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393rd Bomb Squadron Change of Command

  • Published
  • By Airman 1st Class DeVan Halstead
  • 509 Bomb Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Col. Keith Butler, 509th Operation Group commander, passes the unit flag to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Andrew Kousgaard, incoming 393rd Bomb Squadron commander, during the 393rd Bomb Squadron change of command ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, MO, June 3, 2022. Military change-of-commands are a time-honored tradition that formally symbolize 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 incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devan Halstead)