97 AMW Airmen host Juneteenth block party – altus.af.mil

97 AMW Airmen host Juneteenth block party – altus.af.mil


Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing gather for a photo during a Juneteenth block party at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 18, 2022. Juneteenth represents an opportunity to celebrate decades of hope, courage, perseverance, healing and progress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm)
Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing dance during a Juneteenth block party at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 18, 2022. This year marks the second year Airmen have celebrated Juneteenth as a federal holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm)
Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing serve as disc jockeys during a Juneteenth block party at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 18, 2022. During the block party, attendees enjoyed free food, music and games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm)
A child from a 97th Air Mobility Wing family gets his face painted during a Juneteenth block party at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 18, 2022. During the block party, Airmen and families participated in optional face painting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm)
Mary Jernigan (left), 97th Air Mobility Wing Sexual Assult Coordinator, and Desiree Hartman, 97th Force Support Suqadron community readiness consultant, pose for a photo during a Juneteenth block party at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 18, 2022. During the block party, different agencies from around base represented their services to Airmen while celebrating the holiday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm)
U.S. Air Force Maj. Tim Truong, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron operations officer, presents historical documentation of Juneteenth during a Juneteenth block party at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 18, 2022. Juneteenth’s historical significance and celebrations date back more than 150 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Vodrick Atmore (left), 58th Airlift Squadron host aviation resource management noncommissioned officer in-charge, and Master Sgt. Deondra Robinson, 56th Air Refueling Squadron senior enlisted leader, give a speech during a Juneteenth block party at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 18, 2022. Robinson noted the importance of the holiday and thanked all who helped make the block party possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm)
A child from a 97th Air Mobility Wing family signs a Juneteenth canvas during a Juneteenth block party at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 18, 2022. During the block party, Airmen and families had the opportunity to sign a canvas of what Juneteenth means to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm)
Volunteer Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing (AMW) gather for a photo during a Juneteenth block party at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 18, 2022. The event was made possible by volunteers from across the 97th AMW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm)

Airmen and families from across the 97th Air Mobility Wing honored Juneteenth during a block party at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 18, 2022. Juneteenth represents an opportunity to celebrate decades of hope, courage, perseverance, healing and progress. This year marks the second year to celebrate Juneteenth since it became a new federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Its historical significance and celebrations date back more than 150 years. During the block party, attendees enjoyed food, music, games, dancing and friendship.

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