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Honor guard graduation July

Senior Airman Jared Blake, 96th Medical Group, secures the corner of the flag during the flag-folding portion of the Honor Guard graduation ceremony begins July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July

Airmen bring in the colors during the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July

Airman 1st Class Jacob McCullough, 96th Communications Squadron, stands at parade rest prior to the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July

Airman 1st Class Kevin Fortuna-Suarez, 96th Force Support Squadron, helps the other pallbearers remove the casket from a hearse during the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July

Airmen carry the casket toward the burial location during the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July

Senior Airman Zachary Brady, 96th Medical Group, presents a flag to Col. Denise Edwards, 96th Test Wing, during the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July

Senior Airman Bendino Galderio, 96th Communications Squadron, carries the American flag with members of the color guard at the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July

Airmen tuck in the folded flag during the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July

New honor guard members perform a rifle volley at the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July
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The flag-folding portion of the Honor Guard graduation ceremony begins July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July
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Airman 1st Class Jason Eckenrode, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, leads in the rifle team members march into place prior to the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July
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Senior Airman Bendino Galderio, 96th Communications Squadron, carries the American flag with members of the color guard at the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July
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Airman 1st Class Jacob McCullough, 96th Communications Squadron, stands at parade rest prior to the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Honor guard graduation July
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Airman 1st Class Justin Giron, 96th Maintenance Squadron, manually inspects the folded flag during the Honor Guard graduation ceremony July 9 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 14 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)