Wing celebrates MLK’s life, legacy

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  • By Senior Airman Jason Wiese
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
Mighty Ninety Airmen and community partners celebrated the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15 in the Fall Hall Community Center on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.

"It's a way of educating the base population and local community about the great things Dr. King did," said Master Sgt. Kim Elliot, 319th Missile Squadron superintendent who helped organize the event.

Elliot said the diverse crowd in attendance filled her with pride.

"We, as a people, are able to do things together that they weren't able to in olden days," she said. "Dr. King didn't fail. His legacy definitely still lives."

During the luncheon, Staff Sgt. Christopher Banks, 90th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dogs Section, and 1st Lt. Kenneth Jenkins II, 90th Operations Group ICBM evaluation procedures chief, spoke about their perspective on King's work and legacy.

Banks said he tries to incorporate King's teachings and advice into his role as a leader in the Air Force and as a father.

The 90th MW EO Office hosts heritage luncheons monthly to emphasize the Air Force's commitment to embracing diversity.