Tuesday, October 29, 2013

919th SOW leader picked

DUKE FIELD, Fla. -- The Air Force Reserve selected Col. James Phillips to take command of the 919th Special Operations Wing. Phillips, previously the 919th Special Operations Group commander, takes charge Dec. 7. He succeeds Col. Anthony Comtois, who left in September to become commander of the Joint Special Operations Air Component for Special Operations Command Africa. Phillips separated from active duty in 1999 and entered the Air Force Reserve in the 711th Special Operations Squadron at Duke Field, flying the MC-130E. He participated in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 10/28/13)