Retreat ceremony recognizes retired chief

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
The 78th Mission Support Group conducted a Retreat Ceremony April 16 in front of Bldg. 905.

A flag was raised in honor of the recent retirement of Chief Master Sgt. Eric R. Jaren, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command command chief. Jaren was the primary advisor to the commander and senior staff on all matters affecting training, education, readiness, effective utilization of the command's 13,431 enlisted Airmen and their families, and was the command functional manager for 11 command chiefs, 25 group superintendents and 71 first sergeants.

The monthly retreat is just one of many customs brought back as part of AFMC's "Back to Basics" initiative, held to bring back some of the service's heritage, customs and courtesies.