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62nd Airlift Wing welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Sergio Anaya, commander of the 62d Airlift Wing, assumes command of the 62d AW during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, June 21, 2023. Photo credit: Senior Airman Callie Norton

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The 62nd Airlift Wing welcomed their new commander, Col. Sergio Anaya, at a change of command ceremony on McChord Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 21.

The presiding official for the ceremony was Maj. Gen. Corey Martin, 18th Air Force commander.

As the 62nd AW commander, Anaya, a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, ensures the readiness of more than 2,400 active-duty military and civilian personnel along with 40 C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. He is also the Air Force senior service component commander at JBLM and represents about 7,000 Total Force airmen.

In his first address as new commander, Anaya spoke directly to the airmen of the wing.

"Many of you already know how I feel about this team, the 62nd Airlift Wing," he said. "This is a team like no other, second to none. Simply put, this is America's Airlift Wing."

Anaya assumed command from Col. David Fazenbaker. Fazenbaker is heading to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to be the deputy director of Operations for United States Transportation Command.

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