Wing guardsmen honored at annual retirement ceremony

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Elisabeth A. Matulewicz
  • 111th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
     Members of the 111th Fighter Wing, Pa. Air National Guard, who retired in 2010, were recognized at an annual Retirement Ceremony held Mar. 5, 2011 in the Headquarters Auditorium, Building 203, Willow Grove Air Reserve Station, Pa. Each retiree received a plaque, a retirement certificate, a lapel pin and a US. flag. Their spouse also received a certificate. Airmen from the 111th Fighter Wing Base Honor Guard folded a ceremonial US. flag during the event.
     Shown (left to right) are: Command Chief Master Sgt. Richard Mertz (111th FW, Official Party), Chief Master Sgt. Dave Soldano (111th LRS, 26 years), Chief Master Sgt. Josek Hreczan (111th MDG, 40 years), Tech. Sgt. Juan Gonzalez, 111th AMXS, 24 years), Master Sgt. Joseph Bradfield (111th SFS, 25 years), Master Sgt. Paul Sparling (111th SFS, 24 years), Lt. Col. Thomas Doyle (111th FW, 33 years), Master Sgt. Michael Palmer (111th MXS, 31 years), Senior Master Sgt. Robert Walker (111th AMXS, 20 years), and Col. Tony Carrelli (111th FW Commander, Official Party).