Goodfellow celebrates AF birthday

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Pennington, Goodfellow Air Force Base Honor Guard NCO in charge, places a service cap on a POW/MIA table during Goodfellow Air Force Base’s Annual Air Force Ball at the McNease Convention Center, San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 16, 2016. The POW/MIA table honored missing and captured service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Pennington, Goodfellow Air Force Base Honor Guard NCO in charge, places a service cap on a POW/MIA table during Goodfellow Air Force Base’s Annual Air Force Ball at the McNease Convention Center, San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 16, 2016. The POW/MIA table honored missing and captured service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

U.S. Air Force retired Col. Charles Powell, Airman Alex Bridgewater, 312th Training Squadron student, and Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, cut a cake in celebration of the U.S. Air Force’s 69th birthday during Goodfellow Air Force Base’s Annual Air Force Ball at the McNease Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 16, 2016. It is a long-held tradition that the birthday cake is cut by the most senior member or veteran and youngest member present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force retired Col. Charles Powell, Airman Alex Bridgewater, 312th Training Squadron student, and Col. Michael Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, cut a cake in celebration of the U.S. Air Force’s 69th birthday during Goodfellow Air Force Base’s Annual Air Force Ball at the McNease Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 16, 2016. It is a long-held tradition that the birthday cake is cut by the most senior member or veteran and youngest member present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dillon Duermyer, 17th Medical Support Squadron Clinical Medicine Flight administrator, folds the American flag as part of a retreat ceremony during Goodfellow Air Force Base’s Annual Air Force Ball at the McNease Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 16, 2016. The flag folding ceremony paid tribute to all Airmen, past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dillon Duermyer, 17th Medical Support Squadron Clinical Medicine Flight administrator, folds the American flag as part of a retreat ceremony during Goodfellow Air Force Base’s Annual Air Force Ball at the McNease Convention Center in San Angelo, Texas, Sept. 16, 2016. The flag folding ceremony paid tribute to all Airmen, past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall Moose/Released)

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Goodfellow Air Force Base celebrated the Air Force's 69th birthday with a ball at the McNease Convention Center Sept. 16. The ball included a POW/MIA ceremony, presentations from Goodfellow Founders and a retreat ceremony.