New Holloman Commander

Alamogordo – It's the end of an era for hundreds of airmen from across the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman Air Force Base.

They gathered to welcome a new commander and a new wing name during a change of command ceremony on Friday.

Col. Jeff Harrigan became the last commander of the 49th Fighter Wing when he relinquished command of the newly designated 49th Wing to Col. David Krumm.

Air Force officials say the renaming of the wing will better represent the diverse missions being conducted at Holloman, from flying to training for remotely piloted aircraft.

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