118th Wing Videos

Juneteenth: A Celebration and Legacy of Collective Energy
118th Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard
Video by Senior Airman Matthew Gunn, Staff Sgt. Yonette Martin
June 18, 2024 | 5:07
Watch 1st Lt. Helena Pierce, 118th director of equal opportunity, and Senior Airman Amberlee Brooks, 118th Mission Support Group, Command Support Staff, discuss the significance of Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. They highlight personal reflections on the celebration of Juneteenth, and share their journey of learning its historical context, and its relevance today, particularly in the Air National Guard.

Pierce and Brooks invite each one of us to not only recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday but use the opportunity to foster healthy dialogue about freedom and equality as a collective energy. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Yonette Martin and Senior Airman Matthew Gunn)