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4th OG commander takes final F-15E Strike Eagle flight

Lt. Col. Nate Hesse, 4th Operations Group deputy commander and pilot, and Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th OG commander and weapons systems officer, taxi under a water arch June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Afflerbaugh was completing his final mission as group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Lt. Col. Nate Hesse, 4th Operations Group deputy commander and pilot, and Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th OG commander and weapons systems officer, taxi under a water arch June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Afflerbaugh was completing his final mission as group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Lt. Col. Nate Hesse (left), 4th Operations Group deputy commander, and Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th OG commander, review pre-flight information June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Afflerbaugh was completing his final mission as group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Lt. Col. Nate Hesse (left), 4th Operations Group deputy commander, and Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th OG commander, review pre-flight information June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Afflerbaugh was completing his final mission as group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Lt. Col. Nate Hesse (right), 4th Operations Group deputy commander, and Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th OG commander, strap in for a flight June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The duo flew together for the final time as Afflerbaugh is scheduled to relinquish command in late June 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Lt. Col. Nate Hesse (right), 4th Operations Group deputy commander, and Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th OG commander, strap in for a flight June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The duo flew together for the final time as Afflerbaugh is scheduled to relinquish command in late June 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Lt. Col. Nate Hesse, 4th Operations Group deputy commander, makes final pre-flight preparations June 8, 2016, before taxiing an F-15E Strike Eagle at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Hesse flew Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th OG commander, on his final flight as commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Lt. Col. Nate Hesse, 4th Operations Group deputy commander, makes final pre-flight preparations June 8, 2016, before taxiing an F-15E Strike Eagle at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Hesse flew Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th OG commander, on his final flight as commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th Operations Group commander, makes final preparations before his final F-15E Strike Eagle flight, June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Afllerbaugh leaves the 4th Fighter Wing for an assignment at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th Operations Group commander, makes final preparations before his final F-15E Strike Eagle flight, June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Afllerbaugh leaves the 4th Fighter Wing for an assignment at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Lt. Col. Nate Hesse, 4th Operations Group deputy commander and pilot, and Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th OG commander and weapons systems officer, taxi following a flight June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Afflerbaugh was completing his final mission as group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Lt. Col. Nate Hesse, 4th Operations Group deputy commander and pilot, and Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th OG commander and weapons systems officer, taxi following a flight June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Afflerbaugh was completing his final mission as group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

The daughter of Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th Operations Group commander, prepares to spray her father following his final flight June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Afflerbaugh will leave his current position and fill a position at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

The daughter of Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th Operations Group commander, prepares to spray her father following his final flight June 8, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Afflerbaugh will leave his current position and fill a position at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th Operations Group commander, is hosed down by his family June 8, 2016, following his final F-15E Strike Eagle flight at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Supporters from around the base came to commemorate the moment and thank Afflerbaugh for his contributions to the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

Col. Brian Afflerbaugh, 4th Operations Group commander, is hosed down by his family June 8, 2016, following his final F-15E Strike Eagle flight at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Supporters from around the base came to commemorate the moment and thank Afflerbaugh for his contributions to the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --