News>Devoted chief retires after several years of service
Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Porter fights back tears as he takes the podium to say a few words at the end of his official retirement ceremony, Feb. 14, 2012, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Several Airmen and civilian members of Team Shaw filled the Carolina Skies club to support Porter as he closed a vast and important chapter in his life. According to Porter's superiors, mentees, and peers he was best known for sharing his immense military wisdom gained over his 25 plus years of service as well as his straight forward and unique leadership style. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston/Released)
by Senior Airman Kenny Holston
20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
2/16/2012 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Several Airmen and civilian members of Team Shaw gathered at the Carolina Skies club to attend Chief Master Sgt. Patrick Porter's retirement ceremony, Feb. 14, her.
3/15/2012 4:06:32 PM ET ChiefThank you for all the memories mentorship timely advice and all encompassing support You are truly one-of-a-kind and will be sorely missed...ALWAYS A DIAMONDSincerely and respectfully GodspeedTiger
Tony Jacobs, Columbia SC
2/16/2012 8:27:26 AM ET Several years of service How about a LIFETIME Thank you for your lifetime of service to our country Chief Master Sergeant Porter. May your new chapter be as interesting as the one you just closed.Michael