I am always honored to when invited to photograph military events celebrating our service-members. Military Retirement Ceremony like this one is an extra special occasion, they are bitter-sweet and the emotions run raw. Service-members continually put their lives on hold to serve their country and while retirement is a well-deserved new chapter, it can also be an anxious time in the Marines’ life. I was honored to witness and document the celebration of Cheif Warrant Officer 4 Alaina J. Olenderski’s career and her accomplishments she was recognized during her 21 years of faithful service to our country. Wishing you and your family the very best as you enter into a new phase of your life.