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JFCC Space celebrates Navy birthday

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brian Brown, deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, and U.S. Navy Capt. Joseph Spegele, chief of staff, JFCC Space, prepare to “come aboard” while flanked by “Side Boys” during JFCC Space’s celebration of the U.S. Navy’s 239th Birthday, Oct. 14, 2014 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.  Side boys are a part of the quarterdeck ceremonies when an important person or Officer comes on board or leaves a ship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Nicholas Mercurio/Released)

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brian Brown, deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, and U.S. Navy Capt. Joseph Spegele, chief of staff, JFCC Space, prepare to “come aboard” while flanked by “Side Boys” during JFCC Space’s celebration of the U.S. Navy’s 239th Birthday, Oct. 14, 2014 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Side boys are a part of the quarterdeck ceremonies when an important person or Officer comes on board or leaves a ship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Nicholas Mercurio/Released)

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brian Brown, deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, addresses the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and civilians of JFCC Space gathered to celebrate the U.S. Navy’s 239th Birthday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.  This year the Birthday theme is “thanking those who support us.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Nicholas Mercurio/Released)

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brian Brown, deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, addresses the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and civilians of JFCC Space gathered to celebrate the U.S. Navy’s 239th Birthday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This year the Birthday theme is “thanking those who support us.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Nicholas Mercurio/Released)

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brian Brown, deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, and Apprentice Seaman Recruit Gustavo Aceves, prepare to cut the cake using a ceremonial sword during JFCC Space’s celebration of the U.S. Navy’s 239th birthday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.  It is Navy tradition to have the command’s most senior Sailor share the honor of cutting the birthday cake with the youngest Sailor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Nicholas Mercurio/Released)

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brian Brown, deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, and Apprentice Seaman Recruit Gustavo Aceves, prepare to cut the cake using a ceremonial sword during JFCC Space’s celebration of the U.S. Navy’s 239th birthday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. It is Navy tradition to have the command’s most senior Sailor share the honor of cutting the birthday cake with the youngest Sailor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Nicholas Mercurio/Released)