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31st Operations Group Change of Command

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, left, passes the guidon to U.S Air Force Colonel Kevin Crofton, 31st Operations Group (OG) incoming commander, during the 31st OG change of command ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 9, 2021. The passing of the guidon is a formal process during a change of command ceremony signifying the transfer of leadership from one officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Jessica Blair)

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, left, passes the guidon to U.S Air Force Colonel Leslie Hauck, 31st Operations Group (OG) outgoing commander, during the 31st OG change of command ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 9, 2021. The passing of the guidon is a formal process during a change of command ceremony signifying the transfer of leadership from one officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Jessica Blair)

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, left, presents the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) certificate to U.S Air Force Colonel Leslie Hauck III, 31st Operations Group (OG) outgoing commander, during the 31st OG change of command ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 9, 2021. The 31st OG consists of seven squadrons which continually support operations and exercises across three Combatant Commands. The wide ranging operational capabilities are brought by Airmen from the 31st Operations Support Squadron, 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons, 731st Expeditionary Attack Squadron,510th and 555th Fighter Squadrons, and the 606th Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Jessica Blair)

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, left, pins the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) onto U.S Air Force Col. Leslie Hauck III, 31st Operations Group (OG) outgoing commander, during the 31st OG change of command ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, July 9, 2021. The 31st OG consists of seven squadrons which continually support operations and exercises across three Combatant Commands. The wide ranging operational capabilities are brought by Airmen from the 31st Operations Support Squadron, 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons, 731st Expeditionary Attack Squadron, 510th and 555th Fighter Squadrons, and the 606th Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Jessica Blair)

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