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302nd Maintenance Group welcomes new commander

Col. James DeVere, the 302nd Airlift Wing commander, makes his opening remarks during the 302nd Maintenance Group change of command ceremony July 14, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

Col. James DeVere, the 302nd Airlift Wing commander, makes his opening remarks during the 302nd Maintenance Group change of command ceremony July 14, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. DeVere highlighted the accomplishments of Col. Jason Martin, the previous 302nd MXG commander, and set his expectations for Col. Jordan Murphy, the new commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Norton)

Col. Jordan Murphy, the 302nd Maintenance Group commander, addresses the maintenance group for the first time as their leader during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Col. Jordan Murphy, the 302nd Maintenance Group commander, addresses the maintenance group for the first time as their leader during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He emphasized the weight of the group’s previous achievements and expressed his eagerness to lead the group toward future accomplishments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Norton)

Col. James DeVere, the 302nd Airlift Wing commander, presents the 302nd Maintenance Group guidon to Col. Jordan Murphy, the new 302nd MXG commander, during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Norton)

Col. James DeVere, the 302nd Airlift Wing commander, presents the 302nd Maintenance Group guidon to Col. Jordan Murphy, the new 302nd MXG commander, during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2019, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Norton)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

The 302nd Maintenance Group Airmen welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony, here, June 7.

Col. Jason Martin relinquished command of the 302nd MXG to Col. Jordan Murphy.

During his last address to his Reserve Citizen Airmen, Martin, spoke of the group’s professionalism and accomplishments.

“You’re inheriting an excellent group of talented maintainers,” said Martin. “I know they’ll be in good hands.”

Before taking command of the 302nd MXG, Murphy graduated from Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, and commanded the Air Force Reserve’s largest maintenance squadron.

Martin is now serving as the Air Force Reserve Command’s Aircraft Maintenance Division chief at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

The 302nd MXG is responsible for maintaining the 302nd Airlift Wing’s C-130 Hercules aircraft and maintenance equipment. The group trains and equips Airmen to support wartime and peacetime operations, to include the wing’s aerial firefighting mission.