Washington, DC. 1986 Military Aid carrying the 'Black Bag' with the nuclear war codes . Credit: Mark Reinstein
April 06, 1986 License
Lieutenant Commander Woody Lee stands with a briefcase attached to his wrist by a leather strap in Red Square as President Reagan toured the square with Mikhail Gorbachev. The briefcase, commonly known as 'The Football,' contains codes...More
May 31, 1988 License
Dep. NSC Adviser Bob Gates de- planing, w. football carrier (mil. aide w. briefcase-carried nuclear missile launch code), in fore, (w. campaigning Pres. Bush) in CA.
September 18, 1990 License
This black briefcase follows the president when he travels, and carries the necessary codes to activate a nuclear attack in an emergency.
October 25, 1991 License
A military officer carries the 'Football' under Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, July 26, 2006. The Football is a secure package that contains the necessary Gold Codes, or nuclear launch codes, the president's Decision Book,...More
July 26, 2006 License
A U.S. Air Force military aide carry 'The Football' off Air Force One in Raleigh, NC. The Football is a specially outfitted black briefcase used by the President of the United States to authorize the use of nuclear weapons. The...More
July 29, 2009 License
Military officer carries a bag known as the 'football,' which carries nuclear launch codes from Westminster Abbey as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama visit on May 24, 2011 in London, England. The 44th President of...More
May 24, 2011 License
A White House military aide and member of the US Navy carries a briefcase known as the 'football,' containing emergency nuclear weapon codes, as US President Barack Obama departs on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in...More
September 30, 2012 License
A military aide carries the president's nuclear 'football' as US President Barack Obama returns to the White House , May 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Olivier Douliery
May 15, 2016 License
US President Donald Trump leaves the CIA headquarters after speaking to 300 people on January 21, 2017 in Langley, Virginia . Trump spoke with about 300 people in his first official visit with a government agency. In the background a...More
January 21, 2017 License
A military aide carries the 'nuclear football' on the South Lawn of the White House on April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC.
April 25, 2017 License
A military aide carries the nuclear football as he walks toward Marine One to depart with U.S. President Donald Trump., on December 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump is traveling to New York city to attend meetings with...More
December 02, 2017 License