Group Photo
220208-F-VD052-0019.JPG Photo By: Tech. Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley

Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. - Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Gradel, 1st Fighter Wing command chief, retired Lt. Col. Claude Vann, III and son of the award’s namesake, and Joshua Lashley, 1st FW historian, pose for a group photo at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Feb. 8, 2022. Recently, the wing created the inaugural Chief Master Sgt. Claude Vann, Jr., Leadership Award to honor Vann’s legacy as the wing’s first documented senior enlisted advisor, currently known as command chief, who led through a pivotal time in Air Force history. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)


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