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169th Airlift Squadron conducts change of command

New command receives guidon.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Strauss, center, a C-130H3 Hercules mobility pilot with the 169th Airlift Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, receives command of the unit from 182nd Operations Group commander Col. Rusty Ballard during a change of command ceremony at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., Jan. 13, 2019. Lt. Col. Richard Wainman, right, relinquished command of the squadron after serving in the role for six years. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

PEORIA, Ill. -- U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Strauss, center, a C-130H3 Hercules mobility pilot with the 169th Airlift Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, receives command of the unit from 182nd Operations Group commander Col. Rusty Ballard during a change of command ceremony at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., Jan. 13, 2019. Lt. Col. Richard Wainman, right, relinquished command of the squadron after serving in the role for six years. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)