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621st ACS Change of Command

621st Air Control Squadron held a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021.

Col. Christopher Russel, 607th Air Operations Center commander, left, presents the ceremonial guidon to Lt. Col. Megan Luka during the 621st Air Control Squadron change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021. From this moment forward, Luka will command the 621st ACS as they continue to provide focused and lethal tactical battle management (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

621st Air Control Squadron held a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021.

The Osan honor guard posts the colors during the 621st Air Control Squadron change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021. The change of command ceremony is deeply rooted in military tradition that dates back to the reign of King Frederick of Prussia and has persisted into modern day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

621st Air Control Squadron held a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Kinard, 621st Air Control Squadron commander, speaks at the 621st ACS change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021. Kinard gave his final words to the 621st ACS as their commander before relinquishing command to the incoming commander, Lt. Col. Megan Luka. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

621st Air Control Squadron held a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021.

Col. Christopher Russel, 607th Air Operations Center commander, speaks at the 621st Air Control Squadron change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021. As the presiding officer, Russel facilitated the transition of 621st ACS command by receiving the ceremonial guidon from the outgoing officer and presenting it to the incoming officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

621st Air Control Squadron held a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021.

Col. Christopher Russel, 607th Air Operations Center commander, left, receives the ceremonial guidon from Lt. Col. Jonathan Kinard, 621st Air Control Squadron commander, during the 621st ACS change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021. This act marks the official end of Kinard’s tenure as commander of the 621st ACS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

621st Air Control Squadron held a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021.

Lt. Col. Megan Luka receives her first salute as the new commander of the 621st Air Control Squadron during the 621st ACS change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021. The 621st ACS is the only permanently forward-deployed air control squadron in the world responsible for providing air control services for combat air operations.

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

621st Air Control Squadron held a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 17, 2021. Lt. Col. Jonathan Kind transferred command of the 621st ACS to Lt. Col. Megan Luka