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US Air Force (USAF) 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Matthew Robey (left) and 2LT Michelle Taylor of the 2nd Munitions Squadron (MS), Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), do a hands-on restoration of the 8th Air Force Museums F-84F Thunderstreak fighter aircraft

US Air Force (USAF) 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Matthew Robey (left) and 2LT ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: A1C... More

US Air Force (USAF) 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Matthew Robey (left) and 2LT Michelle Taylor of the 2nd Munitions Squadron (MS), Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana (LA), do a hands-on restoration of the 8th Air Force Museums F-84F Thunderstreak fighter aircraft

US Air Force (USAF) 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Matthew Robey (left) and 2LT ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: A1C... More

U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command

U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command

U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander (right), provides remarks during an award ceremony honoring the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21, 2016. Durin... More

MSGT Vic Willoughby, Challenge 79 moderator, center, announces the team standings during a closed circuit television game show at the Strategic Air Command Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

MSGT Vic Willoughby, Challenge 79 moderator, center, announces the tea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released t... More

TSGT Brad McClain, right, awards five points to a Challenge 79 contestant while MSGT Phil Volz, left, and TSGT Dave McKinney operate the cameras. Challenge 79 is a closed circuit television game show aired at the Strategic Air Command Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

TSGT Brad McClain, right, awards five points to a Challenge 79 contest...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released t... More

A KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling boom operator practices with a refueling training simulator

A KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling boom operator practices with a ref...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT John L. Marine Release Status... More

A Reserve Associates nurse, aboard a C-9 Nightingale aircraft, cares for a patient

A Reserve Associates nurse, aboard a C-9 Nightingale aircraft, cares f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Ed Dixon Release Status: Rel... More

GEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., Commander 8th Air Force, speaks with a television interviewer as they stand near the KC-10A Extender aircraft that was just delivered here by Douglas Aircraft Company

GEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., Commander 8th Air Force, speaks with a televi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... More

GEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., Commander 8th Air Force, speaks at the delivery ceremony for this KC-10A Extender aircraft

GEN Edgar S. Harris Jr., Commander 8th Air Force, speaks at the delive...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... More

The first KC-10A Extender advanced tanker/cargo aircraft prepares for takeoff after delivery ceremonies at the McDonnell Douglas Corp. plant. The aircraft is headed for Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

The first KC-10A Extender advanced tanker/cargo aircraft prepares for ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public ... More

Douglas Aircraft Company President John C. Brizendine speaks from the podium during the delivery ceremony for the KC-10A Extender aircraft in the background

Douglas Aircraft Company President John C. Brizendine speaks from the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... More

Douglas Aircraft Company President John C. Brizendine speaks at the delivery ceremony for this KC-10A Extender aircraft

Douglas Aircraft Company President John C. Brizendine speaks at the de...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... More

A crowd files aboard the KC-10A Extender aircraft that was just delivered here by Douglas Aircraft Company

A crowd files aboard the KC-10A Extender aircraft that was just delive...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... More

A left front view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft on the ground with its cargo door open

A left front view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft on the ground with its ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... More

The unoccupied Air Refueling Officer (ARO) station aboard a KC-10 Extender aircraft

The unoccupied Air Refueling Officer (ARO) station aboard a KC-10 Exte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release St... More

MSGT Mark Nelson from the 4201st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, checks the landing gear on a KC-10 Extender aircraft

MSGT Mark Nelson from the 4201st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksda...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

MAJ Sam Hezlip, a test pilot with the 4201th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, answers questions about the KC-10 Extender aircraft to members of the British aviation press

MAJ Sam Hezlip, a test pilot with the 4201th Test and Evaluation Squad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

A view of the cockpit of a KC-10A Extender aircraft during take-off. The aircraft is being used during exercise Ocean Venture '82

A view of the cockpit of a KC-10A Extender aircraft during take-off. T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OCEAN VENTURE '82 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... More

A right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft parked on the runway prior to flying an in flight refueling mission

A right side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft parked on the runway pr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Simons Release Status: Re... More

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

Air Force Reserve flight line mechanic SSGT Buddy Harris removes the s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Simons Release Status: Re... More

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

CPT Jerry Prather and CPT Jon Rhynard, both Air Force Reserve A-10 Thu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Simons Release Status: Re... More

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

A right side view of a row of a Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Simons Release Status: Re... More

A pilot settles into the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft prior to a flight

A pilot settles into the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Buster Kellum Release Status:... More

Munitions personnel use a weapons loader to load missiles into the bomb bay of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft

Munitions personnel use a weapons loader to load missiles into the bom...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Buster Kellum Release Status:... More

KC-10 Extender aircraft parked on the flight line

KC-10 Extender aircraft parked on the flight line

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Buster Kellum Release Status:... More

Various types of weapons loading equipment on the flight line. Two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pass over in the background

Various types of weapons loading equipment on the flight line. Two A-1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Buster Kellum Release Status:... More

Artwork: Portrait of MASTER Sergeant Terry L. Lacaillade, Headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, selected as one of 1984's Outstanding Airmen. Artist: MASTER Sergeant Larrie Jenkins, US Air Force

Artwork: Portrait of MASTER Sergeant Terry L. Lacaillade, Headquarters...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An Air Force weapons loading crew practices loading ordnance onto a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in preparation for Mini Sword, an annual competition to increase combat readiness

An Air Force weapons loading crew practices loading ordnance onto a B-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Sheppard Release Status: Relea... More

Air Force security policemen apprehends an"intruder"while practicing security techniques in preparation for Mini Sword, an annual competition to increase combat readiness

Air Force security policemen apprehends an"intruder"while practicing s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Sheppard Release Status: Relea... More

A left front view of an 8th Air Force KC-10A Extender aircraft parked on the flight line with an A-37B Dragonfly aircraft taxiing in the foreground

A left front view of an 8th Air Force KC-10A Extender aircraft parked ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT D. Sutherland Release Status... More

A left front view of an 8th Air Force KC-10A Extender aircraft parked on the flight line

A left front view of an 8th Air Force KC-10A Extender aircraft parked ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT D. Sutherland Release Status... More

A munitions maintenance crew works at night to secure AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles to a pylon under the right wing of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A munitions maintenance crew works at night to secure AGM-86B air-laun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt. Phil Schmitten Release Statu... More

Base fire department personnel respond to a simulated terrorist attack on a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

Base fire department personnel respond to a simulated terrorist attack...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

Red smoke, simulating a nuclear weapon engulfed in flames aboard a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft, rises in the foreground as another B-52G sits abandoned by its crew in the background during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

Red smoke, simulating a nuclear weapon engulfed in flames aboard a B-5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A view of 12 general purpose bombs loaded under the right wing of a B52G Stratofortress aircraft

A view of 12 general purpose bombs loaded under the right wing of a B5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Phil Schmitten Release ... More

Air and ground support personnel from the 2nd Bombardment Wing take care of paperwork as they pass through a mobility line during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team. Members of the wing are deploying to a forward operating base near Yuma, Arizona

Air and ground support personnel from the 2nd Bombardment Wing take ca...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A security policeman stands guard with an M16 rifle equipped with an M203 40 mm grenade launcher while a munitions convoy delivers weapons to a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A security policeman stands guard with an M16 rifle equipped with an M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A munitions maintenance crew secures AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles to a pylon under the left wing of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A munitions maintenance crew secures AGM-86B air-launched cruise missi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A B-52G Stratofortress aircraft approaches the tail of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for in-flight refueling during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A B-52G Stratofortress aircraft approaches the tail of a KC-135 Strato...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Jose Hernandez Release Status... More

A B-52G Stratofortress aircraft takes off during a minimum interval takeoff exercise. During the exercise, three cells of six B-52 and KC-10 Extender aircraft will take off seconds apart under combat conditions. The exercise is a part of an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A B-52G Stratofortress aircraft takes off during a minimum interval ta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A B-52G Stratofortress aircraft takes off with another B-52G close behind. Three cells of six B-52 and KC-10 Extender aircraft will takeoff seconds apart under combat conditions during the minimum interval takeoff exercise. The exercise is a part of an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A B-52G Stratofortress aircraft takes off with another B-52G close beh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Phil Schmitten Release ... More

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Don Ave, 2nd Bombardment Wing weapons systems controller, notes the progress of weapons system maintenance in the Aircraft Readiness Center during an operational readiness inspection being conducted by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Don Ave, 2nd Bombardment Wing weapons systems co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A pilot and copilot from the 2nd Bombardment Wing, wearing full chemical-biological warfare gear, take their positions in the cockpit of a B52G Stratofortress aircraft during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A pilot and copilot from the 2nd Bombardment Wing, wearing full chemic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A security policeman from the 2nd Bombardment Wing is given a shot as he passes through a mobility line during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team. Members of the wing are deploying to a forward operating base near Yuma, Arizona

A security policeman from the 2nd Bombardment Wing is given a shot as ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A member of the 2nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron, dressed in chemical-biological warfare gear, adjusts the fuse of a general purpose bomb during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A member of the 2nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron, dressed in chemica...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A member of the 2nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron inspects general purose bombs on a bomb rack before they are loaded on the wing of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A member of the 2nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron inspects general pu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

Three B-52G Stratofortress aircraft leave clouds of exhaust behind as they take off in formation. During this minimum interval takeoff exercise, three cells of six B-52 and KC-10 Extender aircraft will take off seconds apart under combat conditions. The exercise is part of an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

Three B-52G Stratofortress aircraft leave clouds of exhaust behind as ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt. Phil Schmitten Release Statu... More

A front view of four nuclear free-fall bombs on a bomb cart

A front view of four nuclear free-fall bombs on a bomb cart

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

An elevated view of an air crew dashing to their B-52G Stratofortress aircraft in response to the alert signal during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

An elevated view of an air crew dashing to their B-52G Stratofortress ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A munitions maintenance crew works at night to secure AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles to a pylon under the left wing of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A munitions maintenance crew works at night to secure AGM-86B air-laun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

A B-52G Stratofortress aircraft approaches the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for in-flight refueling during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

A B-52G Stratofortress aircraft approaches the boom of a KC-135 Strato...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

Red tags hang from three AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles before they are loaded onto a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

Red tags hang from three AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles before t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Staff Sgt. Phil Schmitten Release ... More

An aircrew member from the 2nd Bombardment Wing, wearing full chemical-biological warfare gear, takes his position in a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during an operational readiness inspection by the Strategic Air Command Inspector General Team

An aircrew member from the 2nd Bombardment Wing, wearing full chemical...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Phil Schmitten Release Status... More

An underside view of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft from the 62nd Bomb Squadron during the Strategic Air Command bomb competition Proud Shield

An underside view of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft from the 62nd Bom...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Casillas Release Status: Rele... More

A KC-10A Extender aircraft of the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron is loaded during the loading competition phase of the Strategic Air Command bomb competition Proud Shield

A KC-10A Extender aircraft of the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron is loade...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Locati Release Status: Releas... More

A close-up of the commemorative patch for Exercise PROUD SHIELD 87, the Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A close-up of the commemorative patch for Exercise PROUD SHIELD 87, th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Rose S. Reynolds Release Stat... More

A B-1B bomber is displayed on the airfield along with other current and vintage US Air Force aircraft.  Also pictured, to the right are:  an F-111 aircraft, an F-15 Eagle aircraft, an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and an F-4 Phantom II aircraft.  In the b

A B-1B bomber is displayed on the airfield along with other current an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Rose S. Reynolds Release Stat... More

An honor guard stands at attention as members of participating units of Exercise PROUD SHIELD 87, the Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition, arrive for the symposium and awards banquet

An honor guard stands at attention as members of participating units o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Rose S. Reynolds Release Stat... More

Lieutenant General (LGEN) Ellie G. Shuler Jr., commander, 8th Air Force and director, 8th Air Force Combat Operations STAFF, Strategic Air Command, welcomes participants of Exercise PROUD SHIELD 87, the Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competi

Lieutenant General (LGEN) Ellie G. Shuler Jr., commander, 8th Air Forc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Rose S. Reynolds Release Stat... More

A B-52 aircraft from the 596th Bombardment Squadron flies in Exercise Proud Shield '88

A B-52 aircraft from the 596th Bombardment Squadron flies in Exercise ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

B-52 aircraft from the 596th Bombardment Squadron fly in exercise Proud Shield '88

B-52 aircraft from the 596th Bombardment Squadron fly in exercise Prou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

A view of the base operations building and control tower

A view of the base operations building and control tower

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tom Guminsky Release Status: Relea... More

A view of the main gate

A view of the main gate

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tom Guminsky Release Status: Relea... More

B-52 aircraft from the 596th Bombardment Squadron is refueled in flight during exercise Proud Shield '88

B-52 aircraft from the 596th Bombardment Squadron is refueled in fligh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

STAFF SGT. Alan Wilkin of the 2nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron guides a 62nd Bombardment Squadron B-52 Stratofortress aircraft as it begins to taxi off the flight line during the Strategic Air Command (SAC) competition Proud Shield '88

STAFF SGT. Alan Wilkin of the 2nd Organizational Maintenance Squadron ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

A 2nd Bombardment Wing B-52G Stratofortress aircraft, foreground, taxis past a pair of KC-10A Extender aircraft as it heads for the runway during the Strategic Air Command (SAC) competition Proud Shield '88

A 2nd Bombardment Wing B-52G Stratofortress aircraft, foreground, taxi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Stat... More

A 62nd Bombardment Squadron B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, foreground, and a KC-10A Extender aircraft sit on the flight line during the Strategic Air Command (SAC) competition Proud Shield '88

A 62nd Bombardment Squadron B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, foreground, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John K. Mcdowell Release Stat... More

Secretary of the Air Force Edward C. Aldridge, left, is escorted by General (GEN) John T. Chain Jr., Commander in CHIEF of the Strategic Air Command (SAC), as he arrives at the base to preside over the SAC bombing and navigation competition Proud Shield 8

Secretary of the Air Force Edward C. Aldridge, left, is escorted by Ge...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Bob Fehringer Release Status:... More

Representatives of the 5th Bombardment Wing from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota (ND), cheer as they are awarded the Fairchild Trophy as the overall winner of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) bombing and navigation competition Proud Shield 88.  Presenti

Representatives of the 5th Bombardment Wing from Minot Air Force Base,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Bob Fehringer, USAF Release S... More

Air Force officers browse through a defense contractor's exhibit in a hangar during the Strategic Air Command (SAC) bombing and navigation competition Proud Shield '88

Air Force officers browse through a defense contractor's exhibit in a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

Two officers from the 27th Tactical Fighter Wing from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., are presented the LeMay trophy for their winning efforts in the F-111 fighter aircraft category of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) bombing and navigation competition Proud

Two officers from the 27th Tactical Fighter Wing from Cannon Air Force...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

Secretary of the Air Force Edward C. Aldridge, center, receives a standing ovation at a banquet held to mark the Stategic Air Command (SAC) bombing and navigation competition Proud Shield 88.  To the left of Aldridge is General (GEN) John T. Chain, Comman

Secretary of the Air Force Edward C. Aldridge, center, receives a stan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Bob Fehringer, USAF Release S... More

A view of the artwork painted on the nose of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft known as "Chow-hound #2"

A view of the artwork painted on the nose of a B-52G Stratofortress ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ralph Kaputska Release Status:... More

Mr. Dellon Bombgardener sits in the cockpit of the restored World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber aircraft known as Texas Raiders on display during the annual open house and airshow. At 68, he is the only original World War II B-17 pilot still officially certified by the Federal Aviation Agency. He flew 35 bombing missions over Germany during the war

Mr. Dellon Bombgardener sits in the cockpit of the restored World War ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Scott Stewart Release S... More

Mr. Dellon Bombgardener poses with the restored World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber aircraft known as Texas Raiders. At 68, he is the only original World War II B-17 pilot still officially certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. He flew 35 bombing missions over Germany during the war

Mr. Dellon Bombgardener poses with the restored World War II B-17G Fly...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Scott Stewart Release S... More

An air-to-air left side view of the restored World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber aircraft known as Texas Raiders in flight during the annual open house and airshow

An air-to-air left side view of the restored World War II B-17G Flying...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

Visitors gather around the restored World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber aircraft known as Texas Raiders on display during the annual open house and airshow

Visitors gather around the restored World War II B-17G Flying Fortress...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

An air-to-air left side view of the restored World War II B-17G Flying Fortress bomber aircraft known as Texas Raiders in flight during the annual open house and airshow

An air-to-air left side view of the restored World War II B-17G Flying...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

AIRMAN 1ST Class Rick Williams, editor of the 2nd Wing's Observer newspaper, uses a computer to lay out the next issue

AIRMAN 1ST Class Rick Williams, editor of the 2nd Wing's Observer news...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Dave Nolan Release Status: R... More

SGT. Kevin Gramer, Detachment 1, 1360th Audiovisual Squadron, works in the electronic darkroom, moving images on the computer screen. Barksdale is one of four bases testing the new electronic photo labs

SGT. Kevin Gramer, Detachment 1, 1360th Audiovisual Squadron, works in...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Dave Nolan Release Stat... More

A KC-10A Extender aircraft from the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron levels out after takeoff during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A KC-10A Extender aircraft from the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron levels...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

A 596th Bombardment Squadron B-52G Stratofortress aircraft takes on fuel from a 71st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. Both aircraft are participating in Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A 596th Bombardment Squadron B-52G Stratofortress aircraft takes on fu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '92 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

Officers from the 71st Air Refueling Squadron and the 596th Bombardment Squadron consult their planning charts at a joint mission briefing during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

Officers from the 71st Air Refueling Squadron and the 596th Bombardmen...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '92 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

Technicians from the 2nd Bombardment Wing service one of the engines on a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

Technicians from the 2nd Bombardment Wing service one of the engines o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '92 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

A member of the 2nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron secures a BDU-50 high-drag practice bomb onto a cart during Proud Shield'92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A member of the 2nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron secures a BDU-50 hi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

Members of the 2nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron secure a BDU-50 high-drag bomb onto the lift of an MJ-1B bomb loader during Proud Shield'92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

Members of the 2nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron secure a BDU-50 high...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

A B-52G Stratofortress aircraft from the 596th Bombardment Squadron flies a practice sortie prior to competing in Proud Shield'92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A B-52G Stratofortress aircraft from the 596th Bombardment Squadron fl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

A KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft from the 71st Air Refueling Squadron flies a mission during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft from the 71st Air Refueling Squadron f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

Aircrews from the 596th Bombardment Squadron discuss a mission during Proud Shield'92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

Aircrews from the 596th Bombardment Squadron discuss a mission during ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

A close-up view of two BDU-50 low-drag practice bombs loaded on the wing pylon of a 596th Bombardment Squadron B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during Proud Shield'92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A close-up view of two BDU-50 low-drag practice bombs loaded on the wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

The flight crew of a 32nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-10A Extender aircraft participates in a bombing sortie during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

The flight crew of a 32nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-10A Extender aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

The boom operator of a 71st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft watches through the refueling station window as a 596th Bombardment Squadron B-52G Stratofortress aircraft approaches to take on fuel. Both aircraft are participating in Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

The boom operator of a 71st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135A Stratotanke...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

A technician from the 2nd Bombardment Wing performs maintenance on a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A technician from the 2nd Bombardment Wing performs maintenance on a K...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '92 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

The boom operator aboard a 32nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-10A Extender aircraft maneuvers the refueling boom while on a mission during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

The boom operator aboard a 32nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-10A Extender...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

CPT Brad Jensen briefs aircrews from the 71st Air Refueling Squadron and the 596th Bombardment Squadron prior to a joint mission during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

CPT Brad Jensen briefs aircrews from the 71st Air Refueling Squadron a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

Members of the 2nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron use an MJ-1B bomb loader to load a BDU-50 low-drag practice bomb onto the wing pylon of a 596th Bombardment Wing B-52G Stratofortress aircraft.  They are participating in Proud Shield'92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

Members of the 2nd Munitions Maintenance Squadron use an MJ-1B bomb lo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

A KC-10A Extender aircraft from the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron lifts off from the runway during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A KC-10A Extender aircraft from the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron lifts ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

A 596th Bombardment Squadron B-52G Stratofortress aircraft prepares to touch down on the runway after a mission during Proud Shield'92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A 596th Bombardment Squadron B-52G Stratofortress aircraft prepares to...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

A 596th Bombardment Squadron B-52G Stratofortress aircraft breaks away from the refueling boom of a 71st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft after taking on fuel. Both aircraft are participating in Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

A 596th Bombardment Squadron B-52G Stratofortress aircraft breaks away...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Scott Stewart Release Status:... More

KC-135A Stratotanker aircrews from the 71st Air Refueling Squadron and B-52G Stratofortress aircrews from the 596th Bombardment Squadron hold a joint mission briefing during Proud Shield '92, a Strategic Air Command bombing and navigation competition

KC-135A Stratotanker aircrews from the 71st Air Refueling Squadron and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '92 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

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