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Texans rein in new commander

Col Compton accepts command of the wing from Maj Gen Suelzer.

The 136th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen said farewell to their outgoing commander, Col. Keith Williams, and welcomed in their new commander, Col. David Compton, at the wing’s change of command ceremony December 11, 2021, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Col. Williams retired after serving 34 years at the 136th Airlift Wing. The current leadership will continue guide the Texas Air National Guard unit into the next era. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by SSgt. Elizabeth Pena)

Maj Gen Suelzer articulates during the recent ceremonies as Senior Airmen Weaver stands by.

Maj. Gen. Thomas Suelzer, Texas Deputy Adjutant General - Air, speaks to the crowd gathered for a change of command as the 136th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen said farewell to their outgoing commander, Col. Keith Williams, and welcomed in their new commander, Col. David Compton, December 11, 2021, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Col. Williams retired after serving 34 years at the 136th Airlift Wing. The current leadership will continue guide the Texas Air National Guard unit into the next era. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by SSgt. Elizabeth Pena)

Col Williams salutes Maj Gen Suelzer after relinquishing his command and retiring.

The 136th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen said farewell to their outgoing commander, Col. Keith Williams, and welcomed in their new commander, Col. David Compton, at the wing’s change of command ceremony December 11, 2021, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Col. Williams retired after serving 34 years at the 136th Airlift Wing. The current leadership will continue guide the Texas Air National Guard unit into the next era. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by SSgt. Elizabeth Pena)

Two Airmen assist with flag fold ceremony.

Master Sgt. Dana Mori, 136th Command Post, assists Staff Sgt. Gabriela Sotelo, 136th Force Support Squadron, with a final flag folding for Col. Kieth Williams retirement ceremony. After this ceremony, the 136th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen said farewell to their outgoing commander, Col. Keith Williams, and welcomed in their new commander, Col. David Compton, at the wing’s change of command ceremony December 11, 2021, at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. Col. Williams retired after serving 34 years at the 136th Airlift Wing. The current leadership will continue guide the Texas Air National Guard unit into the next era. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by SSgt. Elizabeth Pena)

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The 136th Airlift Wing Citizen Airmen said farewell to their outgoing commander, Col. Keith Williams, and welcomed in their new commander, Col. David Compton, at the wing’s change of command ceremony here December 11, 2021. Col. Williams retired after serving 34 years at the 136th Airlift Wing.