• Spectators get a chance to board a military aircraft Saturday during the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hilton Field.

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    Spectators get a chance to board a military aircraft Saturday during the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hilton Field.

  • A family takes a closer look at a display of World War II gear Saturday during the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hilton Field. The exhibits were sponsored by the Celebrate Freedom Foundation.

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    A family takes a closer look at a display of World War II gear Saturday during the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hilton Field. The exhibits were sponsored by the Celebrate Freedom Foundation.

  • Mike Kellar, a Vietnam veteran and member of the Military History Club of the Carolinas, plays the role of a Korean War Soldier during Saturday's event.

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    Mike Kellar, a Vietnam veteran and member of the Military History Club of the Carolinas, plays the role of a Korean War Soldier during Saturday's event.

  • A parachutist with the Silver Wings brings Old Glory down to Hilton Field to begin the Thunder at Fort Jackson air show Saturday. The aerial event, which is organized by the Celebrate Freedom Foundation, was held with the Armed Forces Day 2008.

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    A parachutist with the Silver Wings brings Old Glory down to Hilton Field to begin the Thunder at Fort Jackson air show Saturday. The aerial event, which is organized by the Celebrate Freedom Foundation, was held with the Armed Forces Day 2008.

  • Two hundred new Soldiers recite the enlistment oath with Brig. Gen. James H. Schwitters, Fort Jackson commanding general, Saturday during the Opening Ceremony for Armed Forces Day at Hilton Field.

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    Two hundred new Soldiers recite the enlistment oath with Brig. Gen. James H. Schwitters, Fort Jackson commanding general, Saturday during the Opening Ceremony for Armed Forces Day at Hilton Field.

  • The event's color guard, comprising members from the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, emerge from a cloud of red and white smoke Saturday during the Opening Ceremony.

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    The event's color guard, comprising members from the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, emerge from a cloud of red and white smoke Saturday during the Opening Ceremony.

  • 1st Lt. Timothy Peterson, executive officer, Company C, Task Force Marshall, pulls the Army Strong Hummer during the Strong Man Competition Saturday, which was part of the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hilton Field. Peterson, who won the event and was the only Soldier to compete, pulled the vehicle 100 feet in 32 seconds. There were two new events this year -- the Stone Carry and the Farmer's Hold.

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    1st Lt. Timothy Peterson, executive officer, Company C, Task Force Marshall, pulls the Army Strong Hummer during the Strong Man Competition Saturday, which was part of the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hilton Field. Peterson, who won the event and...

  • Gavin Ruiz, 7, prepares to fire some blank rounds under the watchful eye of his father, Staff Sgt. Rodolfo Ruiz, Company F, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, Saturday during the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hilton Field.

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    Gavin Ruiz, 7, prepares to fire some blank rounds under the watchful eye of his father, Staff Sgt. Rodolfo Ruiz, Company F, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, Saturday during the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hilton Field.

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