Tuesday, April 20, 1999 Published at 09:40 GMT 10:40 UK
Picture gallery: Adding to Nato's firepower
The US is sending 500 paratroopers to Albania as a protection force for 24 Apache attack helicopters, expected in Albania on Tuesday.
The Apaches will form Task Force Hawk, a new mission to hit Serb tanks and other military vehicles on the ground.
Preparations are under way in Albania for the helicopters' arrival.
US soldiers prepare guided missiles in Tirana military airport
M39 missile launchers will support the attack helicopters
Blackhawks and CH-47 Chinook helicopters will back up Task Force Hawk
Albanians watch the US manoeuvres
24 AH-64 Apache multi-mission combat helicopters are due in Albania