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Farewell to Tracie Bradford

This week, we said goodbye to Tracie L. Bradford, a longstanding member of the 22nd Force Support Squadron and a readily familiar face for any McConnell parent whose children have been cared for in our Child and Youth Programs during her time here. Tracie retired after 37 years and 9 months of faithful service. Her career was marked by a strong dedication to her work and her colleagues, consistently going above and beyond to provide the best support possible.

As we gathered to celebrate Tracie's retirement, it was clear that she was deeply respected and admired by all who knew her. Lieutenant Colonel Olivia Korte, Commander of the 673rd Force Support Squadron and previous Commander of the 22nd FSS, praised Tracie's tireless work ethic and innovative thinking. In her welcome remarks, Korte recognized Tracie's career and upcoming retirement, saying, "Today's presentation is used to say thank you Tracie for your years of service and dedication, to wish you good luck in your future years of retirement and travels."

Reflecting on Tracie's time with the Force Support Squadron, it's clear that she has left a lasting impact on the organization and the broader military community. From her early days as a member of the 22nd FSS to her time as a leader in the organization, Tracie consistently demonstrated her exceptional skills and expertise, playing a pivotal role in numerous projects and initiatives.

Tracie's impact extends far beyond her professional accomplishments. She has also been a mentor and role model to countless individuals, inspiring them to reach for their own goals and dreams. Tracie's warmth, kindness, and generosity touched the lives of so many, and she will always be remembered as a "true gem" in the Force Support Squadron community.

As Tracie embarks on the next chapter of her life, we wish her all the best in her retirement and travels. We are confident that she will continue to make a positive impact wherever she goes, and we look forward to staying connected with her in the years ahead.

Thank you, Tracie, for all that you have done and for your many years of leadership. Your contributions will not be forgotten, and we are grateful to have been able to work alongside such a remarkable person. "Tracie has touched so many lives and accomplished so many great things," said Mary Reece. "We cannot let her faithful service go unrecognized." 

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