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31 FW command chief Newman takes his final flights

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Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, and U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Derek Anderson, 57th Rescue Squadron (RQS) pararescuemen, walk towards an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 4, 2021. Chief Newman took his "fini-flight", a military tradition, with the 56th RQS and tandem jumped out of the HH-60with 57th RQS pararescuemen. Newman and his family are scheduled to go to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio where he will take the role as Air Force Life Cycle Management Center command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, poses with his family in front of 56th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk before take-off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 4, 2021. Newman was greeted by his family, friends and co-workers, and gave him a proper farewell to thank him for all he has done for the 31st FW. Newman and his family will be going to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio where he will take the role as Air Force Life Cycle Management Center command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, prepares to board a 56th Rescue Squadron (RQS) HH-60G Pave Hawk before take-off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 4, 2021. Newman flew with the 56th RQS in an HH-60G for his final flight at Aviano. The final flight, or fini-flight, is an Air Force tradition among air crew to celebrate one’s last flight with their unit. Serving as the wing's senior enlisted leader, Newman is the principal advisor to the commander on matters influencing the readiness and professional development of approximately 4,200 active-duty military members, nearly 300 U.S. civilians and 700 Italian civilian employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 31st FW command chief, prepare to taxi onto the runway for Newman’s first F-16 Fighting Falcon flight at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 6, 2021. Newman and his family are scheduled to go to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio where he will take the role as Air Force Life Cycle Management Center command chief. Newman has operated with airlift, air strike, and persistent attack and reconnaissance assets while supporting national missions and has conducted operations in Asia, North and South America, Africa, Kuwait and operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

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Airman 1st Class Korbin Hollensteiner, 555th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief, marshals out U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 31st FW command chief, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 6, 2021. Newman completed his first flight in an F-16 with Gen. Bailey as the pilot. Newman filled numerous positions in the Air Force and joint force units including entry controller, fire team leader, Phoenix Raven and Air Base build up/defense Instructor, combat operations squad leader/flight chief, operations and squadron superintendent, leading in roles from squadron to wing level. Newman and his family are scheduled to go to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio where he will take the role as Air Force Life Cycle Management Center command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

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An F-16D Fighting Falcon takes off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 6, 2021. Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, flew in an F-16 for the first time with U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, as the pilot. Newman is the principal advisor to the commander on matters influencing the readiness and professional development of approximately 4,200 active-duty military members, nearly 300 U.S. civilians and 700 Italian civilian employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, right, briefs Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 31st FW command chief, about the flight procedures in an F-16D Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 6, 2021. Newman took his first flight in an F-16 with Gen. Bailey as the pilot. Newman grew up in the small town of Milford, Kansas. He began his active duty career on January 11, 1995. Throughout his assignments Chief Newman filled numerous positions in the Air Force and joint force units including entry controller, fire team leader, Phoenix Raven and Air Base build up/defense Instructor, combat operations squad leader/flight chief, operations and squadron superintendent, leading in roles from squadron to wing level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

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A 56th Rescue Squadron (RQS) HH-60G Pave Hawk carrying Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 31st Fighter Wing command chief, takes off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 4, 2021. Newman completed his “fini-flight” with the 56 RQS and tandem jumped out of an HH-60 with the 57th RQS pararescumen. Newman is the principal advisor to the commander on matters influencing the readiness and professional development of approximately 4,200 active-duty military members, nearly 300 U.S. civilians and 700 Italian civilian employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Moeder)

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