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Former POW and U.S. Army SP4 Richard Springman (Captured 25 May 70) walks off the flight line with his escort after arriving from Clark Air Base. SP-4 Springman was released by the Viet Cong at Loc Ninh on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Navy CMDR Raymond Arthur Vohden (Captured 3 Apr 65) uses his crutches to leave the flight line after his arrival from Clark Air Base, Philippines. CMDR Vohden was in the first group of POWs released by the North Vietnamese government in Hanoi

Released Prisoner of War, U.S. Navy CPT Jeremiah Andrew Denton (Captured 18 Jul 65) stands behind microphones on the flight line and faces a phalanx of well wisher and media on his arrival. CPT Denton was in the first group released by the North Vietnamese on Feb 12, 1973 in Hanoi

Unidentified ex-POW, U.S. Navy LT holds a small girl as he says farewell to a crowd of well wishers who came to the flight line to say goodbye as he leaves for the United States

Unidentified U.S. Navy, ex-POW gets a hug from one of the many well wishers who came to the flight line to say goodbye as he leaves for the United States

Ex-POW and U.S. Air Force CPT Robert Archie Abbott (Captured 30 Apr 67) says farewell to a group of well wishers and friends who came to the flight line to say goodbye as he leaves for United States. CPT Abbott was released in Hanoi by North Vietnam on 4 Mar 73

Unidentified ex-POW, U.S. Navy LT gets a hug from one of the many well wishers who came to the flight line to say goodbye as he leaves for the United States

Ex-POW and U.S. Navy CPT Ernest Milvin Moore Jr., (Captured 11 Mar 67) talks to some of the children who came to the flight line to say goodbye as he leaves for the United States. CPT Moore was released in Hanoi by North Vietnam on 4 Mar 73

Ex-POW and U.S. Air Force COL James Helms Kasler (Captured 8 Aug 66) stands at the flight line microphones, after getting off the bus in the background. He thanked the people of Clark and the press for their hospitality, during the POWS short stay at Clark, before returning to the United States. COL Kasler was released in Hanoi by North Vietnam on 4 Mar 73

Ex-POW and U.S. Navy CMDR Collins Henry Haines (Captured 5 Jun 67) gets farewell hug from one of the many well wishers who came to the flight line to say goodbye as he leaves for the United States. CMDR Haines was released in Hanoi by North Vietnam on 4 Mar 73

Ex-POW and U.S. Navy CMDR Collins Henry Haines (Captured 5 Jun 67) shakes hands with some of the many well wishers who came to the flight line to say goodbye as he leaves for the United States. CMDR Haines was released in Hanoi by North Vietnam on 4 Mar 73

An unidentified Navy ex-POW gets a hug from one of the many well wishers who came to the flight line to say goodbye as he leaves for United States

General William J. Evans, right, commander of the Air Force Systems Command, officially turns over the first operational A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to General Robert J. Dixon, left, commander of the Tactical Air Command, during a ceremony on the flight line. The pilot of the A-10, center, looks on

A head-on view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft parked on the flight line

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on display on the flight line

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing on the flight line during a demonstration tour

A Soviet-built An-26 Curl aircraft of the Peruvian air force is parked on the flight line during a stopover on its delivery flight to Peru. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Flight line personnel wait for snowy conditions to clear prior to guiding an F-4 Phantom II aircraft out onto the runway during Exercise SALTY ROOSTER

A left front view of a British Jaguar aircraft parked on the flight line during TACTICAL AIR MEET '78

A left front view of a Belgian Mirage aircraft parked on the flight line during TACTICAL AIR MEET '78

A front view of a Belgian Mirage aircraft parked on the flight line during TACTICAL AIR MEET '78

A right side view of a Belgian Mirage aircraft parked on the flight line during TACTICAL AIR MEET '78

A head-on view of a British Jaguar aircraft parked on the flight line during TACTICAL AIR MEET '78

A left front view of a Belgian Mirage aircraft parked on the flight line during TACTICAL AIR MEET '78

A right front view of a Belgian Mirage aircraft parked on the flight line during TACTICAL AIR MEET '78

An Air Force staff sergeant loads practice bombs onto a 507th Tactical Fighter Group F-105 Thunderchief aircraft parked on the flight line

A combined services Color Guard stands at attention as pallbearers carry the flag draped casket of a former Missing In Action (MIA) person from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft to a waiting bus during a ceremony on the flight line. Fifteen former American MIAs from Southeast Asia are arriving at the base for positive identification by the Army Central Identification Laboratory

Combined services pallbearers place the flag draped casket of a former Missing In Action (MIA) person into a bus during a ceremony on the flight line. Fifteen former American MIAs from Southeast Asia are arriving at the base for positive identification by the Army Central Identification Laboratory

Combined services pallbearers transfer the flag draped casket of a former Missing In Action (MIA) person from a bus to the C-141 Starlifter aircraft during a ceremony on the flight line. Eleven former MIAs returned from Vietnam are being airlifted to Travis Air Force Base, California

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is refueled on the flight line during a training exercise

Members of the 5th Combat Communications Group use a fork lift to move a pallet of supplies on the flight line. The supplies will be flown to Alaska for use during Exercise JACK FROST "79

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-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron on the flight line during Exercise CORONET HOOF

SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Jesse F. Parks of the 513th Civil Engineering Squadron drafting section prepares to hook up a snow broom to help keep the flight line clear of snow

A ground crewman services a Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on the flight line at Bradley Field

A left front view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft with auxiliary fuel tanks parked on the flight line. The aircraft is assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron

A right front view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft with auxiliary fuel tanks parked on the flight line. The aircraft is assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Left front view of an F-15B Eagle aircraft from the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing parked on the flight line

A bomb loader is used to transport a Mark 82 500-pound high drag bomb across the flight line for loading onto an FB-111A aircraft

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) J. Sullivan, 7350th Air Base Group, directs flight line traffic as Captain (CPT) L.R. Verret looks on during a US Air Force Europe Safety Day exercise at Tempelhof Central Airport

A VC-137 Stratoliner aircraft parked on the flight line as an HH-53B Super Jolly helicopter hovers overhead

Members of the 63rd Military Airlift Wing march in formation on the flight line upon returning from Exercise VOLANT RODEO '80

A flight line crewman talks to an FB-111A pilot before the aircraft is launched. The 391st Tactical Fighter Squadron aircraft, used as an aggressor, is participating in exercise Brim Frost '81

STAFF Sergeant Kevin Goatley of the 321st Security Police Squadron inspects the security badge of AIRMAN 1ST Class Mark Van Bergh at the gate to the B-52 Stratofortress aircraft flight line. Bergh is an environmental systems specialist from the 319th Field Maintenance Squadron

Aerial view of rows of parked aircraft, on the flight line, being used during the Volant Rodeo 1981 competition

A left front view of a C-130E Hercules aircraft parked on the flight line ramp. In the background three east area high-rise apartment buildings are under construction

Two pilots walk off the flight line upon returning from a mission during exercise PHOTO Finish '81. AN F-4E Phantom II aircraft is parked in the background

Two F-4E Phantom II aircraft on the flight line during exercise PHOTO Finish '81

A1C Jeffrey Ballou and SSGT Steve Geist keep watch at a flight line security post during exercise Bold Eagle '82

An F-4E Phantom II aircraft is silhouetted against the orange sky while parked on the flight line during exercise PHOTO Finish '81

An F-15 Eagle attached to the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing on the flight line prior to takeoff during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

A1C Jeffrey Ballou and SSGT Steve Geist keep watch at a flight line security post during exercise Bold Eagle '82

A side view of F-4 Phantom II aircraft on the flight line during Exercise PHOTO Finish '81

F-4E Phantom II aircraft on the flight line during exercise PHOTO Finish '81. In the background are two Navy RF-8G Crusader aircraft being prepared for flight

An F-15 Eagle attached to the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing on the flight line prior to takeoff during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

SSGT Rigsby pumps the jet fuel starter on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during refueling operations on the flight line

Sergeant Ellis Parks and AIRMAN 1ST Class John A. Denton guard the flight line entry control point during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82. The men are armed with M16 rifles

An A-37 Dragonfly aircraft on the flight line during exercise Bold Eagle '82

Sergeant John Ross and AIRMAN 1ST Class John A. Denton guard the flight line entry control point from a jeep during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division march to the flight line to prepare for the journey home at the completion of exercise Bright Star '82

A U.S. soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division march to the flight line to prepare for the journey home at the completion of exercise Bright Star '82

An aerial view of the flight line during exercise COPE ELITE '81

A left front view of an Egyptian (Soviet built) MiG-15 aircraft parked on a flight line

A right front view of an Egyptian (Soviet built) MiG-15 aircraft parked on a flight line

Defender forces from the 51st Security Police Squadron set a field command center on the flight line median during Exercise Team Spirit '82. AN F-4G Advanced Wild Weasel aircraft from the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing is taking off in the background

Defender forces from the 51st Security Police Squadron set a field command center on the flight line median during Exercise Team Spirit '82

Six U.S. airmen standing in front of loading equipment as a C-141B Starlifter aircraft comes down the flight line during exercise Alloy Express

Back view of a flight line marshal as he guides a C-141B Starlifter down the flight line. The airman and the C-141B are participating in exercise Alloy Express

A flight line marshaler directs a camouflage-painted C-141B Starlifter aircraft to a stop during a snowy night. The aircraft is involved in exercise Alloy Express

SSGT Rodney Chaplin and CPT Wallace Jenkins, left to right, walk on the flight line during exercise Ocean Venture '82. The men are members of the 17th Air Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Security policemen patrol the flight line during exercise Ocean Venture '82

A1C Calvin W. Padgett from the 10th Security Police Squadron, and SSGT Joseph Kraus Jr. from the 363rd Security Police Squadron, check flight line passes at the entry point during Exercise Salty Bee

SSGT Tom Mcilvanine pulls a centerline tank along the flight line for installation on an F-4 Phantom II aircraft during Reforger (Coronet Rawhide)

Members of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force and United States Air Force who participated in training exercise Cope North '83-1 pose for a group photo on the flight line. The aircraft parked on the runway behind them (from left to right) are an F-104 Starfighter, an F-4 Phantom II and an F-15 Eagle

F-15 Eagle aircraft are serviced on the flight line at Chitose Air Base during training exercise Cope North '83-1. Japanese Air Self Defense Force C-130 Hercules aircraft can be seen in the background

A left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft and a rear view of five F-15 Eagle aircraft on the flight line during William Tell Exercise

An aerial view of the flight line showing the control and reporting center and aircraft at the Savannah Airport. The aircraft are being prepared for participation in Exercise Quick Thrust '83

An aerial view of the flight line showing the control and reporting center and aircraft at the Savannah Airport. The aircraft are being prepared for participation in Exercise Quick Thrust '83

An aerial view of the flight line showing the control and reporting center and aircraft at the Savannah Airport. The aircraft are being prepared for participation in Exercise Quick Thrust '83

A right front view of an M-48 Chaparral low-altitude self-propelled surface-to-air missile system on display on the flight line

A front view of an Air-Ground Operations System (AGOS) CH-53 helicopter on display on the flight line

Air Force Reserve flight line mechanic SSGT Buddy Harris removes the safety pins that are attached to a practice bomb. The bomb is mounted on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft

A right side view of a row of a Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron parked on the flight line

CPT Jerry Prather and CPT Jon Rhynard, both Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pilots with the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron, discuss the success of their mission while walking together on the flight line

The first camouflaged C-5 Galaxy aircraft is towed out to the flight line at the Air Logistics Center

A C-5 Galaxy aircraft, on the flight line at sunrise, waits to be loaded with cargo for a mission to Cairo, Egypt. The C-5 is one of the first to be painted in a camouflage pattern

A right front view (taken at sunset) of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft parked on the flight line during Exercise CORNET GAUNTLET '83

Members of the 7th Cavalry stand in formation on the flight line prior to boarding a C-130 Hercules aircraft. The C-130 will transport them to a forward operating area to participate in Exercise REFORGER '83

Ground crewmen use a bomb loader to pick up a Mark 82 500-pound practice bomb during operations on the flight line for Exercise COPE THUNDER 83-7

Navy ground crewmen discuss flight operations on the flight line during Exercise COPE THUNDER 83-7. A Navy pilot from Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 136 (VAQ-136) sits in the cockpit of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft in the background

Preflight maintenance is performed on F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft parked on the flight line during Exercise COPE THUNDER 83-7

A right rear view of an HH-3E helicopter assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. Visible in the background is an F-15 Eagle aircraft parked on the flight line

A left rear view of an HH-3E helicopter assigned to the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. Visible in the background is an F-15 Eagle aircraft parked on the flight line

Members of the 314th Field Maintenance Squadron move supplies to the flight line during the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing's operational readiness exercise Purple Penny

A C-130 Hercules aircraft is refueled on the flight line during the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing's operational readiness exercise Purple Penny

Allied troops and materiel on the flight line at Point Salines airfield during the multi-service, multinational Operation URGENT FURY

Bags of mail for Marines stationed in Beirut are picked up from the flight line at Landing Zone Brown after delivery by helicopter

Bags of mail for Marines stationed in Beirut await pick up on the flight line at Landing Zone Brown

F-4 Phantom II aircraft taxi from the flight line for takeoff, during a tactical large force employment exercise. They are assigned to the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing

Right side view of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on the flight line during a tactical large force employment exercise