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Air Force SSGT John D. Hoehn, a life support equipment specialist assigned to the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, tests the signal of the survival radio used by fighter pilots when shot down

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

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

Former POW and U.S. Air Force SSGT Roy Madden Jr. in his hospital bed at the Grant Medical Center. SSGT Madden was captured on 22 Dec 72 and released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi on 12 Feb 73

Former POW and U.S. Air Force SSGT Roy Madden Jr. has a blood sample taken by a medical technician in his hospital bed at the Grant Medical Center. SSGT Madden was captured on 22 Dec 72 and released by the North Vietnamese in Hanoi 12 Feb 73

Ex-POW and U.S. Navy CPT Ernest Milvin Moore Jr., (Captured 11 Mar 67) gets a kiss and a gift from young Robert Ballentine, son of SSGT Michael G. Ballentine assigned to the 6922nd Security Squadron. Robert was one of the many well wishers who came say goodbye to CPT Moore prior to his departure for the United States. CPT Moore was released in Hanoi by North Vietnam on 4 Mar 73

Ex-POW and U.S. Navy CPT Ernest Milvin Moore Jr., (Captured 11 Mar 67) gets a gift from young Robert Ballentine, son of SSGT Michael G. Ballentine assigned to the 6922nd Security Squadron. He was one of the many well wishers who came to say goodbye to CPT Moore as he leaves for United States. CPT Moore was released in Hanoi by North Vietnam on 4 Mar 73

Ex-POW, U.S. Navy CPT Ernest Milvin Moore Jr., (Captured 11 Mar 67) gets a kiss and a gift from young Robert Ballentine, son of SSGT Michael G. Ballentine assigned to the 6922nd Security Squadron. Robert was one of the many well wishers who came to say goodbye to CPT Moore prior to his departure for the United States. CPT Moore was released in Hanoi by North Vietnam on 4 Mar 73

SSGT David Brandonberg of the 33rd Air Rescue Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepares a flare for a routine practice flare drop from an HH-53 Jolly Green giant helicopter

Photojournalist SSGT J. Scott Crist and Motion Picture Cameraman SMSGT Bill Baker, left to right, aboard a helicopter, accomplish aerial photography of the aircraft storage area. The camera team is assigned to the 1361st Photographic Squadron

SSGT Paul Catles, an eye specialist, examines Frederick Mayes, USA, (Ret.) in the optometry clinic at Kenner Army Hospital

SPEC 6 Linley L. Leonard adjusts an IV for SSGT William Ketcherside of the 240th Quartermaster Battalion, a patient at Kenner Army Hospital

SSGT David A . Danner, an F-15 Eagle aircraft crew chief, walks toward the flightline to service an F-15

SSGT Tony Ware, left, and SSGT Johnathan Hussey treat a patient in the emergency room of the USAF hospital

SSGT Ernest Witt, a hygienist at the main base dental clinic, cleans the teeth of PO3 George Pollard

SSGT Clyde D. Shell, left, and SGT Walter G. Chitwood demonstrate the use of a portable resuscitator in the USAF hospital emergency room

CPT Jody Joyner discusses the acquisition of weight room equipment with SSGT Tank Tyler, a member of the gym staff

A group of Air Force security police listen as Marine Corps SSGT Richard Bishop critiques the operation they have just completed. The policemen are participating in anti-terrorist training being conducted by the 1ST Marine Brigade School

A group of Air Force security police listen as Marine Corps SSGT Dave Gerard critiques the operation they have just completed. The policemen are participating in anti-terrorist training being conducted by the 1ST Marine Brigade School

A group of Air Force security policemen gather around SSGT Richard Bishop, a Marine Corps instructor, as he briefs them on the details of an anti-terrorist operation. The policemen are participating in an anti-terrorist exercise being conducted by the 1ST Marine Brigade School

SSGT Richard Bishop, a Marine Corps instructor, critiques the performance of a group of Air Force security policemen who have just completed an anti-terrorist operation. The policemen are participating in an anti-terrorist exercise being conducted by the 1st Marine Brigade School

SSGT Richard Bishop, a Marine Corps instructor, critiques the performance of a group of Air Force security policemen who have just completed an anti-terrorist operation. The policemen are participating in an anti-terrorist exercise being conducted by the 1st Marine Brigade School

SSGT Richard Bishop, a Marine Corps instructor, explains an attack maneuver to a group of Air Force security policemen undergoing anti-terrorist training

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

Facility engineer Bill Lanich, weather equipment technician SSGT Donald Dumrauf and mechanical engineer Jan Servaites (left to right), operating a console, simulate the comparison of radar imagery with television imagery. The technicians work in the Tower Facility in the Avionics Laboratory, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratory, Air Force Systems Command

SSGT Willie Dale, a photographer assigned to Detachment 3, 1269th Audiovisual Squadron, participates in a water survival training exercise

Medical Laboratory Technician SSGT John Pinson is doing a lipid chemical profile on a Riotochem II parallel fast analyzer used to determine body fats

SSGT Tisbale and an airman stand guard outside the PAVE PAWS radar site

SSGT Reese Goode shakes hands with BGEN Harold W. Tood, executive assistant to the chair, Joint Chiefs of STAFF

SSGT "Dixie" Bennett, of the 2114th Communications Squadron, sits in the quadracycle that he designed and built to help combat the energy shortage

SSGT Reese Goode visits St. Vincent's Orphanage during his tour of duty in Vietnam

SSGT Cook is the senior air traffic controller for Marine Air Control Squadron 6. He has logged over 2,000 hours in the tower and he is also the career planner for the squadron

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Rupert Davis of the 317th Field Maintenance Squadron puts the finishing touches on a specially fabricated tool in the machine shop

AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Hanson and STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Lamb of the 52nd Avionics Maintenance Squadron tighten panel screws on an F-4 Phantom II aircraft

Junior ROTC student, SSGT Dawn Phillips stands on the side of an A-6E Intruder aircraft and looks into the cockpit

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

SSGT Davis of the Tactical Air Command Center is in radio contact with an aircraft

SSGT Gaither looks around to signal SSGT Torres to advance on a fire objective. The men are undergoing combat awareness field training, being given to the photographers and illustrators to prepare them for combat situations

Photographer, SSGT Bradway applies camouflage grease paint to his face as he prepares for combat awareness field training, being given to photographers and illustrators to prepare them for combat situations

SSGT Robert A. Ingram's hobby, silversmithing and lapidary, won him second place in a Belleville arts and craft show. He competed against more than 50 craftsmen. Ingram is attached to the Air Force Communication Service Headquarters

Artwork: "SSGT J.T. Turner" Artist: Alvin Pimsler

SrA David Wade, Eugene Clark and SSgt Kevin Gorney, missile maintenance crewmen, perform an electrical check on an LGM-30F Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in its silo

SSGT F. Berry, commander, 2nd Plt., Co. A., Bn. Landing Team 1/2, briefs his squad leaders after the company had assaulted Scusset Beach and moved to Camp Edwards for their field exercise

Security policeman SSGT Robert Colyer drops a white phosphorous mortar round into an M-29 81mm mortar during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range

Security policeman SSGT Leo Miller feeds rounds into an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range

Jeannie Manuel and SSGT Gil Cadena cheer upon hearing their names announced as finalists in the Air Force Talent Contest

51st Security Police Squadron member SSGT Robert Colyer packs a white phosphorous mortar round during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range

Security policeman SSGT Charlie Bryer coordinates mortar fire with a range officer by using a radio during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range

SSGT Joseph Reilly instructs a security policeman to remove the hot barrel of an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range. Reilly is a member of the 3rd Security Police Squadron

SSGT King yells to the men of his platoon to follow him as they join up near the drop zone and begin the break to their objectives during exercise REFORGER '80

Security policeman SSGT Joseph Reilly teaches M-2 .50-caliber machine gun operation to his team during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range. Reilly is a member of the 3rd Security Police Squadron

Security policeman SSGT Joseph Reilly teacher M-2 .50-caliber machine gun operation to SGT Montgomery Postelthwait during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range. The instructor is a member of the 3rd Security Police Squadron

Security policeman SSGT Michael Moore sets a charge on an illumination mortar round during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range

SSGT Craig Harvey explains the use of a white phosphorous mortar round to security policemen during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range. Harvey is a 3rd Security Police Squadron heavy weapons instructor

Security policeman SSGT Robert Carrier fires an M-67 90mm recoilless rifle during heavy weapons training at Rodriquez Range

SSGT David Turner, Osan Air Base Fire Department, plays with an Amerasian infant (the child of an American serviceman and a Korean mother) during the baby's visit to the base. The baby is from the St. Vincent's Home for Amerasian Children

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Larry Manuel congratulates AIRMAN (AMN) Frank Franz, an Air Force telephone lineman, on a job well done

SSGT David Williams, assigned to the 2146th Communication Group, uses hand puppets to teach English to children of mixed American/Korean parentage

SSGT David Williams, assigned to the 2146th Communication Group, uses hand puppets to teach English to children of mixed American/Korean parentage

SSGT Michele Crenshaw, 51st Composite Wing, Osan Air Base, holds two children at the St. Vincent's Home for Amerasian Children (the children of an American serviceman a Korean woman) during a visit to the home

A "victim" is treated by SSGT Ken Suoboda, 1550th Aircrew Training and Test Wing, during Sarex '80, a joint U.S.-Canadian pararescue exercise

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Larry Manuel briefs Air Force telephone linemen on their mission during an exercise

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

SSGT E. Beranek, SGT Tony Hughes and A1C Mark Perdue, all of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, wait their turn aboard an HC-130 Hercules aircraft prior to making their jump during SAREX '80

STAFF Sergeants (SSGT) Dennis Puffer, rear, and SSGT Philip Earley carry ex-Iranian hostage Richard Queen from a C-9 Nightingale aircraft of the 55th Aeromedical Airlift Squadron to a waiting ambulance. Queen, an American diplomat who was held hostage for 250 days, was transferred here from Zurich, Switzerland, for treatment at the US Air Force Regional Medical Center Weisbaden

SSGT Rosemary Meier, of the Wisconsin Air National Guard is in radio contact with one of the OA-37 Dragonfly aircraft crewmen

SSGT Henry Domme checks an "unexploded" (inert) bomb during Prime Beef, a simulated runway attack exercise

SSGT Chris Potwin and Al Merwitz from Detachment 3, 1361st Audiovisual Squadron, perform maintenance on video equipment from the Aerospace Audiovisual Service (AAVS) television van

SSGT Chris Potwin, Detachment 3, 1361st Audiovisual Squadron, discusses the operations of the Aerospace Audiovisual Service television van with MAJ Guyitt, commander, Detachment 3, 1361st Audiovisual Squadron

SSGT Mike Hinson and SMSGT Ralph Kelly, 1361st Audiovisual Squadron, stand by to film the arrival of the Aerospace Audiovisual Service (AAVS) television van

SSGT John Koekenberg, Detachment 3, 1361st Audiovisual Squadron, Rhein-Main Air Base, West Germany, operates a video camera used in conjunction with an Aerospace Audiovisual Service (AAVS) television van to cover the events of Air Fete '80

Air traffic controllers SSGT Charles W. Duff and A1C Craig G. Huck (left to right), in the control tower, direct an incoming aircraft. The airmen are participating in testing of chemical warfare gear

Paratrooper Henry MacNally, tour guide at the military museum here, looks on as A1C John Glowacki, center, and SSGT Robert Overland, both members U.S. Air Force 317th Combat Control Team, use the communications radio. The men are participating in exercise Reforger/Autumn Forge 1980, which is a reserve airdrop taking place both here and in Germany and involving mostly U.S. and British troops and equipment

Paratrooper Henry MacNally, tour guide at the military museum here, looks on as U.S. Air Force SSGT Robert Overland, a member of 317th Combat Control Team, uses the communications radio. The two men are participating in exercise Reforger/Autumn Forge 1980, which is a reserve airdrop taking place both here and in Germany and involving mostly U.S. and British troops and equipment

SSGT John Redden, 3rd Movement Battalion, directs the march of newly-arrived troops during exercise Reforger '80

Jay Delleuew, the mayor of Hoogerheide, Holland, and COL Simon Duinker, wing commander, Woensdrecat Air Base, observe teletype operator SSGT Von McKnight during exercise Reforger '80

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Cathy Coleman of the 31st Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Air Force Reserve, prepares a patient for transport aboard a C-141B Starlifter aircraft during a reserve training exercise

SSGT Kenneth Paulini, in Indian attire, inducts his son, Scout Kevin Paulini, into Webelow at a Statement of Word ceremony in the Skyraider Recreation Center at Tempelhof Central Airport

SSGT Arcadi, a member of the combat control team (CCT), hangs from a harness, which simulates hanging from a parachute

SSGT Miller, of the combat control team (CCT), fires the grenade launcher

SSGT Miller and SGT Lindland, members of the combat control team (CCT), set up the M-60 machine gun

SSGT Tynan and MSGT Williams prepare the charge on the bomb for the combat control team (CCT)

A1C Bill Adams and SSGT Randall Simeona hook up an MH-2A hose cart to refuel a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft. The airmen are from the Fuels Management Branch, 22nd Supply Squadron, 22nd Bombardment Wing. The branch was recently named one of the top three units in the Strategic Air Command

SSGT Mike Butterworth, a forward air controller, Ft. Campbell Ky., keeps an eye out for the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft that are to attack an enemy position during exercise Thunderhog II '80

While SSGT Mike Butterworth talks the aircraft down, CPT Terry Cathcart prepares a smoke grenade to mark their position during exercise Thunderhog II '80

SSGT Shelby Coulter, 6122nd Air Base Wing, speaks to exercise Cope North '80 participants after they have been processed

SSGT John Morrison instructs a security police training class at the 51st Security Police Squadron

A SSGT of the Air Force Communications Command (AFCC) monitors a main radar unit and runs a system check for calibrating the unit

A SSGT of the Air Force Communications Command (AFCC) monitors a main radar unit and runs a system check for calibrating the unit

SSGT Larry Pierce, seated, passes repair project information to SSGT Jeff Duffield. Both men are job control technicians in the Job Control Section of the 1974th Communications Group, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC)

SSGT Robert Etherton, navigation aids technician, uses a theodolite to ensure the proper positioning of an aircraft on the localizer course. The localizer is in the background. Etherton is from the 1866th Facility Checking Squadron, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC)

SSGT John W. Owens, 1965th Communications Squadron, Air Force Communications Command (AFCC), prepares to change a bulb in a cloud height detector transmitter

SSGT Ellea Amos, ground radio equipment repair technician, checks the operation of the scope control in the Aeronautical Station of the 1974th Communications Group, Air Force Communications Command

SSGT Anthony J. Mathis and SGT Bryan S. Hammons from the 2048th Communications Squadron, work on Digital Subscriber Terminal Equipment (DSTE) in the telecommunications center

From back to front, Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) controllers TSGT Rod Horton, A1C Dawn Noyes and SSGT Steve Medwick monitor radar scopes from a small trailer near the runway

SSGT James B. Ziegler, an air traffic controller with the Air Force Communications Command (AFCC), looks through binoculars

Beth Arnold interprets while STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Dennis Wik of the 242nd Combat Communications Squadron shows a class how to operate a teletype machine. Personnel from the squadron refurbish and repair donated, condemned, and discarded teletype machines

A1C Tom O'Neill, right, SSGT John Huggins, center, and SMSGT Wayne Cannon operate the communications console at the Air Force Communications Command (AFCC) Command Post

AMN Gary Mathis and SSGT Gennaro Riccitelli from the 2048th Communications Squadron, monitor on-line data in the Weather Switch to isolate a system fault