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AF Tattoo celebrates heritage, teamwork, innovation

Fireworks

Members with the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and Band perform during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. Service members from across the National Capital Region attended the tattoo in commemoration of the Air Force’s 70th anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Bagpiper

Tech. Sgt. Adam Tianello, U.S. Air Force Band bagpiper, performs during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. In addition to the band, the tattoo featured the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and aerial performances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Col. Teichert salutes

The official party, including Col. E. John Teichert, 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews commander, arrives at the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. Service members from across the National Capital Region attended the event in commemoration of the Air Force’s 70th anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Col. Brown speech

Col. Kathryn Brown, 11th Operations Group commander, speaks during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. Brown and Col. E. John Teichert, 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews commander, were the official party for the Sept. 13 tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

B-29 Doc

A B-29 Superfortress, nicknamed Doc, flies over the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. The tattoo featured aerial performances from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Experimental Aircraft Association Warbirds of America, and heritage flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Trumpeter

Tech. Sgt. Michael Brest, U.S. Air Force Band ceremonial brass ensemble trumpeter, performs during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. Service members from across the National Capital Region attended the tattoo in commemoration of the Air Force’s 70th anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

AF Tattoo stage

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and Band perform during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. A tattoo is a military performance of music and display of the branch’s heritage, teamwork and innovation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Honor guard

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard members march during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. Service members from across the National Capital Region attended the tattoo in commemoration of the Air Force’s 70th anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Salute

Senior Master Sgt. John Payne, Air Force District of Washington first sergeant, salutes throughout the playing of “Ruffles and Flourishes” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. Service members from across the National Capital Region attended the tattoo in commemoration of the Air Force’s 70th anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

America
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Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard advance the colors during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. More than 100 Service members from across the National Capital Region attended the tattoo in commemoration of the Air Force’s 70th anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

TSgt Quintello sings
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Tech. Sgt. Nalani Quintello, U.S. Air Force Band’s premier rock band Max Impact vocalist, sings during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. Some of the band ensembles included in the event were Max Impact, Airmen of Note, and ceremonial brass. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

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Members with the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and Band perform during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017. Service members from across the National Capital Region attended the tattoo in commemoration of the Air Force’s 70th anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)