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Schriever receives artwork from retired Airman

Dennis Duckett, retired Air Force technical sergeant, left, presents a piece of commissioned artwork to James Mesco, 50th Space Wing historian, center, and Col. Ericka Farmer-Hill, 50th Mission Support Group commander, who accepted the piece on behalf of Col. James Smith, 50th SW commander. Duckett was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and wanted to ensure the painting is in a place it is respected and appreciated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Dennis Duckett, retired Air Force technical sergeant, left, presents a piece of commissioned artwork to James Mesco, 50th Space Wing historian, center, and Col. Ericka Farmer-Hill, 50th Mission Support Group commander, who accepted the piece on behalf of Col. James Smith, 50th SW commander. Duckett was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and wanted to ensure the painting is in a place it is respected and appreciated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Dennis Duckett, retired Air Force technical sergeant, was presented a coin from James Mesco, 50th Space Wing historian, on behalf of Col. James Smith, 50th Space Wing commander, July 16, 2020, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Duckett donated a painting that was commissioned in 1982 and he values it as a priceless piece of Air Force history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Dennis Duckett, retired Air Force technical sergeant, was presented a coin from James Mesco, 50th Space Wing historian, on behalf of Col. James Smith, 50th Space Wing commander, July 16, 2020, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. Duckett donated a painting that was commissioned in 1982 and he values it as a priceless piece of Air Force history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Col. Ericka Farmer-Hill, 50th Mission Support Group commander, signs a proffer of gift document on behalf of Col. James Smith, 50th Space Wing commander, as Dennis Duckett, retired Air Force technical sergeant, watches July 16, 2020, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The proffer of gift is an official document that signifies the official transfer of a gift to the U.S. Air Force Heritage program, in this case, accepting Duckett’s painting that will be displayed at the Onizuka Satellite Operations Facility, Vandenberg AFB, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Col. Ericka Farmer-Hill, 50th Mission Support Group commander, signs a proffer of gift document on behalf of Col. James Smith, 50th Space Wing commander, as Dennis Duckett, retired Air Force technical sergeant, watches July 16, 2020, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The proffer of gift is an official document that signifies the official transfer of a gift to the U.S. Air Force Heritage program, in this case, accepting Duckett’s painting that will be displayed at the Onizuka Satellite Operations Facility, Vandenberg AFB, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Dennis Duckett, retired Air Force technical sergeant, left, presents a piece of commissioned artwork to James Mesco, 50th Space Wing historian, center, and Col. Ericka Farmer-Hill, 50th Mission Support Group commander, who accepted the piece on behalf of Col. James Smith, 50th SW commander. Duckett was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and wanted to ensure the painting is in a place it is respected and appreciated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)
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