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First Total Force 'blue line' crossing

As the U.S. Air Force nears its 67th birthday, the first class of Active, Guard and Reserve Officer Training School cadets cross the blue line into the Air Force July 19, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base. This is the first time that all three service components have crossed the blue line together.The blue line is a ceremony held for every class to affirm their commitment to the U.S. Air Force and its core values. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

As the U.S. Air Force nears its 67th birthday, the first class of Active, Guard and Reserve Officer Training School cadets cross the blue line into the Air Force July 19, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base. This is the first time that all three service components have crossed the blue line together.The blue line is a ceremony held for every class to affirm their commitment to the U.S. Air Force and its core values. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

The first Basic Officer Training, Commissioned Officer Training and Academy of medical science cadets and officers walk back to their dorms after the Officer Training School blue line ceremony July 19, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base. Approximately 346 officers and officer candidates crossed the line affirming their commitment to the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

The first Basic Officer Training, Commissioned Officer Training and Academy of medical science cadets and officers walk back to their dorms after the Officer Training School blue line ceremony July 19, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base. Approximately 346 officers and officer candidates crossed the line affirming their commitment to the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Military training instructors walk Basic Officer Training, Commissioned Officer Training and Academy of Medical Science cadets and officers back to their dorms after the Officer Training School blue line ceremony July 19, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base. The blue line ceremony signifies the new Airmen’s commitment to the Air Force and represents crossing from the civilian world into the military world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Military training instructors walk Basic Officer Training, Commissioned Officer Training and Academy of Medical Science cadets and officers back to their dorms after the Officer Training School blue line ceremony July 19, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base. The blue line ceremony signifies the new Airmen’s commitment to the Air Force and represents crossing from the civilian world into the military world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Military training instructors bring Basic Officer Training, Commissioned Officer Training and Academy of Medical Science cadets and officers back to the blue line ceremony July 19, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base.This is the first time that all three service components have crossed the blue line together. The blue line ceremony signifies the new Airmen’s commitment to the Air Force and represents crossing from the civilian world into the military world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Military training instructors bring Basic Officer Training, Commissioned Officer Training and Academy of Medical Science cadets and officers back to the blue line ceremony July 19, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base.This is the first time that all three service components have crossed the blue line together. The blue line ceremony signifies the new Airmen’s commitment to the Air Force and represents crossing from the civilian world into the military world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Military training instructors bring Basic Officer Training, Commissioned Officer Training and Academy of Medical Science cadets and officers back to the blue line ceremony July 19, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base. This is the first time that all three service components have crossed the blue line together. Approximately 346 officers and officer candidates crossed the line represents their new commitment to the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Military training instructors bring Basic Officer Training, Commissioned Officer Training and Academy of Medical Science cadets and officers back to the blue line ceremony July 19, 2014, at Maxwell Air Force Base. This is the first time that all three service components have crossed the blue line together. Approximately 346 officers and officer candidates crossed the line represents their new commitment to the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

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