Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz has taken his last flight as an active-duty officer.
Gen. Schwartz flew aboard a MC-130E Combat Talon I out of Hurlburt Field on Thursday for his “fini flight.” He joined an MC-130E crew on a local training sortie.
“This is more than a little sentimental for me to be back in this seat again,” Schwartz said. “It’s a special privilege to complete my flying career on this aircraft.”
Schwartz’s official retirement ceremony will be Aug. 10 at Joint Base Andrews, Md.
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