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51st FW/CC takes Fini-Flight

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Justin Apticar, 51st Fighter Wing command chief, marshalled Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, piloting an A-10 Thunderbolt II after his final flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 16, 2021. Family, friends, and co-workers gathered on the flightline to congratulate Gonzales and wish him well as he moves on to his next base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Justin Apticar, 51st Fighter Wing command chief, marshalled Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, piloting an A-10 Thunderbolt II after his final flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 16, 2021. Family, friends, and co-workers gathered on the flightline to congratulate Gonzales and wish him well as he moves on to his next base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, prepares to exit an A-10 Thunderbolt II after his final flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 16, 2021. The fini-flight is a long-standing Air Force tradition, dating back during World War II, that occurs when a pilot departs from a base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, prepares to exit an A-10 Thunderbolt II after his final flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 16, 2021. The fini-flight is a long-standing Air Force tradition, dating back during World War II, that occurs when a pilot departs from a base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, is sprayed with water by his children after his final A-10 Thunderbolt II flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 16, 2021. Gonzales' family and friends met him on the flightline to celebrate this event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, is sprayed with water by his children after his final A-10 Thunderbolt II flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 16, 2021. Gonzales' family and friends met him on the flightline to celebrate this event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Justin Apticar, 51st Fighter Wing command chief, marshalled Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, piloting an A-10 Thunderbolt II after his final flight at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 16, 2021. Family, friends, and co-workers gathered on the flightline to congratulate Gonzales and wish him well as he moves on to his next base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)