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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

Members of the 24th Infantry Division and 101st Airborne Division tend to paperwork while wearing nuclear-biological-chemical warfare gear for a drill during Operation Desert Shield

Members of the 24th Infantry Division and 101st Airborne Division tend...

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

Christine DeFraco, Channel 5, WPTZ, speaks with Janice Bluto, a serviceman's wife, regarding the video postcard program. TECH. SGT. John DeLorenzo, Detachment 210, 2752nd Training Squadron is instrumental in organizing a video postcard project by which family and friends can send taped messages to military personnel deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

Christine DeFraco, Channel 5, WPTZ, speaks with Janice Bluto, a servic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Plattsburgh Air Force Base State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... more

Members of a U.S. Army combat camera crew operate a satellite video transmission unit during Operation Desert Shield

Members of a U.S. Army combat camera crew operate a satellite video tr...

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

U.S. Air Force medical personnel transport a simulated casualty on a litter while taking part in a drill during Operation Desert Shield

U.S. Air Force medical personnel transport a simulated casualty on a l...

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

Christine DeFraco, Channel 5, WPTZ, interviews TECH. SGT. John DeLorenzo, Detachment 210, 2752nd Training Squadron. DeLorenzo is instrumental in organizing a video postcard project by which family and friends can send taped messages to military personnel deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

Christine DeFraco, Channel 5, WPTZ, interviews TECH. SGT. John DeLoren...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Plattsburgh Air Force Base State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... more

U.S. Air Force medical personnel transport a simulated casualty on a litter while taking part in a drill during Operation Desert Shield

U.S. Air Force medical personnel transport a simulated casualty on a l...

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

U.S. Army personnel fortify their defensive position during Operation Desert Shield

U.S. Army personnel fortify their defensive position during Operation ...

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 U.S. Marine Corps AAVP-7A1 assault amphibian vehicle is offloaded from a ship as it arrives for use during Operation Desert Shield

A U.S. Marine Corps AAVP-7A1 assault amphibian vehicle is offloaded fr...

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

Members of the 24th Infantry Division fill sandbags at a defensive position during Operation Desert Shield

Members of the 24th Infantry Division fill sandbags at a defensive pos...

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

Janice Bluto, a serviceman's wife, makes a video postcard as Christine DeFraco, Channel 5, WPTZ, stands by. DeLorenzo is instrumental in organizing a video postcard project by which family and friends can send taped messages to military personnel deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

Janice Bluto, a serviceman's wife, makes a video postcard as Christine...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Plattsburgh Air Force Base State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... more

An F/A-18C Hornet aircraft of Strike Fighter Squadron Seventy-Four (VFA-74) in flight over the Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during Operation DESERT SHIELD

An F/A-18C Hornet aircraft of Strike Fighter Squadron Seventy-Four (VF...

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

Two F/A-18C Hornet aircraft pass over the Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during Operation DESERT SHIELD. The aircraft are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Seventy-Four (VFA-74)

Two F/A-18C Hornet aircraft pass over the Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOG...

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

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

A photograph of Marine Sergeant Michael Zigabarra sits on a table near Diane and Nancy Zigabarra as they sew red, white and blue ribbons to show their support for the troops in the Persian Gulf region for Operation DESERT SHIELD

A photograph of Marine Sergeant Michael Zigabarra sits on a table near...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Robert Torres Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

A closeup view of the unofficial 1ST Desert Airlift Wing log. The log represents the combined active duty and reservist units taking part in airlift operations for Operation Desert Shield

A closeup view of the unofficial 1ST Desert Airlift Wing log. The log ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: CHIEF MASTER SGT. Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Com... 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

Armed with an M-16 rifle, STAFF SGT. Ronald Tarwater patrols a barracks area during Operation Desert Shield

Armed with an M-16 rifle, STAFF SGT. Ronald Tarwater patrols a barrack...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: CHIEF MASTER SGT. Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to ... 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

Rear Adm. Riley D. Mixon, left, commander, Carrier Group Two, and Rear Adm. George N. Gee, commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Eight, share a laugh during a meeting aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The KENNEDY is in the Red Sea to support Operation Desert Shield

Rear Adm. Riley D. Mixon, left, commander, Carrier Group Two, and Rear...

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

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

An Aerospace Audiovisual Service female videographer holds her Sony Hi-8 camera in the backseat of an F-4 Phantom prior to a flight during Operation DESERT SHIELD. Exact Date Shot Unknown

An Aerospace Audiovisual Service female videographer holds her Sony Hi...

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

The pilot of an SH-3 Sea King helicopter observes the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier HOEGH GANDRIA underway in the gulf during Operation Desert Shield

The pilot of an SH-3 Sea King helicopter observes the liquefied natura...

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

A crewman aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) watches as a Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) F-14A Tomcat aircraft climbs after launch during Operation Desert Shield

A crewman aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) watches...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Northern Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: JO2(Sw) Joe Bartlett Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

Sonar Technician G (Surface) 2nd Class Robert Johnson mans a Mark 38 25mm gun system while Sonar Technician G (Surface) 3rd Class Dan Gelaghty acts as his spotter aboard the guided missile cruiser USS ANTIETAM (CG-54) during Operation Desert Shield

Sonar Technician G (Surface) 2nd Class Robert Johnson mans a Mark 38 2...

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

Jacque Kowalski, left, and Ann Swam pack cookies for troops traveling through the base en route to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield

Jacque Kowalski, left, and Ann Swam pack cookies for troops traveling ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Ramstein Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany(DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH... more

AIRMAN 1ST Class Anthony T. Swin repairs the refueling drogue of a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft. The plane supplies fuel to combat aircraft during Operation Desert Shield

AIRMAN 1ST Class Anthony T. Swin repairs the refueling drogue of a KC-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: CHIEF MASTER SGT. Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to ... more

Aviation ordnancemen move a weapons skid containing four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) during Operation Desert Shield

Aviation ordnancemen move a weapons skid containing four AIM-7 Sparrow...

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

AIRMAN 1ST Class Matthew Sumrell checks a spray gun prior to painting an F-15 Eagle aircraft. The plane is one of 12 to be sold to the Saudi Arabian Air Force for use during Operation Desert Shield

AIRMAN 1ST Class Matthew Sumrell checks a spray gun prior to painting ...

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

Part of a shipment of mail sits on a deck edge elevator with a pair of Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) A-6E Intruder aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during Operation Desert Shield. Approximately 41,000 pounds of mail was delivered to the KENNEDY in this one shipment

Part of a shipment of mail sits on a deck edge elevator with a pair of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Red Sea Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Dan Estep Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

Rear Adm. Riley D. Mixon, left, commander, Carrier Group Two, and Rear Adm. George N. Gee, commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Eight, meet aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The KENNEDY is in the Red Sea to support Operation Desert Shield

Rear Adm. Riley D. Mixon, left, commander, Carrier Group Two, and Rear...

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

C-130 Hercules aircraft prepare to takeoff on a supply delivery during Operation Desert Shield

C-130 Hercules aircraft prepare to takeoff on a supply delivery during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: CHIEF MASTER SGT. Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to ... more

A Marine wears an M-17A1 field protective mask and a chemical protective suit while taking part in a nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) warfare training exercise during Operation Desert Shield

A Marine wears an M-17A1 field protective mask and a chemical protecti...

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

Members of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing shop in their unit exchange during Operation Desert Shield

Members of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing shop in their unit exchange...

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 tent city provides shelter for members of the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing during Operation Desert Shield

A tent city provides shelter for members of the 401st Tactical Fighter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Qatar(QAT) Scene Camera Operator: CHIEF MASTER SGT. Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public ... more

F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prepare to takeoff on a training mission during Operation Desert Shield

F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prepare to takeoff on a training mission...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Qatar(QAT) Scene Camera Operator: CHIEF MASTER SGT. Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public ... more

Two Marines wearing M-17A1 field protective masks man a fighting position on the perimeter of their camp while taking part in a training exercise during Operation Desert Shield. The Marine in the foreground is armed with an M-249 squad automatic weapon

Two Marines wearing M-17A1 field protective masks man a fighting posit...

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

F-15C Eagle aircraft armed with AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles deploy to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. The aircraft are assigned to the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing

F-15C Eagle aircraft armed with AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder mis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Deutschland / Germany(DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Fernando Serna Release Status: Released t... more

Air Force CAPT. James Dygert checks a propeller of a UH-60A Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter during Operation Desert Shield. Dygert is on interservice assignment as executive officer for Co. B, 2nd Bn., 82nd Aviation Bde. and is responsible for transporting troops to the front

Air Force CAPT. James Dygert checks a propeller of a UH-60A Black Hawk...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: CHIEF MASTER SGT. Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to ... more

Postal clerks sort packages on the hangar deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) during Operation Desert Shield. Approximately 41,000 pounds of mail was received by the KENNEDY in this one shipment

Postal clerks sort packages on the hangar deck aboard the aircraft car...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Red Sea Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Dan Estep Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

A partially camouflaged M-109 launching station for the MIM-104 Patriot missile stands ready for use during Operation Desert Shield

A partially camouflaged M-109 launching station for the MIM-104 Patrio...

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

CHIEF Warrant Officer Ali Abdulaziz Al-Hamdan and CHIEF MASTER SGT. James Goffard pose for a photograph at a desert base camp. The Saudi Arabian veteran soldier assists military efforts by acting as a liaison between American and Saudi forces during Operation Desert Shield

CHIEF Warrant Officer Ali Abdulaziz Al-Hamdan and CHIEF MASTER SGT. Ja...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: CHIEF MASTER SGT. Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to ... more

Marine Corps AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles line the pier beside the maritime pre-positioning ship PFC. DEWAYNE T. WILLIAMS (T-AK-3009) during Operation Desert Shield

Marine Corps AAVP-7A1 amphibious assault vehicles line the pier beside...

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

SGT. Melanie Slusher packs flight lunches in an effort to aid troops deploying to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield

SGT. Melanie Slusher packs flight lunches in an effort to aid troops d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Ramstein Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany(DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH... more

A sailor on the bow of the guided missile frigate USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG-49) keeps watch for mines as the ship patrols the gulf during Operation Desert Shield

A sailor on the bow of the guided missile frigate USS ROBERT G. BRADLE...

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

An aerial view of a vehicle park at the First Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF) base camp during Operation Desert Shield.

An aerial view of a vehicle park at the First Marine Expeditionary For...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: 1 Mef Base Camp Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. J. R. Ruark Release Status:... more

CAPT. Patrick Lopardi, left, 377th Security Police Squadron flight commander, and SENIOR AIRMAN Cornelius Johnson inspect chemical warfare gear prior to deploying to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield

CAPT. Patrick Lopardi, left, 377th Security Police Squadron flight com...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Ramstein Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany(DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH... more

An aerial view of a billeting area at the First Marine Expeditionary Force (1MEF) base camp during Operation Desert Shield.

An aerial view of a billeting area at the First Marine Expeditionary F...

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

Part of a shipment of approximately 41,000 pounds of mail lies in a mound inside the hangar deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The KENNEDY is in the Red Sea to support Operation Desert Shield

Part of a shipment of approximately 41,000 pounds of mail lies in a mo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Red Sea Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Dan Estep Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

Air Force CAPT. James Dygert, left, and Army SGT. Robert Clark perform a preflight engine check on a UH-60A Blackhawk helicopter during Operation Desert Shield. Dygert is on interservice assignment as executive officer for Co. B, 2nd Bn., 82nd Aviation Bde. and is responsible for transporting troops to the front

Air Force CAPT. James Dygert, left, and Army SGT. Robert Clark perform...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: CHIEF MASTER SGT. Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to ... more

Fog envelops a Military Airlift Command C-5A Galaxy aircraft as the plane closes after taking on a load of UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopters which will be transported to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

Fog envelops a Military Airlift Command C-5A Galaxy aircraft as the pl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Oper... 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

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

AIRMAN watch as 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft prepare to ...

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

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

A 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft departs for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

A 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft departs for Saudi Arabia ...

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

A 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft taxis to the flight line as it prepares to depart for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield. The aircraft is equipped with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile

A 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft taxis to the flight line ...

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

Afterburners are ignited as two F-111F aircraft of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing depart for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

Afterburners are ignited as two F-111F aircraft of the 48th Tactical F...

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

The F-111F aircraft of COL. Tom Lennon, commander, 48th T Tactical Fighter Wing, prepares to take off for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

The F-111F aircraft of COL. Tom Lennon, commander, 48th T Tactical Fig...

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 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft taxis to the flight line as it prepares to depart for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield. The aircraft is equipped with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile

A 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft taxis to the flight line ...

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 taxi to the flight line as they prepare to depart for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

F-111F aircraft of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing taxi to the flight l...

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 T Tactical Fighter Wing prepare to depart for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield. The F-111F in the foreground is equipped with a laser-guided bomb on the outboard wing pylon

F-111F aircraft of the 48th T Tactical Fighter Wing prepare to depart ...

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

Members of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing review documents to be submitted in the processing line as they prepare for deployment to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

Members of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing review documents to be submi...

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

F-111F aircraft of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing taxi to the flight line as they prepare to depart for Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield. The lead F-111F is equipped with GBU-15 glide bombs on the inboard wing pylons and laser-guided bombs on the outboard pylons

F-111F aircraft of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing taxi to the flight l...

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

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: SSGT. Da... more

Family members of airmen departing for Saudi Arabia cover their ears as 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft take off in support of Operation Desert Shield

Family members of airmen departing for Saudi Arabia cover their ears 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

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

AIRMAN watch as 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft prepare to ...

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

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

An airman watches as F-111F aircraft prepare to depart for Saudi Arabi...

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

Aviation ordnancemen wait beside stacks of folded-up weapons skids 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

Aviation ordnancemen wait beside stacks of folded-up weapons skids on ...

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

An Attack Squadron 196 (VA-196) A-6E Intruder aircraft sits ready for launch on the No. 1 catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) during Operation Desert Shield

An Attack Squadron 196 (VA-196) A-6E Intruder aircraft sits ready for ...

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

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

A plane director guides an Air Anti-submarine Squadron 37 (VS-37) S-3A Viking aircraft across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) during Operation Desert Shield

A plane director guides an Air Anti-submarine Squadron 37 (VS-37) S-3A...

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 catapult officer gives the signal to launch a Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) F-14A Tomcat 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 a Fighter Squadron 21 (V...

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

Sailors say goodbye to their loved ones prior to departing for the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield

Sailors say goodbye to their loved ones prior to departing for the Per...

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 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

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

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

Sailors and Marines gather on the bow of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) as the ship departs for the Persian Gulf region to support Operation Desert Shield

Sailors and Marines gather on the bow of the amphibious assault ship U...

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 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

Media Pool correspondents at the Joint Information Bureau conduct a lottery to determine which of them will make a scheduled trip out to the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) in the Gulf of Oman. The correspondents are covering Operation Desert Shield

Media Pool correspondents at the Joint Information Bureau conduct a lo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Dhahran Country: Saudi Arabia (SAU) Scene Camera Operator: JO2 Bartlett Release Status: Released to Publ... more

CAPT. Morris C. Foote, commanding officer of the guided missile cruiser USS TICONDEROGA (CG-47), surveys the sea around his ship from the bridge. The TICONDEROGA is on station in the Persian Gulf in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

CAPT. Morris C. Foote, commanding officer of the guided missile cruise...

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

Family members of crewmen aboard the U.S. Navy ship display the American flag as the vessel prepares to depart for the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield

Family members of crewmen aboard the U.S. Navy ship display the Americ...

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

Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, fourth from left, and his assistants are escorted by flight deck personnel as they disembark from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). The EISENHOWER is in the region in support of Operation Desert Shield

Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, fourth from left, and his assistants...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Red Sea 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

An Oshkosh M-978 fuel servicing truck stands on the pier with ordnance of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) destined for deployment to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield

An Oshkosh M-978 fuel servicing truck stands on the pier with ordnance...

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

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

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

CAPT. Bill Schmidt, left, commander, Destroyer Squadron 17, speaks at a press conference aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) during Operation Desert Shield. Sitting beside him is CAPT. R.L. Ellis Jr., commanding officer of the INDEPENDENCE. Rear Adm. Jerry L. Unruh, commander, Carrier Group 1, is at right

CAPT. Bill Schmidt, left, commander, Destroyer Squadron 17, speaks at ...

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

Family members and friends of crewmen aboard the amphibious assault ship USS GUAM (LPH-9) watch as the sailors depart for the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield

Family members and friends of crewmen aboard the amphibious assault sh...

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

Sailors scan of 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 in the region in support of Operation Desert Shield

Sailors scan of the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrie...

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

Aviation ordnancemen conduct a final pre-launch check on the ordnance mounted on a Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154) F-14A Tomcat aircraft 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

Aviation ordnancemen conduct a final pre-launch check on the ordnance ...

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

An air crewman from Detachment 2, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (HC-2), performs a preflight cockpit check on one of the detachment's SH-3G Sea King helicopters during Operation Desert Shield

An air crewman from Detachment 2, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Bahrain (BHR) 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

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

The large harbor tugs WAPAKONETA (YTB-766), left, and WATHENA (YTB-825) push on the bow of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) as the ship departs for the Persian Gulf region to support Operation Desert Shield. Two Marine Corps OV-10 Bronco aircraft are on the IWO JIMA's flight deck

The large harbor tugs WAPAKONETA (YTB-766), left, and WATHENA (YTB-825...

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 starboard beam view of the oiler USS CIMARRON (AO-177) en route to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Shield

A starboard beam view of the oiler USS CIMARRON (AO-177) en route to t...

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

A plane director waits for his next aircraft 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 waits for his next aircraft on the flight deck of the...

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

Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) commander CAPT. Jay Yakeley, left, and CAPT. R.L. Ellis Jr., commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62), center, talk with Carl Rochelle of Cable Network News (CNN) following a press conference aboard the INDEPENDENCE during Operation Desert Shield

Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) commander CAPT. Jay Yakeley, left, and CA...

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