AFA's enlisted Airmen go 'back to basics'

Tech. Sgt. Julie Waltz, left, and other Airmen stationed at the Air Force Academy observe retreat during a ceremony in the Terrazzo March 3, 2011. Sergeant Waltz is the NCO in charge of cadet classifications and assignments for the Academy's Directorate of Manpower and Personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum)

Tech. Sgt. Julie Waltz, left, and other Airmen stationed at the Air Force Academy observe retreat during a ceremony in the Terrazzo March 3, 2011. Sergeant Waltz is the NCO in charge of cadet classifications and assignments for the Academy's Directorate of Manpower and Personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum)

Master Sgt. Greg Meinert, left, and other Airmen assigned to the Air Force Academy observe retreat during a ceremony in the Academy's Terrazzo March 3, 2011. Sergeant Meinert, the Headquarters Section first sergeant, served as guidon bearer for the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum)

Master Sgt. Greg Meinert, left, and other Airmen assigned to the Air Force Academy observe retreat during a ceremony in the Academy's Terrazzo March 3, 2011. Sergeant Meinert, the Headquarters Section first sergeant, served as guidon bearer for the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- A group of the Air Force Academy's enlisted Airmen observed retreat in formation for the first time in the Academy's recent history March 3.

Chief Master Sgt. Todd Salzman, the Academy's command chief master sergeant, organized the event to acknowledge Air Force heritage and enlisted professionalism.

The formation included Airmen from the Academy's A-staff, Headquarters Section and Dean of Faculty mission element.

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