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49th Medical Group change of command

Col. Houston R. Cantwell, 49th Wing commander, takes the 49th Medical Group guidon from Col. Paul A. Willingham, 49th MDG outgoing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Club Holloman, June 23, 2017. During the ceremony, Willingham relinquished command of the 49th MDG to Col. Paul R. Brezinski. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

Col. Houston R. Cantwell, 49th Wing commander, takes the 49th Medical Group guidon from Col. Paul A. Willingham, 49th MDG outgoing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Club Holloman, June 23, 2017. During the ceremony, Willingham relinquished command of the 49th MDG to Col. Paul R. Brezinski. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

Col. Houston R. Cantwell, 49th Wing commander, gives the 49th Medical Group guidon to Col. Paul R. Brezinski during a change of command ceremony at Club Holloman, June 23, 2017. During the ceremony, Col. Paul R. Brezinski took command of the 49th MDG from Col. Paul A. Willingham, 49th MDG outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

Col. Houston R. Cantwell, 49th Wing commander, gives the 49th Medical Group guidon to Col. Paul R. Brezinski during a change of command ceremony at Club Holloman, June 23, 2017. During the ceremony, Col. Paul R. Brezinski took command of the 49th MDG from Col. Paul A. Willingham, 49th MDG outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

Col. Paul A. Willingham, 49th Medical Group outgoing commander, (right) relinquishes command of the 49th MDG to Col. Paul R. Brezinski (center) by the authority of Col. Houston R. Cantwell, 49th Wing commander (left) at Club Holloman, June 23, 2017. The change of command ceremony is rooted in military tradition and symbolizes the passing of command so all may witness the changing of leadership responsibilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

Col. Paul A. Willingham, 49th Medical Group outgoing commander, (right) relinquishes command of the 49th MDG to Col. Paul R. Brezinski (center) by the authority of Col. Houston R. Cantwell, 49th Wing commander (left) at Club Holloman, June 23, 2017. The change of command ceremony is rooted in military tradition and symbolizes the passing of command so all may witness the changing of leadership responsibilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Col. Paul A. Willingham, 49th Medical Group outgoing commander, relinquished command of the 49th MDG to Col. Paul R. Brezinski during a change of command ceremony at Club Holloman, June 23, 2017.

During the ceremony, Brezinski took command of the 49th MDG by the authority of Col. Houston R. Cantwell, 49th Wing commander.