Airmen honor Germany, US during retreat ceremony

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Grengs, 52nd Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, holds the wing’s guidon during a new wing retreat ceremony July 29, 2013. Representatives from several base units stood in formation to honor Germany and the United States during the playing of their national anthems. This retreat ceremony is scheduled for once a month during the summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Grengs, 52nd Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, holds the wing’s guidon during a new wing retreat ceremony July 29, 2013. Representatives from several base units stood in formation to honor Germany and the United States during the playing of their national anthems. This retreat ceremony is scheduled for once a month during the summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Representatives from several base units stand in formation as members of the honor guard prepare to lower the U.S. and German flags at a new retreat ceremony July 29, 2013. This is the base-wide retreat ceremony this year, and it is intended to reinforce military traditions, customs and courtesies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Representatives from several base units stand in formation as members of the honor guard prepare to lower the U.S. and German flags at a new retreat ceremony July 29, 2013. This is the base-wide retreat ceremony this year, and it is intended to reinforce military traditions, customs and courtesies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Base members salute as honor guard members lower the U.S. flag at a new retreat ceremony July 29, 2013. U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Grengs, 52nd Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, initiated the base-wide retreat ceremony as a way for Spangdahlem Airmen to demonstrate military customs and courtesies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Base members salute as honor guard members lower the U.S. flag at a new retreat ceremony July 29, 2013. U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Grengs, 52nd Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, initiated the base-wide retreat ceremony as a way for Spangdahlem Airmen to demonstrate military customs and courtesies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Col. David Julazadeh, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, speaks with Spangdahlem Airmen about the importance of the military traditions after honoring Germany and the United States at a new wing retreat ceremony July 29, 2013. More than 100 Airmen participated in the ceremony, which will take place once a month during the summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – U.S. Air Force Col. David Julazadeh, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, speaks with Spangdahlem Airmen about the importance of the military traditions after honoring Germany and the United States at a new wing retreat ceremony July 29, 2013. More than 100 Airmen participated in the ceremony, which will take place once a month during the summer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daryl Knee/Released)