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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, addresses Airmen of the group March 2 prior to two assumptions of command ceremonies at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Van Housen presided over both assumptions of command ceremonies, where Maj. John Drain and Capt. Michael Allen took command of the 302nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 302nd Maintenance Operations Flight, respectively. “They are two exceptional people and with them taking command, it’s going to be wonderful,” Van Housen said. 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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