The Japan Ground Self Defense Force displayed much of its military hardware, including a surface to air missile launcher, a bazooka, and a several pieces of fire fighting equipment during the 2000 Misawa Air Festival. Visitors were allowed to handle or walk through various pieces of JGSDF military hardware. This young Japanese boy, aided by his father, handles a JGSDF bazooka. A JGSDF ground troop assists.
Airman 1st Class Mark Dexter, Charles E. Twitchell, and Joseph R. Moore, three of the five Dover Team Members responcible for putting up the most recent Black Letter Initial flight.
A black letter initial flight means a C-5 goes into the air without any discrepancies. It gets it's name from the black ink used to sign off on the discrepencies sheet, indicating there are no aircraft discrepencies to fix.
Tech. Sgt. Joe A. Gahan, 436th Component Repair Squadron, works on the fuel system of a C-5 Galaxy jet engine.
Master Sgt. Richard A. Brewer, 436th Security Forces Squadron is part of the Air Force's elite Security Forces organization, The Ravens. Brewer is a a full time anti-terrorism instructor with the DAFB Security Forces Squadron.
Staff Sgt. Brian Bossio, 436th SFS and his drug dog, inspect a vehicle for contraband.