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'Cake' ceremony for firefighter

Tech. Sgt. Ted Fussell, 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron structural craftsman, gets doused with flour and water during a surprise promotion ceremony for him at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, May 21, 2009. Sergeant Fussell is a firefighter with the Anchorage, Alaska, Fire Department, and recently promoted to senior captain. The act of dousing a firefighter with flour and water is a long-standing tradition within the fire department. Sergeant Fussell is a reservist with Air Force Reserve Command's 477th Fighter Group, an F-22 classic associate unit, at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. (Courtesy photo)

Tech. Sgt. Ted Fussell, 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron structural craftsman, gets doused with flour and water during a surprise promotion ceremony for him at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, May 21, 2009. Sergeant Fussell is a firefighter with the Anchorage, Alaska, Fire Department, and recently promoted to senior captain. The act of dousing a firefighter with flour and water is a long-standing tradition within the fire department. Sergeant Fussell is a reservist with Air Force Reserve Command's 477th Fighter Group, an F-22 classic associate unit, at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. (Courtesy photo)