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TACP memorial honors fallen Airmen

The Tactical Air Control Party Reunion Memorial outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex is rededicated June 23, 2017. The ceremony was held to pay special tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving as a part of TACP or in direct support of those who do.

The Tactical Air Control Party Reunion Memorial outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex is rededicated June 23, 2017. The ceremony was held to pay special tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving as a TACP Airmen, whose mission is to defeat the enemy through the use of airpower while protecting our ground forces and non-combatants from friendly air to ground attacks, and those who served in direct support of those who do.

Retired Air Force Col. Peter Donnely delivers a speech during the Tactical Air Control Party Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex June 23, 2017. Donnely accumulated nearly nine years in leadership positions within the 18th Air Support Operations Group and led TACP members supporting operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom as Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group commander.

Retired Air Force Col. Peter Donnely delivers a speech during the Tactical Air Control Party Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex June 23, 2017. Donnely accumulated nearly nine years in leadership positions within the 18th Air Support Operations Group and led TACP members supporting operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom as Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group commander.

Master Sgt. Jeffery Mader stands next to the wreath during the Tactical Air Control Party Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex June 23, 2017. Each of the gold roses placed on the wreath represent one of the fallen on the memorial.

Master Sgt. Jeffery Mader stands next to the wreath during the Tactical Air Control Party Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex June 23, 2017. Each of the gold roses placed on the wreath represent one of the fallen on the memorial.

Master Sgt. Jeffery Mader places and salutes the wreath in front of the Tactical Air Control Party Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex during a rededication ceremony June 23, 2017. Each one of the gold roses placed on the wreath represent one of the fallen TACP Airmen.

Master Sgt. Jeffery Mader places and salutes the wreath in front of the Tactical Air Control Party Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex during a rededication ceremony June 23, 2017. Each one of the gold roses placed on the wreath represent one of the fallen TACP Airmen.

Tactical Air Control Party Airmen perform memorial pushups in honor of fallen Airmen in front of the TAC-P memorial outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex during a memorial ceremony June 23, 2017. The ceremony was held to rededicate the memorial to recognize the innumerable sacrifices made daily by TACP personnel past and present.

Tactical Air Control Party Airmen perform memorial pushups in honor of fallen Airmen in front of the TAC-P memorial outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex during a memorial ceremony June 23, 2017. The ceremony was held to rededicate the memorial to recognize the innumerable sacrifices made daily by TACP personnel past and present.

Tactical Air Control Party candidates at the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron attend the TACP Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd BATS at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex June 23, 2017. The memorial serves as a solemn reminder of the incredible responsibility that students assume when they graduate as a TACP member.

Tactical Air Control Party candidates at the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron attend the TACP Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd BATS at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex June 23, 2017. The memorial serves as a solemn reminder of the incredible responsibility that students assume when they graduate as a TACP member.

Members of the Joint Base San Antonio Honor Guard present the colors during the Tactical Air Control Party Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the JBSA-Lackland Medina Annex June 23, 2017. The TACP mission is to defeat the enemy through the use of airpower while protecting ground forces and non-combatants from the effects of friendly air to ground attacks.

Members of the Joint Base San Antonio Honor Guard present the colors during the Tactical Air Control Party Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the JBSA-Lackland Medina Annex June 23, 2017. Since their creation, TACPs have always answered duty’s call and have been involved in every major military operation involving United States forces.

Members of the Joint Base San Antonio Honor Guard present the colors during the Tactical Air Control Party Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the JBSA-Lackland Medina Annex June 23, 2017. The TACP mission is to defeat the enemy through the use of airpower while protecting ground forces and non-combatants from the effects of friendly air to ground attacks.

Members of the Joint Base San Antonio Honor Guard present the colors during the Tactical Air Control Party Memorial Rededication Ceremony outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the JBSA-Lackland Medina Annex June 23, 2017. The TACP mission is to defeat the enemy through the use of airpower while protecting ground forces and non-combatants from the effects of friendly air to ground attacks.

The backside of the Tactical Air Control Party Reunion Memorial, where the names of fallen TACPs are etched, is pictured outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex. June 23, 2017. Since their creation, TACPs have always answered duty’s call and have been involved in every major military operation involving United States forces.

The backside of the Tactical Air Control Party Reunion Memorial, where the names of fallen TACPs are etched, is pictured outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex. June 23, 2017. Since their creation, TACPs have always answered duty’s call and have been involved in every major military operation involving United States forces.

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND -- The Tactical Air Control Party Memorial outside the 353rd Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex was rededicated during a ceremony June 23, 2017. The ceremony was held to pay special tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice as TACP Airmen, whose mission is to defeat the enemy through the use of airpower while protecting our ground forces and non-combatants from friendly air to ground attacks, and those who served in direct support of those who do.