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A port bow view of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) moored at Manama. The BLUE RIDGE is serving as command ship of U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command, during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A port bow view of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Manama Country: Bahrain(BHR) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 John Gay Release Status: Released to... more

The Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) operates alongside the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) while participating in an underway replenishment during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

The Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) operates alongsid...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

A port bow view of the Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) underway during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

A port bow view of the Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

An overhead view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) conducting an underway replenishment with the Dutch frigate HR MS JACOB VAN HEEMSKERCK (F-812) during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

An overhead view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) conducting...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

A port bow view of the Dutch fast combat support ship Hr Ms Zuiderkruis (A-832) underway during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

A port bow view of the Dutch fast combat support ship Hr Ms Zuiderkrui...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

The Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) approaches astern of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) for an underway replenishment during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

The Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) approaches astern...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

The Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) operates alongside the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) while participating in an underway replenishment during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

The Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) operates alongsid...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

The Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) operates alongside the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) while participating in an underway replenishment during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

The Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) operates alongsid...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

A stern view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) conducting an underway replenishment of the Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

A stern view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) conducting an ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) conducting an underway replenishment with the Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

A bow view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) conducting an un...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

A starboard view of the Australian frigate HMAS SYDNEY (F-03) underway during Operations Desert Shield/Storm. Radar absorbent matting (RAM) is covering the sides of the ship's superstructure

A starboard view of the Australian frigate HMAS SYDNEY (F-03) underway...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) conducting an underway replenishment of the Dutch frigate HR MS JACOB VAN HEEMSKERCK (F-812) during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

A port bow view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) conducting ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

A starboard port bow view of the Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) underway during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

A starboard port bow view of the Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemske...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

The large harbor tug KITTANNING (YTB-787) stands alongside the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as both vessels are moored to the pier. The BLUE RIDGE is in port after arriving from the Persian Gulf area where it was deployed during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

The large harbor tug KITTANNING (YTB-787) stands alongside the amphibi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Hong Kong(HKG) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Publi... more

A starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) conducting an underway replenishment with the Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

A starboard bow view of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) conduc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

The Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) operates alongside the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) while participating in an underway replenishment during Operations Desert Shield/Storm

The Dutch frigate Hr Ms Jacob Van Heemskerck (F-812) operates alongsid...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... more

A starboard beam view of the Australian frigate HMAS SYDNEY (F-03) underway during Operations Desert Shield/Storm. Radar absorbent matting (RAM) is attached to the sides of the ship's superstructure

A starboard beam view of the Australian frigate HMAS SYDNEY (F-03) und...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Henry Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

The Fleet Marine Force Band performs during a ceremony welcoming members of the 1ST Expeditionary Brigade who are returning from deployment to the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

The Fleet Marine Force Band performs during a ceremony welcoming membe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camer... more

Crowd members gather to welcome members of the 1ST Expeditionary Brigade as the unit returns home following participation in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Crowd members gather to welcome members of the 1ST Expeditionary Briga...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camer... more

A crew member armed with a 7.62mm M-1A1 rifle looks out over the stern of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as the salvage and rescue ship USS BEAUFORT (ATS-2) passes by. The BLUE RIDGE will be departing from the region after being deployed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A crew member armed with a 7.62mm M-1A1 rifle looks out over the stern...

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

A crew member aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) looks out at the repair ship USS NIAGARA FALLS (AFS-3) as he mans an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun. Both vessels have been deployed to the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A crew member aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-1...

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

A RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile is loaded into a Mark 25 launcher aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). The vessels have been deployed to the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile is loaded into a Mark 25 launcher aboard t...

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

A crew member aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) sits beside an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun as he watches the combat stores ship USS NIAGARA FALLS (AFS-3) arrive in port. The two U.S. Navy ships have been deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. An M-2 .50-caliber machine gun aboard the BLUE RIDGE is in the foreground

A crew member aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Manama Country: Bahrain(BHR) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Relea... more

The salvage and rescue ship USS BEAUFORT (ATS-2) passes the stern of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as the vessel is docked at a pier. The BLUE RIDGE will be departing from the region after being deployed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

The salvage and rescue ship USS BEAUFORT (ATS-2) passes the stern of t...

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

A starboard bow view of the combat stores ship USS NIAGARA FALLS (AFS-3) as seen from the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). The Bahraini harbor craft Almearaj II, foreground, is passing between the two U.S. Navy ships which have been deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. An M-2 .50-caliber machine gun aboard the BLUE RIDGE is in the foreground

A starboard bow view of the combat stores ship USS NIAGARA FALLS (AFS-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Manama Country: Bahrain(BHR) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Relea... more

Crew members from the repair ship USS JASON (AR-8) stand on the pier near the combat stores ship USS NIAGARA FALLS (AFS-3). The vessels have been deployed to the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Crew members from the repair ship USS JASON (AR-8) stand on the pier n...

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

A Marine listens to a radio as he takes a break aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). The vessel has been deployed to the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A Marine listens to a radio as he takes a break aboard the amphibious ...

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

A comic sign decorates the helicopter area aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as the ship lies in port. The BLUE RIDGE will be departing from the region after being deployed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A comic sign decorates the helicopter area aboard the amphibious comma...

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

The guided missile cruiser USS HORNE (CG-30) sits at anchor beside the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). The vessels have been deployed to the region during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

The guided missile cruiser USS HORNE (CG-30) sits at anchor beside the...

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

A starboard bow view of the combat stores ship USS NIAGARA FALLS (AFS-3) as seen from the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). The two U.S. Navy ships have been deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. An M-2 .50-caliber machine gun aboard the BLUE RIDGE is in the foreground

A starboard bow view of the combat stores ship USS NIAGARA FALLS (AFS-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Manama Country: Bahrain(BHR) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Relea... more

An SD40-2 locomotive nicknamed "Desert Victory" wears a camouflage paint scheme in honor of the employees of the Union Pacific Railroad serving as U.S. military personnel in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

An SD40-2 locomotive nicknamed "Desert Victory" wears a camouflage pai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Cheyenne State: Wyoming(WY) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator: SS... more

An SD40-2 locomotive nicknamed "Desert Victory" wears a camouflage paint scheme in honor of the employees of the Union Pacific Railroad serving as U.S. military personnel in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

An SD40-2 locomotive nicknamed "Desert Victory" wears a camouflage pai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Cheyenne State: Wyoming(WY) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator: SS... more

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Navy Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, speaks with CAPT. Bowman, commander, Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1), as they wait for more squadrons from the wing to return to the station. CVW-1 was deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Navy Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Flee...

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

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Navy Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, greets CMDR. Larry H. Schmit, commanding officer of Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33), upon his squadron's return to the station with other squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1). The wing was deployed in the Persian Gulf area aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Navy Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Flee...

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

Navy officers watch a flyover comprised of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) aircraft from Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85), Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) and Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102). The wing is returning from the Persian Gulf area where it was deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) while deployed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Navy officers watch a flyover comprised of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) ...

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

LT. CMDR. Russell Early, Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85), is reunited with his family following the squadron's return to the stations. VA-85, along with other squadrons comprising Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1), has returned to Oceana following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

LT. CMDR. Russell Early, Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85), is reunited with ...

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

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Navy Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, greets a pilot from Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) following his squadron's return to the station, along with other squadrons from Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1). The wing was deployed in the Persian Gulf area aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Navy Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Flee...

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

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, greets CMDR. Neidlinger, Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102), upon his squadron's return to the station with other squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1). The wing was deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) while deployed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fle...

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

LT. CMDR. Jim Hillan, Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33), is reunited with his wife, Sylvia, and son, John James, upon his squadron's return to the station with other squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1). The wing was deployed in the Persian Gulf area aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

LT. CMDR. Jim Hillan, Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33), is reunited with hi...

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

Pilots from Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) walk past an Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) A-6E Intruder aircraft on the flight line after returning home from deployment in the Persian Gulf area. CVW-1 was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) while serving during Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM

Pilots from Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) walk past an Attack Squadron 85...

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

Patty Solliday with daughter, Kelley, and Sylvia Hillan with son, John James, wait for their husbands' arrival as Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) returns to the station. The squadron is returning to Oceana along with other squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) after being deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Patty Solliday with daughter, Kelley, and Sylvia Hillan with son, John...

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

LT. Wolfard of Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) is reunited with his wife, Donna, following his return from deployment with Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1). The wing was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

LT. Wolfard of Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) is reunited with his wife, D...

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

Pilots of Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) walk in front of their F-14A Tomcat aircraft following their arrival along with other squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1). The wing has been deployed in the Persian Gulf area aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Pilots of Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) walk in front of their F-14A Tom...

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

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) F-14A Tomcat aircraft are parked on the flight line following their arrival at the station with other squadrons comprising Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1). The wing has returned following deployment in the Persian Gulf area aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) F-14A Tomcat aircraft are parked on the fl...

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

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, greets LT. CMDR. McKee, Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102), upon his squadron's return to the station with other squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1). The wing was deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) while deployed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Vice Adm. John K. Ready, commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fle...

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

Navy officers watch a flyover comprised of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) aircraft from Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85), Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) and Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102). The wing is returning from the Persian Gulf area where it was deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) while deployed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Navy officers watch a flyover comprised of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) ...

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

A member of the Channel 13 news team reports on the arrival of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) aircraft at the station as she stands in front of Attack Squadron 85 (VA-85) A-6E Intruder aircraft on the flight line. CVW-1 has returned from the Persian Gulf area where it was deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A member of the Channel 13 news team reports on the arrival of Carrier...

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

Robert Fentess, vice mayor of Virginia Beach, left, and Rear Adm. Paul W. Parcells, deputy assistant secretary of defense, Atomic Energy, greet CMDR. Tony Reade, executive officer of Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33), following the squadron's arrival at the station. VF-33 has returned from the Persian Gulf area, along with other squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1), following deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Robert Fentess, vice mayor of Virginia Beach, left, and Rear Adm. Paul...

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

Navy officers walk along the flight line as Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) returns to the station. The wing has been deployed in the Persian Gulf area aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Navy officers walk along the flight line as Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1)...

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

GEN Norman H. Schwarkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, disembarks a plane upon his arrival in the United States following Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

GEN Norman H. Schwarkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, di...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida(FL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camer... more

GEN Norman H. Schwarkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, reunites with his family upon his return to the United States following Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

GEN Norman H. Schwarkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida(FL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camer... more

A Boeing 747 jet aircraft arrives on base with troops returning from deployment in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

A Boeing 747 jet aircraft arrives on base with troops returning from d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida(FL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camer... more

GEN Norman H. Schwarkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, and his family make their way through the crowd gathered to welcome Schwarzkopf upon his return to the United States following Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

GEN Norman H. Schwarkopf, commander-in-chief, U.S. Central Command, an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Macdill Air Force Base State: Florida(FL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camer... more

A crowd of family and friends stands on the pier as crew members disembark from the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) following the vessel's arrival in port. The ACADIA has returned to San Diego following deployment in the Persian Gulf region during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

A crowd of family and friends stands on the pier as crew members disem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

A sailor from the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) is reunited with his family following the vessel's arrival in port. The ACADIA has returned to San Diego following deployment in the Persian Gulf region during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

A sailor from the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) is reunited with...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

A sailor from the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) is reunited with his family following the vessel's arrival in port. The ACADIA has returned to San Diego following deployment in the Persian Gulf region during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

A sailor from the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) is reunited with...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

A crowd of family and friends stands on the pier as crew members disembark from the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) following the vessel's arrival in port. The ACADIA has returned to San Diego following deployment in the Persian Gulf region during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

A crowd of family and friends stands on the pier as crew members disem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

Crew members stand at the railing aboard the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) as the ship docks in port. The ACADIA has returned to San Diego following deployment in the Persian Gulf region during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Crew members stand at the railing aboard the destroyer tender USS ACAD...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

A crowd of family and friends stands on the pier as crew members disembark from the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) following the vessel's arrival in port. The ACADIA has returned to San Diego following deployment in the Persian Gulf region during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

A crowd of family and friends stands on the pier as crew members disem...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

Crew members man the rails aboard the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) following the vessel's arrival in port. The ACADIA has returned to San Diego following deployment in the Persian Gulf region during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Crew members man the rails aboard the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

A sailor from the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) is reunited with his family following the vessel's arrival in port. The ACADIA has returned to San Diego following deployment in the Persian Gulf region during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

A sailor from the destroyer tender USS ACADIA (AD-42) is reunited with...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Naval Air Station, San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) ... more

Lights bedeck the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as the vessel lies moored to a pier at night. The BLUE RIDGE has arrived in port following deployment to the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Lights bedeck the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Hong Kong(HKG) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Lights bedeck the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as the vessel lies moored to a pier at dusk. The BLUE RIDGE has arrived in port following deployment to the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Lights bedeck the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Hong Kong(HKG) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Lights bedeck the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as the vessel lies moored to a pier at dusk. The BLUE RIDGE has arrived in port following deployment to the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Lights bedeck the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Hong Kong(HKG) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Publi... more

A freighter approaches the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as a Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 12 (HS-12) SH-3 Sea King helicopter prepares to lift off from the American vessel. The BLUE RIDGE is arriving at Hong Kong following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A freighter approaches the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Hong Kong(HKG) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Publi... more

The amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) is moored to a pier following its arrival in port. The vessel has been deployed to the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

The amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) is moored to a pie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Hong Kong(HKG) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Publi... more

A starboard bow view of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) moored at Alava Wharf during a port visit. The BLUE RIDGE is returning to its home port at Naval Station, Yokosuka, Japan following deployment in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A starboard bow view of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LC...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Naval Station, Subic Bay State: Luzon Country: Philippines(PHL) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIG... more

An officer takes a break aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) following the vessel's departure from the Persian Gulf area where it was deployed during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

An officer takes a break aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE R...

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

The SH-3 Sea King helicopter of Vice Adm. Stanley R. Arthur, commander, Seventh Fleet, sits on the helicopter pad of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). Arthur is visiting the BLUE RIDGE prior to its arrival in port at Yokosuka, Japan following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

The SH-3 Sea King helicopter of Vice Adm. Stanley R. Arthur, commander...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: ENS. Hilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A helicopter crew member stands near the SH-3 Sea King helicopter of Vice Adm. Stanley R. Arthur, commander, Seventh Fleet. Arthur is visiting the Blue Ridge prior to its arrival in port at Yokosuka, Japan following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A helicopter crew member stands near the SH-3 Sea King helicopter of V...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: ENS. Hilton Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

Sailors on shore leave converse on the pier as they look out toward the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). The vessel is in port after arriving from the Persian Gulf area where it was deployed during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Sailors on shore leave converse on the pier as they look out toward th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM Country: Hong Kong(HKG) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Hilton Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

Commercial craft pass the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) as it stands moored to a pier following arrival in port. The BLUE RIDGE had been deployed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Commercial craft pass the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Hong Kong(HKG) Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Helicopter crew members stand by as Vice Adm. Stanley R. Arthur, commander, Seventh Fleet, prepares to board his SH-3 Sea King helicopter after visiting the crew of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). The ship is en route to Yokosuka, Japan following deployment in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Helicopter crew members stand by as Vice Adm. Stanley R. Arthur, comma...

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

ENSIGN Jeff Hilton holds up a ship's placard aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19). The vessel has just recently departed from the Persian Gulf area where it was deployed during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

ENSIGN Jeff Hilton holds up a ship's placard aboard the amphibious com...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: ENSIGN Jeff Hilton Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

A starboard quarter view of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) docked at the British naval facility HMS Tamar. The BLUE RIDGE is making a port call en route to its home port at Naval Station, Yokosuka, Japan following deployment in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A starboard quarter view of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Hong Kong(HKG) Scene Camera Operator: Hilton, Jeff/ENSIGN Release Status: Released to Publ... more

A starboard view of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) docked at the British naval facility HMS Tamar. The BLUE RIDGE is making a port call en route to its home port at Naval Station, Yokosuka, Japan following deployment in the Persian Gulf during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm

A starboard view of the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Country: Hong Kong(HKG) Scene Camera Operator: ENS. Hilton Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Members of a beachmaster unit in a LARC-5 light armored vehicle pass under a yellow ribbon and banner welcoming home the troops of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the "San Diego Salutes the Troops" parade. The parade is being held in honor of all veterans, with special recognition being given to units that took part in the Persian Gulf war

Members of a beachmaster unit in a LARC-5 light armored vehicle pass u...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: San Diego State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operato... more

Nichole Doehring leads MAJ. Skip Davenport through the crowd as he and other members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron are welcomed upon their arrival. The servicemen corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Nichole Doehring leads MAJ. Skip Davenport through the crowd as he and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Stewardson State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Tyler Renshaw, a first grade student at Stewardson-Strasburg School, waves an American flag from the cockpit of an MC-130 Hercules aircraft. Tyler and his classmates are touring the aircraft with members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron who flew the plane to Charleston. Members of the 8th SOS corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Tyler Renshaw, a first grade student at Stewardson-Strasburg School, w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Katy Noffke talks with a member of the 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS) as she and her first grade classmates from Stewardson-Strasburg School accompany the servicemen on their bus ride to the airport. The children corresponded with the 8th SOS while the servicemen were stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Following their return from deployment, the men traveled to Illinois to meet and spend the day with their pen pals

Katy Noffke talks with a member of the 8th Special Operations Squadron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Charles Tayl... more

Devan Mitchell sits atop the shoulders of a member of the 8th Special Operations Squadron. Squadron members corresponded with Devan and his first grade classmates at Stewardson-Strasburg Grade School while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Devan Mitchell sits atop the shoulders of a member of the 8th Special ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

A close-up view of a mailbox in the first grade classroom at Stewardson-Strasburg School. The box is designated for mail from members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron and was used for correspondence from the servicemen, who wrote the students while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

A close-up view of a mailbox in the first grade classroom at Stewardso...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Stewardson State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Children and their parents welcome members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron to Stewardson-Strasburg School. The servicemen corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Children and their parents welcome members of the 8th Special Operatio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Stewardson State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS) present T-shirts and other mementoes to first grade students at Stewardson-Strasburg Grade School. The servicemen corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS) present T-shi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Stewardson State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Mrs. Kay York and her first grade students at Stewardson-Strasburg School admire a plaque given to them by members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS). The servicemen corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Mrs. Kay York and her first grade students at Stewardson-Strasburg Sch...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Stewardson State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

First grade students from Stewardson-Strasburg School pose in front of an MC-130 Hercules aircraft for a group photograph with their teacher, Mrs. Kay Young, and members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS). Members of the squadron corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Following their return from deployment, the men traveled to Illinois to meet and spend the day with their pen pals

First grade students from Stewardson-Strasburg School pose in front of...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

MAJ. Skip Davenport, 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS), assists members of the first grade class at Stewardson-Strasburg School as they board an MC-130 Hercules aircraft for a tour. Members of the 8th SOS corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

MAJ. Skip Davenport, 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS), assist...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Mrs. Kay York, a teacher at Stewardson-Strasburg School, greets MAJ Skip Davenport as he and other members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron arrive to visit her first grade class. Children from the class corresponded with members of the squadron when the servicemen were stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Mrs. Kay York, a teacher at Stewardson-Strasburg School, greets MAJ Sk...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

TECH. SGT. Ralph Dent, 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS), autographs a T-shirt for Haley Anderson, a first grade student at Stewardson-Strasburg School. Dent and other members of the 8th SOS corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

TECH. SGT. Ralph Dent, 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS), auto...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Stewardson State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

MAJ. Skip Davenport, 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS), explains equipment in the cockpit of an MC-130 Hercules aircraft to first grade students from Stewardson-Strasburg School. The children are touring the aircraft with members of 8th SOS who flew the plane to Charleston. Members of the 8th SOS corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

MAJ. Skip Davenport, 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS), explai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Students from the first grade at Stewardson-Strasburg School accompany members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS) as the servicemen walk to their aircraft for the return to Florida. The servicemen corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Students from the first grade at Stewardson-Strasburg School accompany...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Dusty Probst, a first grade student at Stewardson-Strasburg School, enjoys a bus ride with his classmates and members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron. The servicemen corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Dusty Probst, a first grade student at Stewardson-Strasburg School, en...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

First grade students from Stewardson-Strasburg School say goodbye to a member of the 8th Special Operations Squadron. Members of the squadron corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

First grade students from Stewardson-Strasburg School say goodbye to a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Children and their parents applaud Mrs. Kay York, a teacher at Stewardson-Strasburg School. Mrs. York's class corresponded with members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron while the servicemen were stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Children and their parents applaud Mrs. Kay York, a teacher at Steward...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Stewardson State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Mrs. Kay York explains an assignment to Zachary Rahn, a student in her first grade class at Stewardson-Strasburg School, prior to a visit by members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS). The servicemen corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Mrs. Kay York explains an assignment to Zachary Rahn, a student in her...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Stewardson State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

A boy welcomes his pen pal, a member of the 8th Special Operations Squadron, with a banner. Children from the first grade at Stewardson-Strasburg School corresponded with with members with members of the squadron when the servicemen were stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

A boy welcomes his pen pal, a member of the 8th Special Operations Squ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

MAJ. Skip Davenport, 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS), hugs his pen pal, Nichole Doehring, following his arrival on base. Davenport and other members of the 8th SOS corresponded with first grade students from Stewardson-Strasburg School while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

MAJ. Skip Davenport, 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS), hugs h...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron show Operation Desert Storm pictures to first grade students from Stewardson-Strasburg School. Squadron members corresponded with the children while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron show Operation Desert S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Charleston State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

SGT. Roger Klink, 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS), autographs a scrapbook for Kyle Sentel, a first grade student at Stewardson-Strasburg School. Klink and other members of the 8th SOS corresponded with the students while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

SGT. Roger Klink, 8th Special Operations Squadron (8th SOS), autograph...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORMDESERT SHIELD Base: Stewardson State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more

Children welcome members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron to the Stewardson-Strasburg Grade School. The servicemen corresponded with first grade students at the school while stationed in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Now that they have returned from deployment, the men have traveled to Illinois to meet and spend a day with their pen pals

Children welcome members of the 8th Special Operations Squadron to the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELDDESERT STORM Base: Stewardson State: Illinois(IL) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator:... more