The retirement of Col. Jason Childs in 18 pictures: Barksdale's Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director

The deputy director of logistics and engineering of the Air Force Global Strike Command at Bossier Parish's Barksdale Air Force Base retired July 12, 2019 in a moving ceremony that brought together family and friends.

 They all came to celebrate the 26 years of service of Col. Jason Childs to the Air Force and the nation.


Col. Jason Childs (right), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, and Brigadier General Eric Froehlich, AFGSC A4 director, bow their heads during the invocation at Childs’ retirement ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (right), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, is presented the Legion of Merit Medal by Brigadier General Eric Froehlich, AFGSC A4 director, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (right), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, is presented the Legion of Merit Medal by Brigadier General Eric Froehlich, AFGSC A4 director, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (right), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, is presented the Legion of Merit Medal by Brigadier General Eric Froehlich, AFGSC A4 director, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (right), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, is presented a certificate of retirement by Brigadier General Eric Froehlich, AFGSC A4 director, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (left), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, receives a flag during his retirement ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (left), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, presents the Military Parent Medal to his mother at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (right), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, receives his retirement pin from his mother at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (right), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, kisses his mother during his retirement ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (left), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, receives a flag during his retirement ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (left), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, hugs his son during his retirement ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Friends and family of Col. Jason Childs, Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, attend his retirement ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

A Barksdale honor guardsman unfolds a flag during the retirement ceremony of Col. Jason Childs, Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (right), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, escorts his mother at the end of his retirement ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (left), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, presents his children with the Military Child Medal at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Friends and family of Col. Jason Childs, Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, give a standing ovation at Child's retirement ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

Col. Jason Childs (right), Air Force Global Strike Command deputy director of logistics and engineering, is presented a shadow box by Chief Master Sgt. Damion Peterson, AFGSC A4 superintendent, at his retirement ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 12, 2019. Childs served honorably for 26 years in the Air Force.

We wish to thank Col. Jason Childs for his service to our country and the US Air Force. 

All photos by Senior Airman Stuart Bright