451 Air Expeditionary Group holds change of command at Kandahar Airfield

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Date: 07.03.2007
Posted: 07.06.2007 07:56
News ID: 11144
451 Air Expeditionary Group Holds Change of Command at Kandahar Airfield

By Air Force 2nd Lt. Jason Brown <br /> 451st Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs<br /> <br /> KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The 451st Air Expeditionary Group received a new commander in a change of command ceremony here July 3.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> Della Pia accepted his new responsibilities as he addressed Hyatt saying, "Sir, I assume command."