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166th Civil Engineer Squadron in Canada near the North Pole
Airmen of the 166th Civil Engineer Squadron, Del. Air National Guard at Canadian Forces Station Alert July 30, 2011 on a two-week training mission. Master Sgt. Paul Duca and Chief Master Sgt. Ron Marandola enjoy some Arctic downtime. Chief Marandola, superintendent of the 166th CES, has deployed with his unit around the world for four decades, and served alongside his fellow members on their arctic mission before his retirement later this year. CFS Alert, on the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place nearest the North Pole, 817 kilometers (508 miles) away. The 166th CES Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force personnel deploy anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jessica Griffith)
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Last duty day for Chief Ron Marandola

Posted 10/28/2011   Updated 10/29/2011 Email story   Print story


by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Matwey
166th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

10/28/2011 - NEW CASTLE, Delaware -- Chief Master Sgt. Ron Marandola, superintendent of the 166th Civil Engineer Squadron, Delaware Air National Guard, has deployed with his unit around the world for four decades.

Today, Oct. 28, is his last day of service in uniform before his retirement. Nearly every Airman and civilian arriving for the duty day this morning at the New Castle ANG Base saw Chief Marandola at the main gate on Spruance Drive greeting fellow members and saying, "Thanks. It's been a pleasure serving with you".

There is a short post about this on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/166thAirliftWing, where page users can read comments, or post a comment.

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