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Old 08-24-2019, 06:42 AM   #1
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After 20 years with Southwest Airlines, I have announced my retirement as of 03 September 2019.

I have truly enjoyed working for Southwest Airlines. My time with this amazing company has filled me with a sense of fulfillment and belonging only second to my retirement of 24 years with the USAF.

The Deer at my Ranch are looking forward to my Retirement.....The Pigs, are NOT.....LOL
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:44 AM   #2
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Congrats!!!
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:47 AM   #3
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Now that is awesome
Congrats .....well deserved
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:47 AM   #4
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20 more years and probably atleast 1 more company before I can retire..
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:48 AM   #5
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Congratulations! that's awesome!

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Old 08-24-2019, 07:00 AM   #6
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Congratulations!!

Thank you for your service to this great country!!
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:08 AM   #7
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Enjoy life and ignore the guilt. I worked my tail off the first year just because I felt that a guy should be working. After about a year, the light turned on in my head and I realized that the money was going to hit the bank account every month whether I kept busy or not. Now, after four years, I'm pretty worthless.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:15 AM   #8
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Congrats! I still have about 6 years till I can join you in my second retirement. I’m looking forward to it. I have too many hobbies that work interferes with!
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:21 AM   #9
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Congratulations! Time for the next chapter.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:31 AM   #10
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Congrats. If you enjoy your retirement half as much as I have enjoyed mine, you will really enjoy it.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:35 AM   #11
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:37 AM   #12
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Congratulations, now go take care of some pigs
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:41 AM   #13
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congrats, you'll wonder how you ever had time to work.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:51 AM   #14
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Congratulations, enjoy yourself and your family.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:33 AM   #15
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Congrats - Are you a pilot? I work for your friendly neighbor south of DFW
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:35 AM   #16
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:01 AM   #17
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Man that is awesome. I knew a guy that retired after 21 yrs in USAF, and then did 19-20 years with Tx Dept of Corrections. He said he got a raise when he retired when SS kicked in
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:05 AM   #18
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:07 AM   #19
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congrats, you'll wonder how you ever had time to work.
True statement! Lol

I been doing the retirement thing for a little over a year now and never been busier! Enjoy it, life is good!
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:26 AM   #20
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Congrats to you. I'm wondering what to do with my days when I hang it up.Thats another story.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:34 AM   #21
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After 20 years with Southwest Airlines, I have announced my retirement as of 03 September 2019.

I have truly enjoyed working for Southwest Airlines. My time with this amazing company has filled me with a sense of fulfillment and belonging only second to my retirement of 24 years with the USAF.

The Deer at my Ranch are looking forward to my Retirement.....The Pigs, are NOT.....LOL
From one fellow A&P to another....Congratulations! I got about 8 more years to go with AA. Hope we last that long!
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:38 AM   #22
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Congrats and thank you for your service!
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:44 AM   #23
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Congrats!!!!
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:08 PM   #24
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After 20 years with Southwest Airlines, I have announced my retirement as of 03 September 2019.



I have truly enjoyed working for Southwest Airlines. My time with this amazing company has filled me with a sense of fulfillment and belonging only second to my retirement of 24 years with the USAF.



The Deer at my Ranch are looking forward to my Retirement.....The Pigs, are NOT.....LOL


Coker, what department you in? I知 assuming from the USAF retirement you are flight ops...? If so, where are you based? I知 DAL based inflight, wonder if we致e flown together?


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Old 08-24-2019, 12:30 PM   #25
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Congrats Coker! Old pilots never really retire. They just spend more time in the hanger.



My grandfather was a barn storm-er. And retired from AA back in the mid 1950s as an instructor. Had 2 different flight schools before that. Even contracted with Delta when it was a crop dusting operation to teach LSU students how to fly for the Army. He also flew for the Army for a couple little before that too. Got his first pilot's license when he was 18 at Meachum, joined a stunt group for a little while, then the army later picked him up . When he passed, he still had his old uniform in his closet. We donated it to the Meachum Flight Museum where it's displayed today.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:45 PM   #26
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Congrats on a great career and a worthy retirement!
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:08 PM   #27
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Coker, what department you in? I知 assuming from the USAF retirement you are flight ops...? If so, where are you based? I知 DAL based inflight, wonder if we致e flown together?


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Coker is a knuckle-dragger.....errr...mechanic.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:38 PM   #28
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Congrats... make it last this time!
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:05 PM   #29
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:10 PM   #30
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Congratulations Sir, and thanks for your service !

And my congrats to the deer, my condolences to the pigs........
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:24 PM   #31
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:28 PM   #32
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Congrats and enjoy
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:18 PM   #33
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Congrats! Did you work with Willie Jacoby?
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:18 AM   #34
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:35 AM   #35
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Great accomplishment! 20 years helping the USA turn, and another 24 serving this great Nation! Congrads ! now on to a new mission of eradicating the pigs .....
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:44 AM   #36
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Congrats, enjoy your retirement
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:04 AM   #37
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Enjoy your hard earned time off.
Hope to be there in a year or so.

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Old 08-25-2019, 06:22 AM   #38
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Congratulations! I also retired 14 months ago. Like others have said, I do not know how I had time to work
Enjoy.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:42 AM   #39
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Coker, what department you in? I知 assuming from the USAF retirement you are flight ops...? If so, where are you based? I知 DAL based inflight, wonder if we致e flown together?


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Tech Ops. I was Heavy Crew Chief maintainer in the USAF and came to SWA MX
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:43 AM   #40
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Coker is a knuckle-dragger.....errr...mechanic.
One step up from a Booger Hooker
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