Chief Master Sgt. Kipp Stewart, first female African-American Chief in 116th ACW history retires

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Moore, commander, Georgia Air National Guard, congratulates Chief Master Sgt. Kipp Stewart, 116th Force Support Squadron superintendent, on her retirement from the Georgia Air National Guard, during a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., July 13, 2014. Stewart joined the 116th Bomb Wing (BW), Georgia Air National Guard, in 1999 as a Ground Radio Equipment Maintenance Technician and retrained into the Manpower career field three years later. She was a part of the transition from the 116th BW to the current 116th ACW. Stewart became the first female African-American Chief Master Sergeant in the wing’s history in 2011. Moore joined Col. Kevin Clotfelter, 116th Air Control Wing commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Greene, state command chief of the Georgia Department of Defense, and several other key leaders in congratulating Stewart. Moore indicated it was bittersweet to see Stewart leave the Georgia Air National Guard and spoke about the manpower expertise and continuity she had brought to the JSTARS mission while wishing her the best in her retirement. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Regina Young/Released)

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