Col. Mark Auer, 121st Air Refueling Wing commander, hugs his wife, Nancy, after his final flight, or fini-flight, Jan. 3, 2019, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. Auer, whose flying career spanned more than 31 years and included flying F-111 Aardvarks in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, is relinquishing command of the 121st ARW Jan. 6, 2019, and taking a position with the Ohio National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)
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