Thursday, July 21, 2011

53rd change of command set

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The 53rd Wing at Eglin Air Force Base will have a change of command Tuesday, July 26. Col. David Hicks will take command of the wing from Col. Michael Gantt at 8:53 a.m. in Hangar 102. The 53rd Wing serves as the focal point for the Combat Air Forces in electronic warfare, armament and avionics, chemical defense, reconnaissance, and aircrew training devices. The wing is also responsible for operational testing and evaluation of new equipment and systems. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 07/21/11)