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Riptide marks Air Force’s 64th birthday with style

Col. James Slife, commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, left, and Airman 1st Class Preston Harris, a Tactical Air Control Party candidate, use a ceremonial sword to cut a birthday cake marking the Air Force’s 64th birthday during a celebration at the Riptide Dining Facility at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 19, 2011. Slife and Harris participated in a military tradition in which both the most senior and most junior ranking Airmen in attendance cut the first slice of cake together. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Hayden K. Hyatt/ Released)

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