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Chief Airey laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard members position the remains of Chief Master Sergeant Paul W. Airey, while a B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., performs a flyover manuever, during the memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 28. Chief Airey, serving 27 years, became the first Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force April 3, 1967, following his installment by then Secretary of the Air Force Harold Brown and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. McConnell. Chief Airey retired from active duty on Aug. 1, 1970 and died March 11 in Panama City, Fla. Chief Airey and his wife Shirley's remains are buried together at Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Parker)

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