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July 12, 2013

Airmen participate in local Independence Day celebrations

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Members of the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard march during the 19th Annual Summerlin Council Independence Day Parade July 4 in Las Vegas. The honor guard represents the Air Force in ceremonial functions in southern Nevada, some areas of California, Arizona and Utah.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Paul Bowen, retired Marine and member of the Marine Veterans of Foreign Wars, salutes July 4 during the colors presentation at the 19th Annual Summerlin Council Independence Day Parade in Las Vegas. The event was one of many in the local area celebrating Independence Day.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Col. Peter Ford, 57th Adversary Tactics Group commander, and his wife, Jennifer, wave to onlookers during the 19th Annual Summerlin Council Independence Day Parade July 4 in Las Vegas. Ford represented Nellis Air Force Base as the co-grand marshal of the event alongside Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Volunteers from the Summerlin community participate in the 19th Annual Summerlin Council Independence Day Parade July 4 in Las Vegas. Organizations from southern Nevada participated in the event to celebrate the birth of the nation and, according to the event organizers raise morale in the community.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

An Airman from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Las Vegas, discusses some capabilities of the MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft with the public July 4 during an Independence Day celebration at the Las Vegas Country Club. Members of the 432nd AMXS attended the event to educate the public on the RPA mission.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Volunteers from the Summerlin community push the Summerlin Independence Day Parade mascot July 4 during the 19th Annual Summerlin Council Independence Day Parade in Las Vegas. Organizations from southern Nevada participated in the event to celebrate the birth of the nation and, according to the event organizers, raise morale in the community.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

An Airman from the 432nd Maintenance Squadron, Las Vegas, watches a fireworks display during an Independence Day celebration July 4 at the Las Vegas Country Club. Airmen from the 432nd AMXS and other units, to include the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron and the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight, attended the event and educated the public about their mission while enjoying food, music and fireworks.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Members of the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard stand in formation prior to the presentation of the colors during an Independence Day celebration July 4 at the Las Vegas Country Club. During the celebration, guests were treated to food, patriotic music and a fireworks display.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ekblad, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, sings the national anthem July 4 during the 19th Annual Summerlin Council Independence Day Parade in Las Vegas. Every year Summerlin hosts an Independence Day parade to celebrate the birth of the nation.

 




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