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JTF-SD celebrates Space Force's 2nd birthday

JTF-SD leaders toast to the Space Force in honor of its second birthday.

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Joint Task Force-Space Defense Guardians prepare to the cut the cake during a ceremony in honor of the Space Force's second birthday at the National Space Defense Center on Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 20, 2021. Pictured from left are Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, JTF-SD's deputy commander and senior ranking Guardian, Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Conley, JTF-SD's newest Guardian, Col. Scott Brodeur, JTF-SD director of operations, and Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Simmons, JTF-SD command senior enlisted leader. About thirty Space Troopers gathered for the celebration which included playing the Chief of Space Operations birthday message video and reviewing the force's 4Cs of the Guardian Ideal. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

JTF-SD leaders toast to the Space Force in honor of its second birthday.

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Simmons, Joint Task Force-Space Defense command senior enlisted leader, continues the unplanned tradition of toasting to the newest U.S. armed service with red plastic cups during the organization's Space Force second birthday celebration at the National Space Defense Center on Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 20, 2021. About thirty Space Troopers gathered for the celebration which included playing the Chief of Space Operations birthday message video and reviewing the force's 4Cs of the Guardian Ideal. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

JTF-SD Space Troopers recognize the Space Force in honor of its second birthday.

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Joint Task Force-Space Defense Space Troopers watch the Chief of Space Operations birthday message video as part of the organization's ceremony recognizing the Space Force's second birthday at the National Space Defense Center on Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 20, 2021. During the ceremony, Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, JTF-SD's deputy commander and senior ranking Guardian, joked how as the youngest of six, "the Space Force is used to hand me down uniforms and the struggle to find its place in the family similar to most families with multiple siblings but he's excited about the progress we've made as a service and what we will accomplish in our third year." (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

SCHRIEVER SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Joint Task Force-Space Defense Guardians prepare to the cut the cake during a ceremony in honor of the Space Force's second birthday at the National Space Defense Center on Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 20, 2021. Pictured from left are Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, JTF-SD's deputy commander and senior ranking Guardian, Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Conley, JTF-SD's newest Guardian, Col. Scott Brodeur, JTF-SD director of operations, and Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Simmons, JTF-SD command senior enlisted leader. About thirty Space Troopers gathered for the celebration which included playing the Chief of Space Operations birthday message video and reviewing the force's 4Cs of the Guardian Ideal. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)
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