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Keesler honors Air Force history by planting tree on Earth Day

A sign is displayed during a tree-planting ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 22, 2020. The tree was grown from a generation of seeds that flew with astronaut Col. Stuart A. Roosa as an experiment on mission Apollo 14. The tree was planted on Earth Day as a tribute to Apollo 14, Roosa, and human ingenuity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seth Haddix)

A sign is displayed during a tree-planting ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 22, 2020. The tree was grown from a generation of seeds that flew with astronaut Col. Stuart A. Roosa as an experiment on mission Apollo 14. The tree was planted on Earth Day as a tribute to Apollo 14, Roosa, and human ingenuity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seth Haddix)

U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, displays tag on a tree during a tree-planting ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 22, 2020. The tree was grown from a generation of seeds that flew with astronaut Col. Stuart A. Roosa as an experiment on mission Apollo 14. The tree was planted on Earth Day as a tribute to Apollo 14, Roosa, and human ingenuity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seth Haddix)

U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, displays tag on a tree during a tree-planting ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 22, 2020. The tree was grown from a generation of seeds that flew with astronaut Col. Stuart A. Roosa as an experiment on mission Apollo 14. The tree was planted on Earth Day as a tribute to Apollo 14, Roosa, and human ingenuity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seth Haddix)

Keesler leadership and community members pose for a picture during a tree-planting ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 22, 2020. The tree was grown from a generation of seeds that flew with astronaut Col. Stuart A. Roosa as an experiment on mission Apollo 14. The tree was planted on Earth Day as a tribute to Apollo 14, Roosa, and human ingenuity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seth Haddix)

Keesler leadership and community members pose for a picture during a tree-planting ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 22, 2020. The tree was grown from a generation of seeds that flew with astronaut Col. Stuart A. Roosa as an experiment on mission Apollo 14. The tree was planted on Earth Day as a tribute to Apollo 14, Roosa, and human ingenuity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seth Haddix)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David Pizzuto, 81st Training Wing command chief, waters a tree during a tree-planting ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 22, 2020. The tree was grown from a generation of seeds that flew with astronaut Col. Stuart A. Roosa as an experiment on mission Apollo 14. The tree was planted on Earth Day as a tribute to Apollo 14, Roosa, and human ingenuity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seth Haddix)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David Pizzuto, 81st Training Wing command chief, waters a tree during a tree-planting ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 22, 2020. The tree was grown from a generation of seeds that flew with astronaut Col. Stuart A. Roosa as an experiment on mission Apollo 14. The tree was planted on Earth Day as a tribute to Apollo 14, Roosa, and human ingenuity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Seth Haddix)

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