Change of Command Ceremony

Col. Thomas J. Owens II, the new commander of the 106th Rescue Wing, spoke to the assebled wing members and the audience after taking command. The 106th Rescue Wing (RQW) hosted a Change of Command Ceremony in which Col. Michael F. Canders relinquishes command of the 106th Rescue Wing to Col. Thomas J. Owens II on October 04, 2009 at F.S. Gabreski Airport (ANG), Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Brigadier General James W. Kwiatkowski (Commander, New York Air National Guard), various distinguished guest and members of the 106 RQW were in attendance to the ceremony. The Change of Command ceremony is a time-honored tradition which formally symbolizes the continuity of authority as the command is passed from one individual to another. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Chris Muncy/Released) Releasing Authority: Capt. Alexander Q. Spencer, DSN 456-7470

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