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302nd Airlift Wing Photos

Maintenance Group ‘double hitter’ assumptions of command affect AMXS, MOF

Air Force Reserve Col. James Van Housen, 302nd Maintenance Group commander, presents the 302nd Maintenance Operations Flight’s newest commander, Capt. Michael Allen, to Airmen of the group March 2 during an assumption of command ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. “Thank you to the men and the women of the 302nd Maintenance Group, especially the maintenance operations flight. I truly believe they are one the best flightline operations in the Air Force,” Allen said. Van Housen presided over two assumptions of command ceremonies for the 302nd MXG, including one for the 302nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s incoming commander, Maj. John Drain. Drain, a former enlisted avionics technician, has served in a number of officer billets, including F-22 maintenance at Tyndall AFB, Fla., and the commander of the AF Reserve’s 934th MOF in Minneapolis, Minn. Allen, also a prior enlisted Airman in security forces, takes on the leadership role of the 302nd MOF after serving within the 302nd Airlift Wing since March 2009. The 302nd MXG is the parent organization to both the 302nd AMXS and MOF. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Stephen J. Collier)

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