OT: Congrats Colonel J! (AFHawk)

Discussion in 'Iowa Wrestling' started by IAChief32, May 7, 2018.

  1. IAChief32

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    After 28 years of service in the Air Force, our AFHawk is finally pulling chocks (retiring). In his career as a maintenance officer, he has worked on these aircraft: F-15, F-16, F-117, F-22, C-130, & F-35 (H/T Mrs. J). If you know anything about the Air Force, than you know that maintainers are at the very heart of it and men and women like AFHawk are their leaders. Congrats to him, his wife and family and I thank all of them for their service and support...good luck bro.
     
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    Thank you for your service to our country AFHawk. It is greatly appreciated by many of us.
     
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    proud to know you sir,thank you for all you have done to keep me safe
     
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    AFHawk is a great American and wrestling fan.
     
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    @AFHawk86 come on here and post something. Chief is trying to steal your likes and I wanna give it to you!
     
  6. IAChief32

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    I hereby transfer all my likes on this thread to AF Hawk...effectively immediately.
     
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    Thanks bro...from one maintainer to another. Not sure how I feel yet, but I’m having surges of emotion. Had to wipe a tear or two from my eyes after reading this on the cesspool. My retirement will be 32 years to the day from when I raised my right hand at the small liberal arts school in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It’s been a fantastic experience that I’ve been fortunate to share with my family and some outstanding airmen. God has been abundantly good to us.
     
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    You're only in your early 50's. The best years are still to come. You can travel, hunt, fish, and do absolutely nothing at your leisure now. Best of all, you have no excuse to not be at every dual and tournament.
     
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    Congrats and Thank you for your service.
     
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    Some things you wish you could like more than once.

    Thank you so very much for your service, and the best to you and your family- enjoy retirement!
     
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    Thanks AFHawk for your dedication, loyalty, and service.
     
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    Thank you for your service! Keeping the greatest country safe from the extremists of the world - a noble profession. American Military Service -It is what keeps us free but unfortunately allows PSU to talk crap on our board! ;)
     
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    Congrats buddy! I was lucky enough to be the speaker at my cousins Air Force retirement Ceremony. I was honored to be asked and it was an emotional ceremony yo say the least. Thank you sir for your service
     
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    Enjoy retirement and thanks for your service.
     
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    Best wishes for a long and happy retirement from an old army guy.
     
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    Thank you for your service and being a Hawk fan AFHawk
     
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    This is true. My dad was a career military man and WWII pilot. He considered the guys in the hangar some of his closest allies in the mission and when he retired ( IANG Brigadier General) I met a couple of those guys. I have so much respect for their work and service. Congratulations AFHawk.
    Best wishes !!
     
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    Thank you for your service, AFHawk!
     
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    I remember when I met you and one of your daughters at.a Hawk meet. May you enjoy your retirement with your beautiful family and may you succeed in making your wife a wrestling fan. Thank you for your service, Colonel. God bless.
     
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    Congrats and as per normal, Thank You for your Service. Enjoy whatever it is life holds for you and yours next.
     
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    Thank you for your service Colonel! Enjoy retirement!
     
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    Congrats, Steve!
     
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    My family thanks you for your service And for being a Hawkeye fan. Enjoy your retirement
     
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    Thanks and best wishes, AF! Guys like you make me proud to be a Hawk fan and an American. You're a credit to our school, state, country, and the whole dadgum human race!
     
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    Thanks for your service! Congrats on the retirement! I only have 25 more years..
     
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    AMEN! As a former C-130 Crew Chief (08-14), I agree wholeheartedly. The flight line is the most important part of the base. Without maintainers, everything else comes to a halt.
     
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    AFHawk. Thank you, God bless.
     
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    40s...he was a savant and graduated college at 15!!!
    Congrats and enjoy the new life.
     
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    Congrats and thank you for your service.

    Are you still gonna be talking to us from the future?
     
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    Thank you for your service and congrats on the retirement!
     
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    AFHawk congrats on your retirement. Thanks for all the years of service to our nation making us
    all safe. Enjoy your time and come to see Lee and the Hawks in Iowa City some time.
     
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    Definitely thanks for all you have done for us. Enjoy your retirement. You deserve it.
     
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    AFHawk, thank you for your years of loyal service to us, and our country. Congrats on the retirement, and best wishes and prayers for many blessings on your future endeavors.
     
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    What were the Indian wars like? Did you ever meet Abe, our First Wrestler? ;)
     
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    Thanks for the years of service and enjoy your well earned retirement!
     
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    Thanks AFHawk for helping to keep us all safe for 28 years, and thanks for your great posts on this board!
     
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    Nah, AFHawk was just a toddler back then. However he does match up well against Lumbee should another Indian War erupt.
     
  38. lookleft goright

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    Now that you are retired, can you make 133? Just in case the Desanto thing doesn't work out.
     
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    Thanks for your service. Takes a special person to stay in the service that long & you for sure are in that group, Good luck .
     
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    Congrats AFHawk, enjoy your retirement and the coming success of Iowa wrestling.
     
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