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September 14, 2012

March Field hosts 40th-Annual Military Appreciation picnic

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U.S. Navy Sea Cadets stand in formation as the Blue Eagles Honor Guard present the colors at the 40th-Annual Military Appreciation Picnic, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Sept. 8, 2012. The cadets volunteered to work at the event, which is coordinated and paid for by the Greater Riverside and Moreno Valley Chambers' Military Affairs Committees. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Linda Welz)

Master Sgt. Laurice Souron, 163rd Reconnaisance Wing; Larry Froehlich, U.S. Air Force retired and Souron’s 11-year-old daughter, Taylor Hite, honor the flag during the National Anthem at the 40th-Annual Military Appreciation picnic, Sept. 8, 2012. This year’s picnic was dedicated to celebrating the lasting memory of Laura “Flag Mama” Froehlich, Souron’s mother; Froehlich’s wife and Hite’s grandmother. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Linda Welz)

Volunteer Stephen Kendall (left) flips burgers at the 40th-Annual Military Appreciation Picnic, Sept. 8, 2012, as Tim Connacher puts more patties on the grill. Kendall and Connacher, along with Dave Dutcher (background), were part of the American Legion group that helped with food preparation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Linda Welz)

Team March members relax during a break for a bite to eat during the March Field, 40th Annual Military Appreciation Picnic, Sept. 8. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Isis Ponce)

Col. Samuel Mahaney, commander, 452d AMW, shown here being dunked by Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly, 452d AMW Command Chief, during the March Field, 40th Annual Military Appreciation Picnic, Sept. 8. Jamil Dada, picnic volunteer watches on as Chief Kelly takes matters into her own hands. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Isis Ponce)




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