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Incirlik celebrates 2020 chief release

Photo of two airmen, holding promotion plaques

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Demetrius Best, 39th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, left, and Senior Master Sgt. Kimberly Steele, 39th Contracting Squadron superintendent, right, pose for a photo during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. A total of 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

Photo of placing rank on another

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Candace Onofre, 39th Force Support Squadron superintendent, attaches the rank of chief master sergeant to the uniform of Senior Master Sgt. Kimberly Steele, 39th Contracting Squadron superintendent, during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. A total of 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

Photo of placing rank on another

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Candace Onofre, 39th Force Support Squadron superintendent, attaches the rank of chief master sergeant to the uniform of Senior Master Sgt. Demetrius Best, 39th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. A total of 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

Photo of chiefs celebrating

U.S. Air Force chief master sergeants and chief master sergeant selects pose for a photo during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. A total of 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

Photo of two airmen fist bumping

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Kimberly Steele, 39th Contracting Squadron superintendent, left, and Senior Master Sgt. Demetrius Best, 39th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, right, pose for a photo during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. A total of 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

Photo of airmen posing

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Kimberly Steele, 39th Contracting Squadron superintendent, poses in front of a bus during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. A total of 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

Photo of airmen posing

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Demetrius Best, 39th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, poses in front of a bus during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. A total of 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

Photo of airmen giving a speech

Chief Master Sergeant Maribeth Ferrer, 39th Air Base Wing command chief, gives her remarks during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. A total of 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

Wing commander stands next to new chief selectee during ceremony.

U.S. Air Force Col. John Creel, 39th Air Base Wing commander, stands by Senior Master Sgt. Kimberly Steele, 39th Contracting Squadron superintendent, for a photo during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. A total of 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

Wing commander stands next to new chief selectee at ceremony while wearing masks.
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U.S. Air Force Col. John Creel, 39th Air Base Wing commander, stands by Senior Master Sgt. Demetrius Best, 39th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, for a photo during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. A total of 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

Photo of wing commander holding a microphone and speaking while wearing a mask.
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U.S. Air Force Col. John Creel, 39th Air Base Wing commander, delivers closing remarks during the 2020 Chief Master Sergeant release at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dhruv Gopinath)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey --

The 39th Air Base Wing celebrated the selection of two senior master sergeants to the rank of chief master sergeant at Incirlik Air base, Turkey, Dec. 4, 2020. 518 senior master sergeants were selected for promotion to chief master sergeant across the Air Force for the 2020 promotion cycle.