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51st Medical Group Change of Command

Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group outgoing commander and Col. Jennifer Vecchione, 51st Medical Group incoming commander, listen to opening remarks from Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, during the 51st Medical Group change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. As the presiding officer, Wood facilitated the transition of 51st MDG command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group outgoing commander and Col. Jennifer Vecchione, 51st Medical Group incoming commander, listen to opening remarks from Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, during the 51st Medical Group change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. As the presiding officer, Wood facilitated the transition of 51st MDG command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander, center, gives opening remarks during the 51st Medical Group change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. As the presiding officer, Wood facilitated the transition of 51st MDG command by receiving the ceremonial guidon from the outgoing officer and presenting it to the incoming officer.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander, center, gives opening remarks during the 51st Medical Group change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. As the presiding officer, Wood facilitated the transition of 51st MDG command by receiving the ceremonial guidon from the outgoing officer and presenting it to the incoming officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, presents Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group outgoing commander with a Legion of Merit decoration during the 51st Medical Group change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. Fea earned the Legion of Merit for his meritorious conduct as the 51st Medical Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, presents Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group outgoing commander with a Legion of Merit decoration during the 51st Medical Group change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. Fea earned the Legion of Merit for his meritorious conduct as the 51st Medical Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group outgoing commander, returns a salute to his squadron during the change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. The ceremonial passing of the guidon from Fea marks the official end of his command of the 51st MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group outgoing commander, returns a salute to his squadron during the change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. The ceremonial passing of the guidon from Fea marks the official end of his command of the 51st MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, receives the 51st Medical Group guidon from Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group outgoing commander, during the change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. This act marks the official end of Fea’s command of the 51st MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, receives the 51st Medical Group guidon from Col. Michael Fea, 51st Medical Group outgoing commander, during the change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. This act marks the official end of Fea’s command of the 51st MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, presents Col. Jennifer Vecchione, with the 51st Medical Group guidon during the change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. This act marks the official beginning of Vecchione’s command of the 51st MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Joshua Wood, 51st Fighter Wing commander, left, presents Col. Jennifer Vecchione, with the 51st Medical Group guidon during the change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. This act marks the official beginning of Vecchione’s command of the 51st MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Jennifer Vecchione, 51st Medical Group commander, center right, receives applause during the 51st Medical Group change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 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 Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Jennifer Vecchione, 51st Medical Group commander, center right, receives applause during the 51st Medical Group change of command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 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 Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Jennifer Vecchione, 51st Medical Group commander, delivers remarks to her squadron during the change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. The ceremonial passing of the guidon to Vecchione marks the official beginning of her command of the 51st MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Jennifer Vecchione, 51st Medical Group commander, delivers remarks to her squadron during the change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. The ceremonial passing of the guidon to Vecchione marks the official beginning of her command of the 51st MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Jennifer Vecchione, 51st Medical Group commander, returns a salute to her squadron during the change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. The ceremonial passing of the guidon to Vecchione marks the official beginning of her command of the 51st MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

Col. Jennifer Vecchione, 51st Medical Group commander, returns a salute to her squadron during the change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. The ceremonial passing of the guidon to Vecchione marks the official beginning of her command of the 51st MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Alder)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

The 51st Medical Group held a change of command ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 12, 2021. Col. Michael Fea transferred command of the 51st MDG to Col. Jennifer Vecchione.