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4th FW commander takes final flight

Col. Mark Slocum, 4th Fighter Wing commander, prepares to take his final flight in an F-15E Strike Eagle, June 16, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Following his change of command on June 30, Slocum will fill a position at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson)

Col. Mark Slocum, 4th Fighter Wing commander, prepares to take his final flight in an F-15E Strike Eagle, June 16, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Following his change of command on June 30, Slocum will fill a position at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson)

Col. Mark Slocum, 4th Fighter Wing commander, taxis through a wall of water sprayed by the base’s fire trucks, June 16, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. One of the rituals performed for a “fini-flight” is to shower the jet of the departing service member. (Courtesy Photo/Casey Mozingo/Goldsboro News-Argus)

Col. Mark Slocum, 4th Fighter Wing commander, taxis through a wall of water sprayed by the base’s fire trucks, June 16, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. One of the rituals performed for a “fini-flight” is to shower the jet of the departing service member. (Courtesy Photo/Casey Mozingo/Goldsboro News-Argus)

Col. Mark Slocum, 4th Fighter Wing commander, is hosed down by his children following his final flight in an F-15E Strike Eagle, June 16, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Slocum will be promoted to brigadier general on June 29, 2016, before departing for a position at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson)

Col. Mark Slocum, 4th Fighter Wing commander, is hosed down by his children following his final flight in an F-15E Strike Eagle, June 16, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Slocum will be promoted to brigadier general on June 29, 2016, before departing for a position at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson)

Col. Mark Slocum, 4th Fighter Wing commander, takes off for his final flight in an F-15E Strike Eagle, June 16, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Slocum created several programs, such as the Make It Better initiative, aimed at improving the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson)

Col. Mark Slocum, 4th Fighter Wing commander, takes off for his final flight in an F-15E Strike Eagle, June 16, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Slocum created several programs, such as the Make It Better initiative, aimed at improving the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson)

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