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31st Mission Support Group Change of Command

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing (FW) commander, presents a medal for meritorious service to U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Busque, 31st Mission Support Group (MSG) outgoing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 27, 2021. The 31st MSG ensures that the 31st FW’s ability to mobilize, deploy, and employ combat airpower. They also sustain the 31st FW’s in-place missions, workforce and their families, and base infrastructure, while simultaneously providing security for the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing (FW) commander, presents a medal for meritorious service to U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Busque, 31st Mission Support Group (MSG) outgoing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 27, 2021. The 31st MSG ensures that the 31st FW’s ability to mobilize, deploy, and employ combat airpower. They also sustain the 31st FW’s in-place missions, workforce and their families, and base infrastructure, while simultaneously providing security for the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, pins a medal for meritorious service onto U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Busque, 31st Mission Support Group outgoing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 27, 2021. Busque commands all mission support and logistics functions for a base community of approximately 10,000. This includes the operation of six Aviano-based squadrons to include the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, the 31st Communications Squadron, the 31st Contracting Squadron, the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron, the 31st Security Forces Squadron, and the 31st Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Blair)

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, passes the guidon to U.S. Air Force Col. Timothy Maxwell, incoming 31st Mission Support Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 27, 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 Airman Jessica Blair)

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