Senior Airman Ryan Pickett, with the 176th Wing’s Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services Flight, smiles with excitement as he finishes pouring 18 cubic yards of concrete on home site number six while participating in the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, May 24, 2021. The initiative is a collaboration between the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training program and the Cherokee Nation that constructs new single-family homes and supporting infrastructure for eligible Cherokee Nation veterans and their families. (U.S. Air Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Clay Cook)

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