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A news clipping from 1945 shows Roy Baumgartner and his five brothers in uniform during World War II, a nostalgic comparison to Roy's six grandsons shown beneath the clipping at Roy's funeral in June, 2017. Meet the 'Baum Squad' - Brothers in Arms
The term ‘Brothers in Arms’ stems from a long-time comradery between service members as they face adversity together and learn to rely on each other like family. For the Baumgartner brothers, that phrase has taken on a more literal meaning that spans three separate generations.
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, right, retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, Chilton's daughter, Mary Cate Chilton, U.S. Air Force Col. Jack "2Fish" Fischer, and U.S. Air Force Col. Mike Hopkins unveil a new heritage display at Air Force Space Command Headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 13, 2017. The group helped dedicate the new display, which honors all 92 Airmen who have served as astronauts. Chilton served as an astronaut and flew on three space shuttle missions, and later became the only astronaut to serve as AFSPC commander. Fischer and Hopkins are currently serving at NASA. In September, Fischer returned from a 136-day mission on the International Space Station, where he participated in hundreds of scientific experiments and two spacewalks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dave Grim) AFSPC unveils tribute to astronaut Airmen
A group of astronaut Airmen along with Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, unveiled a new heritage display at AFSPC headquarters here, Nov. 13, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Yesterday's Air Force: 70 years of Breaking Barriers
American Airmen have been breaking barriers for 70 years in air, space and cyberspace, resulting in global vigilance, reach and power. They’ve shown tenacity in Korea’s MiG Alley, endurance in Vietnam’s Rolling Thunder campaign, decisiveness over the skies of Baghdad during Desert Storm and resilience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Airmen are now fully engaged as part of America’s Joint Force in every region of the world and every mission area across the full spectrum of military operations. Airmen span the globe and Airpower has become the “oxygen the joint team breathes.”
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