Shell 77 Memorial Dedication

May 3, 2014 12:35 p.m.  •  1 comment

Shell 77 Memorial Dedication at the base’s Memorial Park, May 3, 2014. honored Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pinckney and TSgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III lost their lives on May 3, 2013 in a KC-135 Stratotanker crash in Kyrgyzstan.

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Fairchild AFB Honor Guard members stand watch over the Shell 77 Memorial Dedication at the base’s Memorial Park, May 3, 2014. Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pinckney and TSgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III lost their lives on May 3, 2013 in a KC-135 Stratotanker crash in Kyrgyzstan.

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A KC-135 flies over the Shell 77 Memorial Dedication, May 3, 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base.

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Gabriel Pinckney, 19 months, visits the Shell 77 Memorial with his aunt, Samantha Castro moments before the dedication, May 3, 2014. Gabriel’s mother, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pinckney, along with Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss and TSgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III, were killed in a KC-135 Stratotanker crash, May, 3, 2013, while on a mission in Kyrgyzstan.

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Fairchild AFB Honor Guard members at attention during playing of the National Anthem at the Shell 77 Memorial Dedication at the base’s Memorial Park, May 3, 2014. Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pinchney and TSgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III lost their lives on May 3, 2013 in a KC-135 Stratotanker crash in Kyrgyzstan.

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Airmen bow their heads in prayer at the Shell 77 Memorial Dedication, May, 3, 2014, at Fairchild Air Force Base.

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Fairchild AFB 92nd Air Refueling Wing Commander Brian Newberry speaks at the Shell 77 Memorial Dedication ceremony to honor Capt. Mark “Tyler ” Voss, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pinckney and TSgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III, May 3, 2014, at Fairchild’s Memorial Grove Park. Newberry ended by saying “Shell 77, we will never forget you.”

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A crowd of over 200 people gathered in Fairchild’s Memorial Grove Park for the Shell 77 Memorial Dedication ceremony.


Michelle Castro, mother of fallen U.S.A.F. Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pinckney, pauses to reflect on her daughters memorial bench after a memorial dedication for Shell 77, May 4, 2014, at Fairchild Air Force Base. Pinckney, along wiith Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss and TSgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III, were killed in a KC-135 Stratotanker crash, May 3, 2013, while on a mission in Kyrgyzstan.

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Friends and family gather at the conclusion of the Shell 77 Memorial Dedication ceremony, May, 3, 2014, at Fairchild Air Force Base.

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Marcy Voss pauses to rest on a granite bench honoring her son Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss after the Shell 77 Memorial Dedication ceremony May 3, 2014. Capt. Voss, along with Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pinckney, and TSgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III, were killed in a KC-135 Stratotanker crash, May, 3, 2013, while on a mission in Kyrgyzstan.


Fairchild AFB Honor Guard members file away from the Shell 77 Memorial Dedication at the base’s Memorial Park, May 3, 2014. Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss, Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pinckney and TSgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III lost their lives on May 3, 2013 in a KC-135 Stratotanker crash in Kyrgyzstan.

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