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  • 433rd CES firefighters climb to remember fallen 9-11 first responders

    The 433rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters participated in the wing’s fourth 9/11 Memorial Stair climb during the unit training assembly at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Sept. 8. The firefighters climbed stairs of the fire training building 55 times to equal the 110 floors of World Trade Center twin tower buildings.
  • Laughlin remembers: observing 9/11

    Approximately 230 Airmen gathered at the base flag pole at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 11, 2019 to pay respects to those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks 18 years ago. Displays were arranged in the center of Heritage Park, which represented the first responder emergency services and victims. Specifically, police officers, medical responders, fire fighters and victims were all honored during the ceremony for their heroism and selfless sacrifice.
  • Columbus AFB Airmen to march 100 miles to ground zero in honor of 9/11

    Two Airmen from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, will begin a 100-mile marching journey with an American flag beginning the morning of Sept. 10 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, and will travel through the day and night arriving at the Sept. 11 Memorial in New York City the morning of Sept. 11.
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  • Luke Airmen participate in 9/11 Tower Challenge

    Over 1,500 participants attended the 9/11 Tower Challenge at Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona including civilians, active-duty and reserve military personnel, veterans, firefighters and first responders. Participants walked up and down stadium stairs representing the 110 flights of stairs climbed by New York City firefighters during the attacks on the World Trade Center and in honor of those who lost their lives.
  • Birdwell-Clark Ranch hosts 16th Annual Clay County Dove Salute

    Emry Birdwell and Deborah Clark, owners of Birdwell-Clark Ranch east of Henrietta, Texas, hosted Airmen from Sheppard Air Force Base for the 16th Annual Clay County Dove Salute.
  • Remembering 9/11: 20 years later

    A feeling of sorrow and the echo of slow, steady footsteps filled Wings of Freedom Park as two 97th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters and two 97th Security Forces Squadron defenders posted the colors. Shortly after, hundreds of Airmen, civilians, family members, and others somberly hung their heads and closed their eyes during the recitation of the Police Officer’s, Paramedic’s and Firefighter’s Prayers. For some, the self-sacrificial tenor of these prayers hit close to home, while others simply listened on with reflective empathy.
  • JBSA commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

    To commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Joint Base San Antonio hosted a synchronized flag formation at all three installations (JBSA-Lackland, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Randolph) at 7:46 a.m. Sept. 10.
  • Austin, Milley Honor Courage, Sacrifice of Afghanistan Veterans

    Leaders of the Defense Department shared their thoughts regarding America's longest war, which recently ended with the last military aircraft evacuation flying out of Kabul, Afghanistan.
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