Col. Joseph Sweeney retires after 31 years

Rene Rancourt, Boston Bruins national anthem singer for more than 30 years, closed the ceremony with the singing of both the Marine Corps hymn and Air Force song. Col. Sweeney is retiring from a military career which began as a Marine, before he transitioned to the Air National Guard in 1992. He commanded both at the squadron and group levels during his career which spanned more than 30 years. Hundreds of Sweeney’s relatives, friends and fellow Airmen were in attendance to celebrate Sweeney’s career coming to a close. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Patrick McKenna)

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