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49th Operations Group Change of Command

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(From left to right) Col. Joseph Campo, 49th Wing commander, hands the 49th Operations Group flag to Col. Casey Tidgewell, 49th OG commander, during the Change of Command ceremony, July 12, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Tidgewell returns to Holloman for a second tour as the 49th OG commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Staff Sgt. Alex Bendzick, 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, salutes Col. Casey Tidgewell, 49th Operations Group commander, during the 49th OG Change of Command ceremony, July 12, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Bendzick unveiled Tidgewell’s name on the commander’s MQ-9 Reaper. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

Col. Casey Tidgewell, 49th Operations Group commander, gives a speech at the 49th OG Change of Command ceremony, July 12, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Tidgewell assumed command of the 49th OG from Col. Jeffery Patton during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

The 49th Operations Group gives a final salute to Col. Jeffery Patton, outgoing 49th OG commander, during the Change of Command ceremony, July 12, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Patton served as the 49th OG commander for approximately two years and relinquished command to Col. Tidgewell, the new 49th OG commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

(From left to right) Col. Joseph Campo, 49th Wing commander, present sthe Legion of Merit medal to Col. Jeffery Patton, departing 49th Operations Group commander, July 12, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Col. Patton served as the 49th OG commander for approximately two years and relinquished command to Col. Tidgewell, the new 49th OG commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE, N.M. -- (From left to right) Col. Joseph Campo, 49th Wing commander, hands the 49th Operations Group flag to Col. Casey Tidgewell, 49th OG commander, during the Change of Command ceremony, July 12, 2019, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Tidgewell returns to Holloman for a second tour as the 49th OG commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Autumn Vogt)