U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Clarence Ervin (right) and his two sons, CJ (left) and Chris (center), accept an award on behalf of their late mother and Gen. Ervin’s late wife during his retirement ceremony at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base (NCANG), Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Feb. 09, 2019. Family, friends and guard members gathered to celebrate the retirement of Gen. Ervin, Chief of Staff for the NCANG, after serving in the military for 37 years.