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Members of the German military carry lit torches in honor of General (GEN) Charles L. Donnelly Jr., departing commander in chief, US Air Force Europe, and Allied Air Forces Central Europe. The Soldiers are participating in the"Grand Tatoo,"one of the West Germany military's highest honors

GEN Richard H. Ellis, incoming commander; GEN Ferber, German Air Force; GEN John W. Vogt, outgoing commander; and GEN Alexander Haig, standing above Ellis, pay tribute to the national anthem before the Allied Air Force Central Europe (AAFCE) change of command

GEN Richard H. Ellis, incoming commander, receives the NATO flag from GEN Ferber, German Air Force, as GEN John W. Vogt, outgoing commander, stands by during the Allied Air Force Central Europe (AAFCE) change of command

Members of the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron stand at attention during the Reforger and Crested Cap '77 welcoming ceremonies

SSGT William Wood, an Air Force Audiovisual Service motion picture cameraman, films early morning maintenance being performed on an F-4 Phantom II aircraft. The F-4 from the 9th Tactical Fighter Squadron, has just completed a trans-Atlantic flight from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico to participate in exercise Crested Cap '77

A plane director guides an F-4 Phantom II aircraft from the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron to a parking spot. The F-4 has just arrived at the base to participate in exercise Crested Cap '77

STAFF SGT. Walter R. Allen, a member of the 86th Field Maintenance Squadron, operates an arc welding torch

A right side view of an M-88 armored recovery vehicle towing an Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB) from storage as preparations are made for Exercise REFORGER 78

A right front view of an M-88 armored recoery vehicle towing an M-60 main battle tank from a storage shelter in preparation for Exercise REFORGER 78

A right side view of an M-88 armored recovery vehicle front and an M-60 main battle tank. The equipment is being prepared for Exercise REFORGER 78

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

A left rear view of a parked T-39 Sabreliner aircraft

A right side view of a parked C-12 Super King aircraft

A left front view of a parked C-12 Super King aircraft

Two members of the 37th Aeromedical Evacuation Group help a patient to breathe during the trip to RAF Lakenheath, England. The men are aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft

A P-15 fire truck is offloaded from a C-5 Galaxy aircraft. The P-15 provides approximately twice the fire fighting agent capacity and delivery rate of other vehicles

Civilian members of the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan install equipment onto a pallet

A technical sergeant, hand on plane, watches as an auxiliary fuel tank is defueled before removal from a C-7 Caribou aircraft for storage

Interior view of a C-7 Caribou aircraft with civilian personnel from the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan loading pallets aboard

A civilian crew from the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan prepare an auxiliary fuel tank for removal from inside a C-7 Caribou aircraft

Rear view if a C-7 Caribou aircraft on the runway ready for take-off

Left side view of a C-7 Caribou aircraft landing. Aboard are members of the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan

A front view of a C-7 Caribou aircraft taxiing into takeoff position on the runway

An Aerospace Audiovisual Service (AAVS) television van is offloaded from a C-141 Starlifter aircraft. The van will be used by Detachment 3, 1361st Audiovisual Squadron, Rhein-Main Air Base, West Germany

A left side view of a World Airways aircraft on arrival with a C-141 Starlifter aircraft in the background during the exercise Reforger 1980

Front view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft parked in a shelter during the exercise Crested Cap

Army troops of the 502nd Supply and Transportation Battalion arrive at the base to participate in the exercise Golden Thunder

A member of the Army 34th Armor Division readies tanks for the transport from the Maintenance Center and Reserve Storage Activity at Germersheim during exercise Golden Thunder

Weapons specialists use a bomb loader to load AIM-9P Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, from a trailer aboard an F-4E Phantom II aircraft. The airmen are assigned to the 4th Aircraft Generations Squadron participating in the exercise Crested Cap

Right front view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft of the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing taxiing out of a shelter during the exercise Crested Cap

AN F-4E Phantom II pilot of the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing climbs into his aircraft during the exercise Crested Cap

A crew chief cleans the canopy of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft during the exercise Crested Cap

Two Army personnel converse beside a line of M-60 tanks during the exercise Golden Thunder

AN Army M-60 tank is being directed out of a warehouse during the exercise Golden Thunder

Weapons specialists load a missile on an F-4E Phantom II aircraft with a bomb loader. The airmen are assigned to the 4th Aircraft Generations Squadron participating in the exercise Crested Cap

Airmen, clothed in their chemical warfare gear, begin their training in an F-4E Phantom II aircraft apron area during the exercise Crested Cap

A view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft taking off past the warning lights along the runway during the exercise Crested Cap

Front view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft of the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing taxiing out of a shelter during the exercise Crested Cap

Two members of the 37th Aeromedical Evacuation Group help a patient to breathe during the trip to RAF Lakenheath, England. The men are aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft

A member of the Army 34th Armor Division readies the tanks for transport from the Maintenance Center and Reserve Storage Activity at Germersheim during exercise Golden Thunder

CPT Mark Wright, an F-4E Phantom II pilot of the 336th Tactical Fighter Squadron, makes a preflight inspection of the aircraft during the exercise Crested Cap

An Army gunner of the Armor Group makes radio contact during the exercise Golden Thunder

Troops of the 502nd Supply and Transportation Battalion arrive by a Civil Reserve Air Fleet aircraft to participate in the exercise Reforger 1980

SGT Billy Ray Owen of the 86th Aircraft Generations Squadron, 86th Tactical Fighter Wing, marshals an F-4E Phantom II aircraft out of a parking area during the exercise Crested Cap

A narcotics detection dog handler of the 42nd Military Police Group uses his dog, Don, to detect narcotics in duffel bags during the exercise Golden Thunder

CPT Mark Wright, an F-4E Phantom II pilot of the 336th Tactical Fighter Squadron, charts a map during the exercise Crested Cap

A right side view of four F-4E Phantom II aircraft banking to the left during the exercise Crested Cap. The aircraft are assigned to the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing

AN F-4E Phantom II pilot of the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing and a crew chief conduct a preflight inspection of the aircraft during exercise Crested Cap

Members of the 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron dressed in nuclear, biological and chemical protective gear check their orders during Exercise CRESTED CAP. In the background, maintenance personnel place protective covers on an F-4E Phantom II aircraft

Members of the 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron dressed in nuclear, biological and chemical protective gear check their orders during exercise Crested Cap. In the background, maintenance personnel place protective covers on an F-4E Phantom II aircraft

AN F-4E Phantom II aircraft is being uploaded with missiles during exercise Crested Cap

COL Peter T. Kempf, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing commander, is greeted by MGEN William Brown and GEN Charles Gabriel during exercise Reforger '80. Brown is commander, 17th Air Force, and Gabriel is commander in chief, USAFE

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

Pallets of Army tents are prepared for shipment. The tents will be used for relief efforts in Italy, after a major earthquake on November 23

E-3A airborne warning and control system aircraft crew members operate a control panel, during flight. The flight mission is part of a joint training exercise with elements of the NATO air-defense system in central Europe

A sergeant checks the accuracy of an oscilloscope

A technical sergeant uses a computer to calibrate a voltmeter

GEN Charles A. Gabriel, commander in chief, U.S. Air Force Europe, visits the commander of the guard at the air base

Ground crewmen wearing protective clothing check a fire bottle to insure that it's in proper working condition. The men are participants in a chemical warfare training exercise

A ground crewman wearing protective clothing for a chemical warfare exercise monitors the controls of a tank while a C-141 Starlifter aircraft is being refueled

A flight crewman in protective clothing prepares a C-141 Starlifter aircraft for takeoff during a chemical warfare exercise

A C-141 Starlifter aircraft is reconfigured to serve as a medevac plane during a chemical warfare exercise. The crewman is wearing protective clothing for the exercise

Medical technicians and doctors work with "patients" suffering various conditions during a chemical warfare training exercise. Personnel taking part in the exercise are wearing protective clothing

A medical technician wearing protective clothing checks the results of a "patient's" electrocardiogram during a chemical warfare training exercise

A "patient" with a protective cover takes part in a chemical warfare exercise

A ground crewman wearing protective clothing for a chemical warfare exercise drags a fuel hose towards a C-141 Starlifter aircraft

A C-141 Starlifter aircraft lands during a chemical warfare training exercise

Medical technicians offload simulated patients from a C-9 Nightingale aircraft and carry them to a C-141 Starlifter aircraft. The men, wearing protective clothing, are participants in a chemical warfare training exercise

A crewman in protective clothing works to reconfigure a C-141 Starlifter aircraft into a medevac plane during a chemical warfare exercise

A flight crewman in protective clothing works in the cockpit of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during a chemical warfare exercise

A flight crewman in protective clothing plots a course in the cockpit of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during a chemical warfare exercise

A crewman in protective clothing works to reconfigure a C-141 Starlifter aircraft into a medevac plane during a chemical warfare exercise

A crewman wearing protective clothing assists in the reconfiguration of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft to serve as a medevac plane during a chemical warfare exercise

A "patient" is brought aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during a chemical warfare exercise. All participants are wearing protective clothing

Patients are downloaded from a C-9 Nightingale aircraft and loaded onto a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during a chemical warfare exercise. All participants in the exercise are wearing protective clothing

A medical technician wearing protective clothing monitors a "patient's" vital signs during a chemical warfare training exercise

A flight crewman in protective clothing prepares a C-141 Starlifter aircraft for takeoff during a chemical warfare exercise

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

A ground crewman wearing protective clothing performs postflight maintenance on a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during a chemical warfare exercise

Crewmen transfer a "patient" onto a C-141 Starlifter aircraft during a chemical warfare exercise. All participants are wearing protective clothing

A medical technician wearing protective clothing works on a "patient's" during a chemical warfare training exercise

A ground crewman in protective clothing directs a C-9 Nightingale aircraft into parking position during a chemical warfare exercise. "Patients" will be downloaded from the C-9 aircraft and loaded onto a C-141 Starlifter aircraft

A unit flag is being transferred from BGEN Jerry W. Tietge, left, to COL Edward P. Merkle at the change of command ceremony. Merkle assumes the command of the 86th Tactical Fighter Wing from BGEN Tietge

Group photo of Allied Air Forces Central Europe (AAFCE) commanders during the NATO Commanders Annual Conference at the Headquarters AAFCE

MGEN William E. Brown transfers a unit flag from COL Keith N. Hall, left, to COL Donald L. Kaufman during the change of command ceremony. Kaufman assumes the command of the 8th Tactical Fighter Group from COL Hall

GEN Lew Allen, Air Force chief of staff, presents the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal to LGEN Benjamin N. Bellis during his retirement ceremony

GEN Lew Allen, Air Force chief of staff, presents the Department of Defense Distinuished Service Medal to LGEN Benjamin N. Bellis during his retirement ceremony

The United States Air Forces in Europe headquarters after a bomb exploded inside the building

The remains of an automobile destroyed by bombs that also damaged the United States Air Forces in Europe headquarters

The remains of an automobile destroyed by bombs that also damaged the United States Air Force in Europe headquarters

LT. COL. Whittenberger stands next to the remains of an automobile destroyed by bombs that also damaged the United States Air Forces in Europe headquarters

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

AN airman 1ST class works in an office

A left front view of a parked C-12 Huron aircraft

A right rear view of a C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 37th Tactical Airlift Squadron being loaded with cargo

Members of the 1ST Infantry Division, from Fort Riley, Kansas, board buses after arriving aboard a C-141B Starlifter aircraft. Buses will move the troops to their prepositioning of material configured in unit sets (POMCUS) draw for supplies before continuing on to the marshalling area to participate in Exercise REFORGER `82

Members of the 1ST Infantry Division, from Fort Riley, Kansas, board buses after arriving aboard a C-141B Starlifter aircraft. Buses will move the troops to their prepositioning of material configured in unit sets (POMCUS) draw for supplies before continuing on to the marshalling area to participate in Exercise REFORGER `82

Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, arrive by C-141 Starlifter aircraft for participation in Exercise Reforger '82