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Brig. Gen. Cornish conducts final flight at Kadena

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, waves from the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron during his final flight June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish has been the commander of the 18th Wing since April 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, waves from the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron during his final flight June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish has been the commander of the 18th Wing since April 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, taxis an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron back to the hanger June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish conducted his final flight as the 18th WG commander, a tradition carried out Air Force Base commanders. U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, taxis an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron back to the hanger June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish conducted his final flight as the 18th WG commander, a tradition carried out Air Force Base commanders. U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, taxis an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron after his final flight June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.  As part of the tradition for a final flight, the pilot receives a “bird bath” by firetrucks on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, taxis an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron after his final flight June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the tradition for a final flight, the pilot receives a “bird bath” by firetrucks on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, taxis an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron down the flightline June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.  The F-15 is the primary aircraft that Cornish has flown in his career of more than 2,200 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, taxis an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron down the flightline June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15 is the primary aircraft that Cornish has flown in his career of more than 2,200 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Missy Cornish, wife of U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, and members from Team Kadena await the F-15 piloted by Barry June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.  Members from the wing and other distinguished visitors traditionally await the aircraft as a part of the final flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Missy Cornish, wife of U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, and members from Team Kadena await the F-15 piloted by Barry June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members from the wing and other distinguished visitors traditionally await the aircraft as a part of the final flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, and members from Team Kadena pose for a group photo June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish conducted his final flight as the 18th WG commander and celebrated the moment with his family and close friends of Team Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, and members from Team Kadena pose for a group photo June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish conducted his final flight as the 18th WG commander and celebrated the moment with his family and close friends of Team Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, waves from the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron during his final flight June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish has been the commander of the 18th Wing since April 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)