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Al Udeid Air Base celebrates Juneteenth

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Devin Boyer
  • 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Airmen celebrated Juneteenth and Father's Day with a barbecue at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 18, 2023.

Leadership from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing spoke at the event, emphasizing the importance of the two holidays and commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

Juneteenth is celebrated on the anniversary of the order by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865.