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Wing process manager retires after 37 years

Woman fastens a retirement pin on airman.

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Michelle Kuelbs, lifelong partner of Col. Bruce Winhold, fastens a retirement pin on Winhold during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Sept 24. 2021. Winhold retired after 37 years in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ann Butler)

Base Honor Guard airman hands a folded American flag to another Honor Guard member.

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - McChord Field Honor Guard performs a ceremonial flag folding during Col. Bruce Winhold’s retirement ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, sept. 24, 2021. The flag is known as the military's most honored and sacred possession. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ann Butler)

Airman and woman pose for photo.

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Col. Bruce Windhold, Individual Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Test Center Inspector General and 446th Airlift Wing Process Manager, and his lifelong partner, Michelle Kuelbs, pose for a picture following Winhold's retirement ceremony on Sept. 24, 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Washington. A retirement ceremony was held to honor Winhold's 37 years of service to the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paolo Felicitas)

Two airmen hold a certificate.

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Brig. Gen. Aaron Vangelisti, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, presents a retirement certificate to Col. Bruce Windhold, Individual Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Test Center Inspector General and 446th Airlift Wing Process Manager, Sept. 24, 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. A retirement ceremony was held to honor Winhold's 37 years of service to the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Paolo Felicitas)

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Michelle Kuelbs, lifelong partner of Col. Bruce Winhold, fastens a retirement pin on Winhold during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Sept 24. 2021. Winhold retired after 37 years in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ann Butler)