Keesler inducts newest Chief Master Sergeants during ceremony
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Andrews, 81st Security Forces Squadron manager, participates in a candle-lighting ceremony during the Chief Induction Ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 15, 2019. During the candle-lighting ceremony a candle is lit for each rank of the enlisted structure an Airmen wears on their way to the rank of chief master sergeant. Five Keesler Airmen earned their chief master sergeant stripe during the 2019 promotion release. Air Force officials selected 479 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant out of 2,241 eligible for a selection rate of 21.37 percent. Chief master sergeants make up one percent of the Air Force enlisted force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)