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SBD 1 kicks off Juneteenth festival

Members of the Soul Rhythm African Drumming group perform rhythmic drumming songs that reflect the music of West Africa during the Juneteenth festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Members of the Soul Rhythm African Drumming group perform rhythmic drumming songs that reflect the music of West Africa during the Juneteenth festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022. Emmanuel Annang and Nicholas Owen have been drumming for six years and aimed to use their music as a tool to garner connection among the crowd. During their performance they pulled people from the crowd to come on stage and learn the basics of African drumming. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Alexus Wilcox)

Family and friends gather during the Juneteenth Festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Family and friends gather during the Juneteenth Festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022. Space Base Delta 1 prioritizes the needs of military professionals through various events that acknowledge the importance of representation and inclusion. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Alexus Wilcox)

Musical guest DJ Oceanz, from Atlanta, G.A., plays music at the Juneteenth Festival, hosted at Patriot Park on Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Musical guest DJ Oceanz, from Atlanta, G.A., plays music at the Juneteenth Festival, hosted at Patriot Park on Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022. The DJ fueled the crowd with music selections from commonly known African American artists, as music has historically been an essential part of celebrating Juneteenth. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Alexus Wilcox)

Tephanie Hopper, Space Base Delta 1 diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility coordinator at Schriever Space Force Base, holds her hand against her heart as the national anthem plays during the Juneteenth Festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Tephanie Hopper, Space Base Delta 1 diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility coordinator at Schriever Space Force Base, holds her hand against her heart as the national anthem plays during the Juneteenth Festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022. The Diversity and Inclusion team meets the needs of service members by providing representation to honor various communities and demographics that make up the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Alexus Wilcox)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colethea Collins, 21st Comptroller Squadron financial technician, sings the Black National Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, during  the Juneteenth festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colethea Collins, 21st Comptroller Squadron financial technician, sings the Black National Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, during the Juneteenth festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022. The festival included a variety of music performances, food trucks, face paint and more in an effort to garner an inclusive community for the individuals of Space Base Delta 1. ( U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Alexus Wilcox)

Live performers of the 4th Infantry Division Band, Fort Carson, Colorado, perform at the Juneteenth Festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Live performers of the 4th Infantry Division Band, Fort Carson, Colorado, perform at the Juneteenth Festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022. The band performed songs that were culturally significant to the African American community which expands the collective effort to promote diversity. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Alexus Wilcox)

Attendees of the Juneteenth festival display their Juneteenth inspired clothing at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – Attendees of the Juneteenth festival display their Juneteenth inspired clothing at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022. This event marked a significant moment in history for African Americans, when U.S. slaves were made aware that Abraham Lincoln had sign the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring their freedom. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Alexus Wilcox)

An attendee of the Juneteenth Festival buys food from a food truck at Patriot Park on Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – An attendee of the Juneteenth Festival buys food from a food truck at Patriot Park on Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022. Celebrating holidays like Juneteenth, allow the community to mindfully accomplish their mission while considering the differences of their teammates. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Alexus Wilcox)

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Woodfork II, Space Base Delta 1, individual mobilization augmentee to the Commander, delivers a speech during the Juneteenth Festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Woodfork II, Space Base Delta 1, individual mobilization augmentee to the Commander, delivers a speech during the Juneteenth Festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022. Woodfork’s speech highlighted the journey of a young black man and his pursuit for success despite racial inequities, and discussed the significance of Juneteenth to the African American community. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Alexus Wilcox)

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Members of the Soul Rhythm African Drumming group perform rhythmic drumming songs that reflect the music of West Africa during the Juneteenth festival at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, June 16, 2022. Emmanuel Annang and Nicholas Owen have been drumming for six years and aimed to use their music as a tool to garner connection among the crowd. During their performance they pulled people from the crowd to come on stage and learn the basics of African drumming. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Alexus Wilcox)

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