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332nd EOG welcomes new commander

U.S.  Air Force Col. Thomas Palmer takes command of the 332nd Expeditionary Operations wing from U.S.  Air Force Col. Clinton Eichelberger, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander during a change of command ceremony Feb. 2, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Palmer receives command of the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group from U.S. Air Force Col. Clinton Eichelberger, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony Feb. 2, 2017, in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Reams)

SOUTHWEST ASIA --

Col. Thomas Palmer took command of the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group during a change of command ceremony. Feb. 2.

A change of command ceremony is a tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility from the outgoing commander to the incoming commander.