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The base of the Keeper

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Airman 1st Class Bismark Berchie, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery apprentice, uses a K-12 rescue saw to cut sandstone May 24, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The sandstone is being used to construct a base for the new Keeper of the Plains statue that will arrive later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)

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Staff Sgt. Reid Johanns, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery craftsman, chips at sandstone landscape rock May 24, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The ten-foot-tall Keeper is being donated by Friends of McConnell as a part of a public art project called “Keeper’s on Parade”, founded by Together Wichita. This project allows local artists to design and paint miniature Keeper replicas that are displayed throughout Wichita. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan -- Airman 1st Class Bismark Berchie, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy machinery apprentice, uses a K-12 rescue saw to cut sandstone May 24, 2021, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The sandstone is being used to construct a base for the new Keeper of the Plains statue that will arrive later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis)