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July 4 festivities continue

By | 502nd Air Base Wing OL-B | June 29, 2011

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — While no fireworks displays will take place at either Randolph or Lackland Air Force Bases, Randolph officials hope community members still choose to celebrate July Fourth on base.

"Our Independence Day celebration will still kick off at 5 p.m. with free games, free crafts and inflatable rides for the kids, and a free concert from Texas' own country-rock band Two Tons of Steel," Col. Scott Peel, 902nd Mission Support Group commander, said. "We at Randolph look forward to hosting our community to a great time on our nation's most patriotic holiday. The dry conditions in the area certainly can't diminish our spirit of celebration or our spirit of community."

DoD ID holders should enter via the Main Gate and must keep their ID on them at the event. The public should enter through the West and South Gates. No cellphone use is permitted while driving on base. Attendees should expect security forces' search of vehicles and hand-carried items such as handbags, diaper bags, camera bags, etc.

No coolers, picnic baskets, backpacks, weapons, bicycles, skateboards, personal fireworks or pets are allowed. The decision to cancel fireworks on the bases was made June 23 in response to the San Antonio Fire Department's determination that public displays in the city be canceled.