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U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, and Maj. Gen. James J. Mingus, 82nd Airborne Division commander, converse during an intermission in between airborne demonstrations outside Sainte-Mère-Église, France, June 9, 2019. The airborne demonstrations, which featured 900 military paratroopers, commemorated the U.S. - led airborne operation during D-Day, June 6, 1944. Following the airborne demonstrations, Mingus, as guest speaker, spoke during the annual Iron Mike Ceremony honoring the 254 U.S. soldiers who were killed, and the 525 wounded during the Battle for La Fiere Bridgehead from June 6 - 9, 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristof J. Rixmann)