ROSAMOND, Calif.–Members of Team Edwards took to the streets of Rosamond Sept. 26 for the 39th Annual William M. Ketchum Armed Forces Appreciation Day Parade.
Staged on Diamond Street, four active duty servicemembers volunteered as judges for the morning’s festivities. Chief Master Sgt. Kennon Arnold, Chief Master Sgt. James Segebarth, Tech. Sgt. Zenetra Thigpen and Chief Master Sgt. Carlos Atkinson watched and took notes as each entry went by.
Later that afternoon at the annual September Fest at Rosamond Park, trophies were awarded to the best entries in the categories of marching, vehicle, float, other and overall theme.
Edwards AFB was also represented in the parade by the Edwards AFB ROTC, the 2015 Community Queens and 412th Maintenance Group commander, Col. Robert Lepper and his wife, Dawn. The Edwards ROTC brought home a trophy for first place in the marching category.
Following the parade, the Annual September Fest offered live music, the “Rosamond’s Got Talent” contest, a petting zoo and other activities for children.