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1970's Photo Archive

 

The Second Decade of Celebration


 
This photo archive features pictures and documents relating to the establishment of Armed Forces Day, as well as pictures of AFD events in the 1970's. Click on the image to view a high resolution version of this photograph.

 

 

 

Future Soldiers

FUTURE SOLDIERS. - Children visit the NCO Academy display at the Washington Monument grounds while other young visitors examine the sight unit on an 8-inch howitzer. (AFD-1976)

Future Soldiers

FUTURE SOLDIERS. - Children visit the NCO Academy display at the Washington Monument grounds while other young visitors examine the sight unit on an 8-inch howitzer. (AFD-1976)

Future Pilot

FUTURE PILOT - A small child sits in the cockpit of an F-4 fighter during the RAF Bentwaters Air Base, England, open house. (AFD-1973)

Old Glory

OLD GLORY - Old Glory flies high above a howitzer in the nation's capital as it is being retired by the U.S. Coast Guard ceremonial team. (AFD-1976)

Old Glory

OLD GLORY - Old Glory flies high above a howitzer in the nation's capital as it is being retired by the U.S. Coast Guard ceremonial team. (AFD-1976)

Oh! I Can't Wait

OH! I CAN'T WAIT - A small spectator reads the program during the parade at Admiral Carney Park in Naples, Italy. (AFD-1978)

Displaying the Equipment

DISPLAYING THE EQUIPMENT - Marine Corps personnel in Naples, Italy, display their equipment for dependents and visitors while a little boy plays Marine complete with helmet, M-16 rifle and night vision sight. Other small spectators visit an SH-1J sea cobra helicopter while another has a chance to look through binoculars. (AFD-1978)

Displaying the Equipment

DISPLAYING THE EQUIPMENT - Marine Corps personnel in Naples, Italy, display their equipment for dependents and visitors while a little boy plays Marine complete with helmet, M-16 rifle and night vision sight. Other small spectators visit an SH-1J sea cobra helicopter while another has a chance to look through binoculars. (AFD-1978)

Displaying the Equipment

DISPLAYING THE EQUIPMENT - Marine Corps personnel in Naples, Italy, display their equipment for dependents and visitors while a little boy plays Marine complete with helmet, M-16 rifle and night vision sight. Other small spectators visit an SH-1J sea cobra helicopter while another has a chance to look through binoculars. (AFD-1978)

Performing for the Crowd

PERFORMING FOR THE CROWD - Members of the Joint Service Honor Guard display their skills at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AFD-1979)

Hawaii's Tribute

HAWAII'S TRIBUTE - Lt. Gov. George Ariyoshi signs the proclamation declaring May 18, 1974, as Armed Forces Day in Hawaii. (AFD- 1974)

Performing at their Best

PERFORMING AT THEIR BEST - The Navy's ceremonial drill team performs on the grounds of the Washington Monument. (AFD- 1976)

Performing at their Best

PERFORMING AT THEIR BEST - Members of the National Capitol Wing Civil Air Patrol perform on the grounds of the Washington Monument. (AFD-1976)

Performing at their Best

PERFORMING AT THEIR BEST - The National Guard band of Washington D.C., performs on the grounds of the Washington Monument. (AFD-1976)

The Old Guard

THE OLD GUARD - Members of the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry march by the Washington Monument. (AFD-1977)

Enjoying the Activities

ENJOYING THE ACTIVITIES - Children enjoy the activities at the nation's capital. (AFD-1976)

Enjoying the Activities

ENJOYING THE ACTIVITIES - Children enjoy the activities at the nation's capital. (AFD-1976)

Enjoying the Activities

ENJOYING THE ACTIVITIES - Children enjoy the activities at the nation's capital. (AFD-1976)

Rappeling Demo

RAPPELING DEMO - A medical evacuation rappelling team shows how its done from a helicopter above the grounds of the Washington monument. (AFD-1976)

Dive...Dive!

DIVE … DIVE! - A youngster plays "diver" at the Andrews Air Force Base, Md, open house. (AFD-1970)

After the Ceremony

AFTER THE CEREMONY - Secretary of the Navy J. William Middendorf chats with a blind gentleman after the retreat ceremony at the Washington Monument. (AFD-1976)

 

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