Sunday, December 8, 2013

919th gets new leader

DUKE FIELD, Fla. -- The only special operations wing in the Air Force Reserve has a new leader. Col. James Phillips took command of the 919th Special Operations Wing during a ceremony here Saturday morning. Phillips succeeds Col. Anthony Comtois, who left in September to become commander of the Joint Special Operations Air Component for Special Operations Command Africa. The wing recently converted from MC-130E Combat Talon I operations to the C-145 in support of its new mission of Aviation Foreign Internal Defense. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 12/07/13) Previous