Bomb Wing celebrates newly inducted Senior NCOs

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Paul LaFlame, president of the Louisiana State Air Force Association, talks about the importance of taking care of Airmen during the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La. Nov. 4, 2017.

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Paul LaFlame, president of the Louisiana State Air Force Association, talks about the importance of taking care of Airmen during the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La. Nov. 4, 2017. LaFlame retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, La. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville/Released)

Airmen drink after a ceremonial toast to open the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La., Nov. 4, 2017.

Airmen drink after a ceremonial toast to open the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La., Nov. 4, 2017. Airmen from the wing gathered to recognize master sergeants, senior master sergeants and chief master sergeants that had been promoted the previous year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville/Released)

An Airman from the Barksdale Air Force Base Honor Guard salutes the POW/MIA Table during the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La. Nov. 4, 2017.

An Airman from the Barksdale Air Force Base Honor Guard salutes the POW/MIA Table during the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La. Nov. 4, 2017. The table sits in a place of honor and is a traditional part of military dining-in ceremonies as a way of honoring members of the military who are missing in action or prisoners of war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville/Released)

A long line of Airmen take an oath of service as newly inducted senior non-commissioned officers during the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La. Nov. 4, 2017.

A long line of Airmen take an oath of service as newly inducted senior non-commissioned officers during the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La. Nov. 4, 2017. The Airmen took part in the annual ceremony that honored more than a dozen members from the 307th BW and the 489th Bomb Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville/Released)

Newly inducted Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Rayborn, assigned to the 707th Maintenance Squadron, and Chief Master Sgt. Valerie Hubbard, assigned to the 307th Force Support Squadron, listen to Chief Master Sgt. Steven Vogle, assigned to the Aircraft Sustainment Team, Air Force Global Strike Command, during the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La. Nov. 4, 2017.

Newly inducted Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Rayborn, assigned to the 707th Maintenance Squadron, and Chief Master Sgt. Valerie Hubbard, assigned to the 307th Force Support Squadron, listen to Chief Master Sgt. Steven Vogle, assigned to the Aircraft Sustainment Team, Air Force Global Strike Command, during the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La. Nov. 4, 2017. Vogel read the “Essential Qualities of a Chief” to the new Chiefs of the Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville/Released)

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Retired Chief Master Sgt. Paul LaFlame, president of the Louisiana State Air Force Association, talks about the importance of taking care of Airmen during the 307th Bomb Wing Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction and Chief Recognition Ceremony in Shreveport, La. Nov. 4, 2017. LaFlame retired from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, La. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville/Released)