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9th AF vice commander retires after 30 years of service

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, stands as his wife, Pam Caine, pushes in his retirement pin, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 10, 2017. Caine retired after 30 years in the Air Force and served in various positions throughout his career such as an aircraft maintenance officer, an A/OA-10 instructor, evaluator and pilot, and an operations officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, stands as his wife, Pam Caine, pushes in his retirement pin, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 10, 2017. Caine retired after 30 years in the Air Force and served in various positions throughout his career such as an aircraft maintenance officer, an A/OA-10 instructor, evaluator and pilot, and an operations officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, gestures toward his watch before completing his final flight in the Air Force, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Caine piloted an A-10C Thunderbolt II for his final flight before retiring after 30 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, gestures toward his watch before completing his final flight in the Air Force, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Caine piloted an A-10C Thunderbolt II for his final flight before retiring after 30 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, completes his final flight in the Air Force in a A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Caine was a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours and retired Feb. 10, 2017, after 30 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, completes his final flight in the Air Force in a A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Caine was a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours and retired Feb. 10, 2017, after 30 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, taxies an A-10C Thunderbolt II between fire trucks during his final flight, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Taxiing an aircraft through fire truck hoses is a tradition for Air Force pilots following their final flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, taxies an A-10C Thunderbolt II between fire trucks during his final flight, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Taxiing an aircraft through fire truck hoses is a tradition for Air Force pilots following their final flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, celebrates in an A-10C Thunderbolt II following the final flight of his Air Force career, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Caine became the 9th AF vice commander in April 2012 after an assignment as the 9th AF director of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, celebrates in an A-10C Thunderbolt II following the final flight of his Air Force career, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Caine became the 9th AF vice commander in April 2012 after an assignment as the 9th AF director of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, stands with family and friends following the final flight of his Air Force career, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Family, friends and coworkers greeted Caine after he landed and participated in final flight traditions, such as hosing Caine with water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, stands with family and friends following the final flight of his Air Force career, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Family, friends and coworkers greeted Caine after he landed and participated in final flight traditions, such as hosing Caine with water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Calvey (left), 74th Fighter Squadron A-10 instructor and chief of weapons, and Col. Scott Caine (right), 9th Air Force vice commander, stand in front of an A-10C Thunderbolt II following Caine’s final flight in the Air Force, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Calvey acted as a wingman during Caine’s final flight that marked the end of the vice commander’s 30 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Calvey (left), 74th Fighter Squadron A-10 instructor and chief of weapons, and Col. Scott Caine (right), 9th Air Force vice commander, stand in front of an A-10C Thunderbolt II following Caine’s final flight in the Air Force, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 8, 2017. Calvey acted as a wingman during Caine’s final flight that marked the end of the vice commander’s 30 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine (center), 9th Air Force vice commander, stands at attention Airman 1st Class Michael De La Cruz (left) and Senior Airman Caytlin Shreve (right), Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard ceremonial guardsmen, fold the American Flag during Caine’s retirement ceremony, Shaw AFB, S.C., Feb. 10, 2017. As part of the ceremony, the American Flag was displayed and refolded to show respect and gratitude toward those who have fought and continue to fight for freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine (center), 9th Air Force vice commander, stands at attention Airman 1st Class Michael De La Cruz (left) and Senior Airman Caytlin Shreve (right), Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard ceremonial guardsmen, fold the American Flag during Caine’s retirement ceremony, Shaw AFB, S.C., Feb. 10, 2017. As part of the ceremony, the American Flag was displayed and refolded to show respect and gratitude toward those who have fought and continue to fight for freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, receives a folded American Flag from Airman 1st Class Michael De La Cruz, Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, during Caine’s retirement ceremony, Shaw AFB, S.C., Feb. 10, 2017. As part of the ceremony, the American Flag was displayed and refolded to show respect and gratitude toward those who have fought and continue to fight for freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, receives a folded American Flag from Airman 1st Class Michael De La Cruz, Shaw Air Force Base Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, during Caine’s retirement ceremony, Shaw AFB, S.C., Feb. 10, 2017. As part of the ceremony, the American Flag was displayed and refolded to show respect and gratitude toward those who have fought and continue to fight for freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, speaks to family, friends and coworkers during his retirement ceremony, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 10, 2017. Caine retired after 30 years in the Air Force with more than 3,400 flying hours including combat missions in support of Operations Deny Flight, Decisive Endeavor, Deliberate Guard and Southern Watch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)
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U.S. Air Force Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, speaks to family, friends and coworkers during his retirement ceremony, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 10, 2017. Caine retired after 30 years in the Air Force with more than 3,400 flying hours including combat missions in support of Operations Deny Flight, Decisive Endeavor, Deliberate Guard and Southern Watch. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. --

Col. Scott Caine, 9th Air Force vice commander, retired during a ceremony Feb. 10 after 30 years of service. 

Caine completed more than 3,400 flying hours including combat missions in support of Operations Deny Flight, Decisive Endeavor, Deliberate Guard and Southern Watch. Before becoming the vice commander, he was the 9th AF director of operations.