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040831-F-4916M-004 (Aug. 31, 2004)US Air Force (USAF) medical personnel gather in the Convention Center auditorium in downtown Baghdad, Iraq IRQ), prior to a medical seminar conducted by the Iraqi Ministry of Health. U.S. Air Force photo by SENIOR MASTER SGT. David McCarthy (RELEASED)

040831-F-4916M-004 (Aug. 31, 2004)US Air Force (USAF) medical personne...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SMSGT David Mccarthy, USAF Release Status: Released t... more

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Eric Ziegler, Ammunition Journeyman, 18th Munitions Squadron (MS), Kadena Air Base (AB), Japan deployed to the 363rd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron (EMXS), ties down Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser (WCMD) Cluster Bomb Units-103 (CBU-103) prior to transporting to the flight line, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Eric Ziegler, Ammunition Journ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Matthew Hannen, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

An OE-361 Quick Reaction Satellite Antenna from the 379 Expeditionary Air Wing (AEW), sits silhouetted against the setting sun, at Al Udeid Air Base (AB), Qatar, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

An OE-361 Quick Reaction Satellite Antenna from the 379 Expeditionary ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Al Udeid Air Base, Doha Country: Qatar (QAT) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT David Donovan, USAF Release Sta... more

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Lester Warren, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron (ECS), 379 Expeditionary Air Wing (AEW), loosens screw on a satellite antenna panel, whiled deployed at Al Udeid Air Base (AB), Qatar, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Lester Warren, 379th Expedi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Al Udeid Air Base, Doha Country: Qatar (QAT) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT David Donovan, USAF Release Sta... more

Members of the US Army (USA) 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), purchase supplies in the base Army and Air Force Exchange Service (a.k.a. BX/PX (Base or Post Exchange)) during IRAQI FREEDOM

Members of the US Army (USA) 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

A pair of Patriot Launchers, part of a Patriot Missile Air Defense System, deployed and ready at a forward location in Kuwait during IRAQI FREEDOM

A pair of Patriot Launchers, part of a Patriot Missile Air Defense Sys...

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

A US Army (USA) Soldier with the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), restocks the shelves in the base Army and Air Force Exchange Service (a.k.a. BX/PX (Base or Post Exchange)) during IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Army (USA) Soldier with the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Cam...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

US Army (USA) SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SFC) Nosworthy has blood drawn during his in-processing at an unspecified location in Kuwait for the war on terrorism during IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SFC) Nosworthy has blood drawn ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Members of the US Army (USA) 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), in-process at an unspecified location in Kuwait for the war on terrorism during IRAQI FREEDOM

Members of the US Army (USA) 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Members of the US Army (USA) 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), receive immunization shots as they in-process at an unspecified location in Kuwait for the war on terrorism during IRAQI FREEDOM

Members of the US Army (USA) 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Videographer from the 1ST Battalion, 7th Marines (1/7), Charlie Company, Twentynine Palms, California (CA), poses with his 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle at his fighting hole near Az Zubayr, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Videographer from the 1ST Battalion, 7...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Az Zubayr Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 7th Marines Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Kevin C... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to gun two, L/Battery, 1ST Marine Division, fire their M198 155mm Howitzer towards Iraq, at Camp Matilda, Kuwait, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to gun two, L/Battery, 1ST Mar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Camp Matilda Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andreas A. Plaza, USMC Release Status: Re... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Maurice Summersel, assigned to Romeo/Battery, 5/10, stands by his M198 155mm towed howitzer as he waits for his next fire mission in Northern Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Maurice Summersel, assigned to R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andreas A. Plaza, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) AVENGER CLASS: MINE COUNTERMEASERURES VESSEL, USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13), underway in the Klawr Abd Allah (KAA) waterway while conducting mine countermeasures operation in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) AVENGER CLASS: MINE COUNTERMEA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Klawr Abd Allah (KAA) State: Umm Qasr Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Arlo Abrahamson, US... more

US Air Force personnel assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing (BW), 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an USAF B-2 Spirit aircraft for deployment, at Whiteman AFB, Missouri (MO), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force personnel assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing (BW), 509th Air...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Whiteman Air Force Base State: Missouri (MO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operat... more

US Army (USA) members of Division Artillery, 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), prepare to attach 155 mm howitzers M198 to M1093 Standard Cargo Trucks during IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) members of Division Artillery, 101st Airborne (ABN) Divi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

US Army (USA) Public Affairs Detachment #7 with the camp warning siren and PA system as seen through concertina wire at Camp New Jersey during IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Public Affairs Detachment #7 with the camp warning siren...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Sitting atop his M1A1 Abrams tank, the Green Mile, next to the bore evacuator, US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Carlos Castellanos, Charlie Company 1ST Tank Battalion, Twentynine Palms, California, cleans his 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle" during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM at Camp Ripper, Kuwait. IRAQI FREEDOM is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein

Sitting atop his M1A1 Abrams tank, the Green Mile, next to the bore ev...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Camp Ripper Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Paul L. Anstine Ii, USMC Release Status: Re... more

A US Army (USA) Signal Unit begins its set-up with various types of High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) at the southwest corner of Public Affairs Detachment #7 at Camp New Jersey during IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Army (USA) Signal Unit begins its set-up with various types of Hi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Rows of wooden potties ready for distribution to forward locations and Camp New Jersey during IRAQI FREEDOM

Rows of wooden potties ready for distribution to forward locations and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Bruce Stumbo (right), and USMC LCPL Robert Bales (left), carry a stretcher to a waiting ambulance as part of litter training during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM Camp Ripper, Kuwait. All the Marines are carrying 5.56 mm M16A2 rifles and gas masks. IRAQI FREEDOM is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Bruce Stumbo (right), and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Camp Ripper Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Paul L. Anstine Ii, USMC Release Status: Re... more

A concrete bunker reinforced with sandbags as seen through concertina wire at Camp New Jersey during IRAQI FREEDOM

A concrete bunker reinforced with sandbags as seen through concertina ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Justin Zachary, 4th Marine Division Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN) Communications Platoon stabilizes the head of USMC LCPL Jario Gonzales, during litter training during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM at Camp Ripper, Kuwait. IRAQI FREEDOM is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Justin Zachary, 4th Marin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Camp Ripper Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Paul L. Anstine Ii, USMC Release Status: Re... more

A US Army (USA) Soldier with the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), stands outside the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), Division Support Command (DISCOM) command post (CP) with the 101st flag unfurled overhead, during IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Army (USA) Soldier with the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Cam...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Laundry Day for a couple of US Army (USA) Soldiers with the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), at Camp New Jersey during IRAQI FREEDOM

Laundry Day for a couple of US Army (USA) Soldiers with the 101st Airb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

A US Army (USA) Soldier performs preventive maintenance checks and service on the Major General's High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) as an MP (Military Police) from the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY) observes the process during IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Army (USA) Soldier performs preventive maintenance checks and ser...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

A three stall wooden latrine assigned to US Army (USA) Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) at Camp New Jersey during IRAQI FREEDOM

A three stall wooden latrine assigned to US Army (USA) Headquarters an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Wisconsin (WI), Air National Guard (ANG) take care of last minute out-processing as they prepare to deploy in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing (A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Thomas J. Sobczyk Jr,... more

Portrait of US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Page, Division Historian of the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), inside the Division Main Theater of Operations Command tent at Camp New Jersey during IRAQI FREEDOM

Portrait of US Army (USA) Captain (CPT) Page, Division Historian of th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

US Army (USA) Soldiers of the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), don their M40A1 Chemical-Biological Masks during a SCUD missile launch alert inside the Division Main Theater of Operations Command at Camp New Jersey during IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Soldiers of the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

An inside look at US Army (USA) personnel of the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), working a battle update briefing in the Main Theater of Operations Command at Camp New Jersey during IRAQI FREEDOM

An inside look at US Army (USA) personnel of the 101st Airborne (ABN) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

US Army (USA) Officers of G4 (Assistant CHIEF of STAFF (Logistics)) and G1 (Assistant CHIEF of STAFF (Personnel)) work the phones inside the 101st Airborne (ABN) Division, Ft Campbell, Kentucky (KY), Division Main Theater of Operations Command at Camp New Jersey during IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Officers of G4 (Assistant CHIEF of STAFF (Logistics)) an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp New Jersey Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

A US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ), an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), prepares his night vision goggles before a mission at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) Major (MAJ), an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), checks his night vision goggles prior to his flight at a forward deployed location on A-Day of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Ryan L. Swann, a 155mm Howitzer Cannoneer with Sierra Battery, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), mans an M240G 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun on a 5-ton truck during a convoy on Bubyan Island, Kuwait, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Ryan L. Swann, a 155mm Ho...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Bubyan Bridge Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 15th MEU (SOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCP... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Ryan L. Swann, a 155mm Howitzer Cannoneer with Sierra Battery, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), organizes 7.62mm rounds for a M240G 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun on a truck during a convoy to set up field artillery on Bubyan Island, Kuwait, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Ryan L. Swann, a 155mm Ho...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Bubyan Bridge Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 15th MEU (SOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCP... more

US Air Force (USAF) munitions personnel assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) at a forward deployed location use an MJ-1B Munitions Loader as they fix a GBU-12 Paveway II to an USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon. The guidance system is not yet attached to the munitions. The 410th AEW prepare the aircraft for take off for sorties on A-Day, the commencement of the air war for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, at a forward location

US Air Force (USAF) munitions personnel assigned to the 410th Air Expe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

A US Marines (USMC) CH-46 Sea Knight turns rotors for a function check. The Sea Knight will serve as an airlift medical evacuation (Medevac) asset for British forces and US Marines when they get the go signal to carry out a battle plan for war with Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. (Substandard image)

A US Marines (USMC) CH-46 Sea Knight turns rotors for a function check...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Matthew M. Smith, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), prepares for flight at a forward deployed location on A-Day of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), gets help from a Life Support personnel with his night vision goggles prior to his flight at a forward deployed location on A-Day of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), writes a special note on one of his GBU-12 Paveway II stores before take-off at a forward deployed location on A-Day of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

US Air Force (USAF) munitions personnel assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) at a forward deployed location work on guided munitions on the pylon of an USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon. The Falcon has an AIM-120A Advanced Medium Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) a fixed to the wing tip. The 410th AEW prepare the aircraft for take off for sorties on A-Day, the commencement of the air war for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, at a forward location

US Air Force (USAF) munitions personnel assigned to the 410th Air Expe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

Bow on view of the US Navy (USN) AVENGER CLASS: MINE COUNTERMEASERURES VESSEL, USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13), underway in the Arabian Sea while conducting mine countermeasures operation in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Bow on view of the US Navy (USN) AVENGER CLASS: MINE COUNTERMEASERURES...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Brien Aho, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

US Air Force (USAF) munitions personnel assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) at a forward deployed location use an MJ-1B Munitions Loader as they fix a GBU-12 Paveway II to an USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon. The guidance system is not yet attached to the munitions. The 410th AEW prepare the aircraft for take off for sorties on A-Day, the commencement of the air war for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, at a forward location

US Air Force (USAF) munitions personnel assigned to the 410th Air Expe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), goes over the mission documentation before his flight at a forward deployed location on A-Day of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, assigned to the 410t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), get a ride to their jets at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, 410th Air Expeditiona...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

Starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) AVENGER CLASS: MINE COUNTERMEASERURES VESSEL, USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13), underway in the Arabian Sea while conducting mine countermeasures operation in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The USN ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS (FLIGHT I): GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER (AGEIS), USS MILUS (DDG 69) is underway in the background

Starboard bow view of the US Navy (USN) AVENGER CLASS: MINE COUNTERMEA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Brien Aho, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), checks his MBU-20/P Oxygen Mask prior to a mission at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 410th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bennie J. Davis Iii, USAF Relea... more

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Adam Kruse, a Crew CHIEF deployed to the 363rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (EAMXS), marshals an F-15C Eagle aircraft for take off, on a mission from a forward-deployed location in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Adam Kruse, a Crew CHIEF deplo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Matthew Hannen, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) maintenance member surfaces from the inside of the F-16 Fighting Falcon intake after inspecting the fan blades during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM at a forward deployed location

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) maintenance m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release Stat... more

At Incirlik Air Base (AB) personal bags of family members and non-essential civilians preparing to leave Turkey are loaded onto a waiting truck for transport to the aircraft. The State Department authorized a voluntary departure on March 17 from southeastern Turkey to include Adana and Incirlik Air Base during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

At Incirlik Air Base (AB) personal bags of family members and non-esse...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: S... more

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) member rigs the F-16 Fighting Falcon bombs, ensuring they hold and release properly when necessary, at a forward deployed location in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) member rigs t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release Stat... more

In the night sky the crew of the C-17 Globemaster III, 62nd Air Wing (AW), McChord Air Force Base (AFB), Washington (WA), lights up the fuel intake port as they close in on a KC-135 Stratotanker, 157th Air Reserve Wing (ARW), Pease Air National Guard Base (ANGB), New Hampshire (NH). The boom operator of the Stratotanker will lineup and connect the boom to pass 60 thousand pounds of JP8 fuel to the Globemaster during this Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

In the night sky the crew of the C-17 Globemaster III, 62nd Air Wing (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dawn Finniss, USAF Release Status: Released... more

US Air Force (USAF) personnel from the 384th Transportation Squadron (TRANS) cover a parked truck at the 384th Air Expeditionary Wingßs (AEW) forward deployed location, as a preventive measure, to protect them and personnel from chemical and biological contamination in the event of a SCUD missile attack. The 384th AEW is forward deployed supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) personnel from the 384th Transportation Squadron (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT J... more

A US Air Force (USAF) ammo personnel, 410th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), guides a GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) onto a trailer for transportation at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) ammo personnel, 410th Maintenance Squadron (MXS)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: A1C Lindsey M. Slocum, USAF Release ... more

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) F-16 Fighting Falcon returns after a night flight, to its forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) F-16 Fighting...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A nightscope view of a US Air Force (USAF) KC-135R Stratotanker in flight at night from the 384th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) forward deployed location in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM

A nightscope view of a US Air Force (USAF) KC-135R Stratotanker in fli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Jerry E. Clemens, Jr., USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

US Air Force (USAF) personnel from the 384th Transportation Squadron (TRANS) cover a parked truck at the 384th Air Expeditionary WingΘs (AEW) forward deployed location, as a preventive measure, to protect them and personnel from chemical and biological contamination in the event of a SCUD missile attack. The 384th AEW is forward deployed supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) personnel from the 384th Transportation Squadron (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSG... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Earl B. Hailston (left), Commander US Marine Forces Central Command, meets and greets his troops during a visit to the Marine Hercules Aircraft Group co-located with the deployed 384th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW). The 384th AEW and Marine Hercules Aircraft Group are here supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Earl B. Hailston (lef...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: AMN... more

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) member checking the maintenance chart of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) member checki...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release Stat... more

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Bart Trocha, a Crew CHIEF deployed to the 363rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (EAMXS), examines an F-15C Eagle aircraft prior to its take off on a mission from a forward-deployed location in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Bart Trocha, a Crew CHIEF depl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Matthew Hannen, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) troops of Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment out of Camp Pendleton, California, in their skirmisher holes in Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) protection gear in prepare for an in coming Scud missile attack launched by Iraq into Northern Kuwait, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) troops of Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. Reed, USMC Re... more

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Kent Fuller, First Sergeant, 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (EAMXS), waves "Old Glory" on the flightline of a desert air base in the Arabian Gulf Region at midnight as US jets take off on missions in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. MSGT Fuller is wearing Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 2 (MOPP-2) gear

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Kent Fuller, First Sergeant...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Stefan Alford, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

While staged at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, First Lieutenant (1LT) Mary Antonelli and Second Lieutenant (2LT) Destry, both with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 373rd, plan a route into Iraq and on to Jalibah Airbase in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

While staged at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, First Lieutenant (1LT) Mary Anton...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Camp Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Christopher H. Fitzgerald Release Status: ... more

Incirlik Air Base (AB) family members and non-essential civilians process through a relocation service line at Hangar 4 to complete their last minute travel and personnel documents. The State Department authorized a voluntary departure on March 17 from southeastern Turkey to include Adana and Incirlik Air Base during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Incirlik Air Base (AB) family members and non-essential civilians proc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: S... more

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) member prepares a BRU-42 Triple Ejector Rack (TER) pylon on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) member prepar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release Stat... more

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Brett Williams, a pilot deployed to the 363rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), prepares to fly an F-15C Eagle on a mission from a forward-deployed location in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Brett Williams, a pilot deployed to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Matthew Hannen, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), 1ST Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), 1ST Marine Division, use a 7.62mm M14 sniper rifle to disposal of landmines spotted along the Kuwait-Iraqi border, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew P. Roufs, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), 1ST Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), 1ST Marine Division, use a tripod mounted telescope and binoculars to spot landmines from the dirt berms located along the Kuwait-Iraqi border, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew P. Roufs, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

In a row, 155mm howitzer rounds stand ready to firing by Sierra Battery, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

In a row, 155mm howitzer rounds stand ready to firing by Sierra Batter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Bubyan Island Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 15th MEU (SOC) Scene Camera Operator: LCP... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), D/Company, 1ST Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, uses a 7.62mm M14 rifle to neutralize land mines on a road near the Kuwait-Iraq border, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew P. Roufs, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

US Air Force (USAF) personnel from the 384th Transportation Squadron (TRANS) cover a parked truck at the 384th Air Expeditionary Wingßs (AEW) forward deployed location, as a preventive measure, to protect them and personnel from chemical and biological contamination in the event of a SCUD missile attack. The 384th AEW is forward deployed supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) personnel from the 384th Transportation Squadron (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT J... more

US Air Force (USAF) ammo personnel, 410th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), hoist a partially complete Mk 84 2,000-pound bomb onto a trailer for further assembly at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) ammo personnel, 410th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: A1C Lindsey M. Slocum, USAF Release ... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Earl B. Hailston (left), Commander US Marine Forces Central Command, meets and greets his troops during a visit to the Marine Hercules Aircraft Group co-located with the deployed 384th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW). The 384th AEW and Marine Hercules Aircraft Group are here supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant General (LGEN) Earl B. Hailston (lef...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: AMN... more

The sign for the Kuwait-Iraq police border post as seen from behind the security fence and concertina wire as US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines patrol along the border in Kuwait, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

The sign for the Kuwait-Iraq police border post as seen from behind th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew P. Roufs, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) member signs a bomb with his sentiments to Iraq, at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) member signs ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release Stat... more

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Warren Gabel, 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (EAMXS), forward deployed in the Arabian Gulf Region, opens a Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) as his midnight meal on the flightline during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Warren Gabel, 332nd Exped...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Stefan Alford, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) maintenance member relaxes for a minute while waiting to work on his F-16 Fighting Falcon, at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) maintenance m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), 1ST Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB), 1ST Marine Division, use a 7.62mm M14 sniper rifle to disposal of landmines spotted along the Kuwait-Iraqi border, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew P. Roufs, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

Incirlik Air Base (AB) family members and non-essential civilians process through a relocation service line at Hangar 4 to complete their last minute travel and personnel documents. The State Department authorized a voluntary departure on March 17 from southeastern Turkey to include Adana and Incirlik Air Base during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Incirlik Air Base (AB) family members and non-essential civilians proc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: S... more

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Brett Williams, a pilot deployed to the 363rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), prepares to fly an F-15C Eagle on a mission from a forward-deployed location in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Brett Williams, a pilot deployed to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Matthew Hannen, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) MASTER GUNNERY Sergeant (MGYSGT) Philip J. Corneilson Jr., Military Operations (S-3), 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), Camp Pendleton, California (CA), tethers a chicken to its cage. The chicken functions as an early warning device in case of a gas attack during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. (Substandard image)

US Marine Corps (USMC) MASTER GUNNERY Sergeant (MGYSGT) Philip J. Corn...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Matthew M. Smith, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) USN aviators assigned to Fighter Squadron Three Two (VF-32), don their flight gear in preparation for a mission. The Truman and Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) are currently on a six-month deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Onboard the US Navy (USN) Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Chris Stoltz, USN Release Status: Released to Pub... more

The US Navy (USN) TICONDEROGA CLASS: Guided Missile Cruiser, USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) launches the first tomahawk missile to be fired in Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

The US Navy (USN) TICONDEROGA CLASS: Guided Missile Cruiser, USS BUNKE...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) Scene Camera Operator: PH2(Aw) Richard Moore, USN Release Status: Released to Pub... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Commanding Officer, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), Camp Pendleton California (CA), speaks to members of the air wing attachments in preparation to cross the Line of Departure (LOL). The LOL is an imaginary line to coordinate the beginning of the attack when they get the go signal to carry out a battle plan for war with Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Commanding...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Matthew M. Smith, USM... more

A US Air Force (USAF) ammo personnel, 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) personnel checks the rigging of an F-16 Fighting Falcons GBU-12 Paveway II 500-pound munitions to ensure it holds and releases properly when necessary, at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) ammo personnel, 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AE...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: A1C Lindsey M. Slocum, USAF Release ... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) troops of Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment out of Camp Pendleton, California, stand watch with their FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapons (SAW) at the ready, after the first phase of their operations in Southern Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) troops of Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. Reed, USMC Rele... more

Incirlik Air Base (AB) family members and non-essential civilians process through a relocation service line at Hangar 4 to complete their last minute travel and personnel documents. The State Department authorized a voluntary departure on March 17 from southeastern Turkey to include Adana and Incirlik Air Base during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Incirlik Air Base (AB) family members and non-essential civilians proc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: S... more

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) member inspecting the BRU-42 Triple Ejector Rack (TER) pylon on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) member inspec...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release Stat... more

At Incirlik Air Base (AB) a US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) gathers necessary information and paperwork for his family members as they and other non-essential civilians process through a relocation service line at Hangar 4 to complete their last minute travel and personnel documents. The State Department authorized a voluntary departure on March 17 from southeastern Turkey to include Adana and Incirlik Air Base during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

At Incirlik Air Base (AB) a US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TS...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: S... more

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18 Hornet aircraft assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) (foreground) and a US Marine Corps (USMC) F/A-18 Hornet from Marine Strike Fighter Squadron Three Two Three (VMFA-323), prepare to launch from the flight deck on board the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64). The Constellation and Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2) are deployed conducting combat missions in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Navy (USN) F/A-18 Hornet aircraft assigned to Strike Fighter Squa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: USS Constellation (CV 64) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Charles E. Alvarado, USN Release Status: Released to... more

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) personnel examine weaponry, on an MHU-110 Munitions Handling Trailer, they are preparing to install onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW) personnel exa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release Stat... more

Incirlik Air Base (AB) family members and non-essential civilians process through a relocation service line at Hangar 4 to complete their last minute travel and personnel documents. The State Department authorized a voluntary departure on March 17 from southeastern Turkey to include Adana and Incirlik Air Base during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Incirlik Air Base (AB) family members and non-essential civilians proc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: S... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) troops of Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment out of Camp Pendleton, California, in their skirmisher holes in Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) protection gear in prepare for an in coming Scud missile attack launched by Iraq into Northern Kuwait, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) troops of Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. Reed, USMC Re... more

US Air Force (USAF) ammo personnel, 410th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), assemble a GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) ammo personnel, 410th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: A1C Lindsey M. Slocum, USAF Release ... more

US Air Force (USAF) First Lieutenant (1LT) William "Animal" Cheal, 172nd Fighter Squadron (FS), Michigan Air National Guard (MANG), goes through preflight checks of an AGM-65 Maverick missile on his A-10 Thunderbolt II at a desert air base in the Arabian Gulf Region. 1LT Williams is on alert standby tasking to provide close air support to advancing coalition ground troops during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) First Lieutenant (1LT) William "Animal" Cheal, 172...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Stefan Alford, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) Joseph F. Dunford Jr. (left), Commanding Officer, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), Camp Pendleton California (CA), and USMC Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis, Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) stop for a portrait prior to crossing the Line of Departure (LOL). The LOL is an imaginary line to coordinate the beginning of the attack when they carry out the battle plan for war with Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Colonel (COL) Joseph F. Dunford Jr. (left), Com...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Matthew M. Smith, USM... more

A view of an abandoned look out post with broken windows, located near the Iraqi border, as US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines patrol along the border in Kuwait during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A view of an abandoned look out post with broken windows, located near...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew P. Roufs, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

After a night reconnaissance mission US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcons, 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), return to a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

After a night reconnaissance mission US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lanie Mcneal, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon, 410th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW), taxis in after a night reconnaissance mission at a forward deployed location during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A US Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon, 410th Air Expeditionary Wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: A1C Lindsey M. Slocum, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined... more