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Haarlem, Netherlands, July, 1961: While photographing a wall plaque for a story about the Pilgrims in Holland, Stripes photographer Gus Schuettler heard barking behind him. He turned and quickly shot this study in canine and mechanical motion.
Chuck Yeager at Ramstein Air Base, 1970
Ramstein Air Base, Germany, January 7, 1970: Brig. Gen. Charles E. Yeager, vice-commander of the 17th Air Force, gets a pat on the hand from Vera Starodvorsky during their reunion more than a quarter-century after she hid him from the Germans in occupied France when his plane was shot down in March, 1944.

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Confederate bust to be removed from Tennessee Capitol
A decadeslong effort to remove a bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader from the Tennessee Capitol cleared its final hurdle Thursday, with state leaders approving the final vote needed to allow the statue to be relocated to a museum.
Working in the ‘Hush House,’ 2006
Ramstein Air Base, Germany, February 2006: Airmen at Ramstein Air Base in Germany work on a C-130 prop engine inside the base’s “Hush House.” The facility allows aircraft mechanics to test engines at any time of the day because the building’s insulation reduces noise to the outside.
On the phone, 2002
Camp Toro Bravo, Spain, May 2002: Sailors and Marines call from a mobile telephone booth at Camp Toro Bravo in Tarragona, Spain. Seabees built the camp in less than a week. The tent city includes an Internet cafe, movie theater and exchange store. More than 4,000 Marines and sailors were in Spain participating in NATO’s Dynamic Mix 2002 exercise until mid-June.
Stick out your tongue, 2008
Camp Scania, Iraq, March 2008: Medic Todd Cole asks an Iraqi girl to stick her tongue out for a medical exam during a civil affairs health mission near Camp Scania. After fighting frequent attacks near Baghad, members of the 48th Brigade Combat team are focusing on convoy support and civil affairs projects in southern Iraq.
Working on the aircraft, 2003
Morón Air Base, Spain, December 2003: Air Force Tech Sgt. Ernest Pena works on a C-5 cargo aircraft at Morón Air Base in Spain. The base is bracing for an influx of planes and personnel due to the rotation of forces in Kuwait and Iraq in the next several months.

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