Vires honored in retirement ceremony
Major Travis S. Vires, son of Bruce and Lorain Vires of Imperial, was honored for 20 years of service to the United States Air Force in a retirement ceremony April 18.
Major Vires entered the Air Force in 1994 after graduating from the Air Force Academy. He was a 1990 Chase County High School graduate.
At the time of his retirement he was the Chief of Integration and Analysis Branch, F-15 Division at Robins Air Force Base (AFB) in Georgia.
Major Vires first served in logistics in New Mexico, then Alaska where he continued his work on the F15.
He also taught Air Force ROTC for three years at Southern Illinois University.
He and family, wife Rebeccah and children Sasha, Tristan and Nadia, then lived in Virginia, where he was assigned to Headquarters Defense Logistics Agency.
The next assignment was at Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command in Florida. At that time Vires was deployed twice to Iraq.
Yet another tour of Iraq was assigned while the family was stationed in Alabama. They then moved to Georgia.
His retirement ceremony was held at the Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins AFB.
The family plans to return to the Florida Panhandle.