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Air Force honors spouses with pin

WASHINGTON -- A letter signed by Secretary of the Air Force James G. Roche and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. John P. Jumper accompanies each Air Force spouse pin. The pin is designed to recognize and thank spouses who support the efforts of Airmen stationed worldwide. The pin sports a blue star cradled in the Air Force symbol. It is a contemporary adaptation of a wartime tradition dating back to World War I where families hung service flags in their windows displaying a blue star for each family member serving in the armed forces. Undersecretary of the Air Force Peter B. Teets launched the spouse pin program during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Nov. 8. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi
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