Air Force Birthday celebration slated for Sept. 19

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  • By Angela Woolen
  • Robins Public Affairs
The 68th Anniversary Air Force Ball will take place Sept. 19 at the Museum of Aviation's Century of Flight hangar.

This year's theme is "A Reflection of Honor" for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The guest speaker will be retired Brig. Gen. James Sehorn.

Sehorn spent 31 years in the Air Force and was a prisoner of war for five years and three months in Hanoi, Vietnam after being shot down in his F-105 "Thud" fighter jet.

In 2008, Sehorn was the guest speaker for the POW/MIA Memorial at the museum.

Dress for officers and senior noncommissioned officers is mess dress while junior enlisted is semi-formal. Civilian dress is black tie or semi-formal.

The cost for the event is $10 for airman basic to senior airman or GS-01 to GS-04; $20 for staff sergeant to tech sergeant, GS-05 or second and first lieutenants; and $30 for master sergeants and above, GS-06 and above, and captains and above.

Editor's note: For more information, contact Capt. Julia Mafnas at 201-3606, or Staff Sgt. Sarah Weede at 201-2078 or