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  • Juneteenth: an American celebration of freedom

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, declaring, “all persons held as slaves” within rebellious states “are, and henceforth shall be free.” However, it took two and half years for the word to reach Texas, the last bastion of Confederate power. It wasn’t

  • LGBT Pride part of diversity that strengthens force

    Sheppard Air Force Base, led by the 82nd Training Wing Equal Opportunity Office, will recognize members of the LGBT community this month who are making positive contributions to the training mission here, applying their expertise and diversity to “Train, Develop and Inspire Warriors.”