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Vice commander retires with 27 years of service

Senior Airman Dylan Anderson, Keesler Honor Guard member, presents the U.S. flag to Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Senior Airman Dylan Anderson, Keesler Honor Guard member, presents the U.S. flag to Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Harry Hutchinson, 81st Training Wing command chief, and Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st TRW commander, presents a gift on behalf of the 81st TRW to Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st TRW vice commander, during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Harry Hutchinson, 81st Training Wing command chief, and Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st TRW commander, presents a gift on behalf of the 81st TRW to Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st TRW vice commander, during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Mary Scarborough presents a retirement pin to her husband, Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Mary Scarborough presents a retirement pin to her husband, Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, presents an Air Force certificate of appreciation to Mary Scarborough, the spouse of Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st TRW vice commander, during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, presents an Air Force certificate of appreciation to Mary Scarborough, the spouse of Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st TRW vice commander, during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the retirement ceremony for Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st TRW vice commander, at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the retirement ceremony for Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st TRW vice commander, at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

The Keesler Honor Guard folds the U.S. flag during the retirement ceremony for Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

The Keesler Honor Guard folds the U.S. flag during the retirement ceremony for Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, watches as the Keesler Honor Guard folds the U.S. flag during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, watches as the Keesler Honor Guard folds the U.S. flag during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

An event program is held by an attendee during the retirement ceremony for Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

An event program is held by an attendee during the retirement ceremony for Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Senior Airman Dylan Anderson, Keesler Honor Guard member, presents the U.S. flag to Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center June 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Scarborough retired with 27 years of military service. He has served multiple tours as an F-15C instructor and evaluator and has held positions in the fields of defense policy, operational plans, safety and aircraft maintenance. He has commanded at the squadron level and served as an operations group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)