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Colombian cadets honor U.S. servicemembers

Columbian cadets stand fast during a wreath laying ceremony honoring fallen servicemembers. Brig. Gen. Del Aire Raul Torrado Alvarez, Colombian Air Force Academy director, presented the wreath Sept. 26, Arlington, Va. Colombia fought alongside U.S. forces in the Korean War, losing more than 200 members helping the people of Korea resist Tyranny. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Columbian cadets stand fast during a wreath laying ceremony honoring fallen servicemembers. Brig. Gen. Del Aire Raul Torrado Alvarez, Colombian Air Force Academy director, presented the wreath Sept. 26, Arlington, Va. Colombia fought alongside U.S. forces in the Korean War, losing more than 200 members helping the people of Korea resist tyranny. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Col. Tim Carey, deputy director, regional affairs, office of the deputy under secretary of the Air Force, international affairs, speaks to the Colombian Air Force cadets during a wreath laying ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Memorial Sept. 26, Arlington, Va. “This ceremony honors the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force who served, and those that died in service to their country” said Carey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Col. Tim Carey, deputy director of regional affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs, speaks to Colombian Air Force cadets during a wreath laying ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Memorial Sept. 26, Arlington, Va. “This ceremony honors the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force who served, and those that died in service to their country,” said Carey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Brig. Gen. Del Aire Raul Torrado Alvarez, Colombian Air Force Academy director, presented a wreath at the U.S. Air Force Memorial to honor fallen servicemembers of the U.S. and it's allies Sept. 26, Arlington, Va. A wreath with yellow, red and blue colors representing the Colombian flag, was presented by Alverez and more than 60 of his Colombian Air Force cadets.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Brig. Gen. Del Aire Raul Torrado Alvarez, Colombian Air Force Academy director, presented a wreath at the U.S. Air Force Memorial to honor fallen servicemembers of the U.S. and it's allies Sept. 26, Arlington, Va. A wreath with yellow, red and blue colors representing the Colombian flag, was presented by Alverez and more than 60 of his Colombian Air Force cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Brig. Gen. Del Aire Raul Torrado Alvarez , Colombian Air Force Academy director, thanks Col. Tim Carey, deputy director, regional affairs, office of the deputy under secretary of the Air Force, international affairs,  for inviting him and his cadets to the wreath laying ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Memorial Sept. 26, Arlington, Va. Established in 1933, the Colombian Air Force Academy is one of the oldest Air Force Academy’s in the western hemisphere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Brig. Gen. Del Aire Raul Torrado Alvarez , Colombian Air Force Academy director, thanks Col. Tim Carey, deputy director of regional affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, for inviting him and his cadets to the wreath laying ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Memorial Sept. 26, Arlington, Va. Established in 1933, the Colombian Air Force Academy is one of the oldest Air Force Academy’s in the western hemisphere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Brig. Gen. Del Aire Raul Torrado Alvarez, Colombian Air Force Academy director, and Col. Tim Carey, deputy director, regional affairs, office of the deputy under secretary of the Air Force, international affairs, pay respects to fallen soldiers during a wreath laying at the U.S. Air Force Memorial Sept. 26, Arlington, Va. “The wreath laying here today is a symbol of the camaraderie shared by airmen worldwide,” said Carey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Brig. Gen. Del Aire Raul Torrado Alvarez, Colombian Air Force Academy director; and Col. Tim Carey, deputy director, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, pay respects to fallen soldiers during a wreath laying at the U.S. Air Force Memorial Sept. 26, Arlington, Va. “The wreath laying here today is a symbol of the camaraderie shared by airmen worldwide,” said Carey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)