Chief Balas stand in front of the Communications Squadron Logo
240418-Z-TW741-1010.JPG Photo By: Tech. Sgt. Victoria Nelson

PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.H. - Chief Master Sgt. Frederick Balas, the senior enlisted leader with the 157th Communications Squadron, retires after 40 years of service to his country and community at Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire April 18, 2024. Balas has traveled around the world with the Air Force, served in three career fields, attained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, stood for institutional change and showed four generations of Airmen how to lead with grace and a spirit of adventure. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Victoria Nelson)


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