509th Healthcare Operations Squadron Change of Command

During the ceremony, Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, passed the unit flag to Lt. Col. Jessica Dees as a symbol of the continuity of authority between the outgoing and incoming commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, passes Lt. Col. Jessica Dees, incoming 509th Healthcare Operations Squadron commander, the unit flag during the 509th HCOS change of command ceremony, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 18, 2021. The 509th HCOS provides a wide-range of administrative, logistical and ancillary services supporting the Team Whiteman’s health care team and 10,900 eligible beneficiaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

During the ceremony, Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, passed the unit flag to Lt. Col. Jessica Dees as a symbol of the continuity of authority between the outgoing and incoming commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jessica Dees, 509th Healthcare Operations Squadron commander, thanks her family for their support during the 509th HCOS change of command ceremony, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 18, 2021. During the ceremony, Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, passed the unit flag to Lt. Col. Jessica Dees as a symbol of the continuity of authority between the outgoing and incoming commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

During the ceremony, Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, passed the unit flag to Lt. Col. Jessica Dees as a symbol of the continuity of authority between the outgoing and incoming commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, gives the opening remarks during the 509th Healthcare Operations Squadron change of command ceremony, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 18, 2021. Military change-of-commands are a time-honored tradition that formally symbolizes the continuity of authority as the command passes from one individual to another. The transfer of command is physically represented by handing the unit flag, from the outgoing commander to the new. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

During the ceremony, Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, passed the unit flag to Lt. Col. Jessica Dees as a symbol of the continuity of authority between the outgoing and incoming commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jessica Dees, 509th Healthcare Operations Squadron commander, renders her first salute to the 509th HCOS during her change of command ceremony, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 18, 2021. Military change-of-commands are a time-honored tradition that formally symbolizes the continuity of authority as the command passes from one individual to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

During the ceremony, Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, passed the unit flag to Lt. Col. Jessica Dees as a symbol of the continuity of authority between the outgoing and incoming commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, presents Lt. Col. Cynthia McGee, outgoing 509th Healthcare Operations Squadron commander, the Meritorious Service Medal during the 509th HCOS change of command ceremony, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 18, 2021. Military change of command ceremonies are a time honored tradition that symbolizes the continuity of authority as the command passes from one individual to another, and is symbolized by the handing the unit flag from the outgoing commander to the new. During the ceremony, Reynolds passed the unit flag from McGee to Lt. Col. Jessica Dees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, passes Lt. Col. Jessica Dees, incoming 509th Healthcare Operations Squadron commander, the unit flag during the 509th HCOS change of command ceremony, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 18, 2021. The 509th HCOS provides a wide-range of administrative, logistical and ancillary services supporting the Team Whiteman’s health care team and 10,900 eligible beneficiaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)