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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, right, 18th Wing commander and Lt. Col. Pete Leija, left, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron commander, tack on the rank of chief master sergeant to Senior Master Sgt. Michale Varney, 18th EMS armament flight chief Dec. 8, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Tacking on rank is a time-honored tradition in the Air Force symbolizing promotion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen/Released)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen
VIRIN: 161208-F-DD647-1099.JPG
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