HomeNewsArticle Display

SJ goes golden in style, holds 50th Air Force Ball

Colonel Steve Kwast, 4th Fighter Wing commander, cuts the cake at the Air Force Ball Saturday at the enlisted club.
The ball celebrated the 50th anniversary of Seymour and the 59th birthday of the Air Force.

Colonel Steve Kwast, 4th Fighter Wing commander, cuts the cake at the Air Force Ball Saturday at the enlisted club. The ball celebrated the 50th anniversary of Seymour and the 59th birthday of the Air Force.

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- "This night is about you," said Col. Steve Kwast, 4th Fighter Wing commander, at the Air Force Ball Saturday, after talking about the character of the Airmen from Team Seymour.

The event celebrated the Air Force's 59th birthday and 50 years of Seymour Johnson.

Highlights of the Air Force Ball included the honor guard's ceremony for the warrior table and the cake-cutting ceremony.

Entertainment was kicked off as singers from the Blue Aces pulled the vice wing commander and command chief master sergeant on the floor to dance.

"My vision for the event was for it to be fun, classy and inclusive," said Capt. Lucas Teel, 335th Fighter Squadron training officer. "By this measure, I think the ball was a resounding success. It was especially good to see all of the spouses of deployed personnel and a good contingent of junior enlisted present."

The Air Force ball committee worked especially hard to include everyone, said Capt Teel.

Approximately 393 Team Seymour members were in attendance at the enlisted club for the 2006 Air Force Ball, which was a full house considering there were only 400 tickets available.

"As a civilian attending my first Air Force ball, I was delighted to witness the heritage, the formality and the elegance of the function," said Dr. Roy Heidicker, 4th FW historian.

He was also delighted that the wing recognized the heritage of 50 years in Wayne County by inviting Dr. Scott Berkeley, who is the son of former Goldsboro Mayor Scott Berkeley, Sr.

"It is only because of his efforts that Seymour Johnson became a permanent base in 1956."
USAF Comments Policy
If you wish to comment, use the text box below. AF reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

This is a moderated forum. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post comments that contain abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, violate EEO policy, are offensive to other or similar content. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly "off topic", promote services or products, infringe copyright protected material, or contain any links that don't contribute to the discussion. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted. The AF and the AF alone will make a determination as to which comments will be posted. Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this page. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of the AF, DoD, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying AF endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

Any comments that report criminal activity including: suicidal behaviour or sexual assault will be reported to appropriate authorities including OSI. This forum is not:

  • This forum is not to be used to report criminal activity. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact OSI or your local police agency.
  • Do not submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this forum. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.
  • This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

AF does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this forum is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. AF may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. AF does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our website.

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the public affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." This means that comments will be posted only as it relates to the topic that is being discussed within the blog post. The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the AF or the Federal Government.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, DoD ID number, OSI Case number, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may or may not be posted on the page. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, DoD ID numbers, OSI case numbers, addresses, email address or phone numbers. The default for the posting of comments is "anonymous", but if you opt not to, any information, including your login name, may be displayed on our site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.