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Spads celebrate 94 years of air dominance

Spads celebrate 94 years of air dominance

Spads celebrate 94 years of air dominance

Posted 8/26/2011Email storyPrint story



by Airman 1st Class Racheal Watson
633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

8/26/2011 - LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFNS) -- Airmen from the 94th Fighter Squadron burned a piano in a traditional ceremony here Aug. 19, as part of the four-day 94th anniversary celebration that started Aug. 18.

Although there are several stories of why the piano was burned, Capt. Jonathan Smith, the 94th FS assistant director of operations, explained the tradition came from the Royal Air Force during World War II in the Battle of Britain.

"Every squadron had a piano player, and if the piano player was killed in action, that evening they would roll the piano outside to the back of the mess and burn (it) in celebration of (the deceased pilot's) life," Smith said.

The 94th FS members torched the piano on the flight line under the watchful eyes of the 633rd Civil Engineer …

SIOUX FALLS CAMPUS VETERANS

NEWS RELEASE
Saturday, February 12, 2011
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER ONE OF SIOUX FALLS WILL HOST A GET TOGETHER FOR CAMPUS VETERANS IN THE SIOUX FALLS AREA. WE WILL BE OFFERING OUR FELLOW VETERANS THE OPPORTUNITY TO FORM A MULTI-CAMPUS VETERANS CLUB TO MEET AT OUR CHAPTER HOME (1519 W 51ST STREET) WE WILL BE MEETING ON FEBRUARY 27, 2011 AT 1:00 PM. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE VETERANS CLUB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA WILL BE IN ATTENDENCE AS WELL AS REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE VETERANS CENTER AND THE DAV SERVICE OFFICER FROM THE VETERANS AFFAIRS REGIONAL OFFICE. OTHERS IN ATTENDENCE WILL INCLUDE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE VETERANS AFFAIRS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OFFICE AND MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL PURPLE HEART CHAPTER. IT WILL ALSO SERVE AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN OLDER GENERATION OF VETERANS TO REACH OUT AND WELCOME HOME THE NEXT GENERATION OF VETERAN LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY.

CONTACT INDIVIDUAL IS DUANE TEWINKEL AND HE CAN BE REACHED AT 605-360-5837 OR E…