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Retirement Letter Examples

Eighteenth Air Force
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois 62225-5002
(date of ceremony)

Chief Master Sergeant (name)
Job Title
Street Address

Dear Chief Last Name here

  We would like to congratulate you on a record of outstanding service to our great nation. For over XX years, the Air Force has benefited from your expertise, dedication, and mentoring.

  From your first assignment as a (job title) culminating in your present position as (job title, unit) at (base), you have faced some of life’s toughest challenges all the while serving your country with distinction. As your Air Force career comes to a close, take pride in knowing your exemplary efforts and unwavering professionalism contributed greatly to the success of the Air Force mission.

  Monica and I offer our warmest regards and best wishes for you and (Spouse's First Name) as you retire from the United States Air Force. Please accept an 18th Air Force coin in recognition of your incredible contribution.


Charles Emerson Winchester III
Major General, USAF

Fourteenth Air Force

(date of ceremony)

Dear Sergeant (Last Name)

  Thank you for 23 years of faithful and dedicated military service. Your leadership and technical expertise as Chief, Operating Location Charlie contributed immensely to the effectiveness and success of the European Regional Satellite Support Center. You have been a significant force not only for the 614th Space Communications Squadron, but for the Headquarters as well. From myself and the men and women of the 14th Air Force, congratulations on your retirement. We wish you well on the bright future that lay ahead. You have done the Air Force proud.


Major General, USAF

Master Sergeant (First MI. Last Name)
614 SCS/Operating Location Charlie
Unit 30403
APO AE 09131-0403

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