Nellis, Creech Airmen raise American Flag during Las Vegas Bowl

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases carry a large American flag before entering Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., during the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. The Airmen unveiled the flag before the game as the National Anthem was sung.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An Airman holds up the American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., before the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. The oversized American flag weighed nearly 1,000 pounds and needed more than 150 Airmen to hold.
 
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Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases take direction on how to unfold the large American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., before the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. Mountain West champion, San Diego State defeated Houston in the 25th Las Vegas Bowl, 34-10.
 
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Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases spread out the American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., before the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. More than 150 Airmen volunteered to hold the flag for the pre-game ceremony.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Four F-16 Fighting Falcons perform a fly-over as Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases hold the American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., during the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. The F-16s flew over the stadium as the National Anthem played before the game began.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Base hold the American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., before the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. The 25th Las Vegas Bowl saw Mountain West champion, San Diego State rally by scoring 34 points to defeat Houston, 34-10.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An Airman helps to hold an oversized American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., before the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. The flag was carried across the entire field and supported by 150 Airmen during the playing of the National Anthem.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airman 1st Class Corey Mitchell, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs broadcast engineer, holds up the American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., before the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. The Las Vegas Bowl featured the Houston Cougars facing off against the San Diego State Aztecs.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases hold up the American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., before the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. The bowl was between the Mountain West champion, San Diego State Aztecs and the American Athletic Conference’s Houston Cougars.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases wait to step onto the field at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., and unveil a large American flag during the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. This year’s game marked the 25th Anniversary of the city of Las Vegas hosting the bowl game.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases unveil the American Flag at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., during the Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 17. San Diego State senior Donnel Pumphrey earned the Rossi T. Ralenkotter Most Valuable Player Trophy by rushing for 115 yards on 19 carries during the game.