Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley welcomes 90 young men and women into the U.S. Air Force on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, during open house activities at the Pentagon prior to the official dedication ceremony of the Air Force Memorial. President George W. Bush will join Senior Defense Dept. and Air Force officials in a ceremony to present the memorial to the Nation. Desiged by the late James Ingo Freed the memorial with its three soaring spires inspired by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds bomb burst manuever, pays tribute to and honors the patriotic men and women of the U.S. Air Force and its predeccessor organizations. An open house will run near the Pentagon in conjunction with the dedication ceremony which will feature performances by the U.S. Air Force Band, the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard drill team, and will culminate with a concert featuring country music performer LeeAnn Womack.
U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rusti M. Caraker
October 18, 2012
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