XVIII AIRBORNE CORPS HISTORY OFFICE PHOTOGRAPHS

Gulf War Photo Sampler

Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM


Photo: M-551A1 Sheridan armored reconnaissance vehicle M-551A1 Sheridan armored reconnaissance vehicle from Company A, 3d Battalion, 73d Armor (82d Airborne Division) guarding the main gate of Tallil air base in southern Iraq, 3 March 1991. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-320-15 by MAJ Dennis P. Levin)
Photo: SSG James L. Leach, detector dog handler from the 118th Military Police Company, and bomb detector dog Jupiter SSG James L. Leach, detector dog handler from the 118th Military Police Company, and bomb detector dog Jupiter (Serial Number 367B) check a vehicle entering the XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post compound at Rafha Airport in the Northern Province of Saudi Arabia on 8 February 1991. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-163-07 by SSG LaDona S. Kirkland)
Photo: COL Ronald Francis Rokosz (Commander, 2d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division; without helmet) confers with liaison team from the French 6th Light Armored Division COL Ronald Francis Rokosz (Commander, 2d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division; without helmet) confers with liaison team from the French 6th Light Armored Division in tactical assembly positions near Rafha in the Northern Province of Saudi Arabia on 23 February 1991, the day before the ground offensive began. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-317-11A by MAJ Dennis P. Levin)
Photo: Terminal building of Rafha Airport Terminal building of Rafha Airport, Northern Province of Saudi Arabia, as seen from the runway area on 5 February 1991. This building served as the Main Command Post of XVIII Airborne Corps. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-155-33 by PFC John F. Freund)
Photo: M-198 155mm howitzers of the 18th Field Artillery Brigade firing on 24 February 1991 M-198 155mm howitzers of the 18th Field Artillery Brigade firing on 24 February 1991 (the first day of the ground offensive) from positions just west of Main Supply Route (MSR) TEXAS in southern Iraq. The fires supported the attack of the French 6th Light Armored Division to seize Objective ROCHAMBEAU. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-210-21 by SGT Nathan Webster)
Photo: Destroyed Iraqi Air Force Su-25 FROGFOOT Destroyed Iraqi Air Force Su-25 FROGFOOT at Jalibah air base in southern Iraq, 4 March 1991. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-324-15 by SGT Nathan Webster)
Photo: Lieutenant General Michel Roque-Jeoffre, Commander, Daguet Force (French Forces in Saudi Arabia), and General of Brigade Bernard Janvier, Commander, French 6th Light Armored Division Lieutenant General Michel Roque-Jeoffre, Commander, Daguet Force (French Forces in Saudi Arabia), and General of Brigade Bernard Janvier, Commander, French 6th Light Armored Division, during the formal victory review held by the French forces at As Salman, Iraq, on 10 March 1991. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-324-32 by SGT Nathan Webster)
Photo: Prototype AH-58D Kiowa Warrior from 4th Squadron, 17th Cavalry, at Manama Air Base, Bahrain, 12 February 1991. Prototype AH-58D Kiowa Warrior from 4th Squadron, 17th Cavalry, at Manama Air Base, Bahrain, 12 February 1991. Elements of this squadron flew off of US Navy frigates to attack offshore oil platforms and islands. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-178-32 by PFC John F. Freund)
Photo: M-978 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) tankers and CH-47D Chinook helicopters from the 18th Aviation Brigade at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Northern Province, Saudi Arabia, on 10 February 1991. M-978 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) tankers and CH-47D Chinook helicopters from the 18th Aviation Brigade at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Northern Province, Saudi Arabia, on 10 February 1991. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-169-26 by SGT Randall M. Yackiel)
Photo: Forward Landing Strip (FLS) constructed from a portion of the Trans-Arabian Pipeline Road southeast of Rafha in the Northern Province of Saudi Arabia. Forward Landing Strip (FLS) constructed from a portion of the Trans-Arabian Pipeline Road southeast of Rafha in the Northern Province of Saudi Arabia. Photograph was taken from the south on 4 February 1991 and shows an Air Force C-130H Hercules transport on the parking apron. The strip supported Logistical Base CHARLIE and extended from MT 17653576 to MT 19683431; a parallel road diverted vehicle traffic using the Tapline Road as Main Supply Route DODGE. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-148-31 by PFC John F. Freund)
Photo: Sunset over tents at the XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post complex at Rafha, Northern Province, Saudi Arabia, on 31 January 1991. Sunset over tents at the XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post complex at Rafha, Northern Province, Saudi Arabia, on 31 January 1991. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-137-23 by PFC John F. Freund)
Photo: UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at the 101st Airborne Division's Rapid Refuel Point on 4 February 1991. UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at the 101st Airborne Division's Rapid Refuel Point on 4 February 1991. The complex could refuel 30 helicopters simultaneously and was constructed southeast of Rafha in the Northern Province of Saudi Arabia at LT 96885114 near the Trans-Arabian Pipeline Road to support the G-Day air assault into Iraq. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-146-03 by MAJ Robert K. Wright, Jr.)
Photo: Aerial view of the city of Rafha in the Northern Province of Saudi Arabia on 4 February 1991. Aerial view of the city of Rafha in the Northern Province of Saudi Arabia on 4 February 1991. Photograph shows the view from south of the Trans-Arabian Pipeline Road. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-146-31 by MAJ Robert K. Wright, Jr.)
Photo: XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post's Corps Tactical Operations Center at "Dragon City" near Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post's Corps Tactical Operations Center at "Dragon City" near Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Photograph shows personnel during an Iraqi SS-1B SCUD attack on 20 January 1991. Individuals are wearing M-17A1 protective masks. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-128-14 by PFC John F. Freund)
Photo: XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post's Corps Tactical Operations Center at "Dragon City" near Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post's Corps Tactical Operations Center at "Dragon City" near Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Photograph shows personnel during an Iraqi SS-1B SCUD attack on 20 January 1991. Individuals are wearing M-17A1 protective masks. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-128-15 by PFC John F. Freund)
Photo: XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post at "Dragon City" near Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post at "Dragon City" near Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Photograph shows the corps historian at work in M-17A1 protective mask during an Iraqi SS-1B SCUD attack on 20 January 1991. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-128-19 by PFC John F. Freund)
Photo: British Land Rover mired in a sebkah north of Abu Hadriya in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on 6 January 1991. British Land Rover mired in a sebkah north of Abu Hadriya in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on 6 January 1991. The area was used as a training location by the United Kingdom's 1st Armoured Division. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-097-22 by SPC Randall R. Anderson)
Photo: M-3 Bradley cavalry fighting vehicle from the 2d Squadron, 4th Cavalry (24th Infantry Division). M-3 Bradley cavalry fighting vehicle from the 2d Squadron, 4th Cavalry (24th Infantry Division). The photograph was taken on 19 December 1990 at FEISAL Range in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia during a live fire training exercise. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-060-32 by SGT Randall M. Yackiel)
Photo: Soldier directing the landing of a UH-1V Iroquois ("Huey") helicopter ambulance Soldier directing the landing of a UH-1V Iroquois ("Huey") helicopter ambulance during a mass casualty training exercise at Thadj in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on 29 November 1990. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-039-09 by SPC Randall R. Anderson)
Photo: Comedian Jay Leno signing autographs during a U.S.O.-sponsored morale visit Comedian Jay Leno signing autographs during a U.S.O.-sponsored morale visit to the armed forces in Southwest Asia. The photograph was taken at "Dragon City" outside Dhahran in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on 24 November 1990. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-035-15 by SGT Randall M. Yackiel)
Photo: Dentist and patient in the 5th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) Dentist and patient in the 5th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on 15 November 1990. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-021-30A by SGT Randall M. Yackiel)
Photo: Simulated OH-58C Kiowa helicopter and simulated fuel blivets during a deception operation on 10 November 1990 Simulated OH-58C Kiowa helicopter and simulated fuel blivets during a deception operation on 10 November 1990 carried out by the XVIII Airborne Corps Deception Cell. This simulated forward arming and refueling point (FARP) at TL 139512 in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia was approximately 45 kilometers northwest of An Nuariya. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-017-12 by PFC Randall R. Anderson)
Photo: Soldiers of the 129th Postal Company unloading mail at the "Dragon City" compund Soldiers of the 129th Postal Company unloading mail at the "Dragon City" compund near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on 8 November 1990. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-015-14 by SGT Randall M. Yackiel)
Photo: Patriot launch unit from Battery A, 2d Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Patriot launch unit from Battery A, 2d Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery outside King Abdul Aziz Royal Saudi Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The photograph was taken on 18 January 1991 after the launch unit had been rearmed. The previous night this launcher conducted the first successful engagement of a SCUD missile in the Gulf War. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-119-10 by PFC John F. Freund)
Photo: G-3 noncommissioned officers' work station in the Corps Tactical Operations Center of the XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post in "Dragon City" G-3 noncommissioned officers' work station in the Corps Tactical Operations Center of the XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post in "Dragon City" outside Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The photograph shows personnel in M-17A1 protective masks and modified Mission-Oriented Protective Posture Level 4 (MOPP-4) during an Iraqi SS-1B SCUD missile attack on 18 January 1991. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-118-12A by PFC John F. Freund)
Photo: LAV-25 light armored vehicle followed by M-551A1 Sheridan armored reconnaissance vehicle LAV-25 light armored vehicle followed by M-551A1 Sheridan armored reconnaissance vehicle conducting assault training at a simulated Iraqi triangular strong point at KHALID Range in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on 10 January 1991. The 3d Battalion, 73d Armor (82d Airborne Division) deployed LAV-25 vehicles to Southwest Asia which were on loan from the Marine Corps for evaluation. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-110-14 by SGT Nathan Webster)
Photo: Members of C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment conducting a live-fire training exercise attack Members of C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment conducting a live-fire training exercise attack on a mock Iraqi village and trench complex near Abu Hadriyah in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on 6 January 1991. The battalion formed part of the United Kingdom's 1st Armoured Division. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-099-11 by SSG LaDona S. Kirkland)
Photo: 16th Service Company bakers preparing fresh loaves of raisin bread 16th Service Company bakers preparing fresh loaves of raisin bread in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, 5 December 1990. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-050-24 by SPC Randall R. Anderson)
Photo: M-270 Multiple Launch Rocket System from 2d Platoon, Battery A, 13th Field Artillery (24th Infantry Division) M-270 Multiple Launch Rocket System from 2d Platoon, Battery A, 13th Field Artillery (24th Infantry Division) during a combined arms live fire exercise at FEISAL Range, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, on 17 December 1990. (XVIII Airborne Corps photograph DS-F-058-21 by SGT Randall M. Yackiel)


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