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Cannon celebrates Arbor Day, Earth Day

Members of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Office pose for a photo after the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. Small Afghan Pine trees, along with t-shirts, were available for anyone to take that came to the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Members of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Office pose for a photo after the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. Small Afghan Pine trees, along with t-shirts, were available for anyone to take that came to the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, throws the first mound of dirt during the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The tree planting was one of three events themed after Earth Day and also Arbor Day, which was decreed to be April 19 at Cannon by Gilpin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, throws the first mound of dirt during the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The tree planting was one of three events themed after Earth Day and also Arbor Day, which was decreed to be April 19 at Cannon by Gilpin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, says the closing remarks at the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. Along with the tree planting, Cannon also held a 5K fun run and a recycling center demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, says the closing remarks at the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. Along with the tree planting, Cannon also held a 5K fun run and a recycling center demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Ola Kirk, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Office, poses for a photo with the ceremonial tree during the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. With the planting of the tree, April 19 was deemed Arbor Day for Cannon, as decreed by Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Ola Kirk, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Office, poses for a photo with the ceremonial tree during the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. With the planting of the tree, April 19 was deemed Arbor Day for Cannon, as decreed by Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Shovels stick out of a dirt pile at the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The speaker at the event was Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, who also threw the first mound of dirt. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Shovels stick out of a dirt pile at the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The speaker at the event was Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, who also threw the first mound of dirt. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Small Afghan Pine trees sit in bags during the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center at Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The trees, along with t-shirts, were available for anyone to take that came to the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Small Afghan Pine trees sit in bags during the Arbor Day and Earth Day tree planting ceremony at the Youth Center at Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The trees, along with t-shirts, were available for anyone to take that came to the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Two participants in the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run cross the finish line at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The fastest time for men was 17:59 and the fastest time for women was 23:29. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Two participants in the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run cross the finish line at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The fastest time for men was 17:59 and the fastest time for women was 23:29. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

(Middle left) Ilan Serrano, and (middle right) Tayler Wyttenbach, pose for a picture after finishing the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run as the fastest male and female at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. Serrano finished the race in 17:59 and Wyttenbach finished in 23:29. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

(Middle left) Ilan Serrano, and (middle right) Tayler Wyttenbach, pose for a picture after finishing the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run as the fastest male and female at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. Serrano finished the race in 17:59 and Wyttenbach finished in 23:29. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

An Airman flashes a thumbs up during the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. Along with the fun run, Cannon also had a tree planting ceremony and a recycling center demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

An Airman flashes a thumbs up during the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. Along with the fun run, Cannon also had a tree planting ceremony and a recycling center demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Two Airmen run down North Perimeter Road during the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The run was the first of three events in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)
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Two Airmen run down North Perimeter Road during the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The run was the first of three events in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Members of Cannon Air Force Base, NM, start running during the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run at Unity Park, April 19, 2017. The run was just one event in the day in celebration of Arbor Day for the base, which was decreed to be April 19 by Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)
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Members of Cannon Air Force Base, NM, start running during the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run at Unity Park, April 19, 2017. The run was just one event in the day in celebration of Arbor Day for the base, which was decreed to be April 19 by Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

A participant of the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run jogs along North Perimeter Road on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. Along with the fun run, Cannon also had a tree planting ceremony and a recycling center demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)
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A participant of the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run jogs along North Perimeter Road on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. Along with the fun run, Cannon also had a tree planting ceremony and a recycling center demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

Participants of the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run gather at the starting line at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The run was just one event in the day in celebration of Arbor Day for the base, which was decreed to be April 19 by Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)
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Participants of the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run gather at the starting line at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The run was just one event in the day in celebration of Arbor Day for the base, which was decreed to be April 19 by Col. Douglas Gilpin, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

A member of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight waits at the starting line of the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The run was the first of three events in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)
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A member of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight waits at the starting line of the Arbor Day and Earth Day 5K fun run at Unity Park on Cannon Air Force Base, NM, April 19, 2017. The run was the first of three events in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

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