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Lt. Col. Christopher Best takes command of the 47th STUS

Col. Carey Jones, 47th Operations Group commander, passes a guidon to the new commander of the 47th Student Squadron, Lt. Col. Christopher Best, during a change of command ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. The passing of the guidon represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility from one commander to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Col. Carey Jones, 47th Operations Group commander, passes a guidon to the new commander of the 47th Student Squadron, Lt. Col. Christopher Best, during a change of command ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. The passing of the guidon represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility from one commander to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

A T-38 Talon II assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, was decaled with the name of the new commander of the 47th Student Squadron, Lt. Col. Christopher Best, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. As part of the change of command tradition in the flying training squadrons at Laughlin, the incoming commander’s name is decaled on the squadron's flagship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

A T-38 Talon II assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, was decaled with the name of the new commander of the 47th Student Squadron, Lt. Col. Christopher Best, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. As part of the change of command tradition in the flying training squadrons at Laughlin, the incoming commander’s name is decaled on the squadron's flagship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

A T-38 Talon II assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, was decaled with the name of the new commander of the 47th Student Squadron, Lt. Col. Christopher Best, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. As part of the change of command tradition in the flying training squadrons at Laughlin, the incoming commander’s name is decaled on the squadron's flagship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

A T-38 Talon II assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, was decaled with the name of the new commander of the 47th Student Squadron, Lt. Col. Christopher Best, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. As part of the change of command tradition in the flying training squadrons at Laughlin, the incoming commander’s name is decaled on the squadron's flagship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Lt. Col. Christopher Best, 47th Student Squadron commander, and his family pose for a picture in front of a T-38 Talon II at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. Best assumed command of the 47th Student Squadron after two years as commander of the 87th Flying Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

Lt. Col. Christopher Best, 47th Student Squadron commander, and his family pose for a picture in front of a T-38 Talon II at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. Best assumed command of the 47th Student Squadron after two years as commander of the 87th Flying Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)

LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Col. Carey Jones, 47th Operations Group commander, passes a guidon to the new commander of the 47th Student Squadron, Lt. Col. Christopher Best, during a change of command ceremony at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, May 18, 2020. The passing of the guidon represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility from one commander to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marco A. Gomez)