Senior Master Sgt. Terry Philon (pictured above), the 313th Airlift Squadron chief loadmaster out of McChord Field, Wash., entered the military in 1972. During his 41 years of service, he has supported contingencies such as the evacuation of the American hostages in Iran in 1981, Operations Just Cause, Provide Hope, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Enduring Freedom, and Deep Freeze. He is set to retire from the Air Force Reserve in December, right before his 60th birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jake Chappelle)
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