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Junior enlisted celebrate during appreciation picnic

Airmen from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., participate in three-legged race during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20 at the Beach House. The Patrick AFB Top 3 and the Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Airmen from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., participate in three-legged race during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20 at the Beach House. The Patrick AFB Top 3 and the Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Senior Airman Justin Christopher, Air Force Technical Applications Center, receives lettuce from a volunteer during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20 at the Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Beach House. The Patrick AFB Top 3 and the Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Senior Airman Justin Christopher, Air Force Technical Applications Center, receives lettuce from a volunteer during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20 at the Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Beach House. The Patrick AFB Top 3 and the Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Two Airmen play a game of bean bag toss during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20 at the Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Beach House. The Patrick AFB Top 3 and the Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Two Airmen play a game of bean bag toss during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20 at the Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Beach House. The Patrick AFB Top 3 and the Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Joe Pannitto, Chief Master Sgt. James Isom, 45th Operations Group (back left), and, Chief Master Sgt. Gerald “Jerry” McFadden, Air Force Technical Applications Center (back right), grill hot dogs during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20 at the Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Beach House.  The Patrick AFB Top 3 and the Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Joe Pannitto, Chief Master Sgt. James Isom, 45th Operations Group (back left), and, Chief Master Sgt. Gerald “Jerry” McFadden, Air Force Technical Applications Center (back right), grill hot dogs during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20 at the Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Beach House. The Patrick AFB Top 3 and the Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Gene Carlander, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, sprays Col. Robert Pavelko, 45th Space Wing vice commander (left), and Chief Master Sgt. Craig Neri, 45th Space Wing command chief (center), during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20 at the Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Beach House. Senior leadership was drenched with water by junior enlisted members as part of a tradition after opening remarks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

Gene Carlander, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, sprays Col. Robert Pavelko, 45th Space Wing vice commander (left), and Chief Master Sgt. Craig Neri, 45th Space Wing command chief (center), during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20 at the Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Beach House. Senior leadership was drenched with water by junior enlisted members as part of a tradition after opening remarks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

An aerial photo of the Patrick Air Force Base Beach House during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20. The Patrick AFB Top 3 and the Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

An aerial photo of the Patrick Air Force Base Beach House during the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic June 20. The Patrick AFB Top 3 and the Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- More than 150 service members attended the Junior Enlisted Appreciation Picnic at the Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Beach House. The Patrick AFB Top III and Military Affairs Committee hosted the event which was open to all military services E-6 and below.

During the JEAP, both joint-service enlisted personnel, were honored, thanked and recognized for their individual contributions. Many leaders from the 45th Space Wing and mission partners worked the grill and serving lines to thank them in person for what they 'bring to the fight.'

The enlisted personnel played games, won prizes and were cooked a picnic-style meal. Additionally, some junior enlisted leadership drenched senior leadership with water as part of a tradition after opening remarks.