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An extraordinary end to Bean's extraordinary career

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bean, USAF (ret.), presents his wife Jenny with a diamond ring during his retirement ceremony July 20 here. Bean, who served his final tour at Kirtland as the Commandant of the 351st Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron, also arranged for he and his wife to renew their vows on the spot during the ceremony. His children (left to right) Corey, Cailey and Christina witnessed the surprise proposal. He was showered with accolades from his Pararescue comrades and a grateful Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger)

Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bean, USAF (ret.), presents his wife Jenny with a diamond ring during his retirement ceremony July 20 here. Bean, who served his final tour at Kirtland as the Commandant of the 351st Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron, also arranged for he and his wife to renew their vows on the spot during the ceremony. His children (left to right) Corey, Cailey and Christina witnessed the surprise proposal. He was showered with accolades from his Pararescue comrades after a storied Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Chief Master Sgt. Robert Bean, USAF (ret.), presents his wife Jenny with a diamond ring during his retirement ceremony July 20 here. Bean, who served his final tour at Kirtland as the Commandant of the 351st Battlefield Airmen Training Squadron, also arranged for he and his wife to renew their vows on the spot during the ceremony. His children (left to right) Corey, Cailey and Christina witnessed the surprise proposal. He was showered with accolades from his Pararescue comrades after a storied Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger)