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July 15, 2011 at 2:06am

Lots of command changes at McChord

Fourth Air Force Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Kyle, addresses Reservists and active-duty Airmen during an All Call at McChord Field July 9. Kyle talked about his priorities and answered questions from the audience. "Citizen Airmen tied to the community have

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MCCHORD FIELD, Wash. -- Along with constant training, the 446th Airlift Wing saw a lot of changes at McChord Field during the July Reserve weekend.

The event-filled weekend began July 9 with an All Call led by Fourth Air Force commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Kyle,. Kyle talked with Citizen Airmen about command priorities and fielded questions from the audience about force development and supplying the fight.

An Assumption of Command ceremony welcomed Col. Bruce Bowers, as our new wing commander, July 9. Kyle presided over the event attended by Reservists, active-duty members of the Air Force and Army, and local civic leaders.

Marking his new role as 446th Operations Group commander, Lt. Col. James Dignan assumed command July 10.

The 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron also bid farewell to Col. Karen Winter, 446th ASTS commander, who retired and passed the torch to Lt. Col. Rob Richardson during change of command and retirement ceremony July 10.

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