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U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Shank, former 47th Flying Training Wing commander (left), passes the 47th Operations Group guideon to Col. Robert Pekarek, 47th Operations Group commander at Laughlin Air Force Base, Tx., June 22, 2017. The passing of the guideon symbolizes the ceremonious assumption of responsibility and command from one party to another. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Benjamin N. Valmoja) 47th Operations Group Assumption of Command
Laughlin community members welcome U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Pekarek as he takes command of the 47th Operations Group.
0 7/05
2017
U.S. Air Force Major General Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, presents the guideon to Col. Charles Velino, incoming 47th Flying Training Wing commander, during the wing’s change of command ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Tx., June 28, 2017. Prior to taking command of the 47th FTW, Velino served as the 15th Operations Group commander at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Laughlin welcomes new commander
The 47th Flying Training Wing welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony June 28. U.S. Air Force Col. Charles Velino assumes command of a base that began its pilot training program in 1947.
0 6/28
2017
Maj. William Chang, right, 47th Contracting Flight commander, poses for a photo with Lt. Col. Dwayne Gray, 47th Mission Support Group deputy commander, during a change of command at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, July 19, 2016. Chang came to Laughlin from his previous position as the Chief of the Directorate of Contracting, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon May) Maj. William Chang takes command of 47th Contracting Flight
The 47th Contracting Flight gains a new commander.
0 8/04
2016
Col. Brian Hinsvark, right, 47th Mission Support Group commander, poses for a photo with Col. Thomas Shank, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, during a change of command at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 27, 2016. Hinsvark came to Laughlin from his previous position as a student at the Naval War College, Newport, R.I. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon May) Col. Hinsvark takes command of 47th MSG
The 47th Mission Support Group gains a new commander.
0 6/29
2016
Lt. Col. Matthew Vollkommer, right, 434th Flying Training Squadron commander, poses for a photo with Col. Bryan Runkle, 47th Operations Group commander, during a change of command at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 23, 2016. Vollkommer came to Laughlin from his previous position as the 94th Fighter Squadron director of operations at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike) Lt. Col. Vollkommer takes command of 434th FTS
Laughlin's 434th Flying Training Squadron gains a new commander.
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2016
Maj. Darren James, right, 47th Force Support Squadron commander, poses for a photo with Col. Eric Shafa, 47th Mission Support Group commander, during a change of command at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 17, 2016. James came to Laughlin from his previous position as a student at the Air Command and Staff College. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike) Maj. James takes command of 47th FSS
Laughlin's 47th Force Support Squadron gains a new commander.
0 6/23
2016
Maj. Brian Erickson, right, 47th Comptroller Squadron commander, poses for a photo with Col. Thomas Shank, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, during a change of command at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 25, 2016. Erickson came to Laughlin from his previous position as an executive officer at headquarters Air Education and Training Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon May) Maj. Erickson takes command of 47th CPTS
Laughlin's 47th Comptroller Squadron gains a new commander.
0 6/14
2016
Lt. Col. Bill Notbohm, right, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, poses for a photo with Col. Eric Shafa, 47th Mission Support Group commander, during a change of command at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, June 1, 2016. Notbohm is coming to Laughlin from his previous position where he served as the Assistant for Coalition Operations, Strategy, Plans and Capabilities in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; as a major and a lieutenant colonel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon May) Lt. Col. Notbohm takes command of 47th CES
Laughlin's 47th Civil Engineer Squadron gains a new commander.
0 6/09
2016
Lt. Col. Benjamin Holland, 85th Flying Training Squadron commander, poses for a photo at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 29, 2016. Holland moved from the 434 FTS director of operations position to squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon May) Lt. Col. Holland takes command of 85th FTS
Lt. Col. Holland takes command of 85th FTS
0 5/18
2016
Lt. Col. Britt Warren, 47th Operations Support Squadron commander, poses for a photo at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 9, 2016. Warren recently moved from the 47th OSS’s director of operations position to squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike) Lt. Col. Warren takes command of 47th OSS
Lt. Col. Warren takes command of 47th OSS
0 5/12
2016
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