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Air Force 60th Anniversary flag raised at memorial

Airmen 1st Class Ahmad Ware (left) and Brandon Bridges unveil the Air Force 60th Anniversary flag for the first time March 1 at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.  The ceremony was attended by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynn.   The Airmen are Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsmen.  (U.S. Air Force photo/SSgt. Madelyn Waychoff)

Airmen 1st Class Ahmad Ware (left) and Brandon Bridges unveil the Air Force 60th Anniversary flag for the first time March 1 at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va. The ceremony was attended by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynn. The Airmen are Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/SSgt. Madelyn Waychoff)

Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley are escorted to the base of the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., March 1 for a ceremony in which the Air Force's 60th Anniversary flag was unveiled.  The flag will fly at the Air Force memorial until the Air Force's 60th birthday on Sep 18.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)

Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley are escorted to the base of the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., March 1 for a ceremony in which the Air Force's 60th Anniversary flag was unveiled. The flag will fly at the Air Force memorial until the Air Force's 60th birthday on Sep 18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)

Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley observe as Airmen from the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard display the Air Force's 60th Anniversary flag during a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial March 1 in Arlington, Va. The flag will fly at the memorial until the Air Force's 60th birthday Sept. 18.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)

Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley observe as Airmen from the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard display the Air Force's 60th Anniversary flag during a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial March 1 in Arlington, Va. The flag will fly at the memorial until the Air Force's 60th birthday Sept. 18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley salutes during the playing of the National Anthem during the flag-raising ceremony for the Air Force's 60th Anniversary flag at the Air Force Memorial March 1 in Arlington, Va.  The flag will fly at the memorial until the Air Force's 60th birthday Sept. 18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley salutes during the playing of the National Anthem during the flag-raising ceremony for the Air Force's 60th Anniversary flag at the Air Force Memorial March 1 in Arlington, Va. The flag will fly at the memorial until the Air Force's 60th birthday Sept. 18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard display the Air Force's 60th Aniversary flag during a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial March 1 in Arlington, Va.  The flag will fly at the memorial until the service's 60th birthday Sept. 18. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard display the Air Force's 60th Aniversary flag during a ceremony at the Air Force Memorial March 1 in Arlington, Va. The flag will fly at the memorial until the service's 60th birthday Sept. 18. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)

The newly unveiled Air Force 60th Anniversary flag is drawn up the flagpole for the first time March 1 at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.  The ceremony was attended by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynn. (U.S. Air Force photo/SSgt. Madelyn Waychoff)

The newly unveiled Air Force 60th Anniversary flag is drawn up the flagpole for the first time March 1 at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va. The ceremony was attended by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynn. (U.S. Air Force photo/SSgt. Madelyn Waychoff)

Airman 1st Class Donald Meissner (left) and Airman Steven Lowery stand at attention after raising the Air Force's 60th Anniversary flag March 1 at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.  The flag will fly at the memorial until the Air Force's 60th birthday on Sep 18.  The Airmen are Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsmen.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)

Airman 1st Class Donald Meissner (left) and Airman Steven Lowery stand at attention after raising the Air Force's 60th Anniversary flag March 1 at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va. The flag will fly at the memorial until the Air Force's 60th birthday on Sep 18. The Airmen are Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel R. DeCook)

WASHINGTON (AFNEWS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff T. Michael Moseley were the hosts for the 60th Anniversary flag-raising ceremony at the Air Force Memorial March 1.

"On this day, the man who used the B-17 to such a great effect, General Tooey Spaatz, formally succeeded General of the Army Hap Arnold, commanding general, Army Air Forces," said General Moseley.

According to 60th Anniversary officials, the logo was developed to capture the theme of the Air Force's 60th anniversary, Heritage to Horizons: Commemorating 60 Years of Air and Space Power.

The Hap Arnold wings on the logo signify the Air Force's heritage of ingenuity, courage and resolve. The three spires represent the new Air Force Memorial and are evocative of flight and of the contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds' bomb burst maneuver.

The memorial's spires represent the Air Force's core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. Also represented are the integral components comprising the Air Force: uniformed servicemembers, civilians and industry partners. Their upward extension signifies the service's commitment and resolve toward shaping the future.

The logo's dual shades represent air and space, where the Air Force flies and fights to protect America's freedom.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the flag was raised at the memorial's entrance by Airman 1st Class Donald Meissner and and Airman Steven Lowery of the United States Air Force Honor Guard.

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