51st MSG welcomes new commander

Col. Kerry Proulx, 51st Mission Support Group commander, accepts the unit guidon from Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander, during a change-of-command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 6, 2016. The group, made up of five diverse squadrons totaling more than 2,600 personnel, supports the Air Force's most permanently forward-deployed wing, a numbered Air Force and 20 tenant units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen/Released)

Col. Kerry Proulx, 51st Mission Support Group commander, accepts the unit guidon from Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander, during a change-of-command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 6, 2016. The group, made up of five diverse squadrons totaling more than 2,600 personnel, supports the Air Force's most permanently forward-deployed wing, a numbered Air Force and 20 tenant units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen/Released)

Col. Carl Misner, 51st Mission Support Group commander, hands the unit guidon to Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander, during a change-of-command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 6, 2016. Misner, who commanded the 51st MSG since 2014, was replaced by Col. Kerry Proulx. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen/Released)

Col. Carl Misner, 51st Mission Support Group commander, hands the unit guidon to Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander, during a change-of-command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 6, 2016. Misner, who commanded the 51st MSG since 2014, was replaced by Col. Kerry Proulx. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen/Released)

Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea --

Members of the 51st Mission Support Group welcomed their new commander during a change-of- command ceremony July 6, 2016, here.

Col. Kerry Proulx took command from Col. Carl Misner, during the ceremony, which was presided over by Col. Andrew Hansen, 51st Fighter Wing commander.

The group, comprised of five diverse squadrons totaling more than 2,600 personnel, supports the Air Force's most permanently forward-deployed wing, a numbered Air Force and 20 tenant units.

Hansen bid farewell to Misner, crediting him for much of Team Osan’s success, and welcomed Proulx while expressing his high expectations and confidence in her abilities.

“Today is incredibly bittersweet for me,” said Hansen. ”I’ve been dreading to say goodbye to one of the commanders that I relied on heavily in the past year, but I’m very excited to welcome an equally capable and incredible leader to raise the MSG to greater heights.”

Proulx exhibited confidence that the 51st MSG will continue its heritage of greatness during her tenure as commander.

“To the men and women of the 51st Mission Support Group, I charge you to continue this legacy of excellence, exceptional service, passion and fortitude in all you do,” said Proulx.