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Golden Gate Wing command chief's career celebrated at retirement ceremony

The 349thAir Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.

The 349th Air Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Chief Payne retired after 32 years of faithful and honorable service. Guest speakers and Reservists from across the wing attested to the positive difference he made to Airmen and the Air Force mission throughout his long career, especially at the 349th AMW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kenneth Wright)

The 349thAir Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.

The 349th Air Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Chief Payne retired after 32 years of faithful and honorable service. Guest speakers and Reservists from across the wing attested to the positive difference he made to Airmen and the Air Force mission throughout his long career, especially at the 349th AMW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kenneth Wright)

The 349thAir Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.

The 349th Air Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Chief Payne retired after 32 years of faithful and honorable service. Guest speakers and Reservists from across the wing attested to the positive difference he made to Airmen and the Air Force mission throughout his long career, especially at the 349th AMW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kenneth Wright)

The 349thAir Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.

The 349th Air Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Chief Payne retired after 32 years of faithful and honorable service. Guest speakers and Reservists from across the wing attested to the positive difference he made to Airmen and the Air Force mission throughout his long career, especially at the 349th AMW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kenneth Wright)

The 349thAir Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.

The 349th Air Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California. Chief Payne retired after 32 years of faithful and honorable service. Guest speakers and Reservists from across the wing attested to the positive difference he made to Airmen and the Air Force mission throughout his long career, especially at the 349th AMW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kenneth Wright)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

The 349th Air Mobility Wing paid tribute to their most senior enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Payne, during his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.

Chief Payne retired after 32 years of faithful and honorable service. Guest speakers and Reservists from across the wing attested to the positive difference he made to Airmen and the Air Force mission throughout his long career, especially at the 349th AMW.