52nd AMXS hails new commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Scherzer, 52nd Maintenance Group commander, left, and U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szczepanski, incoming 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, right, stand at attention during an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016. More than 100 52nd Fighter Wing Airmen and family members attended the ceremony where Szczepanski assumed command of the 52nd AMXS. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Scherzer, 52nd Maintenance Group commander, left, and U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szczepanski, incoming 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, right, stand at attention during an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016. More than 100 52nd Fighter Wing Airmen and family members attended the ceremony where Szczepanski assumed command of the 52nd AMXS. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Scherzer, 52nd Maintenance Group commander, left, and U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szczepanski, incoming 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, right, stand at attention while U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Riter, 52nd MXG first sergeant, center, holds the 52nd AMXS guidon during an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016.  The 52nd AMXS aims to provide fully mission capable aircraft through safe and professional maintenance. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Scherzer, 52nd Maintenance Group commander, left, and U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szczepanski, incoming 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, right, stand at attention while U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Riter, 52nd MXG first sergeant, center, holds the 52nd AMXS guidon during an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016. The 52nd AMXS aims to provide fully mission capable aircraft through safe and professional maintenance. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

Airmen assigned to the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron salute U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szcepanski, 52nd AMXS commander, during an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016. Ceremonies of this nature usually include the incoming commanders rendering their first salute to their new squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

Airmen assigned to the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron salute U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szcepanski, 52nd AMXS commander, during an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016. Ceremonies of this nature usually include the incoming commanders rendering their first salute to their new squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alfred Flowers, 52nd Medical Group commander, right, shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szczepanski, incoming 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, left, after an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016. Szczepanski assumed command of the squadron, previously led by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col Albert Smith. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alfred Flowers, 52nd Medical Group commander, right, shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szczepanski, incoming 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, left, after an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016. Szczepanski assumed command of the squadron, previously led by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col Albert Smith. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szcepanski, incoming 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, smiles as he shakes hands with fellow Airmen after an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016. Szcepanski assumed command of the squadron and previously served as a maintenance operations officer for the 756th AMXS at Luke Air Force, Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szcepanski, incoming 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, smiles as he shakes hands with fellow Airmen after an assumption of command ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016. Szcepanski assumed command of the squadron and previously served as a maintenance operations officer for the 756th AMXS at Luke Air Force, Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --

U.S. Air Force Maj. John Szczepanski assumed command of the 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during a ceremony at Hangar One on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 8, 2016.

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Scherzer, 52nd Maintenance Group commander, presided over the ceremony where Szczepanski assumed command, previously held by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Albert Smith.