Senior Leaders Bid Farewell to Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, greets Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley and his family before Donley's farewell ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013. Donley served as the 22nd and longest serving secretary of the Air Force.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, far left, share a funny moment with outgoing Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley and his family before Donley's farewell ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, laughs with Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley before Donley's farewell ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks through an honor cordon at the farewell ceremony for Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, far left, stands with outgoing Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley, right, and his wife, Gail, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during Donley's farewell ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Airmen present arms at the farewell ceremony for Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks at the farewell ceremony for Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, sit with Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley during his farewell ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a farewell ceremony for Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a farewell ceremony for Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks at the farewell ceremony for Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivers remarks during the farewell ceremony for Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Retiring Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley stands as an award is read during his farewell ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, presents Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley with an award during his farewell ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013. Donley served as the 22nd and longest serving Air Force secretary.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, presents an award to Gail Donley during the farewell ceremony for her husband, Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley on Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 21, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo