Three US Army Field Commanders during an impromptu conference with Supreme Commander. Medium: Photograph (March,1945) Creators: US Army Signal Corps Library of Congress "Prints & Photographs" on-line collection. Http://
Gen Eisenhower meeting with Gens Patton, Bradley and Hodges
Christmas 1950, Yokota, Japan. Members of the 91st SRS   prepare for their annual “Christmas Drop” to the US troops on the front lines in Korea. The “drop” consisted of candy, cigarettes, whiskey, gum, whiskey, some clothing items, and whiskey. Photo: Dean Keller
Soldiers of How Battery pose in front of the "Gunsmoke" sign at the Grafenwoehr Training area. The 3/11 ACR went to the "field", which friequently was in "Graf". L-R: LT Purdy, LT Harris, CPT Chance, CPT Bartron,LT Woessner, LT Kirkman. Circa 1989
Uniform Display, Women in Military, Kirtland AFB, date unknown. Photo courtesy Kirtland Air Force Base Historian.
Unknown personnel with AF Assistance Fund sign, Kirtland AFB,  (NM) ca. 1995. Photo: Kirtland Air Force Base Historian
911 tribute in Sandy, Utah by the members of the Sandy Police Department and the members of the California National Guard (September 11, 2003)Photo: SSG Cliff Surratt
Members of the 21st EOD pose before running the Duke City Marathon in Albuquerque, NM. These guys have known each other their whole military career, and after retirement, work together as civilians. The bond between them is tight. Not only do they work together, they play together, too. ( 2005)
Preparing for the Duke City Marathon, October 23, 2005.
L-R: MAJ Gary Bollos, MSG Curtis Johnson, SFC Mike Anderson, SFC Bruce Schellpfeffer, and CPT "Pappi"
Photo courtesy: William Woessner, LTC, ret.
Department of the Air Force Civilian Circe Woessner sits with her active duty classmates at the Kirtland AFB NCO Academy. Circe was one of the first civilians to attend the Kirtland NCO Academy. Photo: circa 2004
Orders for CPL Black Jack, Mascot, to report to the 21st EOD Company, Kirtland AFB. Jack was found running alongside a road in Rio Rancho, NM, and one of the 21st troops brought him in. Jack remained mascot only a short while. He died of a heart condition while still young.
SPC Woessner and his fellow troops pose after doing a 5 K "fun run" in the sweltering desert heat. (2010) Photo courtesy SPC Erik Woessner
Placard on a boulder at the US Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO) walkway between the Visitor's Center and the Cadet area of campus. (2011)
The 377th Med Group held a fundraiser for the Combined Federal Campaign Nov. 5 at the ambulance bay & raised more than $2,300 from donations made to have members of the Medical Group shave their hair off. Six Airmen had a number or letter cut in their hair to form 377 MDG. Those From L-R: Col. Steven Reese, Commander, Senior Airman Kenneth Clark, Airman 1st Class Jarrit Avan, Airman 1st Class Jeremy Mulrooney, Master Sgt. David Honaker 377th MDG First Sergeant & Master Sgt. Michael Wright.
Master Sgt. David Honaker, 377th Medical Group First Sergeant gets his head shaved by Col. Steven Reese, 377th Medical Group commander who is assisted by Sgt. Honaker’s daughter Emily and his wife April during a CFC fundraiser Nov. 5 at the Medical Group. Photo KAFB Nucleus (2010)
A Combat Dining Out is a relaxed model of the Dining Out, which dates back to the shindigs thrown by Hap Arnold.  AF members & their significant others arrive in creatively modified battle uniforms, armed & ready to be soaked & fend off incoming edible artillery. During festivities, they follow tradition as they toast to the President of the Mess, local & national leaders, & honor fallen comrades.  It is bad form to disregard the Rules of Engagement & rebels are subjected to enemy fire as they work through the combat zone to the Grog.
USARAK Soldiers get into Fur Rondy
Participants brave the cold during the Running of the Reindeer event March 5 2011. (U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Epperson US ARMY Photo)
Participants in the Steven Siller Towers to Tunnels 5 K Run on 9/11/2011 show their support in Albuquerque, NM. (Photo: Circe Olson Woessner)
Princess, Patriot Guard Rick “King” Romero’s dog enjoys a snooze in her cozy Patriot Guard jacket. (Photo: Circe Woessner)
(Nov. 11, 2011) President Barak Obama greets Electronics Technician 1st Class Donald Brazeal before the tip-off of the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is hosting Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina for an NCAA basketball game.
A brave soul takes a pie in the the face. Photo: Ft Riley Public Affairs Office, 2011
      ESPRIT DE CORPS                      MWR (MORALE & WELFARE )               UNIT/FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Members of medical squadron intramural baseball team, Albuquerque Army Air Base, ca. 1942. Photo: Kirtland Air Force Base Historian
Members of  baseball team, Albuquerque Army Air Base, ca. 1942. Photo courtesy of the Kirtland Air Force Base Historian
Bushy Park High School (London, England) 1960 faculty-student softball game. Photo courtesy of Allen Olson, who conveniently can't remember who won.
Karlsruhe, Germany bowling alley circa 1962. Photo: Kimball Medders, Overseas Brat, US Navy
Bob Hope USO Show in 1968 at Kadena. Photo: Keith Patton
Bob Hope and Ann Margaret perform in Okinawa, Japan in 1968. Keith Patton, who shared this photo says, " Notice the MPs around the stage to keep the starved servicemen a safe distance from Ann."
Officer's lodging in Germany, circa 1960s. Official Photo.
The Unofficial DoDDS "Complascent (sic) Teacher's Association" basketball team from Karlsruhe. L-R: Ole Olson, Lee Mawby, Jim, (front), Marty Bauman, Mike Mawby, Ernie Butler and Bill Ryall. Several schools played in the annual CTA championship which included playing ball, eating &drinking, etc.1976
Little Rock AFB (AR) Air Show. 1994. Photo: Jennifer Barnes.
Little Rock AFB Air Show. 1994. Photo: Jennifer Barnes.
Little Rock AFB Air Show. 1994. Photo: Jennifer Barnes.
Rocker Joan Jett and her band sign autographs at the Base Exchange at Kirtland AFB, NM. Circa 2004. Photo: Circe Woessner
Military members and their dependents take advantage of the kayaking class at the base outdoor pool on Kirtland Air Force base, NM. Photo: 2006
Kirtland Air Force Base Youth enjoy the indoor pool on base. 2005
The 44th Army Band,  the "Musical Military Ambassador" to the State of New Mexico, gives an outdoor concert in Albuquerque.They have served during significant periods of the nation’s history, most notably during World War II as the 200th Coast Artillery Band. (2011)
Members of the 44th Army Band perform for a crowd of Veterans in Albuquerque in June 2011. On April 9th of 1942 their unit was surrendered to the Japanese and forced to march in Corregidor and on the Bataan Peninsula thus earning their name "The Battling Bastards of Bataan."
The "Musical Military Ambassador" to the State of New Mexico, the 44th Army Band has a proud history dating back to the "New Mexico Volunteers" during the Civil War.."  The unit was deactivated in the 60's and remained inactive until the late 70's.
The 44th Army Band of New Mexico. June 2011.
                                                        HOST NATION/ COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS & CLUBS
Cover of a book from circa 1949 or 1950 from the Dragon School in Sasabo Japan. Book courtesy Operation Footlocker

Military delegation of Chinese pilots visit an unknown Pueblo, Circa WWII.  During WWII a contingent of approximately 80 Chinese bomber pilots trained at  Kirtland Air Force Base.Photo courtesy of the Kirtland Air Force Base Historian.
Unknown pueblo residents visit Kirtland Army Air Base, (NM) circa WWII. Photo courtesy Kirtland Air Force Base Historian
Unknown pueblo residents visit Kirtland Army Air Base, (NM) circa WWII. Photo courtesy Kirtland Air Force Base Historian
Unknown pueblo residents visit Kirtland Army Air Base, (NM) circa WWII. Photo courtesy Kirtland Air Force Base Historian
Unidentified pueblo man visiting Kirtland Army Air Base, (NM) circa WWII, tries his hand at shooting.Photo courtesy Kirtland Air Force Base Historian
Unknown pueblo residents visit Kirtland Army Air Base, (NM) circa WWII. Photo courtesy Kirtland Air Force Base Historian
This is St Nicolaus and Schwarzer Peter. According to Overseas Brat Kim Medders, the German nuns made him memorize this poem in 1957: Lieber gutter Nicolaus, Komm du in unser Haus, Ich hab' so gut fur Sie gedacht..." Photo: Kimball Medders, Official Air Force Photo; photographer John Drapac
Allen Dale Olson congratulates LTG Eugene Labailly, Cmdr 17th Air Force who was selected as the Phi Delta Kappa "Man of the Year". L-R: Dr. Edward C. Killan, Deputy Director, USDESEA, LTG Eugene Labailly, Allen Olson, Dr. Gotz, Fehr, CEO of Die Brueke. (1969)Photo: Doc and Helene Klein
Phi Delta Kappa spring meeting and Man of the Year award banquet. May 24, 1969. Head Table L-R: Bernie Lairo, Joanie Olson, Ed Killan, LTG Eugene LeBailly, Allen  Olson, Gotz Fehr (Director of Inter Nations, Bonn) Ray Walsh, Lois Killan, Maria Fehr, and Alex Lairo. Photo: Doc and Helene Klein.
Invitation from Karlsruhe (Germany)Mayor Otto Dullenkopf inviting German and American students on a Rhein River cruise in celebration of German-American Friendship Week. Invitation courtesy Circe Woessner
American &  German children celebrate St. Martin's Tag (Day) in Bad Hersfeld Germany. St. Martin's Day, November 11, is celebrated by children parading through city streets, holding lanterns & singing songs. Often the parades end at a big bonfire, where St Martin appears on horseback. Photo:1988
German and American children at the Jahn Strasse Kindergarten celebrate Fasching. Germans call the pre-Lenten Carnival season die närrische Saison ("the foolish season") or die fünfte Jahreszeit ("the fifth season"). Photo: Circe Woessner
Army wife, Cheri Chalfant and Army Brat Erik Woessner participate in a Volksmarch in the foothills outside of Bad Hersfeld, Germany. Circa 1988. Photo: Circe Olson Woessner
German-American Partnership Parade. The German military rolls by outside of Fulda, Germany. Circa 1988
Children from Muscular Dystrophy Association visit Kirtland AFB, 1989. Photo courtesy of the Kirtland AFB Historian
US Representative Heather Wilson reads to the children at the Kirtland Air Force Base (NM) Child Development Center on March 7, 2003. Photo: Kirtland Air Force Base Nucleus.
Senior Airman Daniel Gustafson, with the 55th Maintenance Operations Squadron, stacks sandbags in Bellevue, NE, 6/10/2011 in preparation to strengthen levees that protect the base. Team Offutt volunteers filled & laid 350,000 sandbags along the Missouri River & Papio Creek to prevent floodwaters from impacting base facilities. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Charles Haymond/Released)
Team Offutt volunteers fill sandbags in Bellevue, Neb., June 10 in preparation to strengthen levees that protect the base. Approximately 350,000 sandbags were filled and laid along the Missouri River and Papio Creek to prevent floodwaters from impacting base facilities. (U.S. Air Force Photo Charles Haymond/Released)
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Leah Lambert and Miriam Quarterman, both spouses here on base prepare sandwich bags June 29, to be delivered for personnel, including servicemembers, who continue working in Minot throughout the historic flood recovery. The flood situation in Minot has brought about the best in community support, with numerous volunteers from the base willing to provide assistance through any means possible. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jose L. Hernandez)
 MINOT AFB, N.D. Nastassya Sweder, wife of Capt. David Sweder 740th Missile Squadron flight commander, prepares hot dogs at her home 6 29, 2011. Mrs. Sweder has spearheaded a coalition of volunteers who work to prepare meals each day for personnel, including servicemembers, who continue working in Minot throughout the historic flood recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jose L. Hernandez)
Members of the local Society for Creative Anachronism give Princess Lacie Wright and Princess Hailey Newberry  hamade flowers during the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson event "A Midsummer Knights Read" on the grounds of the base library. Activites included shield decorating and hat making.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Steven White)
Knights of the Barony of Eskolya, Anchorage, duel for the audiance during the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson event "A Midsummer Knights Read" on the grounds of the base library. Activites included shield decorating, hat making & marshmallow catapult contest. Members of the local Society for Creative Anachronism were dressed in  period garb & sword fighting in armor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Steven White)
Students, Morgan Viega, left, Camille Lara, middle, Angelika Gomez, right, and Kinsley Florentine, bottom, from Linda Lawvey's fifth-grade class hold up one of six completed quilts June 1 at Scandia Elementary School. The quilts will be sent to children who have been impacted by the March 11, 2011  earthquake & tsunami in Japan. Travis AFB US Air Force photo
Members of the 58th OSS (KAFB) SMsgt Adam Barnes and A1C Allen speak to a civilian group in a local leadership program. Photo: Circe Woessner (June 2011)
Members of the 58th OSS (Kirtland Air Force Base, NM)A1C Pegg and Tsgt Atkins  demo some of their equipment to local leadership student.  (June 2011) Photo: Circe Woessner
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Photo from the 26th annual Bear Paw Festival in Eagle River, Alaska, Saturday, July 9, 2011. This community event ran from July 6-10, and included a parade, carnival, street performers and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/JBER PA)

Airman 1st Class Anthony Lawrence, 60th Operations Support Squadron aircraft flight equipment technician, demonstrates how to wear night vision goggles Aug.7, 2011 at the Solano County(CA) Fair. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Patrick Harrower)
Capt. Carl Barrios, 90th Missile Wing command post senior controller; Capt. Brian Boner, 90th Operations Support Squadron chief of ICBM training scenarios; and Blue Pennington participate in the wild horse race event during the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo July 24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shannon Shin)

Maj. Gen. C. Donald Alston, 20th Air Force commander, rides a horse during the opening CFD parade through downtown Cheyenne July 23, 2011 (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
27 October 2010, Travis Air Force, California
Left to right, 615th Contingency Response Wing Commander Colonel Gary Gottschall and the 60th Air Mobility Commander Colonel James Vechery greet Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton upon her arrival at Travis Air Force Base for a refueling stop while in route to visit Hawaii, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia.
Staff Sgt. Erin Millbaugh, 90th Missile Wing protocol specialist, and Madeline, age 9, daughter of Lt. Col. Matthew Dillow, 321st Missile Squadron commander, dress up and show off the home of Maj. Gen. C. Donald Alston, 20th Air Force commander, during the Historic Homes Tour July 24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Blaze Lipowski)
MG, USA (Ret) Alan B. Salisbury, Chairman & CEO of Code of and Deb Robinson of the Patriot Guard Riders present SPC Coffelt and her family with certificate during a stopover of the Patriots & Heroes Motorcycle Rally. SPC Coffelt's husband was killed in  action on July 19, 2007.
Governor Susana Martinez, Mayor Richard Barry, City Council President Don Harris, Airmen from Kirtland Air Force Base (NM) & members the Albuquerque police & fire departments, & local citizens participated in 9/11 themed events to include the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5 K run & a memorial service on 9/11/2011. Police Chief Ray Schultz speaking.
Patriot Guard riders at the Tunnel to Towers 5K run on September 11, 2011. The city of Albuquerque, Blue Star Mothers and USA Cares sponsored the event named for New York Firefighter, Stephen Siller who died on 9/11/2001. Photo: Circe Olson Woessner
An Albuquerque Fire Fighter runs in the Tunnel to Towers to honor the legacy of Stephen Siller, FDNY, who laid down his life on 9/11, by “doing good” in his name.  The Siller Foundation supports children who have lost a parent, firefighters, and military who have been seriously injured and sacrifice their quality of life in the line of duty.
Gold Star Mother Hiltrud Ridenaur and a New York Fire Fighter and 9/11 survivor (unknown name) kick off the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run in Albuquerque, NM. Proceeds from the event went to the Stephen Siller Foundation and the Blue Star Mothers of New Mexico. (9/11/2011)
A member of the New York City  Fire Department chats with Purple Heart recipient Army Sgt. Toby Montoya and his mother at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Albuquerque, NM.
Volunteers hang the “Flag of Heroes” on a wall in Albuquerque on 9/11/2011. John Michelotti created 2 commemorative flags to honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The Flag of Heroes contains the names of the emergency services personnel who gave their lives so that others could live; The Flag of Honor contains the names of all those who died in the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon, United flights 175 & 93 & American flights 11 & 77. For more info:
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 11, 2011) The Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina basketball teams gather on the court before the tip-off to the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 11, 2011) President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama address attendees of the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is hosting Michigan State University and the University of North Car
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 11, 2011) President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The inaugural Carrier Classic is a celebration of Veterans Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Roza Arzola/Released)
Blue Star Mothers participate in Wreaths Across America 12/11/2010
Photo taken in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Photo: Karoline Bota
New Mexico Patriot Guard Riders participate in the Wreaths Across America program 12/11/2010. Photo: Karoline Bota
Volunteers methodically place wreaths on the graves of Veterans at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. 12/11/2010. Photo: Karoline Bota
A wreath for each branch of the military. 12/11/2010. Photo: Karoline Bota
Army Corps of Engineers placard in Bayfield, WI. Photo: 2010
A quilt commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The quilt was made by a pair of New Mexicans. Photo: Circe Olson Woessner 9/11/2011
Horses for Heroes and the NM Women Vets, 2011, photo: Pat Gaston
NM Women Veterans help out Habitat for Humanity, 2011. Photo: Pat Gaston, LTC, ret
The annual Veterans Day parade in Albuquerque, NM winds past the VA Medical Center. Photo: NMVAHCS PAO, 2011
Members of AVAR march in the Veterans Day Parade in front of the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM in 2011. Photo: NMVAHCS PAO
Members of the Ft Riley military community light the Post Christmas tree. Photo: 2011, Ft Riley PAO photo
Vietnam Veteran Larry Hurtado shows off his motocycle to school children at the 2012 NM State Fair. Photo: Sandoval County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Sign on Ft. Riley, KS, October 2012.
Vietnam Veteran Larry Hurtado pauses from laying wreaths at the annual "Wreaths Across America" event at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Photo: L Hurtado, 2012
David Castegnana, Treasurer of the NM Military Order of the Purple Heart and Dr. Allen Olson of MAMF at a meeting in Santa Fe. 6/6/2013
Te Blue Star Mothers and other groups form a flag line at the Albuquerque Sunport to welcome a service man home. 7/5/2013
Welcome Home! No matter what time the flight arrives, someone from the BSM and other groups will be on hand--clapping and cheering.
Dignitaries at a ceremony honoring SFC Leroy Petry, Medal of Honor recipient in Santa Fe, NM 6/24/2013
A 1939 fundraiser/reunion  letter from the 312 Infantry Association. Letter is part of a collection of the New Mexico Museum of Military History.
Chef Gustav Rinn accepting an award from Allen D. Olson for hosting the European Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, an Education Fraternity. (Photo, circa 1969)
Albuquerque, NM Civil War Territorial Brass Band ball. (2007)
Albuquerque, NM Civil War Territorial Brass Band ball. (2007)
Clara Piarowski of Albuquerque, NM displayed this flag in her window with pride while her son served two tours of duty in Iraq with the US Army. As a member of the Blue Star Mothers, the group was a great source of emotional support Clara and her husband during that time. 2011
The Rio Grande Chapter of the Blue Stars Mothers set up a display at the “Tunnels to Towers” 5 K Run/Walk/Roll in Albuquerque. The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-political organization made up of mothers who now have, or have had, children honorably serving in the military. They are a non-profit (501[c]3) Veterans service organization supporting their military children while promoting patriotism.
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Julia Coleman, Officer Spouse Club president and wife of Capt. Chris Coleman, 23rd Bomb Squadron electronic warfare officer, prepares bags of cookies to be distributed to dorm residents here Dec. 9. These packages consist of cookies donated by base personnel as well as companies and families of the local area as a way to spread holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael J. Veloz)
Members of the Officer Spouses Club collect and package cookies for the annual cookie drive here Dec.9. Cookies were donated by base personnel as well as companies and families from Minot, N.D. These packages are given to Airmen residing in the dormitories as a way to spread holiday cheer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael J. Veloz)
Alan B. Salisbury, Major General, USA (ret), Chairman of the Code of Support Foundation, addresses a crowd in Albuquerque, NM, during the Patriots & Heroes Relay. The relay carried a "Code of Support" from California to Washington DC in conjunction with 9/11 activities. Info:
People sign the “Code of Support” during a stopover in Albuquerque, NM, during the Patriots & Heroes Pacific-to-Potomac Relay which carried the pledges across the nation, beginning on the west coast and ending in Washington, DC.  (September 5, 2011)
Less than 1% of Americans serve in the military. Troops are bound to follow the Code of Conduct for Military Personnel. The Code of Support was created to help  the other 99% of Americans send a message to our troops that America stands solidly behind them. Info: (9/5/2011)
Members of the Patriot Guard Riders discuss their route for Patriots & Heroes Relay which advanced the Code capsule at a rate of 300-400 miles per day.The Relay culminated with the delivery of the Code of Support, & hundreds of thousands of pledges, to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in DC
A trike belonging to a member of the Patriot Guard Riders during a stop at the ABQ Veteran's Memorial during the Patriot & Heroes Relay. The Patriot Guard is a network of members who attend funeral services of fallen American heroes. For more info:
American Legion post in Jemez Springs, NM. The American Legion was chartered & incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization.
First Lady Michelle Obama  greets Kirtland Air Force Base Airmen and their family members on a one-day visit to Albuquerque on May 3, 2012. Photo: Todd Berenger (KAFB Official photo)
US Boy Scout troop, circa 1970 in Germany.
1LT William Woessner and his Air Assault School cohort get ready to demonstrate their newly acquired skills during their graduation. Circa 1991.
Erik and Iain Woessner cheer on their father 1 LT William Woessner as he graduates from Air Assault School in Fulda, Germany. Their mother was a little more concerned than delighted, watching her husband rappel out of a perfectly good helicopter. Circa 1991.
SSG Rob Lambert rappels out a Blackhawk helicopter to the delight of his godson, Iain Woessner and his big brother Erik. Circa 1991.
21st EOD Christmas Party, Albuquerque, NM .First Sergeant Curtis Johnson played Santa for all the 21st EOD kids. (photo 2008)
21st EOD Christmas party. 1SGT Johnson and one of the soldiers from the detachment ham it up. (2008)
Kirtland AFB (NM) annual holiday static display. Different units make large plywood posters to line the road coming in from the Wyoming Gate. (2009)
Kirtland AFB (NM) annual holiday static display. Different units make large plywood posters to line the road coming in from the Wyoming Gate. (2009)
Kirtland AFB (NM) annual holiday static display. Different units make large plywood posters to line the road coming in from the Wyoming Gate. (2009)
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson hosted Easter festivities for children at the Easter Eggstravaganza April 23. Army and Air Force families alike came out to gather prize-filled eggs and socialize with food and drink while visiting with the Easter bunny and celebrating spring. Families at Hangar 20 race for eggs April 23 at the JBER Eggstravaganza in celebration of Easter. (U.S. Air Force photo\Steve White)
“What a day seeing our new Marine on family day at Parris Island!!”
Paula and Ken Morgan with their son PFC Greer, daughter, Makenzie and son Logan Greer. Photo courtesy Paula Morgan, Marine Mom
(September 1, 2011)
Trunk or Treat at Ft Riley, KS. 2011. Photo: Ft Riley PAO.
Trunk or Treat at Ft Riley, KS. 2011. Photo: Ft Riley PAO.
Halloween on Ft Riley. Photo: Ft Riley PAO. 2011
Ft Riley, KS "Wolverine Wives" at their booth at the Apple Day Festival on Ft. Riley. Photo 2012 Ft Riley Public Affairs Office
A proud Army wife sells roasted corn. Photo: 2012 Ft. Riley PAO
Brisk sales! Photo: Ft Riley PAO, 2012
Members of Charlie Company prepare to bake apple pies for the Fall Apple Day festival on Ft. Riley. Photo: Ft. Riley PAO 2012
Fall Apple Day pie making. 2012. Ft Riley PAO photo
The men needed hope and miraculously, they got it. The Bob Hope Show came to Pavuvu...Hope's group arrived in a formation of military Piper cubs, which flew from Banika through rain squalls, landing on a coral jeep road. More than 10,000 men watched the show, performed on the bed of a flatbed truck...  

Aggies of the Pacific War by Walter Hines
Title: Another Preparedness Measure Society is Taking Seriously.Photograph,  (Taken between 1917). Library of Congress "Prints & Photographs" on-line collection. Http:// J. 
Leon Phillips holding yarn for his wife as she knits for the war effort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Christmas 1950, Yokota, Japan. Members of the 91st SRS   prepare for their annual “Christmas Drop” to the US troops on the front lines in Korea. The “drop” consisted of candy, cigarettes, whiskey, gum, whiskey, some clothing items, and whiskey. Photo: Dean Keller
 Pearl Harbor widows carried on the fight with a personal vengeance in Corpus Christi, TX. Virginia Young (R) whose husband was one of the first casualties of World War II, was a supervisor at the assemblies & repair dept on the Navy Base.(1942) LOC photo
Title: Mrs. Smuda.Photo (1942). LOC  "Prints & Photographs" on-line collection. Http:// If you didn't know better, you'd think Mrs. Smuda had spent the day knitting socks, less than an hour ago, this 55 year old was skillfully tapering shells for machine guns.
Family learns it will be displaced when the military builds a camp on their land. Library of Congress photo (circa 1940-1945)
War Stamps circa 1943. During the war, people would buy stamps and affix them to their books and then redeem them for bonds, and after a certain amount of years, cash. Front of book. Photo: Museum of NM Military History.
War Stamps book circa 1943. Each 10 cent stamp contributed to the war effort. Photo courtesy the New Mexico Museum of Military history.
WWII Book Mark suggesting ways to help the war effort. Photo courtesy the New Mexico Museum of Military History.
The other side of the WWII era bookmark. Photo: NM Museum of Military History
Like some other photos selected for national distribution by the War Department Photo News Board Bureau of Public Relations, this image appeared in newspapers from coast to coast. This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.
Milkman Norwood Harder's message to his customer circa 1943. Photo courtesy of the New Mexico Military History Museum
WWII ration book. Most food items & food items were rationed during the war. People were issued ration stamps which they used at grocery store, gas stations & other outlets to buy gas, eggs, meat, flour and coffee, etc. Photo: NM Museum of Military History.
Back side of a WWII ration book. The size of a ration was determined by the Office of Price Administration. Size of rations were determined by size of family or their unique needs. Photo courtesy of of New Mexico Museum of Military History.
A collection of cards Navy wife Bette Reno would have carried with her whenever she shopped on base during the WWII. Cards are in a collection of the New Mexico Military History Museum.
Tobacco Ration Card circa 1945. From a collection in the New Mexico Museum of Military History.
Original caption read: American Indian women too have joined the fighting forces against Germany and Japan. These three are members of the U.S. Marine Corps. They are [left to right] Minnie Spotted Wolf of the Blackfeet, Celia Mix, Potawatomi, and Violet Eastman, Chippewa. Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 10/16/1943
This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.
Courtesy of Veterans History Project, Library of Congress, August, 1945. Photo by Robert Lee Olen.
A card a military wife might have received explaining why her husband's gift of Easter flowers had been delayed. The card is from the Army Exchange, now known as AAFES or the "PX" (Post Exchange). Photo: NM Museum of Military History.
Daily schedule for the USS Tamalpais, a replenishment oiler used by the Navy to prodide fuel and potable water to ships in both combat and noncombat zones. This schedule belongs in a collection of documents in the New Mexico Museum of Military History.
Menu from a troop transport ship in 1952. Collection: NM Museum of Military History.
FE Warren AFB. Tana Angerman, wife of Maj. Scott Angerman, works on her quilt on Electra, a 10-foot mid-arm quilting machine, in her home.This quilt, & many like it, will be given to combat-wounded service members in the Global War on Terror through the Quilts of Valor organization. AF Photo
On May 27, 1942, Enlisted men of the Naval Air Station at Kaneohe, Hawaii, place leis on the graves of their comrades killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Graves were dug along the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Department of Veteran Affairs PAO
A soldier in Afghanistan poses next to artwork made by US school children for the troops deployed overseas
Navy nurse Lieutenant Commander Joan Brouilette checks the condition of Pfc. Charles Smith as she makes her daily rounds of the intensive care ward at the United States Naval Support Activity Hospital.
Author 	Unknown or not provided
Record creator 	Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center. (09/18/1947 - ?)
Date 	6 January 1968
Watusi, Frug, Shimmy, Twist! On a carrier? It's swinging time on board Ticonderoga as Miss Joey Heatherton rocks out with a "Tico Tiger" during the Bob Hope Show.,

Amerikanische GIs entfernen kurz nach ihrem einmarsch 1945 alle sichtbaren Symbole des NS Regimes in Munchen. US Soldiers remove all visible signs of the Nazi regime in Munich, Germany, 1945.Photo: Karin Pohl from her book
MAMF Volunteer Joan Olson prepares some templates for a crafts project she is doing for the Eggstravaganza at the Rio Rancho (NM) Armory on March 23, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden prepares care packages for troops stationed in Afghanistan. Photo: from Twitter, 2013
An unidentified woman sits in a hospital tent  during the American Civil War. Circa 1865. Photo source unnknown
Bob Hope visits the troops in Korat, Thailand in 1967 photo:
Tachikawa Air Force Base Hospital, Japan. 1967. Larry Hurtado was medivaced to Japan during the Vietnam War. He says that the three Japanese ladies used to visit the hospital and give all the soldiers peace cranes.
An unknown couple on Saipan enjoy a drink with a Seabee circa 1944. Photo: Ed Whittwer
The Seabees somewhere in the Pacific circa 1944. Ed Whittwer's stepfather John Givens took this photo. Courtesy Ed Whittwer.
John F. Givens (2nd from right) was on the 1st ship to dock at Midway. Photo courtesy Ed Whittwer.
Aside from being with the family, Mom and all 5 of us kids, this is where my Dad was the happiest. As rocket propulsion maintenance Officer for the Fort Bliss High Altitude Missile Department or HAM, he would sometimes invite me to the test launchings of missiles like this one, a Nike Hercules or Nike Ajax, William Herman Scott recalls.
Out in the hot desert air of White Sands, New Mexico, my Dad and son day at work was unusual. I did not know that at the time and thought that all 6th grader's Dads did something similar with their sons. Photo: Bill  Scott.
We have tried some exotic foods lately...I have tried flying fish,breadfruit and some fruit called "canepas". Bill has eaten conch, a sea snail, yucca, goat and shark.He also drank PR moonshine, a concoction that has rum, raisins, fruit, cow manure and yeast in it. (Powerful stuff!) Our local community club was offering fricasseed goat, but we didn't make it that night.
Over the years some 270 officers served at Ft Larned in Kansas including 160 volunteers and 110 regular army of whom 23 were West Point graduates. CPT William John Lyster of the 19th US Infantry was in command when this photo was taken in 1875. This photo is of the Commanding Officers quarters and these are military officers and their dependents. Photo and info courtesy of Ft Larned historic site.
Ora A. Stewart served during the Spanish American War in the Philippine Islands, specifically Magalang. From his discharge papers: “Know ye that Ora A. Stewart, a private in Company M of the 32nd Regiment of Infantry, United States Volunteers, who was enlisted date on the 24th day of August, 1899, to serve for the period ending June 30 1901, is hereby honorable discharged from the service of the United States, by reason of the muster out of service of his Regiment. No objection to his reenlistment is known to exist. The said Ora A. Stewart was born in Bates County in the state of Missouri & when enrolled was 19 years of age, 5 feet 5 1/2 inches high, dark complexion, Bro. eyes, black hair, & by occupation a farmer. No service wounds. Character Excellent, Services honest & faithful, physical condition good.
CPL Arnold Olson  of the 113th Engineers Regimental Band poses in Camp Knox, KY (July 1924) Photo: courtesy Allen D. Olson
Camp Knox, KY, July 1921. Left to Right: Blaine Hood, Otto Olson, Arnold Olson. Photo courtesy Allen Olson.
PVT Julio M. Carattini, II poses proudly with his Springfield Rifle during Basic Training, circa 1943. Photo courtesy Julio Carattini, III, Army brat and retired Army MaJ.
PVT Julio Carattini, II enjoys has last leave prior to deployment. With him are Emma Carattini (L) & Mary Carattini (R). Years later, PVT Carattini would command an Infantry company in Korea.Circa 1944. Photo: Julio Carattini, III
Navy "Lab Rats" pose for a photo during a break from a class on Ticonium and Ticon at Camp LeJeune in 1975. Elaine Pike, second row far right, Perry Evans, center 4th row; Kimball Medders, third from right. Photo: Kim Medders
Kimball Medders recalls his Naval Reserve Career Counseling School he attended in  June 1981in New Orleans, LA. "This was a great school & the Liberty in town was great! Everyone is in their Zumwalt "salt & pepper" uniforms & many have beards--including me! Photo: Kim Medders
“This is a picture of SPC. Eniem & me on duty at the Crescent City, CA airport. I was the Non Commissioned Officer In charge (NCOIC) of airport security after 9/11/01. There were no officers, & I took care of everything, such as lodging, weapons storage & accountability, PT, transportation, vehicle maintenance, shift scheduling, security, PR, etc. I had to learn everything on the job. I did all this as an E-5 of the 579th Engineers 40th ID. After ten months the Crescent City Police Department relieved us.” Photo: SSG. Clifford Surratt (retired).
An Army child runs through an obstacle course at an event on Ft. Riley, KS. Photo: Ft Riley PAO. Photo 2012
“The camera crew for the 9/11, 21-gun salute in Sandy Utah in 2003 wanted a funny picture were we weren't so serious. When have you ever seen a few Military guys cut it up in front of a police station...with weapons? The photo crew called this one, ‘Charlie’s Heroes’. I'm the one on the far right.” Photo: SSG. Clifford Surratt (ret).
General David H. Petraeus, a 37 year Veteran of the US Army, poses next to an unnamed MP during his retirement ceremony. Petraeus became the Director of the CIA on 9/6/11. He achieved rank of General in 2007. He commanded the International Security Assurance Forces & the U.S. Forces Afghanistan from 7/4/10 to 7/18/11. As a four-star, he also served as 10th Commander, US Central Command from 10/13/08, to 6/30/10, & as Commanding General, Multi-National Forces-Iraq from 2/10/07, to 9/16/08. (DOD Photograph: Army SSG Sun L. Vega, Joint Staff)

“I'm putting the finishing touches on some demo at Ft. Hunter/Legget CA in the summer of 2001 with B Co. 579th Engineers 40th ID (California National Guard). Little did I know when this picture was taken, that in a month, my life would completely change. Two months later, I would be in another city away from home stationed at a California airport for 10 months.” Photo: SSG. Clifford Surratt (retired)
SSG Surratt Taking a break on duty, 140 deg's in Sinai, Egypt in 2005. Photo: SSG Cliff Surratt.
“This is a picture is of the men of the Bravo Company of the 579th Engineers 40th ID, on tour in Egypt for the Multi-National Force & Observers. In this pic, we are at a change of command in 2005. The heat was well over a hundred degrees. We stood there for almost an hour & by the end, I was soaking wet. I'm the short one on the very left.” Photo: SSG. Clifford Surratt (retired)
“This is a picture of me in the barracks in Camp Grubber in 2008 the 2 months before flying out to Iraq. The amount of gear that you had to wear, wow!! The catch phrase was...Drink water, Drink water!! I spent my 47th birthday in Iraq. What a wonderful birthday present from Uncle Sam.” Photo: SSG. Clifford Surratt (retired)
LTC (ret) Woessner whipping Erik Woessner into shape before he goes to Basic Training    --July 2009
A member of New Mexico's 44th Army Band performs for a group of Veterans in Albuquerque, NM in June 2011. Photo: William Armstrong
An Airman stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base (NM) walks by the 58th SOW hangar in June 2011. Photo: Circe Woessner
Military wife and Blue Star Mother Gloria Sampson-Chavez poses for a quick photo with New Mexico National Guardsmen in Albuquerque, NM. (September 11, 2011)
SPC Coffelt presents her husband's dogtags to MG, USA (Ret) Alan B. Salisbury in honor of her husband who was killed in support of his country while serving in the military. (September 2011) Photo: Circe Woessner

“This is a picture of the USS Arkansas CGN-41. I had been stationed aboard from 1985-1987. I was aboard for a World Cruise & a NorthPac. That mountain in the background on the coast of Russia, is the Kamchatka Peninsula. This picture was taken in the summer of 1986. We arrived on station undetected for 24 hours, until spotted by a fishing boat. The Russians went nuts & we ended up on the front page of all major newspapers. At that time I was Torpedoman Mate Second Class or TM2 Surratt.” By SSG. Clifford Surratt (retired)
Stacia King smiles for the camera on a break from classes during the US Navy Radioman "A" School in San Diego. Photo circa 1995 Courtesy Stacia King Sakya.
SSG Marc Phipps makes a face as he samples the grog at the Army Ball held on June 14, 2005 at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM. MAJ Woessner seems less effected. Photo: Circe Woessner
A passenger on a Troop transport ship braves the cold and icy deck to pose for a picture enroute to France, circa 1942-1944. Photograph in the collection of the Ne Mexico Museum of Military History.
"One of the walled cities in the New Territories. When the Brits went in for any reason, they went in with an infantry company." Photo: Eugene Moser, Jr. Operation Footlocker archives
Border area marker for region between the new territories and China itself. Photo: Eugene Moser, Jr. Operation Footlocker archives
WWII Nurses get ready to go on a mission. Photo: NM Military History Museum
National Soldier's Home Fife and Drum corps, circa 1914. The National Soldier's Home at Leavenworth, Kansas was established in 1885. Now the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center)
Department of Veteran's Affairs Suicide Hotline sign on a bus stop in Albuquerque New Mexico. (Photo:2011)
SSgt Susie Crouch models her maternity uniform in her Shaw AFB quarters (home) in May 1992.
Tsgt Gerald Ladmirault dreaming about the Albuquerque's(NM) racing season. According to son Jeffery, Gerald Ladmirault was the first African American stock car racer in Albuquerque. Photo: Thanksgiving 1971, Jeffrey Ladmirault
Members of the 716th Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Company pose at their unit in Anchorage, Alaska, circa 2001.
Joseph Steffan shown here in April 1945 on the USS Vestal. Joe reports that 125 soldiers died of snakebite during his time in Okinawa. US Navy photo, courtesy Joe Steffan
A deploying soldier kills time waiting  for his time to leave. Photo: Ft Riley PAO, 2011
This WWII photo was taken outside of Bastogne in December 1944. Photo source unknown
Erik Woessner being sworn into the US Army -July 2008
A soldier trims the hair of his fellow soldier somewhere in Afghanistan. Photo: PAO, Ft Riley, KS 2012
Airman Larry Hurtado poses in front of his "Hootch" in Vietnam. Photo: Larry Hurtado, Air Force Veteran
A father hugs his son before he deploys to the Middle East, 2011.
Raymond Bruce in his 1st Infantry Division Band uniform in front of their barracks in Wurzburg, Germany, circa 1954. Photo: Ray Bruce
Ray Bruce's twin brother Robert also served with the 1s Infantry Division band in Wurzburg, Germany. Photo, circa 1954: Ray Bruce
US Troops in Guam during WWII Photo source unknnown
Members of the New Mexico branch of the Sons of the American Revolution march in Old Town, Albuquerque. The Spaniards played a vital financial role in the American Revolution. Photo: Larry Hurtado.
Sailors aboard the USS Wichita in WWII. BM2 Edgar L. Jefferson is second from right, back row.
Photo: S. Jefferson
An Army child plays on a static display at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Photo: Ft Riley PAO 2012
On August 16, 1960 Col Joe Kittinger stepped from a balloon supported gondola at the altitude of 102,800 feet. In free fall for 4.5 minutes at speeds up to 614 mph and temps as low as -94 degrees Fahrenheit, he opened his parachute at 18,000 feet. USAF photo
DoD Brat Circe Olson on a "reemployment"trip with her parents  to the USA from Germany, visits with native American children on the NM-AZ state line. Photo: circa 1967. Photo: Allen Olson
Little Raven, Arapaho Chief, with Grass Woman, his youngest child; his two sons, Little Bear and Shield; and William Bent (center) frontier trader and Indian Agent at Fort Dodge (KS) in 1869. Little Raven was the leading chief, a strong advocate for peace and the principal Arapaho spokesman at the Fort Wise, Little Arkansas and Medicine Lodge treaty councils. William Bent was a trusted friend. Photo and information from a display at Ft Larned historic site, Kansas. (2012)
A soldier poses next to his snowman in Afghanistan. Photo: LWSmith, 2012
Women walk through the ruins of an unknown Southern City during the American Civil War. Photo: origins unknown, circa 1865
PFC Erik Woessner enjoying lunch with his grandparents at Ft. Jackson Burger King-right before Basic Training Graduation August 2009
A young Marine at Da Nang, December 1967
Marine Public Domain. Additional source description and credit info from the National Archives:This image or file is in the public domain because it contains materials that originally came from the United States Marine Corps. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.
MAJ Dean Kratzenberg and a colleague, MAJ Shoeneman enjoy a cup of coffee somewhere in a remote  post overseas. Photo: D. Kratzenberg
Major Crandall's UH-1D helicopter climbs skyward after discharging a load of infantrymen on a search and destroy mission. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.This photo is in the public domain
Kinder in einem Münchner Flüchtlingslager erhalten Spielsachen von Amerikanern, 1949. (Children in a refugee camp receive toys from the Americans in 1949) Photo from the Book: Amis in Giesing, contributed by Karin Pohl
Army brat, Iain Woessner, exhausted from his PCS move, sleeps in the Redstone Arsenal Visiting Officer's Quarters circa 1993.
A Seabee bathes somewhere in the Pacific, circa 1944. Photo: Courtesy Ed Whittwer.
Seabees shower in the Pacific circa 1944. Photo: Courtesy Ed Whittwer
HOW Battery 3/11ACR (Bad Hersfeld, Germany) does morning PT in uniform circa 1998.
Re-upping September 17, 1968. MSG Ira Arthur Jett with Helen Marilyn Beeson Jett, Arthur Jett, Diana Grace Jett, Cindy Jane Jett at Ft. Sheridan, IL. ( Photo G. Jett)

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Da Nang, South Vietnam...United States 
President Lyndon B. Johnson in Vietnam: Handshakes in a crowd of troops

Scope and content: Location: Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Depicted: General William Westmoreland, President Lyndon B. Johnson, unidentified soldiers & others.

Author 	Wolfe, Frank, White House photographer, Photographer (NARA record: 8466729)
Record creator 	President (1963-1969 : Johnson). White House Photograph Office. (1963 - 1969)
Date 	23 December 1967
Current location 	
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Lyndon Baines Johnson Library (NLLBJ), 2313 Red River Street, Austin, TX, 78705-5702.
A couple of soldiers of the 3/11 ACR celebrate Hallowe'en at the Enlisted club with an unknown woman, circa 1990.