PHOENIX — An Air Force public affairs officer who retired after serving at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson is the new media relations director for Maricopa County’s judicial branch in Phoenix.

Bryan Bouchard began his new job Monday, replacing Karen Arra, who recently retired.

Bouchard was director of public affairs for the 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern before he retired from the Air Force in April as a major after more than 20 years of military service.