39th LRS welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force Maj. Phillip Wheeler, 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron incoming commander receives the guidon from U.S. Air Force Col. Russell Voce, 39th Mission Support Group commander, during an assumption of command ceremony on June 30, 2016 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Prior to taking command here, Wheeler was the 97th LRS commander at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Phillip Wheeler, 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron incoming commander receives the guidon from U.S. Air Force Col. Russell Voce, 39th Mission Support Group commander, during an assumption of command ceremony on June 30, 2016 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Prior to taking command here, Wheeler was the 97th LRS commander at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh/Released)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey --

Maj. Phillip Wheeler assumed command of the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony here, June 30.

Prior to taking command, Wheeler was the commander of the 97th LRS, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

An assumption of command ceremony is a tradition that represents a formal acceptance of authority and responsibility by the incoming commander.