Philadelphia’s Stripes and Stars Festival kicks off at Independence Hall to help celebrate the U.S. Army’s 248th birthday and Flag Day June 14 in Philadelphia, the city where both the Army and the nation were created. The day’s events were highlighted by an Army birthday celebration outside Independence Hall, a naturalization ceremony for 14 new U.S. citizens at the Betsy Ross House, and a parade from the National Constitution Center to Independence Hall. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Sal Ottaviano, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
*LTC Edwards salutes in the foreground, MG Rodney Faulk, 99th RD Commander on left in background and BG Beth Salisbury, deputy CG render salutes.
NOTE: green arrow points to LTC Edwards individual awards, white arrow, the 99th Readiness Division shoulder patch, orange arrow Chemical Corp branch insignia, red arrow Chemical Corp Regimental 'Crest', yellow arrow unit awards and blue arrow 'combat patch'.
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Victoria Styers stands for a portrait on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 19, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Eden Blazovic, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot with the New Jersey National Guard, stands for a portrait on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 19, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)
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