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May 26, 2010 2:32 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Watch a live stream of AFA graduation

Four years of hard work has come to an end for 1,001 Air Force Academy cadets, who are about to become 2nd Lts.

The nation's top uniformed military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, is addressing Air Force Academy graduates as Congress moves toward repealing the military's ban on openly gay service members.

The Thunderbirds show begins at 12:55 pm.

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