Celebrating America’s Birthday

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High

Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, 57th Wing command chief, wave during the Summerlin Council’s 22nd Annual Patriotic Parade in Las Vegas, Nev., July 4. Leavitt and Drinkard were parade marshals with more than 30,000 residents lining the streets to watch the parade and celebrate America’s birthday.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Airmen and their families gathered for Freedom Fest at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 1. Several Airmen participated in a boat race where their respective squadrons were given duct tape and cardboard to build a boat and race it across the length of the fitness center pool.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Erin Dorrance

Airmen from the 57th Wing ride on a patriotic float at the Summerlin Council’s 22nd Annual Patriotic Parade in Las Vegs, Nev. July 4. The one-mile parade traveled along flag-lined streets from Hillpointe Road and Hills Center south to Hills Center Drive concluding on Trailwood Drive at the entrance of the Trails Village Shopping Center.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Airmen and their families gathered for Freedom Fest at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 1. Freedom Fest was put together to celebrate America’s birthday by providing many fun events such as a boat race, rock climbing, a bounce house and much more.
 
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Airmen from the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard, march with the American and Air Force flags during the Summerlin Council’s 22nd Annual Patriotic Parade in Las Vegas, Nev., July 4. The Airmen were part of more than 30 participants from the base to assist with the parade tailored toward service members, past and present.