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    Clear welcomes a familiar face as new commander

    Clear welcomes a familiar face as new commander

    Photo By Chief Master Sgt. Paul Mann | Col. Rich Adams passes the 213th Space Warning Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Michael...... read more read more



    Story by Senior Master Sgt. Paul Mann 

    168th Wing Public Affairs

    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska – Lt. Col. Michael Scadden assumed command of the 213th Space Warning Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, from Lt. Col. John Oberst during a change of command ceremony at Clear Air Force Station, July 17. Col. Richard Adams, commander of the 168th Operations Group was the presiding officer.

    Scadden had recently served as commander of the 168th Communication Flight, a position he had held since March 2017. Prior to his assignment with the 168th CF, Scadden was the assistant operations officer for the 213th.

    The 213th Space Warning Squadron falls under the 168th Operations Group on Eielson, and shares Clear’s missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance mission with its active duty counterpart, the 13th Space Warning Squadron, assigned to the 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado.

    “Mike’s background – on active duty, space, missiles, and all of the time that he’s spent here at Clear, made it easy to reassure [the 21st Space Wing] that Mike Scadden was the absolute right person to do the mission out here,” Adams said.

    As commander, Scadden is responsible for the nation’s 24/7 missile warning/defense and space situational awareness missions, and for the more than 100 Air National Guardsmen who complete the mission at Clear.

    “Lt. Col. Oberst, your strategic vision and leadership has been apparent and has shaped the unit we have today,” Scadden said. “I truly believe that not only the squadron is better from your leadership, but Clear as a whole is better from your have set me and everybody here up for success.”

    Lt. Col. Scadden closed the ceremony saying, “Become the most positive, enthusiastic person you know, be generous and have a grateful heart. I’m thrilled to be here again and to serve the squadron and the Alaska Air National Guard.”



    Date Taken: 07.20.2018
    Date Posted: 07.21.2018 14:15
    Story ID: 285211
    Location: FAIRBANKS, AK, US 

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