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On Camp Casey in Dongducheon July 4, Area I holds an Independence Day celebration and Salute to the Nation Ceremony that featured fireworks, live music, standup comedy, hot dogs, hamburgers and other traditional American fare; face painting, kite flying, eating contests, a petting zoo and numerous other attractions; as well as music performed by the 2nd Infantry Division Band and the 51st Republic of Korea Army Band, and a 51-gun salute by Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment.
On Camp Casey in Dongducheon July 4, Area I holds an Independence Day celebration and Salute to the Nation Ceremony that featured fireworks, live music, standup comedy, hot dogs, hamburgers and other traditional American fare; face painting, kite flying, eating contests, a petting zoo and numerous other attractions; as well as music performed by the 2nd Infantry Division Band and the 51st Republic of Korea Army Band, and a 51-gun salute by Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment. (Park Sung-ho/U.S. Army photo)
On Camp Casey in Dongducheon July 4, Area I holds an Independence Day celebration and Salute to the Nation Ceremony that featured fireworks, live music, standup comedy, hot dogs, hamburgers and other traditional American fare; face painting, kite flying, eating contests, a petting zoo and numerous other attractions; as well as music performed by the 2nd Infantry Division Band and the 51st Republic of Korea Army Band, and a 51-gun salute by Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment.
On Camp Casey in Dongducheon July 4, Area I holds an Independence Day celebration and Salute to the Nation Ceremony that featured fireworks, live music, standup comedy, hot dogs, hamburgers and other traditional American fare; face painting, kite flying, eating contests, a petting zoo and numerous other attractions; as well as music performed by the 2nd Infantry Division Band and the 51st Republic of Korea Army Band, and a 51-gun salute by Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment. (Park Sung-ho/U.S. Army photo)
A group of drummers entertains servicemembers and their families at the Camp Casey Independence Day celebration and Salute to the Nation Ceremony.
A group of drummers entertains servicemembers and their families at the Camp Casey Independence Day celebration and Salute to the Nation Ceremony. (Elvis Umanzor/U.S. Army photo)
Fireworks over Camp Casey, South Korea, during their Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2015.
Fireworks over Camp Casey, South Korea, during their Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2015. (Elvis Umanzor/U.S. Army photo)
Fireworks at the Independence Day celebration on Camp Casey in South Korea on July 4, 2015.
Fireworks at the Independence Day celebration on Camp Casey in South Korea on July 4, 2015. (Elvis Umanzor/U.S. Army photo)
Camp Casey servicemembers and their families celebrated Independence Day with fireworks on July 4, 2015 in South Korea.
Camp Casey servicemembers and their families celebrated Independence Day with fireworks on July 4, 2015 in South Korea. (Elvis Umanzor/U.S. Army photo)
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing celebrate Independence Day with a block party July 3, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The block party, which was hosted by the 455th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, included games, food and a firefighter challenge.
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing celebrate Independence Day with a block party July 3, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The block party, which was hosted by the 455th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, included games, food and a firefighter challenge. (Cierra Presentado/U.S. Air Force photo)
Volunteers pose for a photo during an Independence Day block party July 3, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The celebration, which was hosted by the 455th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, included games, food and a firefighter challenge.
Volunteers pose for a photo during an Independence Day block party July 3, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The celebration, which was hosted by the 455th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, included games, food and a firefighter challenge. (Cierra Presentado/U.S. Air Force photo)
Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment fired its 75 mm howitzers on cue during the playing of the finale to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture at the Independence Day Celebration and Salute to the Nation Ceremony on Camp Casey, South Korea on July 4, 2015.
Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment fired its 75 mm howitzers on cue during the playing of the finale to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture at the Independence Day Celebration and Salute to the Nation Ceremony on Camp Casey, South Korea on July 4, 2015. (Park Sung-ho/U.S. Army photo)
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody spent the morning of July 4, 2015, touring the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron and will be attending Liberty Fest at Osan Air Base in South Korea.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody spent the morning of July 4, 2015, touring the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron and will be attending Liberty Fest at Osan Air Base in South Korea. (51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base photo)
A torrential downpour could not stop the start of the four-mile Firecracker Color Run, part of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation’s Yokosuka’s Independence Day celebratory festivities, on board Fleet Activities (FLEACT), Yokosuka, July 3.
A torrential downpour could not stop the start of the four-mile Firecracker Color Run, part of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation’s Yokosuka’s Independence Day celebratory festivities, on board Fleet Activities (FLEACT), Yokosuka, July 3. (Paul Long/Yokosuka Public Affairs)
Members of the U.S. National Support Element and the Resolute Support Headquarters Forward Support Battalion hang an American flag inside the compound barrier wall in preparation for the camp's Fourth of July cookout. About 1,300 U.S. military members and civilians live and work at the camp, a NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan. The FSB Soldiers are from the Connecticut National Guard, while the NSE Soldiers are with the 3rd Infantry Division.
Members of the U.S. National Support Element and the Resolute Support Headquarters Forward Support Battalion hang an American flag inside the compound barrier wall in preparation for the camp's Fourth of July cookout. About 1,300 U.S. military members and civilians live and work at the camp, a NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan. The FSB Soldiers are from the Connecticut National Guard, while the NSE Soldiers are with the 3rd Infantry Division. (Tommy Fuller/Resolute Support Headquarters)
The United States Air Force Honor Guard performs at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., July 2, 2015. During the Fourth of July weekend each year, Disneyland invites military units to the park for special performances, a tradition started by Walt Disney on opening day.
The United States Air Force Honor Guard performs at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., July 2, 2015. During the Fourth of July weekend each year, Disneyland invites military units to the park for special performances, a tradition started by Walt Disney on opening day. (Nichelle Anderson/U.S. Air Force photo)
The District of Columbia National Guard 257th Army Band kicks off the National Independence Day Parade, July 4 along Constitution Ave. in Washington, D.C. The 257th, known as the Band of the Nation’s Capital, has the honor of leading the elite marching units of each of the five uniformed services at the start of the annual holiday tradition. The parade draws thousands of spectators to the nation’s capital and is the prelude to a day filled with music, food, and fireworks in celebration of America’s independence.
The District of Columbia National Guard 257th Army Band kicks off the National Independence Day Parade, July 4 along Constitution Ave. in Washington, D.C. The 257th, known as the Band of the Nation’s Capital, has the honor of leading the elite marching units of each of the five uniformed services at the start of the annual holiday tradition. The parade draws thousands of spectators to the nation’s capital and is the prelude to a day filled with music, food, and fireworks in celebration of America’s independence. (G.H. Cureton/U.S. Army photo)

From the Pacific, to the Middle East and at home, U.S. military installations celebrated July Fourth with fireworks displays, ceremonies, concerts and other activities.

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