Me and my wife at my retirement Ceremony on 31 Jan 14

Last Day in the Army!

Last Day in the Army!
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benitofloresjr February 11, 2014
It has been hard for me to leave every thing I have ever known behind!
KenRitchie February 12, 2014
I would like to wish you every success in your new civilian life, keep sharing your photographs. :-)
My wife and I enjoyed viewing your pics of Afghanistan
as my nephew has served there over the past few years as an avionics technician (Helicopters) with the British Army.
thelady-hisNhers February 12, 2014
Welcome Home! Thanks For Your Service!
JaimiYap February 14, 2014
Congratulations on your retirement. THANK YOU for your service.
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tomanderson_3115 February 15, 2014
Thank you for your service!
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BestJesus February 15, 2014
Congrats hermano. I salute you and your service and a special salute to your wife. As someone who served I know the strength that it takes for our wives to hold the fort down while we are gone. God Bless You
benitofloresjr February 16, 2014
I want to say thank you to Everyone! It's good to hear from a person that I have never met and be told, Thank you! Thanks everyone, So much! :)
robhansen February 18, 2014
Congratulations Mr.Flores. Life's a long journey, This stent is up. But others are waiting to be stated, Your photography is a good passion to have. I love this photograph You and Tussey are looking at one camera and Your Wife is looking at the other as if to say in Her expression, See this is my Husband and I am proud of Him!!
TammyN February 20, 2014
Congrats! and thank you (and your wife) for your service to our country - very much appreciated!
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Dacemac February 22, 2014
Thank you for your service!
jpie February 23, 2014
First, thank you so much for your dedicated service to our country. I am very proud of the men and women in our military and the strength, courage and commitment they all possess in many ways on a daily basis. Congratulations on your very deserved retirement, I hope you enjoy every minute of it, you deserve it. I have sons and a son-in-law in the military and our family is extremely proud of them, as I'm certain, your family is beaming with pride of your accomplishments. And, it have many!
Second, thanks so much for acknowledging my photos! I really do appreciate it. It's a learning process, but I'm enjoying every minute of it as I'm sure you are as well.
orlandodelbert February 26, 2014
orlandodelbert February 26, 2014
I hope that I am able to relay my gratitude for your service. Thank you! I wish you and your family the very best.
EricJung February 27, 2014
Thanks for your service
jimfreeman February 28, 2014
Thank you for your service! You are appreciated. I wish you great success in your new civilian life. My son a 2nd Lt. is just starting his career and branched armored cavalry. I noticed the swords on your cover. I am enjoying your photos :-)
joleneniswenderhebert March 04, 2014
Congrats and thanks again for your service!!!!!
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WeeZie March 05, 2014
Great picture, Congratulations on your retirement and a big thank you for your service!!!
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geophoto March 16, 2014
Congratulations on your retirement. Many thanks for your service!
musings March 16, 2014
Congratulations to you and thank you for your service. Good luck in your future.
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mcampi October 10, 2014
Thanks for your service , enjoy civilian life and your retirement. Welcome Home.
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BLPhotography November 30, 2014
Thanks for your service. Hope you can enjoy the peace you earned.
shema September 20, 2015
hope you are enjoying and having great success in this new year of your retirement from your dedicated service to our country. thank you and your family

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Behind The Lens

My Platoon Leader took this photo of me with my wife on my last day in the Army. I retired out of the Army with 20 years and 7 tours: 2 in Kosovo, 4 in Iraq, and 1 in Afghanistan.
This retirement ceremony was at 10:30 AM on 31 JAN 14
Normal indoor lighting.
We used my Sony A55 DSLR.
This was the last time my wife would see me in uniform and was very proud of my accomplishment.
In my camera bag
I have 3 lenses: one up to 55m., one up to 200m., and a 300m.
Have a camera with you at any of the functions that you are going to be a part of.

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