bomb during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

AIRMAN recruit Reginald D. Johnson, left, and two ordnancemen load a Mark 82 bomb on a bomb skid aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

Weapons technicians upload a bomb onto the wing pylon of an A-7D Corsair II aircraft during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A view of the bomb preparation table with Mark 82 bombs on it in the bomb assembly room aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

An artist's concept of a Big Eye bomb, an aircraft delivered binary chemical bomb. This is the first weapon to generate a persistent nerve agent from two non-toxic chemicals. These non-toxic agents are shipped and store separately, eliminating the possibility of toxic agent formation prior to a mission requirement. The Big Eye is a joint U.S. Navy-Air Force development program and will be compatible with most Navy and Air Force tactical aircraft

A right side view of an A-7D Corsair II aircraft from the Ohio National Guard as it is towed to the bomb loading area during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A bomb loader is used to lift and secure a bomb into position beneath an AV-8A Harrier aircraft aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4)

An elevator is used to move bomb racks to a storage area aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4)

AIRMAN Recruit Reginald D. Johnson hooks a block and tackle to a Mark 82 bomb to help move it to a skid aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A weapons technician places a fuse into the nose of a 500-pound bomb before it is uploaded onto an A-7D Corsair II aircraft during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

An elevator is used to move bomb racks to a storage area aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4)

Marines arm a bomb aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4)

A view of the bomb assembly room where Mark 82 bombs are being assembled aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A rapid runway repair team member from the 601st Civil Engineering Squadron, uses a farm tractor to pull a cover over a recently filled "bomb crater", during Exercise UREX '82

A rapid runway repair team member from the 601st Civil Engineering Squadron, operates a vacuum truck to clear away any excess dirt, after a cover was placed over a recently filled "bomb crater", during Exercise UREX '82

A rapid runway repair team member from the 601st Civil Engineering Squadron operates a bulldozer to fill a "bomb crater" with dirt, during Exercise UREX '82

A rapid runway repair team from the 601st Civil Engineering Squadron prepares to drain a "bomb crater" by using a pump, during Exercise UREX '82

A rapid runway repair team from the 601st Civil Engineering Squadron sweeps dirt off of a runway after a "bomb crater" is filled in, during Exercise UREX '82

A rapid runway repair team member from the 601st Civil Engineering Squadron operates a bulldozer to fill a "bomb crater" with dirt, during Exercise UREX '82

A rapid runway repair team member from the 601st Civil Engineering Squadron operates heavy equipment to level the dirt used to fill in a "bomb crater", during Exercise UREX '82

MAJ Ed Kroboth of the 704th Tactical Airlift Squadron uses a smoke bomb to signal a search and rescue helicopter to his position as he acts as a downed pilot during Exercise UREX '82

A rapid runway repair team from the 601st Civil Engineering Squadron, covers a recently filled "bomb crater" with matting, during Exercise UREX '82

A rapid runway repair team member from the 601st Civil Engineering Squadron operates heavy equipment to level the dirt used to fill in a "bomb crater", during Exercise UREX '82

A ground crewman marshals a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft into a parking position. The aircraft, assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron, is participating in Exercise Glad Customer '82

A ground crewman marshals a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft into a parking position. The aircraft, assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, is participating in Exercise Glad Customer '82

A fire protection crew stands by as a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft is parked. The aircraft, assigned to the 27th Bomb Squadron, is participating in Exercise Glad Customer '82

A right front view of a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft landing during Exercise Glad Customer '82. The aircraft is assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron

A B-52H Stratofortress aircraft aircrew member guides Royal Australian Air Force members on a tour of the aircraft. The aircrew member, assigned to the 27th Bomb Squadron, is a participant in Exercise Glad Customer '82

A left side view of a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft in flight from Guam to Darwin Royal Australian Air Force Base, Australia. The aircraft, assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron, is participating in Exercise Glad Customer '82

Ground crew members prepare to unload cargo, from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The aircraft, assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing is participating in Exercise Glad Customer '82

Ground crew members prepare to unload cargo from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The aircraft, assigned to the 28th bomb Wing, is participating in Exercise Glad Customer '82

COL Meyers, commander of the 43rd Strategic Wing, greets LTC Kenneth J. Hacker, commander of the 37th Bomb Squadron. LTC Hacker arrived at the base aboard a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft to participate in Exercise Glad Customer '82

A right front view of a parked B-52H Stratofortress aircraft silhouetted against the sunrise. The aircraft, assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron, is participating in Exercise Glad Customer '82

Ground crew members chock the wheels of a 28th Bomb Wing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft just after its arrival during Exercise Glad Customer '82

A navigator aboard a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft mans his position during a flight from Guam to Darwin Royal Australian Air Force Base, Australia. The navigator, assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron, is a participant in Exercise Glad Customer '82

A pilot flies a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from Guam to Darwin Royal Australian Air Force Base, Australia during Exercise Glad Customer '82. The pilot is assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron

An anti-satellite missile (ASAT) on a bomb loader is fit checked before being attached to the body of an F-15 Eagle aircraft

A forward air controller, using a radio, directs an F-4 Phantom II aircraft toward a bomb target. The controller is from the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron, involved in Exercise Opportune Journey 4

A front view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft taxiing out during Exercise Opportune Journey 4. The aircraft, from the 3rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, is armed with a 500-lb. Mark 82 laser guided bomb on the left wing

Forward air controller CPT Patton, using a radio, confirms the bomb impact of a target by an F-4 Phantom II aircraft. The controller is from the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron, involved in Exercise Opportune Journey 4

A view of the bomb storage area on the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A munitions crew attaches a CBU-87B cluster bomb to the wing pylon of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during Combined Effects Munitions testing

New Jersey Air National Guardsmen participate in a bomb uploading Exercise during Reforger (Coronet Rawhide)

An airman secures the attachment of a Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bomb to an F-4 Phantom II aircraft. The airman is assigned to the 3rd Munitions Maintenance Squadron, involved in Exercise Opportune Journey 4

A forward air controller, using a radio, directs an F-4 Phantom II aircraft a bomb target. The controller is from the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron and is involved in Exercise Opportune Journey 4

A forward air controller operates a radio used to direct an F-4 Phantom II aircraft a bomb target. The controller is from the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron and is involved in Exercise Opportune Journey 4

An aerial view of the range as an F-4 Phantom II aircraft flies over a bomb target. The aircraft is assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, involved in Exercise Opportune Journey 4

Members of the 3rd Munitions Maintenance Squadron load Mark 82 500-pound laser-guided bomb shells onto a bomb cart during Exercise Opportune Journey 4

A forward air controller, using a radio, directs an F-4 Phantom II aircraft a bomb target. The controller is from the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron and is involved in Exercise Opportune Journey 4

A forward air controller, using a radio, directs an F-4E Phantom II aircraft toward a bomb target. The controller is from the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron, involved in Exercise Opportune Journey 4

An aerial view of a downtown section of the city showing some of the bomb damage caused when a confrontation took place between Israelis and the Palestine Liberation Organization. Marines have been deployed here to participate in a multinational peacekeeping operation

An Ordnancemen from Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15) arms a bomb being loaded aboard an aircraft

Marine ordnancemen arm a 250-pound bomb attached to the pylon of an AV-8A Harrier aircraft during an exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA 4)

A Marine ordnanceman lifts a 250-pound bomb onto the pylon of an AV-8A Harrier aircraft during exercises aboard the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA 4). The aircraft is assigned to Marine Light Attack Squadron 231 (VMA-231)