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Donatello, Desert Ninja, adorns the nose of a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft from the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, during Operation Desert Shield.

Donatello, Desert Ninja, adorns the nose of a C-130 Hercules transport...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: MASTER SGT. Jose Lopez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

Steyr vehicles and light armored equipment are parked at an outpost during Operation Desert Shield

Steyr vehicles and light armored equipment are parked at an outpost du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

A starboard bow view of the hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20) as it lies at anchor during Operation Desert Shield

A starboard bow view of the hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20) as it...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Ac) Scott M. Allen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

An aerial view of a vehicle park, foreground, and billeting area at the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) base camp during Operation Desert Shield.

An aerial view of a vehicle park, foreground, and billeting area at th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. J.R. Ruark Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

AIRMAN 1ST Class Matthew Sumrell paints an F-15 Eagle aircraft prior to its delivery to the Saudi Arabian Air Force for use during Operation Desert Shield

AIRMAN 1ST Class Matthew Sumrell paints an F-15 Eagle aircraft prior t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Bitburg Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany(DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH SGT. Fernando Serna Rel... More

An F-4G Wild Weasel aircraft, foreground, and an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft are serviced on the flight line prior to departing for Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. The F-4G is armed with AGM-88 HARM missiles

An F-4G Wild Weasel aircraft, foreground, and an F-16 Fighting Falcon ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Spangdahlem Air Base Country: Germany(DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH SGT. Fernando Serna Release Statu... More

Members of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing stand in a processing line as their personal data and orders are checked prior to their departure for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

Members of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing stand in a processing line a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Raf Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown ... More

An airman watches as 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft prepare to depart for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

An airman watches as 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft prepar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. David Nolan Release S... More

F-111F aircraft of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing take off for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

F-111F aircraft of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing take off for Saudi A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Raf Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Da... More

A television camera crew hurries onto the catwalk beside the landing signal officer (LSO) platform to film aircraft recovery operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) during Operation Desert Shield

A television camera crew hurries onto the catwalk beside the landing s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Gulf Of Oman Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Bartlett Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

A sailor says goodbye to his wife before departing for the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield

A sailor says goodbye to his wife before departing for the Persian Gul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... More

A plane director signals to the pilot of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft that has just made an arrested landing on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). The EISENHOWER is on station in the Persian Gulf in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

A plane director signals to the pilot of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft that...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mark Kettenhoffen Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

Rear Adm. Jerry L. Unruh, commander, Carrier Group 1, talks to media pool correspondents prior to a press conference aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). The correspondents are covering Operation Desert Storm

Rear Adm. Jerry L. Unruh, commander, Carrier Group 1, talks to media p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Gulf Of Oman Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Bartlett Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

Equipment of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) lines the pier in preparation for loading aboard rapid-response vehicle cargo ships for transportation to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

Equipment of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) lines the pier in...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Rel... More

Crew members man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH-9) prepares to depart for the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield

Crew members man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LP...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... More

Wearing an oxygen breathing apparatus and protective clothing, the lead man on a hose team waits for the signal to advance during a conflagration drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). The INDEPENDENCE is in the gulf for Operation Desert Shield

Wearing an oxygen breathing apparatus and protective clothing, the lea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Gulf Of Oman Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Bartlett Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

Sailors scan the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) prior to the commencement of flight operations, searching for any debris that could cause foreign object damage (FOD) to aircraft operating on the deck. The EISENHOWER is on station in the Persian Gulf in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

Sailors scan the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mark Kettenhoffen Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

Journalist 2nd Class Dietrich Volkland directs the evening news on the closed-circuit television system aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). The INDEPENDENCE is in the gulf as part of Operation Desert Shield

Journalist 2nd Class Dietrich Volkland directs the evening news on the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Gulf Of Oman Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Bartlett Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

Flight deck crewmen help mount a Mark 20 Rockeye II cluster bomb beneath the wing of an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) during Operation Desert Shield. An AIM-9 Sidewinder missile is mounted on the aircraft's wing tip

Flight deck crewmen help mount a Mark 20 Rockeye II cluster bomb benea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mark Kettenhoffen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

A catapult officer gives the signal to launch an Attack Squadron 196 (VA-196) A-6E Intruder aircraft during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62). The INDEPENDENCE is one of the U.S. Navy ships sent to the Persian Gulf in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

A catapult officer gives the signal to launch an Attack Squadron 196 (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: JO2(Sw) Joe Bartlett Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

A Marine takes a break while helping to unload a maritime pre-positioning ship. Some of the U.S. forces sent to the Persian Gulf region in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait will be provided with pre-positioned equipment

A Marine takes a break while helping to unload a maritime pre-position...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/STORM Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: JO2(Sw) Joe Bartlett Release Status: Released to Publi... More

A starboard beam view of the frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A starboard beam view of the frigate USS BREWTON (FF-1086) underway no...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/STORM Country: Indian Ocean(IOC) Scene Camera Operator: OS2 Bouvia Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

A starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29) underway north of Diego Garcia en route to the Persian Gulf after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi forces

A starboard bow view of the guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/STORM Country: Indian Ocean(IOC) Scene Camera Operator: OS2 Bouvia Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

A tug positions the ocean minesweeper USS ADROIT (MSO-509) over the submerged deck of the Dutch heavy lift ship SUPER SERVANT 3. The SUPER SERVANT 3 will transport ADROIT and other minesweepers to the Persian Gulf in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

A tug positions the ocean minesweeper USS ADROIT (MSO-509) over the su...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/STORM Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Came... More

Equipment lines the pier in preparation for loading aboard the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS ALGOL (AKR-287). The equipment will be transported to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

Equipment lines the pier in preparation for loading aboard the rapid-r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Allen R... More

M-1 Abrams main battle tanks line the pier in preparation for loading aboard the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS ALGOL (AKR-287). The equipment will be transported to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

M-1 Abrams main battle tanks line the pier in preparation for loading ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Scott Al... More

The large harbor tugs MENOMINEE (YTB-790), WAPAKONETA (YTB-766) and DAHLONEGA (YTB-770) push on the bow of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) as the ship departs for the Persian Gulf region in support of Operation Desert Shield

The large harbor tugs MENOMINEE (YTB-790), WAPAKONETA (YTB-766) and DA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... More

A crewman guides the driver of an M-817 5-ton dump truck off of the utility landing craft LCU-1661 into the well deck of the dock landing ship USS PORTLAND (LSD-37). Elements of the 2nd Marine Division are embarking aboard the Portland and other ships to participate in Operation Desert Shield

A crewman guides the driver of an M-817 5-ton dump truck off of the ut...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Morehead City State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ... More

GEN. Colin Powell, chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, addresses members of the 2nd Marine Division as they prepare to depart to participate in Operation Desert Shield

GEN. Colin Powell, chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, addresses members ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Morehead City State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ... More

Marines prepare their LAV-25 light armored vehicles for embarkation aboard Navy ships. Elements of the 2nd Marine Division are preparing to leave the U.S. to participate in Operation Desert Shield

Marines prepare their LAV-25 light armored vehicles for embarkation ab...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Morehead City State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ... More

GEN Colin L. Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, talks to Marines from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wind (2nd MAW) before their departure to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield. Also present are LGEN Ernest T. Cook Jr., second from left, commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development command (MCCDC), and MGEN Richard D. Hearney, commanding general, 2nd MAW, who is behind Powell at right

GEN Colin L. Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, talks to M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Mcas, Cherry Point State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... More

Crew members stand by on the deck of the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS REGULUS (T-AKR-292) as the fleet oiler USNS TRUCKEE (T-AO-147) approaches to conduct underway replenishment with the vessel. The REGULUS is transporting vehicles and other equipment to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

Crew members stand by on the deck of the rapid-response vehicle cargo ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Allen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

Loaded with equipment, the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS REGULUS (T-AKR-292) transits the Suez Canal en route to Saudi Arabia. The REGULUS is transporting the equipment in support of Operation Desert Shield

Loaded with equipment, the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS REGU...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Allen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

A U.S. Army M-163 Vulcan self-propelled anti-aircraft gun is secured aboard the rapid-response vehicle cargo ship USNS REGULUS (T-AKR-292). The gun, along with other equipment, is being transported to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

A U.S. Army M-163 Vulcan self-propelled anti-aircraft gun is secured a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Allen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

A tug boat pulls the ocean minesweeper USS ADROIT (MSO-0509) over the submerged deck of the Dutch heavy lift ship SUPER SERVANT 3. The ocean minesweeper USS LEADER (MSO-490) is at right. Three ocean minesweepers and a mine countermeasures ship are being loaded aboard the SUPER SERVANT 3 for transportation to the Persian Gulf, where they will support U.S. forces sent to the region in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

A tug boat pulls the ocean minesweeper USS ADROIT (MSO-0509) over the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/STORM Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Came... More

A U.S. Army officer speaks with Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney upon his arrival in Saudi Arabia to visit U.S. military personnel during Operation Desert Shield

A U.S. Army officer speaks with Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney up...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

A close-up view of nose art on a 42nd Bombardment Wing KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. A flight crew member is completing a preflight check of the aircraft which is deployed during Operation Desert Shield

A close-up view of nose art on a 42nd Bombardment Wing KC-135A Stratot...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SRA David J. Barbosa Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

A view of tail art on a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft deployed during Operation Desert Shield

A view of tail art on a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft deployed during ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Marvin Lynchard Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

A starboard beam view of the Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS SPICA (T-AFS-9) underway during Operation Desert Shield

A starboard beam view of the Military Sealift Command combat stores sh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: OS2 Bouvia Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

The pilot of an SH-3 Sea King helicopter watches the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20), underway during Operation Desert Shield

The pilot of an SH-3 Sea King helicopter watches the guided missile de...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Allen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

A Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft banks toward the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The KENNEDY and its embarked air wing are in the Red Sea to support Operation Desert Shield

A Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft banks toward the a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Red Sea Scene Camera Operator: LT. CMDR. Dave Parsons Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

A member of the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, is silhouetted against the sky while acting as a spotter aboard an LAV-25 light armored vehicle during Operation Desert Storm

A member of the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, is silhouetted against the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Bartlett Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

A port beam view of the fleet oiler USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS (T-AO-190) underway. The ship is in the gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield

A port beam view of the fleet oiler USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS (T-AO-190) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Gulf Of Oman Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Ac) Scott Allen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

AV-88 Harrier aircraft line the flight deck of a U.S. Navy ship during Operation Desert Shield

AV-88 Harrier aircraft line the flight deck of a U.S. Navy ship during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Allen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

U.S. military personnel occupy their spare time playing football during Operation Desert Shield

U.S. military personnel occupy their spare time playing football durin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Allen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

The replenishment oiler USS WICHITA (AOR-1), center, conducts an underway replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), left, and a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser during Operation Desert Shield.

The replenishment oiler USS WICHITA (AOR-1), center, conducts an under...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: OS2 John Bouvia Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

A Strike Fighter Squadron 81 (VFA-81) F/A-18C Hornet aircraft flies over the sea during Operation Desert Shield. The aircraft is carrying an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on each wing tip. VFA-81 is based aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60)

A Strike Fighter Squadron 81 (VFA-81) F/A-18C Hornet aircraft flies ov...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Red Sea Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. F. Lee Corkran Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

Members of a boarding party from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) board the Iraqi general dry cargo ship ZANOOBIA to search for contraband during Operation Desert Shield

Members of a boarding party from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLD...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Gulf Of Oman Scene Camera Operator: OS2 Bouvia Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... More

Two Marines from the 1ST Tank Battalion sit atop the turret of their M-60A1 main battle tank to watch the impact area at a live-fire range during Operation Desert Shield.

Two Marines from the 1ST Tank Battalion sit atop the turret of their M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. D.E. Renner Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

A Marine from the 3rd Tank Battalion's supply section throws a case of meals, ready to eat (MREs) into the back of a cargo truck for personnel out in the field during operation Desert Shield.

A Marine from the 3rd Tank Battalion's supply section throws a case of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. D.E. Renner Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

An M-998 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle is lowered to the pier beside the amphibious transport dock USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8) as Marines climb aboard several logistics vehicle system (LVS) cargo trucks in the background. The DUBUQUE has brought elements of the 6th Marine Regiment to Saudi Arabia to join Operation Desert Shield

An M-998 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle is lowered to the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Dhahran Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: JO1(Aw) Joseph F. Lancaster Release Status: R... More

GEN. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, tours a hangar housing an F-15 Eagle aircraft during Operation Desert Shield

GEN. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, tours a hang...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Rodney Kerns Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

CPL. Louis Capelli of Company D, 3rd Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) Battalion, stands in the turret of his AAVP-7A1 AAV during Operation Desert Shield.

CPL. Louis Capelli of Company D, 3rd Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. M.D. Masters Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

CPL. S.C. Person, left, of 1ST Battalion, 6th Marines, stands with a group of Saudi soldiers gathered around a TOW-2 tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided anti-tank weapon mounted on the roof of an M-998 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HHMWV) during Operation Desert Shield.

CPL. S.C. Person, left, of 1ST Battalion, 6th Marines, stands with a g...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. D. Haynes Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

The British destroyer HMS YORK (D-98) moves away from the hospital ship USNS MERCY (T-AH-19) as the vessels are underway in the region in support of Operation Desert Shield

The British destroyer HMS YORK (D-98) moves away from the hospital shi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Persian Gulf Scene Camera Operator: PH1 R.J. Oriez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

A video cameraman sets up his equipment aboard a U.S. Navy ship en route to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield

A video cameraman sets up his equipment aboard a U.S. Navy ship en rou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Di... More

A crew member aboard the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS SOUTH CAROLINA (CGN-37) takes a compass reading on the location of the guided missile cruiser USS BIDDLE (CG-34) during Operation Desert Shield

A crew member aboard the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS SO...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: Cw02 Ed Bailey Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

A harbor tug maneuvers the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) into port following a boiler room accident aboard the vessel which killed ten crew members. The Iwo Jima is in the region in support of Operation Desert Shield

A harbor tug maneuvers the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: USS Iwo Jima(LHD 7) Country: Bahrain(BHR) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Johb C. Carnes Release Status: Rele... More

The mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER is positioned on the deck of the Dutch heavy lift ship SUPER SERVANT 3 prior to being offloaded, along with other vessels, in support of Operation Desert Shield

The mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER is positioned on the deck of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Bahrain (BHR) Scene Camera Operator: CMDR. John Charles Roach Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

The mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER is moored to the pier as crew members inspect fire hoses nearby. The AVENGER and other vessels have been delivered to the region aboard the Dutch heavy lift ship SUPER SERVANT 3 in support of Operation Desert Shield

The mine countermeasures ship USS AVENGER is moored to the pier as cre...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Bahrain (BHR) Scene Camera Operator: CMDR. John Charles Roach Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

A SA-330 Puma helicopter flies over the fantail of the Australian frigate HMAS DARWIN (F 04) during Operation Desert Shield

A SA-330 Puma helicopter flies over the fantail of the Australian frig...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Gulf Of Oman Scene Camera Operator: OS2 John Bouvia Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

A Royal Navy Lynx helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the British frigate HMS BRAZEN (F 91) during Operation Desert Shield

A Royal Navy Lynx helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the Bri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Gulf Of Oman Scene Camera Operator: OS2 John Bouvia Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

CAPT. Richard J. McCarthy, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1) sits on the ship's bridge. The RALEIGH and its embarked Marines are at sea in support of Operation Desert Shield

CAPT. Richard J. McCarthy, commanding officer of the amphibious transp...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: CAPT. Rick Mullen Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

Four Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD 1) watch as their ship and the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH 3), background, conduct underway replenishment operations with the fleet oiler USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS (T-AO-190). The ships are part of an amphibious task force supporting Operation DESERT SHIELD

Four Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD 1) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: CPT Rick Mullen, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public C... More

A petty officer talks on a sound-powered telephone during a casualty receiving drill aboard the hospital ship USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20). The COMFORT is in the gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield

A petty officer talks on a sound-powered telephone during a casualty r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Gulf Of Oman Scene Camera Operator: HM2 Balfour Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

A Mars class combat stores ship is silhouetted against the setting sun while at sea in support of Operation Desert Shield

A Mars class combat stores ship is silhouetted against the setting sun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: CAPT. Rick Mullen Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lifts an external load from the flight deck of an Iwo Jima class amphibious assault ship. The ship and its embarked Marines are at sea in support of Operation Desert Shield

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter lifts an external load from the fli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: CAPT. Rick Mullen Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

A Marine rinses soap off the side of a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 (HMH 464) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD 1). The RALEIGH is part of an amphibious task force supporting Operation DESERT SHIELD

A Marine rinses soap off the side of a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: CPT Rick Mullen, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public C... More

As seen from aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1), the fleet oiler USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS (T-AO-190) conducts an underway replenishment with the Raleigh and the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), background. The ships are part of an amphibious task force supporting Operation Desert Shield

As seen from aboard the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1),...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: CAPT. Rick Mullen Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

The fleet oiler USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS (T-AO-190) conducts an underway replenishment with the amphibious transport dock USS RALEIGH (LPD-1), foreground, and the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), background. The ships are part of an amphibious task force supporting Operation Desert Shield

The fleet oiler USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS (T-AO-190) conducts an underway...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: CAPT. Rick Mullen Release Status: Released to Public Combi... More

Wearing an MCU-2P protective mask as part of a Nuclear-Biological-Chemical (NBC) warfare drill, LT. Thomas Stubblefield signals to the deck edge operator during the launch of an A-7E Corsair aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The KENNEDY is operating in support of Operation Desert Shield

Wearing an MCU-2P protective mask as part of a Nuclear-Biological-Chem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Desert Shield Country: Red Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Moore Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

A Foden 6x6 recovery vehicle assigned to the British army's 7th Armour Brigade is driven down the stern ramp of the Danish cargo ship Dana Cimbria after its arrival at the King Abdul Aziz Naval Port during Operation Desert Storm.

A Foden 6x6 recovery vehicle assigned to the British army's 7th Armour...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: GUNNERY SGT. C. Archuleta Release Status: Released to Public ... More

The driver of an FV439 signals vehicle assigned to the British army's 7th Armour Brigade gets directions before taking the vehicle to a staging area following its arrival at the King Abdul Aziz Naval Port during Operation Desert Shield.

The driver of an FV439 signals vehicle assigned to the British army's ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: GUNNERY SGT. C. Archuleta Release Status: Released to Public ... More

An aerial view of, from bottom to top, the guided missile cruiser USS SAN JACINTO (CG-56), the aircraft carriers USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) and USS SARATOGA (CV-60) and the guided missile cruiser USS BIDDLE (CG-34) underway

An aerial view of, from bottom to top, the guided missile cruiser USS ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Red Sea Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Di... More

Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III sports a construction battalion cap as he visits a Seabee unit during Operation Desert Shield

Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III sports a construction ba...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Bahrain (BHR) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 (Sw) Jeff Elliott Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

Aerial, bow-on view of the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) underway during Operation Desert Shield. Aircraft seen on the deck of the SARATOGA are, F/A-18C as well as are F-14A Tomcats and A-6E Intruders. Also seen are two CH-53D Sea Stallions on the port side of the flight deck

Aerial, bow-on view of the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARAT...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Di... More

Aerial view two F/A-18C Hornet aircraft of Strike Fighter Squadron Seventy-Four (VFA-74) in flight above the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during Operation Desert Shield. The SARATOGA is making a hard turn to starboard and is in the background

Aerial view two F/A-18C Hornet aircraft of Strike Fighter Squadron Sev...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD This shot was taken over the Adriatic Sea on the 1992 Med Cruise near Bosnia Two F/A-18C Hornet aircraft of VFA-8... More

Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III talks with CMDR. Patsy Cowart, an operating room nurse, during his visit to the hospital ship USNS MERCY (T-AH-19). The MERCY is deployed to the gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield

Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III talks with CMDR. Patsy C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Bahrain (BHR) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 R.J. Oriez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III shakes hands with crew members of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS MERCY (T-AH-19) while visiting the ship during Operation Desert Shield

Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III shakes hands with crew m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Usns Mercy(T-AH 19) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 R. J. Oriez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

Marines from the 3rd Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) Platoon make preparations for the launch of an RPV during Operation Desert Shield. At left is an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) carrying a shelter containing the RPV's guidance systems. In the background is the RPV launch rail, which is mounted in the back of an M-927 5-ton cargo truck.

Marines from the 3rd Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) Platoon make prepa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. J.R. Ruark Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

An Army reservist stands in line with other members of her unit as they wait to board an aircraft bound for the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield

An Army reservist stands in line with other members of her unit as the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Westover Air Force Base State: Massachusetts (MA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

Members of S Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine Division, attach an M-106 high explosive projectile to the rammer-loader on the rear of an 8-inch M-110A2 self-propelled howitzer during Operation Desert Shield

Members of S Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1ST Marine ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. M. D. Masters Release Status: Released to Public ... More

A Kuwaiti A-4KU Skyhawk aircraft sits parked on the fringes of a crowd that has gathered to listen to a speech by President George Bush. The president is paying Thanksgiving Day visits to U.S. troops who are in Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield

A Kuwaiti A-4KU Skyhawk aircraft sits parked on the fringes of a crowd...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Gerald Johnson Release Status: Released to Public Combin... More

President George Bush stands at the podium as he makes some remarks during his visit to the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4). The president is paying Thanksgiving Day visits to U.S. military personnel deployed to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield. Sen. Robert Dole of Kansas is on the platform at right

President George Bush stands at the podium as he makes some remarks du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: CAPT. Michael Edrington Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

President George Bush speaks to U.S. military personnel assembled for his Thanksgiving holiday visit during Operation Desert Shield

President George Bush speaks to U.S. military personnel assembled for ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Gerald Johnson Release Status: Released to Public Combin... More

President George Bush looks in the cockpit of a Marine Attack Squadron 331 (VMA-331) AV-8B Harrier aircraft during his visit to the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4). The president is paying Thanksgiving Day visits to U.S. military personnel deployed to the Persian Gulf region for Operation Desert Shield

President George Bush looks in the cockpit of a Marine Attack Squadron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: CAPT. Michael Edrington Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

Co-host Charlie Gibson interviews a sailor from the miscellaneous flagship USS LA SALLE (AGF-3) during filming of the news/entertainment television program Good Morning America aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). The BLUE RIDGE is among the U.S. Navy ships deployed to the region in support of Operation Desert Shield

Co-host Charlie Gibson interviews a sailor from the miscellaneous flag...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Bahrain (BHR) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

LT. GEN. Walter F. Boomer, commanding general, 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force, greets first lady Barbara Bush as she steps off of a VH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the 1ST marine Division combat operations center (COC). Mrs. Bush is accompanying her husband, President George Bush, as he pays Thanksgiving Day visits to U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield.

LT. GEN. Walter F. Boomer, commanding general, 1ST Marine Expeditionar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. D. Haynes Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

President George Bush talks informally with a group of Marines while on a Thanksgiving Day visit to the 1ST Marine Division combat operations center (COC) during Operation Desert Shield.

President George Bush talks informally with a group of Marines while o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: Cw02 Adao Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

Co-host Nancy Snyderman smiles for the camera as crew members aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) videotape their conversation with her. Snyderman is aboard the vessel for the filming of the news/entertainment television program Good Morning America. The BLUE RIDGE is among the U.S. Navy ships deployed to the region in support of Operation Desert Shield

Co-host Nancy Snyderman smiles for the camera as crew members aboard t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Bahrain (BHR) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

Marines from Company A, 1ST Reconnaissance Battalion, practice rowing in a raft while taking part in a training exercise during Operation Desert Shield.

Marines from Company A, 1ST Reconnaissance Battalion, practice rowing ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: GUNNERY SGT. C. Archuletta Release Status: Released to Public... More

Comedian Jay Leno, right, signs autographs before a performance aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), which is docked at the Administrative Support Unit (ASU), Bahrain. Leno is in the region to entertain U.S. troops participating in Operation Desert Shield

Comedian Jay Leno, right, signs autographs before a performance aboard...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Bahrain (BHR) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Gerald Johnson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

Comedian Jay Leno, left, is interviewed by Navy Broadcasting Service personnel prior to one of his performances at the Administrative Support Unit (ASU), Bahrain. Leno is in the region to entertain U.S. troops participating in Operation Desert Shield

Comedian Jay Leno, left, is interviewed by Navy Broadcasting Service p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Bahrain (BHR) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Gerald Johnson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

U.S. Navy LT. Kevin Andahl films members of the audience gathered for a United Service Organizations (USO) show featuring comedian Jay Leno. The servicemen and women are assigned to the Administrative Support Unit (ASU), Bahrain, for Operation Desert Shield

U.S. Navy LT. Kevin Andahl films members of the audience gathered for ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Bahrain (BHR) Scene Camera Operator: JO3 Gerald Johnson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

Ships of Naval On-call Forces Mediterranean, Task Force 432, are underway in formation during exercise Deterrent Force 2/90, a part of Operation Desert Shield

Ships of Naval On-call Forces Mediterranean, Task Force 432, are under...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Chester O. Falkenhainer Release Status: Released to... More

A flight deck crew member chocks the wheels of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV-60) as the vessel is underway in support of Operation Desert Shield

A flight deck crew member chocks the wheels of an F-14A Tomcat aircraf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Red Sea Scene Camera Operator: Cw02 Ed Bailey Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... More

Members of a minehunting unit prepare to lower the sonar device of an AQS-14 minehunting system from a Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter during operations off the coast of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The system is being used to locate inert mines planted by U.S. forces as part of a minehunting exercise during Operation Desert Shield

Members of a minehunting unit prepare to lower the sonar device of an ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Joe Gawlowicz Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

An assistant gets a pair of forceps for the doctor as a surgical team corrects a service member's deviated septum in a Fleet Hospital Five operating room during Operation Desert Storm

An assistant gets a pair of forceps for the doctor as a surgical team ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Joe Gawlowicz Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

Two Navy journalists go over their interview notes while providing media support for Operation Desert Shield

Two Navy journalists go over their interview notes while providing med...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Joe Gawlowicz Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

Smoke drifts away from the battleship USS WISCONSIN (BB-64) after the firing of one of the ship's guns during a gunnery exercise. The WISCONSIN is in the gulf to support Operation Desert Shield

Smoke drifts away from the battleship USS WISCONSIN (BB-64) after the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Bruce Morris Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

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