Monday, July 16, 2012

Schwartz has 'fini flight' at Hurlburt

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz made his final flight as an active duty officer aboard an MC-130E Combat Talon last week. During a visit to Hurlburt to meet with airmen and Air Force Special Operations Command leadership, Schwartz joined an MC-130E crew on a local training sortie, which served as Schwartz's "fini flight" in the Air Force. The MC-130E he flew belongs to the 919th Special Operations Wing, an Air Force Reserve wing at Duke Field, Fla. "This is more than a little sentimental for me to be back in this seat again," said Schwartz, whose retirement ceremony will be held Aug. 10 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. (Source: AFNS, 07/14/12)