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STAFF SGT. David Pierce maneuvers the huge steel access door of an underground missile launch control facility. Pierce is a manager of the facility, 91st Strategic Missile Wing, Strategic Air Command

STAFF SGT. David Pierce maneuvers the huge steel access door of an und...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH SGT William Franqui Release St... More

SSGT David Pierce crawls down the ladder to the combat crew capsule. Pierce is a manager of a missile launch control facility, 91st Strategic Missile Wing, Strategic Air Command

SSGT David Pierce crawls down the ladder to the combat crew capsule. P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT William Franqui Release Status... More

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being refueled from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as two other Delta Dart aircraft wait for refueling during a training mission. The F-106 aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... More

An air-to-air left side view of four-ship wedge formation of F-106 Delta Dart aircraft over the prairie during a training flight. The aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

An air-to-air left side view of four-ship wedge formation of F-106 Del...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... More

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being refueled from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a training mission. The aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... More

AN air-to-air left side view of four F-106 Delta Dart aircraft in a wedge formation over a prairie during a training mission. The aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

AN air-to-air left side view of four F-106 Delta Dart aircraft in a we...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... More

AN air-to-air left side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being piloted by a squadron commander during a training mission. The aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

AN air-to-air left side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being pil...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... More

AN air-to-air left side view of a four-ship wedge formation of F-106 Delta Dart aircraft over a river during a training mission. The aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

AN air-to-air left side view of a four-ship wedge formation of F-106 D...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... More

AN air-to-air left side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft with its bomb bay open during a training mission. The aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

AN air-to-air left side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft with its ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... More

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being refueled from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as two other F-106 aircraft wait to be refueling during a training mission. The Delta Dart aircraft are from the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

AN air-to-air right side view of an F-106 Delta Dart aircraft being re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: ... More

An F-111 aircraft arrives on base for participation in the Strategic Air Command bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

An F-111 aircraft arrives on base for participation in the Strategic A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

A 27th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111D aircraft arrives on base for participation in the Strategic Air Command bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

A 27th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111D aircraft arrives on base for parti...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

Air crew members service the Vulcan 20mm multi-barrel cannon in the tail turret of a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft during the Strategic Air Command bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

Air crew members service the Vulcan 20mm multi-barrel cannon in the ta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

An aircrewman performs maintenace on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft during the Strategic Air Command's bombing/navigation competition PROUD SHEILD"88

An aircrewman performs maintenace on a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHEILD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

An aircrewman prepares to check a fluid level in the landing gear compartment of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during the Strategic Air Command's bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

An aircrewman prepares to check a fluid level in the landing gear comp...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

Aircrewmen inspect the .50-caliber machine guns in the tail turret of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during the Strategic Air Command's bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

Aircrewmen inspect the .50-caliber machine guns in the tail turret of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

Air crew members service the .50 caliber machine guns in the tail turret of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during the Strategic Air Command bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

Air crew members service the .50 caliber machine guns in the tail turr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

An aircrewman checks a fluid level in the landing gear compartment of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft during the Strategic Air Command's bombing/navigation competition PROUD SHIELD '88

An aircrewman checks a fluid level in the landing gear compartment of ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

A B-52 Stratofortress aircraft lands on base during the Strategic Air Command's bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

A B-52 Stratofortress aircraft lands on base during the Strategic Air ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

A B-52 Stratofortress crew arrives to ready their aircraft for participation in the Strategic Air Command bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

A B-52 Stratofortress crew arrives to ready their aircraft for partici...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

A view of the main gate as aircrewmen arrive for the Strategic Air Command's bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

A view of the main gate as aircrewmen arrive for the Strategic Air Com...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Bob Simons Release Status: Re... More

An aircrewman loosens a cover plate prior to inspecting ammunition belts on a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft during the Strategic Air Command's bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

An aircrewman loosens a cover plate prior to inspecting ammunition bel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

An HH-1H Iroquois helicopter on a flatbed semi-trailer is pulled onto a dirt road following its recovery by the 857th Transportation Squadron. The helicopter made a forced landing in a farmer's field two miles west of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

An HH-1H Iroquois helicopter on a flatbed semi-trailer is pulled onto ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Branford E. Giddings Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

An HH-1H Iroquois helicopter on a flatbed semi-trailer is pulled across a field following its recovery by the 857th Transportation Squadron. The helicopter made a forced landing in a farmer's field two miles west of Minot Air Force Base, N.D. An M-816 5-ton wrecker truck is following the trailer

An HH-1H Iroquois helicopter on a flatbed semi-trailer is pulled acros...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SA Branford E. Giddings Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

Airmen stand clear as a mobile hydraulic crane prepares to lift an HH-1H Iroquois helicopter. The 857th Transportation Squadron is recovering the helicopter, which made a forced landing in a farmer's field two miles west of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

Airmen stand clear as a mobile hydraulic crane prepares to lift an HH-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Branford E. Giddings Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

A mobile hydraulic crane is used to lift an Air Force HH-1H Iroquois helicopter. The 857th Transportation Squadron is recovering the helicopter, which made a forced landing in a farmer's field two miles west of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

A mobile hydraulic crane is used to lift an Air Force HH-1H Iroquois h...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Branford E. Giddings Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

An airman stands on a flatbed semi-trailer beside an HH-1H Iroquois helicopter following the helicopter's recovery by the 857th Transportation Squadron. The helicopter made a forced landing in a farmer's field two miles west of Minot Air Force Base, N.D

An airman stands on a flatbed semi-trailer beside an HH-1H Iroquois he...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SA Branford E. Giddings Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

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

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

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

AIRMAN 1ST Class Darryl Hawkins of the 857th Security Police Squadron scans the perimeter of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft alert area through the sight of an M16 rifle equipped with an M203 grenade launcher

AIRMAN 1ST Class Darryl Hawkins of the 857th Security Police Squadron ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT Vickie M. Graham, USAF Releas... More

AIRMAN First Class Larry McLaurin of the 5th Organizational Maintenance Squadron repairs the engine of a B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft

AIRMAN First Class Larry McLaurin of the 5th Organizational Maintenanc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT Vickie M. Graham Release Stat... More

Sergeant Terry Neuharth of the 5th Organizational Maintenance Squadron repairs an engine of a B-52 bomber aircraft

Sergeant Terry Neuharth of the 5th Organizational Maintenance Squadron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT Vickie M. Graham Release Stat... More

AIRMAN Renee Hatfull of the 857th Security Police Squadron patrols the base atop an armored personnel vehicle

AIRMAN Renee Hatfull of the 857th Security Police Squadron patrols the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CHIEF MSGT. Vickie M. Graham Releas... More

TSGT Bob Kirby of the 5th Organizational Maintenance Squadron repairs an engine of a B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft

TSGT Bob Kirby of the 5th Organizational Maintenance Squadron repairs ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT Vickie M. Graham Release Stat... More

STAFF Sergeant Kevin Majerus of the 5th Organizational Maintenance Squadron repairs an engine of a B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft

STAFF Sergeant Kevin Majerus of the 5th Organizational Maintenance Squ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CMSGT Vickie M. Graham Release Stat... More

A B-52 Stratofortress aircraft arrives on base for participation in the Strategic Air Command bombing/navigation competition Proud Shield '88

A B-52 Stratofortress aircraft arrives on base for participation in th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROUD SHIELD '88 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

A 5th Bomb Wing B-52H Stratofortress aircraft flies past a farmhouse while on its approach to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

A 5th Bomb Wing B-52H Stratofortress aircraft flies past a farmhouse w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Preston I. Chasteen Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

A 5th Bomb Wing KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft flies over a fence at the edge of the base while on its final approach

A 5th Bomb Wing KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft flies over a fence at the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Preston I. Chasteen Release Sta... More

An Air Force family is reunited as a pilot returns home from serving in the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Storm

An Air Force family is reunited as a pilot returns home from serving i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota(ND) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator... More

CAPT. Cherri Wheeler, an Air Force chaplain from the 857th Combat Support Group, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., greets Air Force CHIEF of STAFF GEN. Merrill A. McPeak during the general's visit to Air Force personnel deployed during Operation Desert Shield.

CAPT. Cherri Wheeler, an Air Force chaplain from the 857th Combat Supp...

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

A B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 5th Bombardment Wing, Air Combat Command, stands on the flight line

A B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 5th Bombardment Wing, Air Com...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Michael Garvey Release Status: ... More

A B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 5th Bombardment Wing, Air Combat Command, stands on the flight line

A B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 5th Bombardment Wing, Air Com...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Michael Garvey Release Status: ... More

A close-up of the tail fin of a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 5th Bombardment Wing, Air Combat Command, stationed at Minot Air Force Base

A close-up of the tail fin of a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Michael Garvey Release Status: ... More

A close-up night view of the main gate with the sign illuminated

A close-up night view of the main gate with the sign illuminated

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Sr. AIRMAN Michael S. Garvey Releas... More

Prior to a missile site recovery exercise, four Mobile Fire Team (MFT) members from the 91st Security Police Squadron stand ready for inspection

Prior to a missile site recovery exercise, four Mobile Fire Team (MFT)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SENIOR AIRMAN Edward Holzapfel Rele... More

A B-52 awaits engine starts after being uploaded with weapons

A B-52 awaits engine starts after being uploaded with weapons

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GLOBAL GUARDIAN Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... More

CAPT. Andy Healy and 2nd LT. Trent Williams from the 91st Missile Wing qualify on the newly installed Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting (REACT) system trainer console

CAPT. Andy Healy and 2nd LT. Trent Williams from the 91st Missile Wing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Cary Humphries Release S... More

Captain Lonnie Barber, a Chaplain at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, listens to Elbert Grubert as he talks about what he has lost in the severe flood that seized control of Grand Forks, North Dakota. He is one of the many thousands of people that have temporarily relocated to the shelters at Grand Forks Air Force Base

Captain Lonnie Barber, a Chaplain at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakot...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grand Forks Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Cohen A. Young, USAF Rele... More

US Air Force Colonel Robert Elder (standing) Commander of the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, prepares for his first ride in an F-16D with Colonel Haugen from the North Dakota Air National Guard, Fargo, North Dakota

US Air Force Colonel Robert Elder (standing) Commander of the 5th Bomb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Melissa Menagh Release Status: ... More

US Air Force Colonel Robert Elder (rear seat) Commander of the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, prepares for his first ride in an F-16D with Colonel Haugen from the North Dakota Air National Guard, Fargo, North Dakota

US Air Force Colonel Robert Elder (rear seat) Commander of the 5th Bom...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Melissa Menagh Release Status: ... More

US Air Force Colonel Robert Elder (rear seat) Commander of the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, prepares for his first ride in an F-16D with Colonel Haugen from the North Dakota Air National Guard, Fargo, North Dakota

US Air Force Colonel Robert Elder (rear seat) Commander of the 5th Bom...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Melissa Menagh Release Status: ... More

The mist of icy breath and frozen exhaust cloud the ramp during a B-52 Stratofortress engine test on March 1ST, 1999, at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota

The mist of icy breath and frozen exhaust cloud the ramp during a B-52...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... More

While no longer on nuclear alert, B-52 Stratofortresses still sit ready for more conventional roles on the frozen Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, flight line

While no longer on nuclear alert, B-52 Stratofortresses still sit read...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... More

United States Air Force Second Lieutenant (2LT) Jerry Buchanan and First Lieutenant (1LT) Scott Trinrud, from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, familiarize themselves with the space and missile operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base, before joining the rest of their team during GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 99

United States Air Force Second Lieutenant (2LT) Jerry Buchanan and Fir...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 99 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene C... More

The 91st Space Wing Security Forces maintenance team from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrives on the flight-line ready to compete with other teams during GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 99

The 91st Space Wing Security Forces maintenance team from Minot Air Fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 99 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene C... More

Boom operator US Air Force Technical Sergeant Robert Henson passes fuel from his 319th Aerial Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft to a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. This image was used in the December 1999 AIRMAN Magazine article "Paradise on the Plains,". The story lists major reasons for accepting an assignment to the frequently misrepresented Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota

Boom operator US Air Force Technical Sergeant Robert Henson passes fue...

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

Snior AIRMAN (SRA) Laura M. Puza, USAF, Chf from Minot Air Forc Bas, North Dakota, prpars to load hr Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 rifl during th Chf Marksmanship vnt at Vandnbrg Air Forc Bas. As part of th Chfs Comptition, SRA Puza, has to prpar mals for 50 popl, thn fir 30 rounds with th M16 from various positions and targts. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, th world's prmir spac and missil comptition, is a four-day vnt hostd annually at Vandnbrg AFB, CA "to rcogniz th bst and dmonstrat th commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE crats comptition-tough crws; improvs radinss and combat capabilitis through prparation, innovation and sharing; nhancs...

Snior AIRMAN (SRA) Laura M. Puza, USAF, Chf from Minot Air Forc Bas, N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Laura M. Puza, USAF, Chef from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, prepares to load her Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 r... More

First Lieutenant Jerry Zeitler, USAF, Deputy Commander of Crew 264 ICBM Operations, 91 Space Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, simulates punching in launch codes during ICBM Ops event at Vandenberg Air Force Base, during GUARDIAN CHALLENGE. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and combat capabilities through preparation, innovation and sharing; enhances esprit de corps and strengthens teamwork across all mission areas in the command."

First Lieutenant Jerry Zeitler, USAF, Deputy Commander of Crew 264 ICB...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

During GUARDIAN CHALLEGE, SENIOR AIRMAN Laura M. Puza, USAF, Chef from the 91st Space Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, adjust her sights on the Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle as she prepares to compete in the Chef Marksmanship event at Vandenberg Air Force Base. As part of the Chefs Competition, SRA Puza, has to prepare meals for 50 people, then fire 30 rounds with the M16 from various positions and targets. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and...

During GUARDIAN CHALLEGE, SENIOR AIRMAN Laura M. Puza, USAF, Chef from...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: During GUARDIAN CHALLEGE, SENIOR AIRMAN Laura M. Puza, USAF, Chef from the 91st Space Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, ... More

Technical Sergeant Richard B. Greer USAF, 91 Space Wing's Facility Maintenance Team (FMT), Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, checks his equipment in preparation for the FMT evaluation at Vandenberg Air Force Base during GUARDIAN CHALLENGE. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and combat capabilities through preparation, innovation and sharing; enhances esprit de corps and strengthens teamwork across all mission areas in the command."

Technical Sergeant Richard B. Greer USAF, 91 Space Wing's Facility Mai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

At Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, the two chefs from the 91st Space Wing pass through an arch of axe handles formed by their fellow Minot Air Force Base members. The members are sending their blessing to the chefs in their up coming competition at GURADIAN CHALLENGE 01. The chefs will have to prepare meals for fifty people, then fire thirty rounds with M16s from various positions and targets. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and combat...

At Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, the two chefs from the 91st ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: At Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, the two chefs from the 91st Space Wing pass through an arch of axe handles formed by t... More

STAFF Serget Porter L. Gee, USAF, (left), d SENIOR Airm Laura M. Puza, USAF, chefs from the 91st Space Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, discuss how to improve their shot pattern in preparation for the Chef Marksmship event at Vdenberg Air Force Base. As part of the Chefs Competition, the two chefs have to prepare meals for 50 people, then fire 30 rounds with the M16 from various positions d targets. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space d missile competition, is a four-day event hosted nually at Vdenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best d demonstrate the commds warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness...

STAFF Serget Porter L. Gee, USAF, (left), d SENIOR Airm Laura M. Puza,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: STAFF Sergeant Porter L. Gee, USAF, (left), and SENIOR AIRMAN Laura M. Puza, USAF, chefs from the 91st Space Wing, Minot Air For... More

The crew of the UH-1N Iroquois helicopter from the 91st Space Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, receives an orange flag from the judges when they bypassed an obstacle during the "Helicopter Hover Competition." During this competition, Pilot's and Co-Pilot's rely their flight engineers to guide the helicopter with a dangling bucket of water through numerous obstacles without spilling the contents. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and combat...

The crew of the UH-1N Iroquois helicopter from the 91st Space Wing, Mi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: The crew of the UH-1N Iroquois helicopter from the 91st Space Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, receives an orange flag ... More

SENIOR AIRMAN Luara M. Puza, Air Force chef from Mot Air Force Base, North Dakota, checks the recipe for Mongolian barbecue before addg the mustard to the dish, durg the chef food preparation competition at GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfightg skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readess and combat capabilities through preparation, novation and sharg; enhances esprit de corps and strengthens teamwork across all mission areas...

SENIOR AIRMAN Luara M. Puza, Air Force chef from Mot Air Force Base, N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: SENIOR AIRMAN Luara M. Puza, Air Force chef from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, checks the recipe for Mongolian barbecue be... More

STAFF Sergeant Porter Gee, Air Force chef from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, prepares Mongolian barbecue as an Air Force Space Command evaluator MASTER Sergeant John Fitzgerald, USAF, observes the process during the chef food preparation competition at Exercise GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and combat capabilities through preparation, innovation and sharing; enhances esprit de...

STAFF Sergeant Porter Gee, Air Force chef from Minot Air Force Base, N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: STAFF Sergeant Porter Gee, Air Force chef from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, prepares Mongolian barbecue as an Air Force S... More

Colonel (COL) Johnny Madison, USAF, Commander, (sitting), 5th Operations Group, discusses exercise inputs with the Battle STAFF during PRAIRIE KNIGHT 01-03 at Minot AFB

Colonel (COL) Johnny Madison, USAF, Commander, (sitting), 5th Operatio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE KNIGHT 01-03 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major... More

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Tonya Smedes, USAF, and AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Roger Bullington, USAF, 5th Communications Squadron, check the Land Mobile Radio Antenna for damage, on top of Bldg 1085 during PRAIRIE KNIGHT 01-03 at Minot AFB

Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Tonya Smedes, USAF, and AIRMAN First Class (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE KNIGHT 01-03 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major... More

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) David Ingram, 5th Maintenance Group (MXG), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), prepares to adjust the bolts on an MAU-12 Ejector Rack mounted on a Heavy Stores Adapter Beam (HSAB) on the pylon under the wing of a B-52 Stratofortress, preparing it for a missile load. The crew is under evaluation on their job performance in Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) chemical warfare gear

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) David Ingram, 5th Maintenanc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SRA ... More

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) David Ingram, 5th Maintenance Group (MXG), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), tightens a bolt on the shackle of an MAU-12 Ejector Rack mounted on a Heavy Stores Adapter Beam (HSAB) on the pylon under the wing of a B-52 Stratofortress, preparing it for a missile load.  The load crew is under evaluation on their job performance in cold weather gear

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) David Ingram, 5th Maintenanc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SRA ... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Bertrand Asselin (left), USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Steven Root, and USAF AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Jason Lavelle (right) all with 5th Maintenance Group (MXG), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), use a pair of MHU-83C/E Munitions Loading System to move equipment away from a B-52 Stratofortress during a load crew evaluation. The load crew is under evaluation on their job performance in cold weather gear

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Bertrand Asselin (left), USAF ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SRA ... More

From left to right- US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Jason Lavelle, USAF SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Bertrand Asselin, USAF STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) David Ingram and team leader USAF Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Steven Root, all with 5th Maintenance Group (MXG), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), stand at attention after their missiles are loaded onto the aircraft. The load crew is under evaluation on their job performance in cold weather gear

From left to right- US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Jason...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: SRA ... More

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron, perform a panel inspection on a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, during a snow storm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status as part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron, perf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Shane Martin, 23rd Bomb Squadron, prepares to position a ladder under the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, during a snow storm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Shane Martin, 23rd Bomb Squadr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 23rd Bomb Wing (BW) load AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles onto a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, during a snowstorm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 23rd Bomb Wing (BW) load...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Dean Rockwell (left) and USAF SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) David Osborne, Munitions Handlers assigned to the 23rd Bomb Wing (BW), select tools to assist them in loading munitions on a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, during a snowstorm on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Dean Rockwell (left) and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002. Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ca... More

The eyes of US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN Firs Class (A1C) Gary Castaldi, 23rd Bomb Wing (BW) Security Forces Squadron (SFS), as he stands guard during a winter snowstorm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

The eyes of US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN Firs Class (A1C) Gary Castaldi,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN Firs Class (A1C) Gary Castaldi, 23rd Bomb Wing (BW) Security Forces Squadron (SFS), armed with a 5.56mm M16A2 rifle, stands guard duty near a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft during a snowstorm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN Firs Class (A1C) Gary Castaldi, 23rd Bomb W...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Alicia Bates, 23rd Bomb Wing (BW) Security Forces Squadron (SFS), armed with a 5.56mm M16A2 rifle, stands guard duty near a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft on the snow covered flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Alicia Bates, 23rd Bomb Wing (BW) Sec...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Shane Martin, 23rd Bomb Squadron, positions a ladder under the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, during a snow storm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Shane Martin, 23rd Bomb Squadr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 23rd Bomb Wing (BW), use a pylon maintenance/loading stand to load AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles onto a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, during a snowstorm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 23rd Bomb Wing (BW), use...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN Firs Class (A1C) Roy Sidney, 23rd Bomb Wing (BW) Security Forces Squadron (SFS) stands guard duty during a snowstorm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN Firs Class (A1C) Roy Sidney, 23rd Bomb Wing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Alicia Bates, 23rd Bomb Wing (BW) Security Forces Squadron (SFS), armed with a 5.56mm M16A2 rifle, stands guard duty near a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft on the snow covered flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Alicia Bates, 23rd Bomb Wing (BW) Sec...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) David Osborn, Munitions Handler, assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron, makes adjustments on a munitions trailer during a snowstorm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) David Osborn, Munitions Handle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Shane Martin, 23rd Bomb Squadron, positions a ladder under the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, during a snow storm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Shane Martin, 23rd Bomb Squadr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Prairie Vigilance 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 23rd Bomb Wing (BW), use a pylon maintenance/loading stand to load AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles onto a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, during a snowstorm, on the flight line at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), during the alert status part of Exercise PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 23rd Bomb Wing (BW), use...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRAIRIE VIGILANCE 2002 Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Cam... More

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Forest Porter (foreground), 91st Space Wing (SW), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota leads his competition team as they arrive at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) California (CA), to participate in Exercise GURRDIAN CHALLENGE 2002. Guardian Challenge, a four-day space and missile competition, is hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA to test the wartime readiness of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) professionals

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Forest Porter (foreground), ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GURRDIAN CHALLENGE 2002 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) John Harris (left) and USAF AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Dustin Blankenship, both assigned to the 5th Communications Squadron (CS), theatre deployable communications flight, program telephones into the switch at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) John Harris (left) and USAF ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Amanda Cervetti, USAF Release S... More

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Christopher Lanthrop, 5th Communications Squadron (CS) theatre deployable communications flight, radios in for additional safety support during the set up of a radio frequency module outdoor unit, at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Christopher Lanthrop, 5t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Amanda Cervetti, USAF Release S... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Megan Anderson (right), Food Specialists Chef, assigned to the 91st Space Wing (SW), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), serves her fellow competitors during the Chef Food Preparation discipline conducted at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) California (CA), during Exercise GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002. Guardian Challenge, a four-day space and missile competition, is hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA to test the wartime readiness of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) professionals

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Megan Anderson (right), F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) James Stephens, 5th Communications Squadron (CS), theatre deployable communications flight, stands at Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 1 (MOPP-1) as he sets up computer cable for the computer networking system at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND)

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) James Stephens, 5th Commu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Amanda Cervetti, USAF Release S... More

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant (LT) Jeremy Olson (foreground) and USAF LT Shaun Landry, assigned to the 91st Space Wing (SW), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND) familiarize themselves with the Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting Simulator during the Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) operations event, conducted at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) California (CA), during Exercise GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002. Guardian Challenge, a four-day space and missile competition, is hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA to test the wartime readiness of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) professionals

US Air Force (USAF) Lieutenant (LT) Jeremy Olson (foreground) and USAF...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 91st Space Wing (SW), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND) raise their batons during a team cheer after arriving at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) California (CA), to participate in Exercise GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002. Guardian Challenge, a four-day space and missile competition, is hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA to test the wartime readiness of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) professionals

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 91st Space Wing (SW), Mi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Denell Fairbanks (left) and USAF A1C Megan Anderson, both Food Service Chefs assigned to the 91st Space Wing (SW), Minot Air Force Base (AFB, North Dakota (ND), pose for a quick photograph holding their 5.56mm M16A2 rifles, before the competing in the Chefs Marksmanship competition at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) California (CA), during Exercise GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002. Guardian Challenge, a four-day space and missile competition, is hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA to test the wartime readiness of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) professionals

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Denell Fairbanks (left) a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Ruby Wilkerson (foreground) and USAF STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Jodi Hooks and, 91st Space Wing (SW), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), trouble shoot the payload transporter auxiliary power unit during the Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) operations event, conducted at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) California (CA), during Exercise GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002. Guardian Challenge, a four-day space and missile competition, is hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA to test the wartime readiness of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) professionals

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Ruby Wilkerson (foreground) an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Terrick Turner, a Security Police (SP) assigned to the 91st Space Wing (SW), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), throws his legs over the "Belly Buster" during the Security Forces Obstacle Course competition conducted at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) California (CA), during Exercise GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002. Guardian Challenge, a four-day space and missile competition, is hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA to test the wartime readiness of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) professionals

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Terrick Turner, a Securit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Luis Hernandez (left) and USAF AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Sili Tulafono, 91st Space Wing (SW), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), measures the chain lengths in the payload transporter while USAF SSGT Scotty Willis, an event inspector, follow their progress during the mechanical discipline of the Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) operations event, conducted at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) California (CA), during Exercise GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002. Guardian Challenge, a four-day space and missile competition, is hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA to test the wartime readiness of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) professionals

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Luis Hernandez (left) and US...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 91st Space Wing (SW), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), receive their trophies for best Missile Maintenance team in the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) during the Closing Ceremony for Exercise GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002, at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Guardian Challenge, a four-day space and missile competition, is hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA to test the wartime readiness of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) professionals

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 91st Space Wing (SW), Mi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 91st Space Wing (SW), Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota (ND), receive their trophies for best Missile Maintenance team in the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) during the Closing Ceremony for Exercise GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002, at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Guardian Challenge, a four-day space and missile competition, is hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA to test the wartime readiness of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) professionals

US Air Force (USAF) personnel assigned to the 91st Space Wing (SW), Mi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2002 Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52's Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing (BW) flies during an alert force response and rapid launch exercise conducted from Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota. The exercise tested the wing's ability to rapidly launch nine of its heavy bomber aircraft

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52's Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Danny C. Bolbecker, USAF Release Status: Released to Publi... More

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52's Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing (BW) flies during an alert force response and rapid launch exercise conducted from Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota. The exercise tested the wing's ability to rapidly launch nine of its heavy bomber aircraft

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52's Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Danny C. Bolbecker, USAF Release Status: Released to Publi... More

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52's Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing (BW) flies over head during an alert force response and rapid launch exercise conducted from Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota. The exercise tested the wing's ability to rapidly launch nine of its heavy bomber aircraft

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52's Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Danny C. Bolbecker, USAF Release Status: Released to Publi... More