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By Sgt. 1st Class Mark BellMay 16, 2009

Members of a World War I horse caisson unit pass with their sabers during the opening ceremonial parade at the Fort Jackson Armed Forces Day celebration at Hilton Field on Saturday, May 16. Several thousands visitors dashed the dark rain clouds and braved high humidity temperatures as they enjoyed numerous military static displays, observed parachute rigging techniques and took a trip back in time at the living military history exhibits from the 1870 Buffalo Soldiers through current combat operations.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of a World War I horse caisson unit pass with their sabers during the opening ceremonial parade at the Fort Jackson Armed Forces Day celebration at Hilton Field on Saturday, May 16. Several thousands visitors dashed the dark rain clouds and braved high humidity temperatures as they enjoyed numerous military static displays, observed parachute rigging techniques and took a trip back in time at the living military history exhibits from the 1870 Buffalo Soldiers through current combat operations. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Austin McGuff, 5, and South Carolina Army National Guardsman, Sgt. Matt McGuff, watch as members of the World War I horse caisson unit pass during the opening ceremonial parade at the Fort Jackson Armed Forces Day celebration at Hilton Field on Saturday, May 16.  McGuff, from Columbia, S.C., is assigned to Headquarter and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment. Several thousands visitors dashed the dark rain clouds and braved high humidity temperatures as they enjoyed numerous military static displays, observed parachute rigging techniques and took a trip back in time at the living military history exhibits from the 1870 Buffalo Soldiers through current combat operations.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Austin McGuff, 5, and South Carolina Army National Guardsman, Sgt. Matt McGuff, watch as members of the World War I horse caisson unit pass during the opening ceremonial parade at the Fort Jackson Armed Forces Day celebration at Hilton Field on Saturday, May 16. McGuff, from Columbia, S.C., is assigned to Headquarter and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment. Several thousands visitors dashed the dark rain clouds and braved high humidity temperatures as they enjoyed numerous military static displays, observed parachute rigging techniques and took a trip back in time at the living military history exhibits from the 1870 Buffalo Soldiers through current combat operations. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Addison, 2, looks back as her mother, Karen, a wife of an Army Reserve Soldier, walks around the U.S. state flags during the Fort Jackson Armed Forces Day celebration at Hilton Field on Saturday, May 16.  Several thousands visitors dashed the dark rain clouds and braved high humidity temperatures as they enjoyed numerous military static displays, observed parachute rigging techniques and took a trip back in time at the living military history exhibits from the 1870 Buffalo Soldiers through current combat operations.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Addison, 2, looks back as her mother, Karen, a wife of an Army Reserve Soldier, walks around the U.S. state flags during the Fort Jackson Armed Forces Day celebration at Hilton Field on Saturday, May 16. Several thousands visitors dashed the dark rain clouds and braved high humidity temperatures as they enjoyed numerous military static displays, observed parachute rigging techniques and took a trip back in time at the living military history exhibits from the 1870 Buffalo Soldiers through current combat operations. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of a World War I horse caisson unit pass with their sabers during the opening ceremonial parade at the Fort Jackson Armed Forces Day celebration at Hilton Field on Saturday, May 16. Several thousands visitors dashed the dark rain clouds and braved high humidity temperatures as they enjoyed numerous military static displays, observed parachute rigging techniques and took a trip back in time at the living military history exhibits from the 1870 Buffalo Soldiers through current combat operations.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of a World War I horse caisson unit pass with their sabers during the opening ceremonial parade at the Fort Jackson Armed Forces Day celebration at Hilton Field on Saturday, May 16. Several thousands visitors dashed the dark rain clouds and braved high humidity temperatures as they enjoyed numerous military static displays, observed parachute rigging techniques and took a trip back in time at the living military history exhibits from the 1870 Buffalo Soldiers through current combat operations. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL

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