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A lifetime of service

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Retired Chief Master Sgt. Garth Meade, 21st Force Support Squadron unit program coordinator, starts his day checking emails at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, June 4, 2018. Meade retired from active duty in 2015 after 30 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Meade)

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Retired Chief Master Sgt. Garth Meade, 21st Force Support Squadron unit program coordinator, checks his current stock of medals and ribbons at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, June 4, 2018. Meade handles awards, performance reports, in-processing, out-processing and more as a UPC. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Meade)

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Retired Chief Master Sgt. Garth Meade, 21st Force Support Squadron unit program coordinator, takes a moment to get a core-workout in with 21 FSS Airmen at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, June 4, 2018. Meade likes to stay active in retirement and challenges the younger Airmen to do the same. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Meade)

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Retired Chief Master Sgt. Garth Meade, 21st Force Support Squadron unit program coordinator, talks with awards and decorations managers at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, June 4, 2018. Meade works hand-in-hand with the many offices of the 21 FSS as a UPC. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Meade)

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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Retired Chief Master Sgt. Garth Meade, 21st Force Support Squadron unit program coordinator, goes over in-processing requirements with 21 FSS Airmen at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, June 4, 2018. Meade enjoys helping Airmen with his prior-service knowledge he gained from serving 30 years in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Meade)

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FALCON, Colo. – Retired Chief Master Sgt. Garth Meade, 21st Force Support Squadron unit program coordinator, grills burgers on his back deck during a family get-together in Falcon, Colorado, June 2, 2018. Garth invited his cousin, Mark Meade, whom he was recently reunited with after 50 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Meade)

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FALCON, Colo. – Retired Chief Master Sgt. Garth Meade, 21st Force Support Squadron unit program coordinator, says a blessing for the food at a family get-together in Falcon, Colorado, June 2, 2018. Meade was joined by his wife, his three sons and their families, and his cousin and his wife. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Meade)

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FALCON, Colo. – Retired Chief Master Sgt. Garth Meade, 21st Force Support Squadron unit program coordinator, enjoys conversation on the back deck with his family in Falcon, Colorado, June 2, 2018. Meade finds happiness from helping people and being with his family. (U.S. Air Force photo by David Meade)

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