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Guidon transfer during 52nd Operations Support Squadron change of command.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, passes the 52nd Operations Support Squadron guidon to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Powers, the new 52nd OSS commander, during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Powers is an Outstanding Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and a senior pilot with more than 1,700 F-16 flight hours, including more than 450 combat hours supporting Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, SENTRY SHIELD, AND OCTAVE QUARTZ. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Powers, the new 52nd Operations Support Squadron commander, gives a speech during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Powers, the new 52nd Operations Support Squadron commander, gives a speech during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The 52nd OSS performs several key functions including airfield operations, weapons and intelligence, weather, current operations and aircrew flight equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

Guidon transfer during 52nd Operations Support Squadron change of command.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Hoyt, the outgoing commander of the 52nd Operations Support Squadron (right), passes the 52nd OSS guidon to U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Hoyt has served as the commander of the 52nd OSS since 2019 and will now be attending Senior Developmental Education at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander (left), presents the Meritorious Service Medal to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Hoyt, the outgoing commander of the 52nd Operations Support Squadron, during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander (left), presents the Meritorious Service Medal to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Hoyt, the outgoing commander of the 52nd Operations Support Squadron, during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The Meritorious Service Medal was established in January 1969 as the counterpart of the Bronze Star Medal for the recognition of meritorious noncombatant service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Hoyt, the outgoing commander of the 52nd Operations Support Squadron, gives a speech during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Hoyt, the outgoing commander of the 52nd Operations Support Squadron, gives a speech during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. During the ceremony, Hoyt relinquished command of the 52nd OSS after serving as the commander since 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson gives a speech during the 52nd Operations Support Squadron change of command ceremony.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, gives a speech during the 52nd Operations Support Squadron change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. During the ceremony, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Powers assumed command of the 52nd OSS from U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Hoyt, who has led the squadron since 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Powers, the new 52nd Operations Support Squadron commander, gives a speech during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

Audience members watch as U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Powers, the new 52nd Operations Support Squadron commander, gives a speech during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Powers has served as the director of operations for the 480th Fighter Squadron since July 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson gives a speech during the 52nd Operations Support Squadron change of command.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Hoyt (center) and Lt. Col. John Powers (right) listen to U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, as he gives a speech during the 52nd Operations Support Squadron change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. During the ceremony, Hoyt relinquished command of the 52nd OSS to Powers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- U.S. Air Force Col. David Epperson, 52nd Fighter Wing commander, passes the 52nd Operations Support Squadron guidon to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Powers, the new 52nd OSS commander, during the 52nd OSS change of command ceremony May 25, 2021, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Powers is an Outstanding Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and a senior pilot with more than 1,700 F-16 flight hours, including more than 450 combat hours supporting Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, SENTRY SHIELD, AND OCTAVE QUARTZ. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)