Williams retires April 14 after 20 years active duty

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VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Tech. Sgt. Scott Williams retired from Air Force active duty during a ceremony held April 14 in the 71st Operations Support Squadron auditorium.

He received his certificate of retirement from Lt. Col. Michael Drost, commander of the 71st OSS.

Williams spent 20 years on active duty in the air traffic control career field.

Why did you join the Air Force?
Williams: “I had nothing else going on in my life and was tired of part time jobs.”

What's your best memory of your first assignment?
Williams: “My first air traffic control rating and earning my badge.”

What are three reasons you would recommend the Air Force as a career?
Williams: “A steady paycheck, serving your country and being a part of something bigger than yourself.”

What advice would you give an airman or lieutenant just starting their Air Force career?
Williams: “Never forget where you come from.”

What is the biggest change you've witnessed in the Air Force?
Williams: Moving to electronic everything.