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July 20, 2012

Senior leaders represent base at July 4th events

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missiles Systems Center commander, and her daughters Jennifer and Laura wave to the crowds during the Huntington Beach, Calif., 4th of July parade. The general was the military grand marshal. This year was the city’s 108th annual parade.

A dog shows his patriotic spirit during the Huntington Beach 4th of July parade. Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, SMC commander, was the parade’s military grand marshal.

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, SMC commander, and her daughters Jennifer and Laura wave to the crowds during the Huntington Beach 4th of July parade. The general was this year’s military grand marshal. Approximately 300,000 people attended this year’s parade.

Vintage aircraft fly over the Huntington Beach 4th of July parade route.

Children get into the holiday spirit during the Huntington Beach 4th of July parade. Approximately 300,000 people attended this year’s parade.

Col. Arnold Streland, SMC’s Space Superiority Systems director, welcomes dignitaries and guests at the 53rd Annual Korean Bell 4th of July Celebration in San Pedro, Calif. The bell was a gift to the United States from the Republic of Korea to mark the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976.

Space and Missile Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski stands alongside USS Iowa veteran alumni, Pacific Battleship Center staff, senior military officers, and Iowa state and local government leaders to man the rails during the commissioning ceremony July 4, in San Pedro, Calif. The ceremony established the retired naval vessel as a historical center of education. The USS Iowa opened to the public for tours on July 7.

USS Iowa veteran alumni, Pacific Battleship Center staff, senior military officers, and Iowa state and local government officials attend a commissioning ceremony aboard the USS Iowa, July 4. Launched in 1942 and decommissioned for the last time in 1990, the USS Iowa was towed from San Francisco Bay to its new home in San Pedro. The battleship opens to the public for tours, July 7.




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