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315th Ops Group & squadron change of commands

Several units of the 315th Airlift Wing held Change of Command ceremonies January 11 and 12, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

Col. Adam Willis, Commander of the 315th Airlift Wing, passes guidon to Col. John B.Gurrieri Jan 12, 2020, at JB Charleston, South Carolina. Col. John B. Gurrieri, assumed command of the 315 OG. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Della Creech)

Several units of the 315th Airlift Wing held Change of Command ceremonies January 11 and 12, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

315th Contingency Response Flight, Joint Base Charleston, conduct Change of Command, Jan 11, 2020, at JB Charleston, South Carolina. 315CRF incoming Commander Lt. Col. Alllison E. Garbade, addresses attendees on goals for the future. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Della Creech)

Several units of the 315th Airlift Wing held Change of Command ceremonies January 11 and 12, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

315th Contingency Response Flight, Joint Base Charleston, conduct Change of Command, Jan 11, 2020, at JB Charleston, South Carolina. Col. John Gurrieri, outgoing 317th Airlift Squadron Commander, passes guidon to incoming 315CRF Commander Lt. Col. Alllison E. Garbade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Della Creech)

Several units of the 315th Airlift Wing held Change of Command ceremonies January 11 and 12, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

315th Airlift Wing Commander, Col. Adam Willis, passes guidon to Lt. Col. John B. Gurrieri, outgoing Commander of the 317th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, Jan 11, 2020, during the Change of Command, at JB Charleston, South Carolina. Outgoing Commander Gurrieri, relinquished command of the 317AS to incoming Commander Lt. Col. John D. Ramsey, III. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Della Creech)

Several units of the 315th Airlift Wing held Change of Command ceremonies January 11 and 12, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

317th Airlift Squadron incoming Commander Lt. Col. John D. Ramsey, III, celebrates with family at Joint Base Charleston, Change of Command, Jan 11, 2020. Outgoing Commander John B. Gurrieri, relinquished command of the 317AS to incoming Commander Lt. Col. Ramsey. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Della Creech)

Several units of the 315th Airlift Wing held Change of Command ceremonies January 11 and 12, at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

Col. John B. Gurrieri, 315th Operations Group Commander, Joint Base Charleston, celebrates with family at the 315 OG assumption of command, Jan 12, 2020, at JB Charleston, South Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Della Creech)

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, South Carolina --

Several units of the 315th Airlift Wing held change of command ceremonies this weekend at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. 

Col. John Gurrieri assumed command of the 315th Operations Group during an assumption of command ceremony held here Sunday.

Family, friends, and Team Charleston members attended the 315 OG change of command ceremony to welcome incoming commander Lt. Col. John Gurrieri.

The 315th Operations Group, together with the active duty 437th Airlift Wing provides a large part of Air Mobility Command's Global Reach airlift capability. These rapid, flexible and responsive air mobility units promote stability around the world by keeping America's capability and character highly visible. The OG is also active in presidential support missions and USAID humanitarian missions.

The 315 AW also welcomed incoming 317th Airlift Squadron commander Lt. Col. John Ramsey, III, who assumed command of the 317 AS during a change of command ceremony from Lt. Col. John Gurrieri Saturday.

The major responsibilities of the 317 AS are to maintain combat-ready aircrews in support of ever-changing global taskings such as contingencies, humanitarian relief, presidential support and exercises.

“We couldn’t ask for a finer command team,” Gurrieri said.

Additionally, the 315 AW welcomed incoming commander of the 315th Contingency Response Flight. Lt. Col. Allison Garbade assumed command of the 315 CRF, from Lt. Col. John Ramsey, III, during a change of command ceremony Saturday.

The 315 CRF is one of the most active Reserve CRF's in the Air Force. The unit is consistently striving to maintain preparedness, training, and leadership to ensure mission accomplishment for both its members as well as its affiliated units. The CRF is an integral part of training both aircrews and airlift users in operations and exercises to ensure that the mission is achieved safely and efficiently.

Gurrieri said, “together the 315 AW remains reserve ready with this fine leadership team.”

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