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5th RS Change of Command

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, speaks during the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 4, 2021. Change of command ceremonies serve as the official transferring of command duties and responsibilities between the incoming and outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, speaks during the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 4, 2021. Change of command ceremonies serve as the official transferring of command duties and responsibilities between the incoming and outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, receives the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron guidon from Lt. Col. Eugene Georgescu, 5th RS commander, during the 5th RS change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 4, 2021. This transfer of command is physically represented by passing the guidon, the tangible symbol of the unit, from the out-going commander and incoming. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, receives the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron guidon from Lt. Col. Eugene Georgescu, 5th RS commander, during the 5th RS change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 4, 2021. This transfer of command is physically represented by passing the guidon, the tangible symbol of the unit, from the out-going commander and incoming. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, passes the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Michael Opresko, incoming 5th RS commander, right, during the 5th RS change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 4, 2021. Opresko assumed command of a large squadron of 220+ Airmen with responsibilities encompassing operations, maintenance and support functions responsible for all U-2 Dragon Lady high altitude reconnaissance in the Pacific theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, passes the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Michael Opresko, incoming 5th RS commander, right, during the 5th RS change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 4, 2021. Opresko assumed command of a large squadron of 220+ Airmen with responsibilities encompassing operations, maintenance and support functions responsible for all U-2 Dragon Lady high altitude reconnaissance in the Pacific theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Opresko, incoming 5th Reconnaissance Squadron commander, receives his first salute from 5th RS Airmen during the 5th RS change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 4, 2021. The first salute rendered is a tradition to honor the new commander upon their assumption of the command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Opresko, incoming 5th Reconnaissance Squadron commander, receives his first salute from 5th RS Airmen during the 5th RS change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 4, 2021. The first salute rendered is a tradition to honor the new commander upon their assumption of the command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Air Force Col. John Gonzales, 51st Fighter Wing commander, speaks during the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 4, 2021. Change of command ceremonies serve as the official transferring of command duties and responsibilities between the incoming and outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Branden Rae)