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Team Fairchild pays tribute to Shell 77 Airmen

Larry and Michelle Castro, parents of U.S. Air Force Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney, and Senior Airman Samuel Roberts, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Honor Guardsman, lay a wreath during a Shell 77 memorial ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Fairchild pays tribute every year to the Shell 77 aircrew, Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III. These Fairchild Airmen sacrificed their lives in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in May 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesenia Landaverde)

Larry and Michelle Castro, parents of U.S. Air Force Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney, and Senior Airman Samuel Roberts, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Honor Guardsman, lay a wreath during a Shell 77 memorial ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Fairchild pays tribute every year to the Shell 77 aircrew, Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III. These Fairchild Airmen sacrificed their lives in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in May 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesenia Landaverde)

Fairchild Honor Guard Airmen prepare to present the colors during a Shell 77 memorial ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Fairchild paid tribute to the Shell 77 aircrew, Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III. These Fairchild Airmen sacrificed their lives in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in May 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesenia Landaverde)

Fairchild Honor Guard Airmen prepare to present the colors during a Shell 77 memorial ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Fairchild paid tribute to the Shell 77 aircrew, Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III. These Fairchild Airmen sacrificed their lives in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in May 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesenia Landaverde)

An aircrew helmet rests on top of U.S. Air Force Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss memorial site during a Shell 77 memorial ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Voss and two other Fairchild Airmen, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III took their last flight on May 3, 2019, when their KC-135 Stratotanker, tail number 63-8877, crashed over Kyrgyzstan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesenia Landaverde)

An aircrew helmet rests on top of U.S. Air Force Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss memorial site during a Shell 77 memorial ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Voss and two other Fairchild Airmen, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III took their last flight on May 3, 2019, when their KC-135 Stratotanker, tail number 63-8877, crashed over Kyrgyzstan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesenia Landaverde)

Michelle Carter, mother of U.S. Air Force Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney, lays flowers on her daughter’s memorial site during a Shell 77 memorial ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Pickney and two other Fairchild Airmen, Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III sacrificed their lives during Operation Enduring Freedom. The KC-135 Stratotanker, tail number 63-8877, crashed over Kyrgyzstan on May 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesenia Landaverde)

Michelle Carter, mother of U.S. Air Force Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney, lays flowers on her daughter’s memorial site during a Shell 77 memorial ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Pickney and two other Fairchild Airmen, Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III sacrificed their lives during Operation Enduring Freedom. The KC-135 Stratotanker, tail number 63-8877, crashed over Kyrgyzstan on May 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesenia Landaverde)

Team Fairchild Airmen gather for a group photo after the completion of the commemorative Shell 77 5K Run at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. The crew of Shell 77 included Capt. Tyler Voss, Capt. Victoria Pinckney and Tech. Sgt. Tre Mackey III; all members of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron out of Fairchild AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

Team Fairchild Airmen gather for a group photo after the completion of the commemorative Shell 77 5K Run at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. The crew of Shell 77 included Capt. Tyler Voss, Capt. Victoria Pinckney and Tech. Sgt. Tre Mackey III; all members of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron out of Fairchild AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

The first Team Fairchild runner passes the finish line at the commemorative Shell 77 5K Run at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. A Shell 77 memorial was dedicated at Fairchild AFB exactly one year after a tragic crash claimed the lives of three deployed Airmen over the hills of Kyrgyzstan, while flying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

The first Team Fairchild runner passes the finish line at the commemorative Shell 77 5K Run at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. A Shell 77 memorial was dedicated at Fairchild AFB exactly one year after a tragic crash claimed the lives of three deployed Airmen over the hills of Kyrgyzstan, while flying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

Team Fairchild Airmen cross the halfway point during the commemorative Shell 77 5K Run at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. The Shell 77 run was to honor the fallen Airmen and support their families in what is considered one of the most tragic tanker incidents, showing continued support and core Airmen values. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

Team Fairchild Airmen cross the halfway point during the commemorative Shell 77 5K Run at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. The Shell 77 run was to honor the fallen Airmen and support their families in what is considered one of the most tragic tanker incidents, showing continued support and core Airmen values. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

Team Fairchild Airmen and family members take-off from the starting line for the commemorative Shell 77 5K Run at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Shell 77 was a tragic incident where three Airmen perished when their KC-135 Stratotanker crashed in northern Kyrgyzstan on May 3, 2013, while flying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

Team Fairchild Airmen and family members take-off from the starting line for the commemorative Shell 77 5K Run at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Shell 77 was a tragic incident where three Airmen perished when their KC-135 Stratotanker crashed in northern Kyrgyzstan on May 3, 2013, while flying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Larry and Michelle Castro, parents of U.S. Air Force Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney, and Senior Airman Samuel Roberts, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Honor Guardsman, lay a wreath during a Shell 77 memorial ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Fairchild pays tribute every year to the Shell 77 aircrew, Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney and Tech. Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III. These Fairchild Airmen sacrificed their lives in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in May 3, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jesenia Landaverde)