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Left side view of an E-3A Airborne warning and control system aircraft, silhouetted against the sunset, taking off on a mission to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany. The aircraft will participate in a joint training exercise with elements of the NATO air-defense system in central Europe

Airmen prepare to supply an E-3A Airborne warning and control system aircraft with liquid nitrogen. The aircraft will be deployed to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, to participate in a joint training exercise with elements of the NATO air-defense system in central Europe

AN E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft undergoes major maintenance in a hangar. The aircraft will be deployed to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, to participate in a joint training exercise with elements of the NATO air-defense system in central Europe

Army paratroopers from 1ST Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment Vicenza, help set up tents near the soccer stadium after a major earthquake on November 23. The tents were airlifted into Naples from Ramstein Air Base, Germany

SSGT Lynn, wearing protective clothing, works on paperwork aboard a C-9A Nightingale aircraft en route to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. SGT Lynn is taking part in a chemical warfare training exercise

The Airlift Center of the AMOCC (Air Mobility Operations Control Center) at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. This mission is in direct support of Operation Allied Force

A missile transporter is placed onto chocks at Duerne Airport prior to its transfer to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, during Reforger '82

An air-to-air top left view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft flying over a town near Ramstein Air Base

Members of the 1ST Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, exit from a C-130 Hercules aircraft after a flight from Ramstein Air Base, West Germany. They are acting as patients during a reserve medical evacuation exercise conducted by the 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

Two F-4E Phantom II aircraft assigned to the 512th and 526th Tactical Fighter Squadrons fly one of their last aerial missions over Castle Burg-Hollenzollern, near Ramstein Air Base. Both squadrons will replace their Phantoms with F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. Tail No. 512 is piloted by Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Bruce Gillett and navigated by Captain (CPT) Mike Craig. LTC Tom Speelman is piloting tail No. 526 with 1st Lieutenant (1LT) John Rogers navigating

Two F-4E Phantom II aircraft assigned to the 512th and 526th Tactical Fighter Squadrons fly one of their last aerial missions over Castle Burg-Hollenzollern, near Ramstein Air Base. Both squadrons will replace their Phantoms with F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. Tail No. 512 is piloted by Lt. Col. Bruce Gillett and navigated by Capt. Mike Craig. Lt. Col. Tom Speelman is piloting tail No. 526 with 1st Lt. John Rogers navigating

Jackie Pfluge, 30, of Pasadena, Texas, is carried by Air Force personnel from an ambulance onto a waiting C-9 Nightingale aircraft on the final leg of her medical evacuation to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, and the Army hospital at Landstuhl. Pfluge was flown from Luqa Airport, Malta, after being shot in the head, then released, by terrorists who hijacked an EgyptAir jetliner from Athens, Greece.

US Army personnel packs with medical tags await transport to Ramstein Air Base during Certain Sentinel, a part of Exercise REFORGER '86

General (GEN) Charles A. Gabriel, chief of staff, US Air Force, salutes the Ramstein AB honor guard as he arrives for a change of command ceremony. The Air National Guard Air Defense Alert Detachment 11 will be assuming command of the Zula air defense alert mission from the 526th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Members of the Ramstein AB honor guard present colors during a change of command ceremony. The Air National Guard Air Defense Alert Detachment 11 will be assuming command of the Zula air defense alert mission from the 526th Tactical Fighter Squadron

An air to air front view of a 526th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-4E Phantom II aircraft shortly after taking off from Ramstein Air Base on one of its last missions. The F-4E aircraft of the 526th TFS are being replaced by new F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft

Artwork: "Control Tower Ramstein, West Germany". Artist: Frank Lacano. US Air Force Art Collection. NOTE: COPYRIGHTED

A member of the 554th Combat Support Group directs a K-loader carrying passenger seats to a KC-10A Extender aircraft. These and other pieces of equipment and supplies are being transported to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, for use in the short-term tac

Air Force personnel are seated aboard a KC-10A Extender aircraft in preparation for deployment to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, for participation in the short-term tactical deployment Exercise CRESTED CAP 87. Four hundred Air Force personnel and 24 F-

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Jay Howell directs a K-loader into place while standing inside a KC-10A Extender aircraft. The aircraft will be transporting equipment and supplies to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, for use in the short-term tactical deploymen

Supplies are loaded aboard a KC-10A Extender aircraft by a member of the 554th Combat Support Group. The equipment and supplies are being transported to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, for use in the short-term tactical deployment Exercise CRESTED CAP 8

Air Force personnel board a C-141B Starlifter aircraft for deployment to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, for participation in the short-term tactical deployment Exercise CRESTED CAP 87. Four hundred Air Force personnel and 24 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircra

Members of the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron listen as Captain (CPT) Kay Honea, the mobility officer in charge, briefs the personnel before entering the mobility line. They are preparing for deployment to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany for the short-t

Flight line personnel load cargo pallets aboard a KC-10A Extender aircraft in preparation for deployment to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, during the short-term tactical deployment Exercise Crested Cap '87

F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft of the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron prepare to take off for Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, to participate in the short-term tactical deployment Exercise CRESTED CAP 87. Four hundred Air Force personnel and 24 F-16 Fight

Members of the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron position a forklift under a fuel pod for installation aboard an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. Twenty-four F-16s and 400 Air Force personnel are departing for Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, for participati

A member of the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron signals instructions to the pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft taxiing along the flight line. The aircraft is among 24 F-16s and 400 Air Force personnel that are departing for Ramstein Air Base, West

Supplies are loaded aboard a KC-10A Extender aircraft by members of the 554th Combat Support Group. The equipment and supplies are being transported to Ramstein Air Base, West Germany, for use in the short-term tactical deployment Exercise CRESTED CAP 87

Artwork:"F-4E Dragon Lady at Ramstein"Artist: Dick Kramer

A hand-sketched illustration by Artist: Hodges Soileau. Artwork:"Tab V Shelter - Ramstein, Germany". US Air Force Art Collection

Artwork: "Ramstein's F-16s". Artist: Nancy Sparks. U.S. Air Force Art Collection

Straight on shot of Jim Boyle, Law Enforcement SPECIALIST with the 86th Security Police Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at right along with LCPL M. Mosothwawe and PVT T. Willie, both of the Botswana United Nations Force, face the camera as they all sit in a bunker at the Entry Control Point on the western perimeter of Mogadishu Air Port. They all sit behind a stonewall. The bunker is covered with camouflaged netting. One of the Botswana Soldiers mans a M60 machine gun. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

A view from the boom operator's window of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as an F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, approaches the refueling boom. The KC-135 is assigned to the 351st Air Refueling squadron, 100th Air Refueling Wing

CAPT. Holy A. Matkewicz, Nurse, 2nd Aero Medical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein AB, GE., places ID tags on all the patients aboard the aircraft. On Saturday, Feb. 5 just after noon, an exploding mortar round hit the Markale market killing more than 63 people and wounding 206 others

MAJ. Judy Young, Nurse, 2nd Aero Medical Evacuation Squadron assists a Norwegian UN medic administer an IV. On Saturday, Feb. 5 just after noon, an exploding mortar round hit the Markale market killing more than 63 people and wounding 206 others. At the request of the United Nations, aircraft from Rhein-Main AB, Germany, and the International Red Cross were sent in to Sarajevo to airlift the wounded to Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein the wounded were transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl

A pre-flight briefing is given for members of the 2nd Airlift Squadron, 23 AW ACC, from Pope AFB, N.C., along with members of the 2nd Squadron Ramstein AFB, Germany. An exploding mortar round hit the market killing 63 people and wounding 206 others. At the request of the United Nations, aircraft from Rhein-Main AB, Germany, were sent into Sarajevo to airlift the wounded to Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein AB, Germany the wounded were transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl

Patients wounded by an exploding mortar round at the Markale market in Sarajevo are removed from the C-130 at Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein, the wounded are transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl

On Saturday, Feb. 5 just after noon, an exploding mortar round hit the Markale market in Sarajevo killing more than 63 people and wounding 206 others. At the request of the United Nations, aircraft from Rhein-Main AB, Germany, and the International Red Cross were sent in to Sarajevo to airlift the wounded to Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein the wounded were transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl. Members from the 2nd Aero Medical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein AB, load a C-130 cargo aircraft with medical supplies and equipment

Patients wounded by an exploding mortar round at the Markale market in Sarajevo are removed from the C-130 at Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein, the wounded are transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl

Members from the 2nd Aero Medical Squadron place the wounded patient on their appropriate stanchions inside the C-130. At the request of the United Nations, aircraft from Rhein-Main AB, Germany, and the International Red Cross were sent in to airlift the wounded to Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein the wounded were transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl

On Saturday, Feb. 5 just after noon, an exploding mortar round hit the Markale market killing more than 63 people and wounding 206 others. A Bosnian man lies wounded while his closest relative, a young girl, consoles his pain. At the request of the United Nations, aircraft from Rhein-Main AB, Germany, and the International Red Cross were sent in to airlift the wounded to Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein the wounded were transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl

MAJ. Judy Young, Nurse, 2nd Aero Medical Evacuation Squadron assists a Norwegian UN medic administer an IV. On Saturday, Feb. 5 just after noon, an exploding mortar round hit the Markale market killing more than 63 people and wounding 206 others. At the request of the United Nations, aircraft from Rhein-Main AB, Germany, and the International Red Cross were sent in to Sarajevo to airlift the wounded to Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein the wounded were transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl

Patients wounded by an exploding mortar round at the Markale market in Sarajevo are removed from the C-130 at Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein, the wounded are transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl

French soldiers place a wounded Bosnian inside a C-130 waiting to leave for Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein the wounded were transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl

Two camouflaged Air Force Aircrew members situate Medivac patients aboard the C-130. An exploding mortar round hit the market killing 63 people and wounding 206 others. At the request of the United Nations, aircraft from Rhein-Main AB, Germany, were sent into Sarajevo to airlift the wounded to Ramstein AB, Germany. Once at Ramstein AB, Germany the wounded were transported by medical bus to the Army Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl

CAPT Sharon Brinsko of the 2nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron explains C-9 aircraft seating configurations to MAJ Gen Victor Voicu, Romanian Surgeon General (center) and Romanian Hospital Commander LT. COL. Stefan Leica (right). Ramstein Air Base played host to the Romanian Surgeon General Office as part of the Military to Military Exchange Program

A newly painted F-16 Fighting Falcon stands on display in a hangar prior to being reassigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy. With the deactivation of the 526th Fighter Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the 86th Maintenance Squadron repainted the tails of the F-16 aircraft being transferred to Aviano Air Base, Italy

A newly painted F-16 Fighting Falcon stands on display in a hangar awaiting reassignment to the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy. With the deactivation of the 526th Fighter Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the 86th Maintenance Squadron repainted the tails of the F-16 aircraft being transferred to Aviano Air Base, Italy

CAPT. Michael King of the Military Police Co., 2nd Force Security Support Group, Camp Lejeune, NC; Mr. David Cronk of the NCIS, Naples, Italy; CHIEF Warrant Officer 3 Robert Young, Co. A, 18th Military Intelligence Battalion, Augsburg, GE, and LT. COL. David Bynum, USAF Provost Marshall, 86th Security Police Squadron, Ramstein AB, GE, discuss current activity in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.(Exact date unknown)

Pallets of medical supplies remain packaged until the field hospital being built by members of the 86th Medical Group Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is completed

Members of the 86th Medical Group Ramstein Air Base, Germany, set up a field hospital which will serve as a staging area for medivac patients

Members of the 86th Medical Group Ramstein Air Base, Germany, set up a field hospital which will serve as a staging area for medivac patients

Artwork: "Ramstein, 1972 - Phantoms Among the Trees". Artist: Leo Monahan, USAF Art Collection

Members of the 86th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, Ramstein Air Base, Germany post the Colors at the Victory in Europe Day celebrations at Hamm Military Cemetery in Luxembourg

SENIOR AIRMAN Joe Taylor, 1ST Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, tunes a portable Tactical Air Navigation, (TACAN) system. US Army and Ukrainian soldiers will participate in the humanitarian and peacekeeping exercise in the training area near L'viv, Ukraine

Crews roll a newly delivered UH-1N helicopter out of a C-5 transporter onto the flight line. The helicopter which was originally used by the 58th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, was sent to the 40th Rescue Flight

U.S. Air Force personnel with the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, prepare pallets of sacks of wheat flour in preparation for loading onto a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft which will fly into Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on a relief mission. The three-year-old relief effort has been able to resume their relief missions after a five month hold due to aircraft receiving ground fire over Sarajevo. The C-130 crews fly two missions a day into the Sarajevo airport dropping off approximately 30 metric tons of wheat flour to the besieged residents.PHOTO by TECH. SGT. Bruce Sherwood

A U.S. Air Force K-loader moves pallets of relief supplies for loading onto a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules which will fly the supplies into Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The three-year-old relief effort has been able to resume their relief mission after a five month hold due to aircraft receiving ground fire over Sarajevo. The personnel are attached to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

U.S. Air Force personnel with the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, prepare pallets of sacks of wheat flour in preparation for loading onto a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft which will fly into Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on a relief mission. The three-year-old relief effort has been able to resume their mission after a five month hold due to aircraft receiving ground fire over Sarajevo. The C-130 crews fly two missions a day into the Sarajevo airport dropping off approximately 30 metric tons of wheat flour to the besieged residents

A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules rolls for takeoff from Ancona Airport for a relief mission into Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The three-year-old relief effort has been able to resume their relief missions after a five month hold due to aircraft receiving ground fire over Sarajevo. The aircraft is attached to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

A U.S. Air Force K-loader moves pallets of relief supplies for loading onto a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft which will fly the supplies into Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Three-year-old relief effort has been able to resume their relief mission after a five month hold due to aircraft receiving ground fire over Sarajevo. The personnel are attached to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

U.S. Air Force personnel with the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, push pallets of relief supplies into a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft which will fly the supplies into Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The three-year-old relief effort has been able to resume their relief mission after a five month hold due to aircraft receiving ground fire over Sarajevo

A U.S. Air Force forklift driver with the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, moves pallets of sacks of wheat flour in preparation for loading onto a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft which will fly into Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on a relief mission. The C-130 crews fly two missions a day into the Sarajevo airport dropping off approximately 30 metric tons of wheat flour to the besieged residents. For recreation, the personnel have set up a basketball hoop

U.S. Air Force SENIOR AIRMAN Woodruff, 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, places sacks of wheat flour on a pallet in preparation for loading onto a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules which will fly the flour into Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on a relief mission. The three-year-old relief effort has been able to resume their mission after a five month hold due to aircraft receiving ground fire over Sarajevo. The C-130 crews fly two missions a day into the Sarajevo airport dropping off approximately 30 metric tons of wheat flour to the besieged residents

A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, lands to be reloaded with more relief supplies to be flown to Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The three-year-old relief effort has been able to resume their mission after a five month hold due to aircraft receiving ground fire over Sarajevo. The C-130 crews fly two missions a day into the Sarajevo airport dropping off approximately 30 metric tons of wheat flour to the besieged residents

A U.S. Air Force forklift driver moves pallets of sacks of wheat flour in preparation for loading onto a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft which will fly into Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on a relief mission. The three-year-old relief effort has been able to resume their relief mission after a five month hold due to aircraft receiving ground fire over Sarajevo. The C-130 crews fly two missions a day into the Sarajevo airport dropping off approximately 30 metric tons of wheat flour to the besieged residents. The personnel are attached to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Members of the Joint Information Team, commanded by COL. Michael Perini, Langley AFB, Virginia, arrive at Tuzla AB, Bosnia-Herzegovina on board a C-130 from Ramstein AB, Germany. COL. Perini's team is tasked with managing hundreds of media personnel. C-130s from the 37th Airlift Squadron are flying into Tuzla in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

TSGT Mark Hill, the air field manager of the 4100 group provisional, off loads a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) that is marshaled by a load crew member from the 37 Airlift Wing, Ramstein AB Germany. TSGT Hill is in control of all aircraft on the ground and where all vehicles and pallets will be stored during the off loads at Tuzla. The 4100 Group Provisional is in Tuzla to set up airfield operations and bring the air head up to 24 hour capability. The air base will be a major hub of incoming people and supplies in support of the American participation in the Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brig. GEN. William Stevens, Commander, 86th Air Wing, Ramstein AB, Germany, pilots a C-130 loaded with two High Mobility Multi- wheel Vehicle's (HUMMV) bound for Tuzla AB, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Colonel Tom Chester, Commander, 23rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron gives farewell, good luck handshake to Major Richard Stefanski, OIC of the Mobile Aeromedical Staging Facility (MASF) as he prepares to board the bus to transport him to the aircraft and then deployment to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Major Stefanski will lead his staff and the MASF to Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia and there establish a Mobile Aeromedical Staging Facility (MASF) in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

A High Mobility Multi-wheel Vehicle (HUMMV) is downloaded from a C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany, after landing in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The vehicle will be used in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

Members of the 23rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron board a Dover AFB, 436th Airlift Wing's C-5B on the Green Ramp at Pope AFB, N.C. on 18 Dec 1995. The 23rd Wing unit will fly first to Ramstein Air Base, Germany and then to Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia where they will establish a Mobile Aeromedical Staging Facility (MASF) in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

National television news from ABC News (right foreground) and CNN cover the deployment of the 23rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 23rd Wing from Pope AFB, N.C. bound for Ramstein Air Base, Germany and then to Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia where they will establish a Mobile Aeromedical Staging Facility (MASF) in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

SENIOR AIRMAN William Slaybaugh gives his daughter a hug while saying goodbye to his family prior to boarding a bus to travel to his departure aircraft on the Green Ramp at Pope AFB, N.C. SENIOR AIRMAN Slaybaugh, a member of the 23rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Pope is deploying to Ramstein Air Base, Germany and then to Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia to establish a Mobile Aeromedical Staging Facility (MASF) in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

Vehicles and pallets wait in the marshaling yard at Ramstein AB, Germany, until they can be airlifted to Tuzla AB, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

SENIOR AIRMAN John Gonzales, 86th Transportation Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany, secures a pallet to a flatbed truck before it heads to Tuzla AB, Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

STAFF Sergeant Richard Williams, 86th Transportation Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany, guides a High Mobility Multi-wheel Vehicle (HUMMV) onto a vehicle scale before it can be loaded onto a C-130 Hercules and shipped to Tuzla AB in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

A 40th Airlift Squadron (AS) C-130H starts engines on the snow covered flight line at this United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) base. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Working under frigid conditions, crew chief and ground support personnel de-ice a 40th Airlift Squadron (AS) C-130H on the snow covered ramp at this United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) base. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A 40th Airlift Squadron (AS) C-130H taxies on the snow covered flight line at this United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) base. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997

Working under frigid conditions, crew chief and ground support personnel de-ice a 40th Airlift Squadron (AS), C-130H taxies on the snow covered ramp at this United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) base. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997.Exact Date Shot Unknown

Mission Commander Captain Tim Maguire, a member of the 61st Airlift Squadron from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, conducts the final crew pre-brief and check out in the cargo area of their C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The 61st, currently on temporary duty status at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, are providing inter-theater transport capability to the former Yugoslavia region in support of Operation JOINT GUARD. On December 20, 1996, the Implementation Force (IFOR) mission came to a conclusion and the 1ST Infantry Division was selected to continue serving in Bosnia as part of the new Stabilization Force (SFOR). This decision brought to close the peace mission of Operation JOINT...

AIRMAN 1ST Class Stacy Cooper, maintenance technician with the 40th Airlift Squadron (AS), checks the engine oil level on the C-130H aircraft at this United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) base. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997

A 40th Airlift Squadron (AS) C-130H sits on the snow covered flight line ramp. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997

C-130H Pilot, CAPT. Dan Dahger, assigned to the 40th Airlift Squadron (AS) gives the "thumbs up" as the C-130H crew prepares to enter the war torn area of Tuzla, Bosnia. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997. Exact Date Shot Unknown

AIRMAN 1ST Class David Smith, C-130H maintenance technician with the 40th Airlift Squadron (AS), replaces a propeller on the aircraft at this United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) base. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997

A 40th Airlift Squadron (AS) C-130H sits at night on the frozen, snow covered flight line at this United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) base. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997

Members from "Team Tuzla" greet a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft arriving to Tulza Air Base from Ramstein Air Base Germany in support of Operation JOINT GUARD. C-130 aircraft are used for most of the arriving supplies into Tuzla. Personnel that support the aircraft meet an arriving aircraft within five seconds. The complete offload takes well under thirty minutes. On December 20, 1996, the Implementation Force (IFOR) mission came to a conclusion and the 1ST Infantry Division was selected to continue serving in Bosnia as part of the new Stabilization Force (SFOR). This decision brought to close the peace mission of Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR and has been the beginning for the current...

At night on a wet ramp, a 40th Airlift Squadron (AS) C-130H stands ready for operation at this United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) base. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997

STAFF SGT. Christopher Rife, a C-130H loadmaster with the 40th Airlift Squadron (AS), assists with the uploading of a cargo pallet into the aircraft at the cold, snow-covered base. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997

At night on a wet ramp, a 40th Airlift Squadron (AS) C-130H stands ready for operation at this United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) base. The 40th AS is assigned to the 7th Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and is deployed to Ramstein to support Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard from 4 Dec. 1996 to 23 Jan. 1997

SENIOR AIRMAN Mitchell, ground maintenance, 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, repairs the microwave landing system of a C-130 Hercules parked on the Ramstein flight line

C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron are parked on the tarmac at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 37th flies missions into Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

Susan Castillo (Hometown: Burlson, Texas), ground maintenance, 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, repairs the microwave landing system of a C-130 Hercules parked on the Ramstein flight line

Members of the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany load SPECIALIST Martin Begosh, 709th Military Police Battalion, into the back of a C-130 Hercules for medical evacuation from Taszar, Hungary. SPECIALIST Begosh received the Purple Heart for injuries he received when the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) he was driving struck a land mine in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina

Navigator, 1ST Lieutenant Ying Woo, 50th Airlift Squadron, uses a sextant onboard the C-130 Hercules. The 50th Air Squadron is on temporary duty from Arkansas to Ramstein. Wearing flight helmets, kevlar and life survival vests, the crew flies missions from Ramstein Air Base, Germany into Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of the Implementation Force (IFOR). The IFOR mission is to ensure that the former warring nations of Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia honor the Dayton Peace Accord to cease fire and maintain permanent borders

Loadmaster, MASTER Sergeant Kevin Hanoi from the 50th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, keeps alert as he watches out the window of the C-130 Hercules aircraft for hostile action such as Surface to Air (SAM) missiles and Anti-Aircraft Armament (AAA). If hostile action is seen MASTER SGT. Hanoi notifies the pilot who would take evasive action or fire a flare. The 50th AS is on temporary duty from Arkansas to Ramstein. Wearing flight helmets, kevlar and life survival vests, the crew flies missions from Ramstein Air Base, Germany into Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of the Implementation Force (IFOR) mission. The IFOR mission is to ensure that the former warring nations of Serbia, ...

A C-130H Hercules from the 50th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, deployed to Ramstein Air Base, Germany arrives at Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia to deliver supplies and to act as an air ambulance to medically evacuate five patients who sustained injuries during Operation Joint Endeavor

A close-up view of the unit patch worn by members of the 86th Aero-Medical Evacuation Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, who provide 24 hour emergency medical support for Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia while deployed in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

One of the five patients injured while participating in Joint Endeavor at Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia, is carried on a stretcher by members of the 23rd Aero-Medical Evacuation Squadron, Pope AFB, North Carolina onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 50th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, deployed to Ramstein Air Base, Germany