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50 SFS honors fallen defenders

50th Security Forces Squadron defenders rest at the top of the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. The squadron held the hiking event to honor Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, a fallen defender from 48th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Lakenheath. He was shot and killed in March 2011 on a bus at Frankfurt International Air Terminal in Germany, while enroute to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

50th Security Forces Squadron defenders rest at the top of the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. The squadron held the hiking event to honor Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, a fallen defender from 48th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Lakenheath. He was shot and killed in March 2011 on a bus at Frankfurt International Air Terminal in Germany, while enroute to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

50th Security Forces Squadron defenders cheer for their fellow defenders after completing the 0.88-mile Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. The Incline is the roadbed to the former Mount Scenic Incline Railway, a cable car that took people up the eastern face of Rocky Mountain. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

50th Security Forces Squadron defenders cheer for their fellow defenders after completing the 0.88-mile Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. The Incline is the roadbed to the former Mount Scenic Incline Railway, a cable car that took people up the eastern face of Rocky Mountain. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

Airman 1st Class Perez Buford, 50th Security Forces Squadron, rests along the steps of the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. Buford climbed the Incline as part of the squadron’s morale event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

Airman 1st Class Perez Buford, 50th Security Forces Squadron, rests along the steps of the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. Buford climbed the Incline as part of the squadron’s morale event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

50th Security Forces Squadron defenders wait for their fellow defenders at the top of the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. The squadron held the hiking event to honor Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, a fallen defender from 48th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Lakenheath. He was shot and killed in March 2011 on a bus at Frankfurt International Air Terminal in Germany, while enroute to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

50th Security Forces Squadron defenders wait for their fellow defenders at the top of the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. The squadron held the hiking event to honor Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, a fallen defender from 48th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Lakenheath. He was shot and killed in March 2011 on a bus at Frankfurt International Air Terminal in Germany, while enroute to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

50th Security Forces Squadron defenders celebrate at the top of the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. According to the Manitou Springs website, the Incline is a 0.88-mile hiking trail popular with fitness enthusiasts and military community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

50th Security Forces Squadron defenders celebrate at the top of the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. According to the Manitou Springs website, the Incline is a 0.88-mile hiking trail popular with fitness enthusiasts and military community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

50th Security Forces Squadron and 50th Mission Support Group members celebrate after hiking to the top of the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. The hiking event was held to honor Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, a fallen defender from 48th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Lakenheath. He was shot and killed in March 2011 on a bus at Frankfurt International Air Terminal in Germany, while enroute to Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo/1st Lt. Hannah Glenner)

50th Security Forces Squadron and 50th Mission Support Group members celebrate after hiking to the top of the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. The hiking event was held to honor Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, a fallen defender from 48th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Lakenheath. He was shot and killed in March 2011 on a bus at Frankfurt International Air Terminal in Germany, while enroute to Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo/1st Lt. Hannah Glenner)

Defenders with the 50th Security Forces Squadron fall in formation for a safety briefing as well as words from squadron leadership prior to hiking the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. The hiking event was held to honor Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, a fallen defender from 48th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Lakenheath. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

Defenders with the 50th Security Forces Squadron fall in formation for a safety briefing as well as words from squadron leadership prior to hiking the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado, Friday, March 3, 2017. The hiking event was held to honor Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, a fallen defender from 48th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Lakenheath. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes)

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. -- Members of 50th Security Forces Squadron and 50th Mission Support Group hiked the Incline March 3 at Manitou Springs, Colorado, to honor Senior Airman Nicholas Alden, a fallen defender from 48th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Lakenheath. He was shot and killed in March 2011 on a bus at Frankfurt International Air Terminal in Germany, while enroute to Afghanistan. The hiking activity also served as a morale event for the squadron. 

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