Merle and Joyce Young of Mountain Home celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 5.
The couple were married in Hunter, Okla., in 1962.
The couple have two children, Cheryl Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska, and Michael Young of Mountain Home. They also have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Young were stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base in 1975 and have called this area home ever since.
Their family members note that "They enjoy each other's company and love seeing family when they can. Their marriage and commitment to each other have been an inspiration to family and friends. Thanks, mom and dad for sticking with each other."