Surprise promotion ceremony held for Reservist in Iraq

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – Tech. Sgt. Ted Fussell, 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron structural craftsman, gets doused with flour and water during a surprise promotion ceremony for him at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, May 21. Sergeant Fussell is a firefighter with the Anchorage Fire Department and was recently promoted to Senior Captain. The act of dousing a firefighter with flour and water is a long-standing tradition within the fire department. Sergeant Fussell is a Reservist with Air Force Reserve Command’s 477th Fighter Group at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. (Courtesy photo)

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