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A change for my signature...

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To my friends here at nScale.net,

Tomorrow my signature will change...from LTC to LTC-Retired...as today is my last day serving my country in the armed forces of the United States. I served for 20 years in both the USAF and the North Carolina Air National Guard. Flew five different Air Force aircraft, and flew 189 combat sorties in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I have served with so many great people, seen so many things, been so many places. I've learned that your true friends will never leave you, nothing you'll ever see replaces the smile of your child, and there really is no place like home.

But I'm thankful to have had the privilege to serve my country and hope and pray I somehow made a difference. And thankful that, when it mattered the most, I could do my job under fire and return home to tell of it.

Thank you all for your encouragement, support, and friendship over the years. I'm continuing on in my civilian flying career...staying closer to home and not half a world away.

Most Respectfully,

Mark
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  1. XF-15DCC's Avatar
    Congratulations! 20 years is quite the accomplishment. Trust me you may miss the Air Force at first but there is life after. I still miss the roar of jets taking off and working with the troops and of course the camaraderie.

    Kevin
  2. Herc Driver's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by XF-15DCC
    Congratulations! 20 years is quite the accomplishment. Trust me you may miss the Air Force at first but there is life after. I still miss the roar of jets taking off and working with the troops and of course the camaraderie.

    Kevin
    I'm sure you're right. Now, it's still "too new" of a feeling to get used to. I'm sure it will be better once I get back to my civilian flying job and get into the normal routine.
  3. Albey25's Avatar
    Best of luck to you in civlan, and thank you for your service!

    Al