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McClanahan assumes command of Bomb Group

Col. Bruce Cox, 307th Bomb Wing commander, presents the guidon of the 489th Bomb Group to Col. Michael McClanahan during a change of command ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. This is the unit’s first change of command since it was reactivated in 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

Col. Bruce Cox, 307th Bomb Wing commander, presents the guidon of the 489th Bomb Group to Col. Michael McClanahan during a change of command ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. This is the unit’s first change of command since it was reactivated in 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

Dyess Air Force Honor Guard wait to present the colors at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. Prior to the Ceremony the Honor Guard presented the colors and then posted them on stage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

Dyess Air Force Honor Guard wait to present the colors at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. Prior to the Ceremony the Honor Guard presented the colors and then posted them on stage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

Airmen of the 489th Bomb Group stand at attention during the presentation of the colors at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. Col. Michael McClanahan assumed command from Col. Denis Heinz during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

Airmen of the 489th Bomb Group stand at attention during the presentation of the colors at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. Col. Michael McClanahan assumed command from Col. Denis Heinz during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

Col. Bruce Cox, 307th Bomb Wing commander, Col. Denis Heinz, 489th Bomb Wing outgoing commander, Col. Michael McClanahan incoming commander and Senior Master Sgt. Linda Mason Wilson, the 489th Bomb Group first sergeant, wait for the start of the change of command ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. The 307th Bomb Wing is the only dual-bomber wing in the Air Force, operating both the B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

Col. Bruce Cox, 307th Bomb Wing commander, Col. Denis Heinz, 489th Bomb Wing outgoing commander, Col. Michael McClanahan incoming commander and Senior Master Sgt. Linda Mason Wilson, the 489th Bomb Group first sergeant, wait for the start of the change of command ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. The 307th Bomb Wing is the only dual-bomber wing in the Air Force, operating both the B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

A video camera records the change of command ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. The change of command Ceremony dates back to the 18th Century, where unit flags were handed off between the outgoing and incoming commanders. The ceremony concludes with the new commander stating to the presiding official, “Sir, I assume command.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

A video camera records the change of command ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. The change of command Ceremony dates back to the 18th Century, where unit flags were handed off between the outgoing and incoming commanders. The ceremony concludes with the new commander stating to the presiding official, “Sir, I assume command.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

Col. Bruce Cox, 307th Bomb Wing commander, introduces Col. Michael McClanahan to the 489th Bomb Group during a change of command Ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. The 307th Bomb Wing is the only dual-bomber wing in the Air Force, operating both the B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

Col. Bruce Cox, 307th Bomb Wing commander, introduces Col. Michael McClanahan to the 489th Bomb Group during a change of command Ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 3, 2017. The 307th Bomb Wing is the only dual-bomber wing in the Air Force, operating both the B-52 Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason McCasland/Released)

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