USS Forrestal flight deck, 1970
Mediterranean Sea, April 1970: Men and planes on the deck of the carrier USS Forrestal are silhouetted against the setting sun as aircraft return to the ship after a mission.
All quiet on flight line — for now, 1991
Saudi Arabia, January 1991: All is quiet for the time being on the flight line at a base in central Saudi Arabia in January 1991, but planes are ready for the next mission against Iraqi targets in the early stages of the Gulf War’s air campaign.
7th Army’s ‘big shoot,’ 1960
Bergen-Hohne, Germany, May 1960: Tanks line up at the target area as the 7th Army conducts its 1960 tank gunnery program at Bergen-Hohne, Germany.
Adolph Rupp in Landsberg, 1955
Landsberg, Germany, September 1955: University of Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp diagrams a play during a USAFE basketball clinic.
Eisenhower meets with leaders, 1955
Geneva, Switzerland, July 1955: President Dwight D. Eisenhower appears to be in a good mood during a four-power summit meeting, the first since the Potsdam Conference of 1945.
Zephyr Diner in Germany, 1950
Roedelheim, Germany, June 17, 1950: One of the waitresses at the Zephyr Diner coos over a toddler brought in by a soldier dad and his wife.
Atsugi Naval Air Facility, 2000
Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Japan, November 2000: Lt. Cmdr. Lance Floyd of fighter attack squadron VFA-192 gets a kiss from his wife, Christina, after arriving at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Japan, on Nov. 15, 2000, after nearly two months aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk.
Yut cutter in South Korea, 2003
Insadong, Seoul, South Korea, July 7, 2003: Partly for show and partly for function, a man rhythmically clangs a pair of oversized scissors while cutting yut — a traditional caramel-colored Korean candy — on Insadong Street.
One giant leap, 1969
July 22, 1969: The front page of Stars and Stripes’ European edition featuring the quote uttered by Neil Armstrong when he became the first human to set foot on the moon the day before.
Stuck in the mud in Bosnia, 1996
Northern Bosnia-Herzegovnia, Jan. 24, 1996: Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division’s 1st Brigade attempt to dig their howitzer from the knee-deep mud while setting up camp 45 kilometers north of Tuzla.
Grilling on TV Hill in South Korea, 1958
TV Hill, South Korea, December 1958: The hilltop home of Pfc. Teddy Arnold (left) and Spc. 5 John Copas gets an added touch — a barbecue pit.
Road of Martyrs in Afghanistan, 2012
Forward Operating Base Azizullah, Afghanistan, Nov. 26, 2012: Capt. Aaron Thurman, with 4th Battalion, 43rd Infantry Regiment, steps out of a Stryker vehicle on the “Road of Martyrs” in northwestern Kandahar province.
Spearhead of Reforger I arrives in Nuernberg, 1969
Nuernberg, Germany, Jan. 21, 1969: The spearhead of the main body of the Reforger I combat troops touched down in the first of 63 C141 StarLifters bringing 5,000 soldiers here in two days for the climax of the dual-based Army/Air Force exercise.
No elevator, no problem, 1956
Tokyo, Japan, August 1956: Workers solve the “lift” problem in the warehouse — a building that does not does not have an elevator — of the U.S. Army’s furniture lending service.
Waters off of Djibouti port, 2014
Djibouti, April 2, 2014: Petty Officer 1st Class Cindy Berkshire keeps a lookout during a patrol of Djibouti port with Coastal Riverine Squadron-1 Forward Wave 2.
Exercise Jupiter, 1951
Dornheim, Germany, Sept. 29, 1951: A tank emerges from a LTC 1283 landing craft after having crossed the Rhine river during Exercise Jupiter.
Switchboard operators, 1987
Yongsan, South Korea, April 1987: Operators sit side-by-side at the Stromberg-Carlson switchboard at Yongsan, South Korea, connecting local calls. The switchboard was disconnected in April 1987 and was to be moved to the Signal Corps Museum at Fort Gordon, Ga., to make room for modern technology.
All smiles in Afghanistan, 2006
Qalat, Afghanistan, March 19, 2006: An Afghan girl smiles at the camera as she and other youngsters hang around a stopped convoy of American Humvees.
AFTV news in Ramstein, 1970
Ramstein, Germany, Nov. 25, 1970: Warren T. Lee, AFTV news director, receives the first load of stateside news film.