Air Force

October 4, 2013

Team Edwards celebrates AF birthday

Following the Air Force song by the Edwards Singers, the oldest Airmen, James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering Division director (center), and youngest Airmen, Airman 1st Class Alexis Tripodi (far right), 412th Force Support Squadron, cut the Air Force birthday cake at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 27. Second Lt. Jake Downey, Edwards Company Grade Officers Council president (left), coordinated the event.

Members of the Edwards community gathered at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 27 to celebrate the 66th Air Force Birthday.

“If you think about what our tradition has been since 1947, it has been to overcome adversity and make it happen and that’s what we’re celebrating today,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer.

Following the Air Force song by the Edwards Singers, the oldest Airmen, James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering Division director, and youngest Airmen, Airman First Class Alexis Tripodi, 412th Force Support Squadron, cut the birthday cake.

2nd Lt. Jake Downey, Edwards Company Grade Officers Council president, coordinated the event.

“They celebrate [the Air Force birthday] all over the world, even in deployed locations so we try to keep the tradition here,” said Downey. “It’s important to remember [our] history and remember those who came before us and honor our predecessors.”


Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, speaks to Team Edwards members at the Air Force Test Center Museum during Edwards AFB’s celebration of the 66th birthday of the U.S. Air Force Sept. 27.

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