On Wednesday afternoon, Papaw retired from his Civil Service duty with the Airforce. Combined with is Active Duty Service, he gave 50 years of his life the USAF. WOW...that's a long time and a huge commitment! We were so proud of him and I was so proud to get to be there.
The whole family that came to cheer him on.
30 years ago my Papaw retired from Active Duty on this same stage and I was there then too only I was a few months old. How neat that I was there again this time just a little older!
Mamaw, Kaila and Papaw
Papaw coming in for the ceremony
This man standing next to Papaw gave a good speach about all that he had done in his civil service time. I had no idea how many very neat things he had done. Lots of planning and ideas for many different types of aircraft. He was also the go-to guys when any questions came up. He knew it all and they said that he will be kept on speed dial for all of his knowledge!
This was such an emotional day for my Papaw as you can only imagine. 50 years of your life doing the same thing and now it is time to move on. My Papaw is such an awesome man and he will be greatly missed at SAFB.
Mamaw got an award too
Papaw received many awards one being Civilian of the Year!
Of course we got to have cake!
Congratulations Papaw for a job well done! You are an amaizing man and I am super proud to call you my Papaw!