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    451 Air Expeditionary Group holds change of command at Kandahar Airfield

    451 Air Expeditionary Group Holds Change of Command at Kandahar Airfield

    Courtesy Photo | Col. Max Della Pia (right) succeeded Col. Ron Farris as commander of the 451st Air...... read more read more



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    Combined Joint Task Force - 82 PAO

    By Air Force 2nd Lt. Jason Brown
    451st Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The 451st Air Expeditionary Group received a new commander in a change of command ceremony here July 3.

    Air Force Col. Max Della Pia succeeded Air Force Col. Ron Farris as commander of the 451st AEG and assumed the duties of the senior airfield authority.

    Air Force Brig. Gen. Bill Hyatt, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, presided over the ceremony and awarded Farris the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. In the time-honored ceremonial passing of the guidon (flag) to Della Pia at the KAF Kilo ramp Farris stepped down as 451st AEG commander and Senior Air Field Authority.

    Della Pia accepted his new responsibilities as he addressed Hyatt saying, "Sir, I assume command."



    Date Taken: 07.03.2007
    Date Posted: 07.06.2007 07:56
    Story ID: 11144
    Location: KANDAHAR, AF 

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