News>Twin JBER festivities offer activities for all ages
Victor Perez Jr. fl ies through the air before bodyslamming his mom, Ivette Perez, in a padded Sumo wrestling outfi t during the Military Appreciation Day at JBER June 8. The duo are dependents of Sgt. 1st Class Victor Perez of the 6t h Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne). (U.S. Air Force photos/Justin Connaher)
Army Staff Sgt. Erwin Durano, left, and Sgt. Edward Pico, both of the Alaska Army National Guard 207th Combat Support Company, from Anchorage, play horseshoes during the Military Appreciation Day at JBER’s Buckner Physical Fitness Center June
8. (U.S. Air Force/Justin Connaher)
Anchorage School Superintendent Carol Comeau serves lunch to military families at Buckner Physical Fitness Center June 8 as part of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's annual Military Appreciation Picnic. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Pennell)
6/13/2012 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Service members from all branches as well as family members and civilian employees were fêted at the annual Military Appreciation Picnics on JBER June 8.
Sponsored by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the picnics featured food and bounce houses, horseshoes and tug-o-war.
The picnics, already a summer staple, provide an on-base venue for families to get out and enjoy the Alaska summer and mingle with other JBER personnel.
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