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Year in review: photos

Year in review: photos

Airmen run at dawn during the 24-hour prisoner of war, missing in action vigil run at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 15, 2017. Participants carried the commemorative flag a total of 134 miles during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

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Col. Jacob Middleton, 50th Space Wing vice commander, salutes during the Air Force 70th Birthday Retreat Ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 18, 2017. Middleton led the formation for both reveille and retreat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

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Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 19 provided thousands of hours of weather imagery while operation, most recently imagery of Hurricanes Jose and Maria as depicted in this photo. The satellite ceased transmitted weather data in September. (Courtesy photo)

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First Lt. Max Grossenbacher, 4th Space Operations Squadron mission planner, explains the basics of wideband satellite communications and the functions of Defense Satellite Communications System satellites to guests at the Joint Base Andrews Air Show, Prince George’s County, Maryland, Sept. 16, 2017. Twenty members of the 4 SOPS mobile unit supported the Air Show. (Courtesy photo)

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Participants take off at the starting line during the 12th annual Schriever half-marathon at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 6, 2017. The event required participants to complete a 13.1-mile run. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher DeWitt)

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Angelo, 6, patiently waits for the face painter to paint a half Spiderman, half Hulk design on his face at the Summer Slam base picnic at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, July 21, 2017. Airmen and families spent the day with activities, food and events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Halle Thornton)

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Kaika Hafoka performs a traditional Polynesian dance during Diversity Day at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 18, 2017. Diversity Day is held each year in celebration of the different cultures that define Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher DeWitt)

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The Panamanian Mexican Dancers group pose after performing a traditional Panamanian dance during Diversity Day at Schriever Air Force, Colorado, Aug. 18, 2017. The Panamanian Dancing Group, Seven Falls Indian Dancers and BBoy Factory dancers performed during the event’s closing ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher DeWitt)

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Personnel gather outside of Building 400 Aug. 21, 2017 at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, to view the solar eclipse. The partial eclipse over Colorado dimmed the sky and reached approximately 90 percent totality. Scientists predict the next solar eclipse over North America will happen April 8, 2024. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher DeWitt)

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Andy Rowland, 4th Space Operations Squadron senior project lead for the Aerospace Corporation, takes first in the fifth annual archery tournament at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 25, 2017. Rowland has been shooting since 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher DeWitt)

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Patricia O’Kane-Trombley gazes fondly at a picture of her son at her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 13, 2017. Her son, Capt. Thomas Gramith, was an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, who died while deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. O’Kane Trombley is a member of Gold Star Mothers, a service organization for grieving mothers of fallen service members. The group sets aside Sept. 24 as Gold Star Mothers Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Wes Wright)

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Chris Henderson, rhythm guitarist for the band “Three Doors Down,” performs during Patriot Fest 2017 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 9, 2017. The band performed many of their hits during the show, including “Kryptonite” and “It’s Not My Time.”(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

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Retired Master Sgt. James D. Crosby, Orbital Harmony choir, performs TAPS during the Pikes Peak Area 9/11 commemoration ceremony ‘A Community Remembers’ at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2017. TAPS and a ceremonial bell ringing ceremony known as “striking the four fives,” paid tribute to the fallen firefighters, police officers and emergency medical providers who gave their lives during the attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

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A wreath sits on display in front of a monument, crafted from a steel beam salvaged from the World Trade Center attacks, during the Pikes Peak Area 9/11 commemoration ceremony ‘A Community Remembers’ at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Sept. 11, 2017. The wreath laying focused on the somber memories of that day, never to be forgotten. Don Addy, chairman of the Colorado Thirty Group, secured the steel beam for the monument during his tenure as the National Homeland Defense Foundation president. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

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Airman 1st Class Mackenzie Gewirtz and Airman 1st Class Ayanna Winters, 50th Security Forces Squadron, show their “thin blue line” bracelets at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, May 16, 2017. The bracelets were authorized to wear for Police Week; symbolizing the unity between law enforcement officers, both military and civilian, and their willingness to stand as a thin blue line to protect their communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

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SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Senior Airman Bryce Sharon, 50th Security Forces Squadron responder, stays prepared to engage any threats during the base’s largest exercise of the year, Opinicus Vista 17-2 June 7, 2017. The exercise ran May 30-June 8, 2017, and tested the wing’s ability to respond to a natural disaster and an active shooter with a hostage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

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3rd Space Operations Squadron and 4th Space Operations Squadron Airmen attend the 3 SOPS inactivation and 4 SOPS change of command ceremony at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Combining the two squadrons aligned the wing’s military satellite communications under one unified entity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez)

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Airman 1st Class Michael Gibson, 50th Force Support Squadron, propels water at Col. Scott Angerman, 50th Network Operations Group commander, during a tug-of-war competition during the 50th Space Wing’s combat dining out at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, June 23, 2017. Those not involved in competition played a role distracting and disrupting throughout organized competitions (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

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Angelo, 6, patiently waits for the face painter to paint a half Spiderman, half Hulk design on his face at the Summer Slam base picnic at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, July 21, 2017. Airmen and families spent the day with activities, food and events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Halle Thornton)

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50th Security Forces Squadron defenders respond to a threat during the first-ever active-shooter exercise at the Schriever Air Force Base Child Development Center Feb. 9, 2017. The 50th Space Wing Inspector General’s office conducted the exercise to test the response of CDC staff and security forces. Exercises are conducted regularly across the base to ensure personnel know how to respond to crisis situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher DeWitt)

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Fred Dutton, James Boyd and Searra Peck tear downhill in their “Bombsled” during the Intergalactic Cardboard Sled Race at Mount Sunapee, Newbury, New Hampshire, April 2, 2017. The sled, made by Team 23rd Space Operations Squadron, had to be hand built for the competition, and no metal was allowed to be used in the creation. (Courtesy photo)

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Ben Bailey jokes with the audience during his comedy performance at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 5, 2017. Bailey is best known for being the host of “Cash Cab”, a popular trivia show. The event was provided through Air Force Entertainment, an organization which helps bring morale focused events to Air Force bases, and the 50th Force Support Squadron. Volunteers were also present, providing free food and beverages to attendees. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

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Participants march to the top of the final hill during the Team Cohesion Challenge at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, May 5, 2017. More than 35 Team Schriever members participated in the grueling, five-hour event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian Hagberg)

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Dr. Joel Mozer, Air Force Space Command acting chief scientist and technical advisor, sends the final command to the now-decommissioned Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space satellite at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 20, 2017. Mozer had satellite control authority during the beginning stages of ANGELS in 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

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A Tierra Vista Community housing member gives Michael and Liberty Baumgartner candy during Halloween trick-or-treating at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Oct. 31, 2017. Parents and children spent the evening wearing costumes and celebrating, while the 50th Security Forces Squadron “Boo Patrol,” kept them safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 2017 year in review photos.
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