MXS chief retires after 28 years

Lt. Col. Neal Van Houten, left, 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) commander, presents Jill Banghart with a certificate of appreciation during her husband Jay’s retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart entered the Air Force in 1990 and served in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field throughout his 28 year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Lt. Col. Neal Van Houten, left, 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) commander, presents Jill Banghart with a certificate of appreciation during her husband Jay’s retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart entered the Air Force in 1990 and served in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field throughout his 28 year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, right, watches a flag folding ceremony during his retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart entered the Air Force in 1990 and served in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field throughout his 28 year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, right, watches a flag folding ceremony during his retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart entered the Air Force in 1990 and served in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field throughout his 28 year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, laughs during his retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart entered the Air Force in 1990 and served in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field throughout his 28 year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, laughs during his retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart entered the Air Force in 1990 and served in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field throughout his 28 year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, right, stands at attention after receiving a Meritorious Service Medal, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart entered the Air Force in 1990 and served in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field throughout his 28 year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, right, stands at attention after receiving a Meritorious Service Medal, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart entered the Air Force in 1990 and served in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field throughout his 28 year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, receives a flag from a Moody honor guardsman during a retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart retired after serving 28 years in the Air Force in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, receives a flag from a Moody honor guardsman during a retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart retired after serving 28 years in the Air Force in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Lt. Col. Neal Van Houten, left, 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) commander, presents Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d MXS operations chief, with a Meritorious Service certificate during a retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart retired after serving 28 years in the Air Force in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Lt. Col. Neal Van Houten, left, 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) commander, presents Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d MXS operations chief, with a Meritorious Service certificate during a retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart retired after serving 28 years in the Air Force in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Lt. Col. Neal Van Houten, left , 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) commander, presents certificates of appreciation to the family of Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart’s, 23d MXS operations chief, during a retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart retired after serving 28 years in the Air Force in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Lt. Col. Neal Van Houten, left , 23d Maintenance Squadron (MXS) commander, presents certificates of appreciation to the family of Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart’s, 23d MXS operations chief, during a retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart retired after serving 28 years in the Air Force in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, receives a shadow box during a retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart retired after serving 28 years in the Air Force in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, receives a shadow box during a retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart retired after serving 28 years in the Air Force in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Chief Master Sgt. Brian Preyna, 23d Maintenance Group superintendent, presents an award to Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, during a retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart retired after serving 28 years in the Air Force in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Chief Master Sgt. Brian Preyna, 23d Maintenance Group superintendent, presents an award to Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, during a retirement ceremony, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart retired after serving 28 years in the Air Force in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taryn Butler)

Jill Banghart, places a retirement pin on her spouse, Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart entered the Air Force in 1990 and served in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field throughout his 28 year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Jill Banghart, places a retirement pin on her spouse, Chief Master Sgt. Jay Banghart, 23d Maintenance Squadron operations chief, July 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Banghart entered the Air Force in 1990 and served in numerous positions within the aircraft maintenance career field throughout his 28 year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

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