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Keesler celebrates Air Force's 70th Birthday

Airman Jacquelyn Gucciardi, 81st Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, and Retired Lt. Col. Dick Wilson, participate in a cake cutting ceremony during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airman Jacquelyn Gucciardi, 81st Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, and Retired Lt. Col. Dick Wilson, participate in a cake cutting ceremony during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A birthday cake is on display during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A birthday cake is on display during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel hold their glasses up for a toast during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel hold their glasses up for a toast during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Tech. Sgt. Heather Starnes, Keesler Honor Guard member, participates in a POW/MIA table ceremony during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Tech. Sgt. Heather Starnes, Keesler Honor Guard member, participates in a POW/MIA table ceremony during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Retired Lt. Col. Barry Bridger, former Vietnam prisoner of war, delivers remarks during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Retired Lt. Col. Barry Bridger, former Vietnam prisoner of war, delivers remarks during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airman 1st Class Troin Yost, 81st Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, inspects Air Force memorabilia during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airman 1st Class Troin Yost, 81st Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, inspects Air Force memorabilia during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Airman Jacquelyn Gucciardi, 81st Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, and Retired Lt. Col. Dick Wilson, participate in a cake cutting ceremony during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C. Stennis Chapter of the Air Force Association, also paid tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)