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188th celebrates Black History Month with U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves presentation

Baridi Nkokheli, City of Fort Smith director of sanitation, conducts a Bass Reeves presentation at a Black History Month event held at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. Because of his resemblance to the former U.S. Marshal and Van Buren, Ark., native Reeves, Nkokheli often re-enacts the character of Reeves in presentations around the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Baridi Nkokheli, City of Fort Smith director of sanitation, conducts a Bass Reeves presentation at a Black History Month event held at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. Because of his resemblance to the former U.S. Marshal and Van Buren, Ark., native Reeves, Nkokheli often re-enacts the character of Reeves in presentations around the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Chief Master Sgt. Kerry Mitchell, 188th Fighter Wing human resource advisor, delivers opening comments during a Black History Month event at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Chief Master Sgt. Kerry Mitchell, 188th Fighter Wing human resource advisor, delivers opening comments during a Black History Month event at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Maj. Danielle Wood, 188th Equal Opportunity officer, sings the Negro National Anthem to kick off a Black History Month event at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Maj. Danielle Wood, 188th Equal Opportunity officer, sings the Negro National Anthem to kick off a Black History Month event at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Baridi Nkokheli, City of Fort Smith director of sanitation, conducts a Bass Reeves presentation at a Black History Month event held at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. Because of his resemblance to the former U.S. Marshal and Van Buren, Ark., native Reeves, Nkokheli often re-enacts the character of Reeves in presentations around the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Baridi Nkokheli, City of Fort Smith director of sanitation, conducts a Bass Reeves presentation at a Black History Month event held at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. Because of his resemblance to the former U.S. Marshal and Van Buren, Ark., native Reeves, Nkokheli often re-enacts the character of Reeves in presentations around the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Baridi Nkokheli, City of Fort Smith director of sanitation, conducts a Bass Reeves presentation at a Black History Month event held at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. Because of his resemblance to the former U.S. Marshal and Van Buren, Ark., native Reeves, Nkokheli often re-enacts the character of Reeves in presentations around the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Baridi Nkokheli, City of Fort Smith director of sanitation, conducts a Bass Reeves presentation at a Black History Month event held at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. Because of his resemblance to the former U.S. Marshal and Van Buren, Ark., native Reeves, Nkokheli often re-enacts the character of Reeves in presentations around the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Baridi Nkokheli, City of Fort Smith director of sanitation, conducts a Bass Reeves presentation at a Black History Month event held at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. Because of his resemblance to the former U.S. Marshal and Van Buren, Ark., native Reeves, Nkokheli often re-enacts the character of Reeves in presentations around the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Baridi Nkokheli, City of Fort Smith director of sanitation, conducts a Bass Reeves presentation at a Black History Month event held at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. Because of his resemblance to the former U.S. Marshal and Van Buren, Ark., native Reeves, Nkokheli often re-enacts the character of Reeves in presentations around the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Col. Mark Anderson, 188th Fighter Wing commander, right, presents a certificate of presentation to Baridi Nkokheli, City of Fort Smith director of sanitation, following a Black History Month event at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. Nkokheli conducted a Bass Reeves presentation as part of the event. Because of his resemblance to the former U.S. Marshal and Van Buren, Ark., native Reeves, Nkokheli often re-enacts the character of Reeves in presentations around the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)

Col. Mark Anderson, 188th Fighter Wing commander, right, presents a certificate of presentation to Baridi Nkokheli, City of Fort Smith director of sanitation, following a Black History Month event at the 188th Fighter Wing headquarters auditorium Feb. 9, 2014. Nkokheli conducted a Bass Reeves presentation as part of the event. Because of his resemblance to the former U.S. Marshal and Van Buren, Ark., native Reeves, Nkokheli often re-enacts the character of Reeves in presentations around the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Martin)