After 36 years of service in the Alabama Air National Guard as a colonel and chaplain Larry Layne (right) has committed to spend his retirement in continued full-time ministry serving as the eldercare chaplain with The Baptist Foundation of Alabama.
He also will serve as a North American Mission Board-endorsed chaplain for disaster relief chaplaincy with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.
On Nov. 15, Layne was honored by presentations from the 226th Combat Communication Group and Squadrons in Montgomery, 117th Air Refueling Wing in Birmingham and the 187th Fighter Wing in Montgomery. He also received the Legion of Merit Award for exemplary service while serving as Air National Guard assistant to the command chaplain of the air mobility command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
Brigadier General Jeffery L. Newton (left), director of the joint staff Alabama National Guard presented Layne with the Alabama Commendation Medal alongside Layne’s wife, Royce.