51st OG Change of Command

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  • By Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell
  • 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs
From the left, U.S. Air Force Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander; Col. Matthew Gaetke, 51st Operations group outgoing commander; and Col. Kathryn Gaetke, 51st Operations Group incoming commander, applaud during the announcements of distinguished guests at change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 14, 2023. Change of command ceremonies symbolize the transfer of command responsibility and accountability from one individual to another which is physically represented by the passing of the guidon - the tangible symbol of the unit - from the outgoing commander to the incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell)