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Armed Forces Day Photos


Year 2000
50th Anniversary Photo Archive

This photo archive features pictures and documents relating to celebration of Armed Forces Day during the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Armed Forces Day. Click on the image to view a high resolution version of this photograph.





Official Poster

OFFICIAL POSTER - Designed by Air Force Master Sergeant Doug Sanderson, this poster was reproduced around the world to help the military celebrate the 50th anniversary of its special day. (AFD-2000)

Official Seal

OFFICIAL SEAL - A special circular design was also created to add flexibility to event promotion. (AFD-2000)

Official Seal in Black and White

OFFICIAL SEAL IN B/W- A black and white version of the official seal was also created to add flexibility to event promotion. (AFD-2000)

Official Seal for Hats

OFFICIAL SEAL FOR HATS - Special seal developed from original design to fit embroidered hats. (AFD-2000)

Bookmark Front  Litter Bag Magnet

OTHER MATERIAL - Litter bags, book marks and kitchen magnets using an alternate design added to festivities in the national capitol region. (AFD-2000)

Special Coin

SPECIAL COIN - A unique design was developed for minting special 50th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day coins. (AFD-2000)

Special Treatment

SPECIAL TREATMENT - In honor of Armed Forces Day, the U.S. Post Office offered unique cachet stamp cancellations throughout Armed Forces Week. (AFD-2000)

Andrews Artwork

ANDREWS ARTWORK - A special design for the Joint Service Open House at Andrews AFB depicts joint cooperation among the military services. (AFD-2000)

Hawaii's Salute

HAWAII'S SALUTE - A special newspaper edition thanking the military for service to the nation was distributed throughout Hawaii by a grateful publisher and advertisers. (AFD-2000)

Distinguished Lineup

DISTINGUISHED LINEUP - President Clinton joins Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater, former senator and astronaut John Glenn, and General Henry H. Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during opening ceremonies at the Andrews AFB Joint Service Open House. (AFD-2000)

You See That?

YOU SEE THAT? - President Bill Clinton joins a young guest for a memorable photograph during opening ceremonies at the Andrews AFB Joint Service Open House. (AFD-2000)

Sea Services Chiefs

SEA SERVICES CHIEFS - Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jay Johnson, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones and Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. James M. Loy confer during opening ceremonies at the Andrews AFB Joint Service Open House. (AFD-2000)

Follow Me!

FOLLOW ME! - Master Sgt. John R. Barclay, drum major of "The Presidents Own," leads the Marine Corps ceremonial band during opening ceremonies at Joint Service Open House at Andrews AFB, Maryland. (AFD-2000)

Viewing Display

VIEWING DISPLAY - Pentagon employees check out the new six-panel 50th Anniversary display at the conclusion of the dedication ceremony. A seventh panel, depicting 2000 events (AFD-2000)

Making It Official

MAKING IT OFFICIAL - Deputy Postmaster General John Nolan joins General Richard B. Myers, Vice-Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, in cutting the ribbon officially opening the 50th Anniversary panel display in the Pentagon. (AFD-2000)

Enjoying A Dinner

ENJOYING A DINNER - Guest of the 440th Airlift Wing and Wisconsin Club enjoy a 50th anniversary dinner in Milwaukee. (AFD-2000)

I Wanna Be Like You

I WANNA BE LIKE YOU - A 440th Security Forces Squadron member applies camouflage face makeup to a youngster enjoying military displays at General Mitchell International Airport and Air Reserve Station in Milwaukee. (AFD-2000)

Moonlight Boogie

MOONLIGHT BOOGIE - Dancers young and old cut a rug at the "Moonlight Hanger Dance" at Charleston Air Force Base, SC. (AFD- 2000)

All Rise for the National Anthem!

ALL RISE FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM! - A U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band plays the National Anthem at pre-game festivities at the P&C Stadium in Syracuse, NY. (AFD-2000)

I Can Drive This!

I CAN DRIVE THIS! - Checking out a HUMVEE at Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA is these prospective road warriors. (AFD-2000)

Advancing Forth

ADVANCING FORTH - Marine reservists demonstrate their combat skills at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. (AFD-2000)

Bright and Beautiful

BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL - Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars march by the reviewing stand at the annual Torrance, CA parade. (AFD- 2000)

READY TO SERVE - Youngsters in uniform stand in front of 50th anniversary posters during celebrations at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. (AFD-2000)

Sharing Experiences

SHARING EXPERIENCES - A sailor shares experiences with guests visiting the U.S.S. Inchon at Ingleside, TX. (AFD-2000)


THANKS! - A parade onlooker thanks the military for participating in the Torrance, CA parade. (AFD-2000)

Can we have a ride?

CAN WE HAVE A RIDE? - Youngsters learn about a C-130 Hercules aircraft from a 440th Airlift Wing loadmaster at General Mitchell International Airport and Air Reserve Station in Milwaukee. (AFD-2000)

Dad, Can I take it home with me?

DAD, CAN I TAKE IT HOME WITH ME?! - A youngster enjoys military armored vehicles at Ft. Detrick, MD. (AFD-2000)

Taking a Bite

TAKING A BITE - A young guest can hardly wait for aerial demonstrations to begin at the Andrews AFB Joint Service Open House. (AFD-2000)

Fife and Drum

FIFE AND DRUM - Civil War reenactors march and play during Armed Forces Day festivities at Tooele Army Depot, UT. (AFD-2000)


GOTCHA! - Andros, the 788th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) robot entertains crowds at Ft. McCoy, WI. (AFD-2000)

Jammin with the Best

JAMMIN' WITH THE BEST - Internationally-known drummer Steve Smith, formerly of the rock band "Journey," lends his tempo to Air Force Shades of Blue jazz band playing in Belleville, IL. (AFD-2000)

Parading the Colors

PARADING THE COLORS - Members of a U.S. Navy Ceremonial Team proudly dip the colors and offer salutes while passing the reviewing stand at Chattanooga, Tennessee's 50th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day Parade. (AFD-2000)

Ready, Set, Jump

READY, SET, JUMP! - Members of the Army's world-renowned Golden Knights parachute demonstration team get ready to thrill audiences at the Andrews AFB Joint Service Open House. (AFD-2000)

What a show!

WHAT A SHOW! - Aerial view depicts some of the 850,000 people that attended Joint Service Open House festivities at Andrews AFB. (AFD-2000)

HANGING ON - Marines demonstrate helicopter evacuation procedures at the Joint Service Open House, Andrews AFB, Maryland. (AFD- 2000)

Firepower Meets Peoplepower

FIREPOWER MEETS PEOPLE POWER - Eager crowds climb all over the Army's main battle tank at the Andrews AFB Joint Service Open House. (AFD-2000)

Spectacular Feats

SPECTACULAR FEATS - The Navy's Blue Angels Aerial Demonstration Team performs a breathtaking demonstration for visitors at the Andrews AFB Joint Service Open House. (AFD-2000)

Standing Tall and Proud

STANDING TALL AND PROUD - Members of the Air Force's Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team get ready to launch aircraft at the Andrews AFB Joint Service Open House. (AFD-2000)


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