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Yokota Juneteenth Gala celebrates freedom

Staff Sgt. Jessica Avallone (left), 374th Airlift Wing public affairs specialist, and Portre Rowe, a Yokota African American Heritage Association member, receive an award during the Juneteenth Gala held at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 17, 2023. Juneteenth is a celebration of the events of June 19, 1865, when the people of Galveston, Texas, were notified of their freedom by presidential decree, and the day was officially declared a federal holiday in 2021. President Joe Biden declared in 2022, “Emancipation marked the beginning, not the end, of America’s work to deliver on the promise of equality. To honor the true meaning of Juneteenth, we must not rest until we deliver the promise of America for all Americans.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey
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NIKON Z 6

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24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8

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32/10

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1/60

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3200

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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