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About 980 cadets graduated from the United States Air Force Academy on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke at the ceremony. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
A soldier from the 10th Special Forces helps the 5-and-3-year-old sons of Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben place flowers below their father's name Thursday, May 24, 2018, during the 15th annual Mountain Post Warrior Memorial Ceremony at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben and Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, green berets for the 10th Special Forces, were honored during the ceremony. (The Gazette, Christian MurdocK)
Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Temple, Jr., commander, Regional Health Command-Central, hands the Medical Department Activity-Fort Carson colors to Col. Eric S. Edwards during the unit's change of command ceremony. Col. Patrick M. Garman, outgoing commander, Evans Army Community Hospital, relinquished his command to Edwards May 22 at Founders Field during the ceremony. (ARMY PHOTO)
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Memorial Day Arlington
Flags fill the backpack of a members of the Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, as they place flags at headstone, in honor the nation's fallen military heroes during its annual Flags In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Volunteers for the Honor Bell out of Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver participate in the dedication of the new Pikes Peak National Cemetery Friday, May 25, 2018,  in Colorado Springs. The Honor Bell began in 2016 and has attended 1,000, funerals in its first two years. For more information or to donate to the nonprofit visit honorbell.org.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Volunteers for the Honor Bell out of Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver participate in the dedication of the new Pikes Peak National Cemetery Friday, May 25, 2018, in Colorado Springs. The Honor Bell began in 2016 and has attended 1,000, funerals in its first two years. For more information or to donate to the nonprofit visit honorbell.org. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Bilingual in America
Lilly Mucarsel, a native of Ecuador, poses for a picture in her office Friday, May 25, 2018, in Tustin, Calif. Mucarsel, 62, of Southern California finds herself reverting to English when she attends a baseball game or goes to a restaurant with her husband to prove that yes, she also knows the language, and to avoid the nasty looks she unfortunately gets while conversing in her native tongue. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Retired master sgt. Terry Mullins and his granddaughter, Payton Duke, 8, pay tribute to some of the fallen soldiers etched into the stones of the Mountain Post Global War on Terrorism Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Thursday, May 24, 2018, before the 15th annual Mountain Post Warrior Memorial Ceremony at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben and Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, green berets for the 10th Special Forces, were honored during the ceremony. Mullins retired in 2009. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)