2022 Pride Month Color Run at Misawa AB

U.S. Air Force 1st. Lt. Troy Kiel, 35th Operation Support Squadron intelligence officer, runs as a Team Misawa member tosses different colored powder during a Pride Month color run at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2022. On December 22, 2010, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act became law, allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual military members to serve openly with honor and integrity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)
U.S. Air Force 1st. Lt. Troy Kiel, 35th Operation Support Squadron intelligence officer, runs as a Team Misawa member tosses different colored powder during a Pride Month color run at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 27, 2022. On December 22, 2010, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act became law, allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual military members to serve openly with honor and integrity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

2022 Pride Month Color Run at Misawa AB

by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern
35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Members of Team Misawa participated in a 5K Color Run/Walk in honor of Pride Month. The run was about embracing the LGBTQ+ community as part of our team and family here at Misawa.

Held every year in the month of June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, Pride Month is a time for us to recognize the influence the LGBTQ+ community has around the world.

The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes June as Pride Month, celebrating the history of LGBTQ+ service members who have bravely served and sacrificed in the U.S. military. Pride Month also upholds the DoD's commitment to diversity and inclusion in all military branches.

 

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