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U.S. Air Force Col. Barton Welker, the commander of the 182nd Maintenance Group, Illinois Air National Guard, embraces a colleague after his “fini flight” at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., July 25, 2016. Welker is scheduled to retire Aug. 1 after 34 years of military service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer) (Identification badge was digitally obscured for OPSEC.)
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