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Base Personnel Participate in SoCal Memorial Day Events

61st Air Base Wing Commander Col. Joseph Schwarz lays a wreath in remembrance of military dead at the annual Memorial Day observance at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rolling Hills, May 26. (Photo by Stephen Schester)

61st Air Base Wing Commander Col. Joseph Schwarz lays a wreath in remembrance of military dead at the annual Memorial Day observance at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rolling Hills, May 26. (Photo by Stephen Schester)

Lt. Col. Ivan Thompson sings the National Anthem at the annual Memorial Day observance at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rolling Hills, May 26. (Photo by Stephen Schester)

Lt. Col. Ivan Thompson sings the National Anthem at the annual Memorial Day observance at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rolling Hills, May 26. (Photo by Stephen Schester)

The Los Angeles Air Force Base Honor Guard posted the colors at Inglewood’s Memorial Day observance, May 26. (Photo by LaGina Jackson)

The Los Angeles Air Force Base Honor Guard posted the colors at Inglewood’s Memorial Day observance, May 26. (Photo by LaGina Jackson)

Lt. Col. Brett Scrum, 61st Contracting Squadron commander, delivered a Memorial Day speech in Paramount, May 26.  Members of the Paramount City Council and the Paramount Elks Lodge, as well as approximately 75 guests attended the event.

Lt. Col. Brett Scrum, 61st Contracting Squadron commander, delivered a Memorial Day speech in Paramount, May 26. Members of the Paramount City Council and the Paramount Elks Lodge, as well as approximately 75 guests attended the event.

Seven Delayed Entry Program Recruits entering the Air Force receive the oath of office from Col. Kenneth Allison, chief of the concept development division at the Muscle Beach International Classic, May 26.  The recruits from left to right are:  Michael Edwards, Thai Thach, Andelson Tocong, Vivian Ortiz, Jennifer Kuehn, Thomas Arzola, and Chris Webb. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

Seven Delayed Entry Program Recruits entering the Air Force receive the oath of office from Col. Kenneth Allison, chief of the concept development division at the Muscle Beach International Classic, May 26. The recruits from left to right are: Michael Edwards, Thai Thach, Andelson Tocong, Vivian Ortiz, Jennifer Kuehn, Thomas Arzola, and Chris Webb. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

A C-17 from March ARB flies over the Venice Beach's Muscle Beach International Classic on Memorial Day.  More than 3,000 people came out for the annual bodybuilding competition and salute to the Armed Forces.  An Air Force honor guard opened the event. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

A C-17 from March ARB flies over the Venice Beach's Muscle Beach International Classic on Memorial Day. More than 3,000 people came out for the annual bodybuilding competition and salute to the Armed Forces. An Air Force honor guard opened the event. (Photo by Lou Hernandez)

In a tribute to veterans, graves at the Los Angeles National Cemetery were decorated with flags on Memorial Day, May 16. (Photo courtesy of the Greater Los Angeles VA)

In a tribute to veterans, graves at the Los Angeles National Cemetery were decorated with flags on Memorial Day, May 16. (Photo courtesy of the Greater Los Angeles VA)

Chaplain (Capt.) Peter Ma represented the Air Force at the Memorial Day observance at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, May 16. (Photo courtesy of the Greater Los Angeles VA)

Chaplain (Capt.) Peter Ma represented the Air Force at the Memorial Day observance at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, May 16. (Photo courtesy of the Greater Los Angeles VA)

An Army Band plays while the audience looks on at the Memorial Day observance at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, May 16. (Photo courtesy of the Greater Los Angeles VA)

An Army Band plays while the audience looks on at the Memorial Day observance at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, May 16. (Photo courtesy of the Greater Los Angeles VA)

Vintage military planes fly over Santa Monica during the city’s Memorial Day observance, May 26. (Photo by Joe Juarez)
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Vintage military planes fly over Santa Monica during the city’s Memorial Day observance, May 26. (Photo by Joe Juarez)