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Spartans welcome new commander

Incoming commander Col. Matthew W. McFarlane (left), outgoing commander Col. Morris T. Goins (center), and the commanding general of U.S. Army, Alaska, Maj. Gen. Michael X. Garrett (right), salute the U.S. flag and colors of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division as the unit’s paratroopers do the same during their change of command ceremony held Dec. 5, 2012, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith)



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This work, Spartans welcome new commander [Image 2 of 3], by SSG Jeffrey Smith, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.05.2012

Date Posted:12.05.2012 20:16

Photo ID:794697

VIRIN:121205-A-ZX807-001

Resolution:3274x2400

Size:4.43 MB

Location:JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, USGlobe

Hometown:ANCHORAGE, AK, US

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