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Mobility Airmen host Juneteenth celebration

Mobility Airmen host Juneteenth celebration

Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing (AMW) pose for a photo during a Juneteenth celebration, June 19, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. This event welcomed Airmen from across the 97th AMW for food, fun and celebration. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Amanda Lovelace)

Mobility Airmen host Juneteenth celebration

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Deā€™Erick Grey, 97th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight chief, stirs homemade jambalaya during a Juneteenth celebration, June 19, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma. This event invited all members from Altus AFB to enjoy homemade food and to gain a shared sense of culture while honoring the past. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Amanda Lovelace)

Mobility Airmen host Juneteenth celebration

Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing pose for a photo during a Juneteenth celebration, June 19, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. In celebration of this holiday, Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing Diversity and Inclusion team hosted a Juneteenth barbecue. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Amanda Lovelace)

Mobility Airmen host Juneteenth celebration

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kelvin Lucky, 97th Security Forces Squadron Plans and Programs superintendent, grills burgers during a Juneteenth celebration, June 19, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. June 19, or Juneteenth, is recognized as the day commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Amanda Lovelace)

Mobility Airmen host Juneteenth celebration

Burgers are prepared on a grill during a Juneteenth celebration, June 19, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Events such as these are designed to help build a sense of wingmanship and continue to develop a culture of shared diversity and identity for Airmen worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Amanda Lovelace)

Mobility Airmen host Juneteenth celebration

Airmen from across the 97th Air Mobility Wing dance during a Juneteenth celebration, June 19, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. This year, for the first time in history, Juneteenth was recognized as an official federal holiday across the United States. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Amanda Lovelace)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

June 19, or Juneteenth, is recognized as the day commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. This year, and for the first time in history, Juneteenth was recognized as an official federal holiday across the United States.

In celebration of this holiday, Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing Diversity and Inclusion team hosted a Juneteenth barbecue at the dorms. This event invited all members from the 97th AMW to enjoy homemade food and to gain a shared sense of culture while honoring the past. Events such as these help build a sense of wingmanship and continue to develop a culture of shared diversity and identity for Airmen worldwide.

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