The Airman Heritage Foundation (AHF) joined members of the United States Air Force and United States Army at Shaw Air Force Base to celebrate the USAF’s 76th anniversary this past October. Volunteers from Shaw AFB and Sumter Little Theatre wore period uniforms that were provided by the AHF and participated in historical reenactments to honor past service members. In attendance of this celebration were service members, their families, community leaders, and even the 16th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Chief James A. Roy.
Group photo of volunteers from the 76th Air Force Ball at Shaw AFB on October 6, 2023. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Meghan Hutton
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathanial Dewhitt, 20th Security Forces Airman, performs during one of the historical reenactments. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Meghan Hutton
From left, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Roy (ret.), 16th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Airman 1st Class Christopher Matthews, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions stockpile crew chief, and Col. Kristoffer Smith, 20th Fighter Wing commander, cut the cake during the Shaw Air Force Ball. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Meghan Hutton.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lize Miller, left, and Senior Airman Duchane Paul, 20th Security Forces Airmen, pose for a photo during the Shaw Air Force Ball. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Meghan Hutton.