180th Fighter Wing Operations Group Changes Command

180th Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Steven S. Nordhaus officially passes the guiding to Lt. Col. Chris Belli as he assumes command of the 180th Fighter Wing Operations Group during a change of command ceremony Sept. 7, 2013, at the base in Swanton, Ohio. Belli enlisted with the 180th Fighter Wing in 1986 as an A-7 Corsair mechanic before being selected as a pilot trainee in 1993. He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours and most recently served as the 112th Fighter Squadron Commander at the 180th Fighter Wing. The guidon is exchanged during the change of command ceremony is a symbolic gesture providing a tangible view of the command authority being transferred from one commander to the next. (U. S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer / Released).

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Nic Kuetemeyer Released.
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