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39th OSS welcomes new commander

Leadership from the 39th Weapons System Security Group and 39th Operations Support Squadron conducts a change of command ceremony June 6, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. According to Air Force regulations, the primary purpose of a change of command ceremony is to allow subordinates to witness the formal command change from one officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

Leadership from the 39th Weapons System Security Group and 39th Operations Support Squadron conducts a change of command ceremony June 6, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. According to Air Force regulations, the primary purpose of a change of command ceremony is to allow subordinates to witness the formal command change from one officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

Group and squadron commanders participate in an invocation before the 39th Operations Support Squadron change of command ceremony June 6, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. During change of command ceremonies, the invocation traditionally takes place in between the national anthem and the opening remarks from the presiding officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

Group and squadron commanders participate in an invocation before the 39th Operations Support Squadron change of command ceremony June 6, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. During change of command ceremonies, the invocation traditionally takes place in between the national anthem and the opening remarks from the presiding officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

Col. Paul R. Quigley, 39th Weapons System Security Group commander, left, presents the Meritorious Service Medal to Lt. Col. John A. Talafuse, outgoing 39th Operations Support Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony June 6, 2019, on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. During his time as commander, Talafuse oversaw 80,000 operations at the U.S. Air Force’s busiest air traffic control complex in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

Col. Paul R. Quigley, 39th Weapons System Security Group commander, left, presents the Meritorious Service Medal to Lt. Col. John A. Talafuse, outgoing 39th Operations Support Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony June 6, 2019, on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. During his time as commander, Talafuse oversaw 80,000 operations at the U.S. Air Force’s busiest air traffic control complex in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

Lt. Col. Kevin K. McCaskey, 39th Operations Support Squadron commander, gives a speech during his change of command ceremony on June 6, 2019, on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. McCaskey assumed command of the 39th OSS from Lt. Col. John A. Talafuse, and expressed his enthusiasm about leading the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

Lt. Col. Kevin K. McCaskey, 39th Operations Support Squadron commander, gives a speech during his change of command ceremony on June 6, 2019, on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. McCaskey assumed command of the 39th OSS from Lt. Col. John A. Talafuse, and expressed his enthusiasm about leading the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

Col. Paul R. Quigley, 39th Weapons System Security Group commander, left, presents the Meritorious Service Medal to Lt. Col. John A. Talafuse, outgoing 39th Operations Support Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony June 6, 2019, on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. During his time as commander, Talafuse oversaw 80,000 operations at the U.S. Air Force’s busiest air traffic control complex in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

Col. Paul R. Quigley, 39th Weapons System Security Group commander, left, presents the Meritorious Service Medal to Lt. Col. John A. Talafuse, outgoing 39th Operations Support Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony June 6, 2019, on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. During his time as commander, Talafuse oversaw 80,000 operations at the U.S. Air Force’s busiest air traffic control complex in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey --

Lt. Col. John Talafuse relinquished command of the 39th Operations Support Squadron Lt. Col. Kevin McCaskey.