459 ARW command chief retires after 33 years of military service

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- The 459th Air Refueling Wing held a retirement ceremony for Command Chief Master Sgt. Clifford Van Yahres during the Unit Training Assembly here Dec. 3, 2011. Chief Van Yahres retired from the Air Force Reserve after 33 years of military service. His retirement ceremony was presided over by Col. (Ret.) Giordano McMullen, former commander of the 514th Airlift Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.. Chief Van Yahres served as command chief of the 913th Airlift Wing, Willow Grove Air Reserve Station, Pa., while Colonel McMullen was a commander there. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Amber Russell)

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