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Col. Lawson assumes command of 81st TRG

Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the 81st Training Group change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. Col. Scott Solomon passed on command of the 81st TRG to Col. Leo Lawson, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the 81st Training Group change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. Col. Scott Solomon passed on command of the 81st TRG to Col. Leo Lawson, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Bodine, 81st Training Group military training superintendent, and Airmen from the 81st TRG stand in formation during the 81st TRG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Bodine, 81st Training Group military training superintendent, and Airmen from the 81st TRG stand in formation during the 81st TRG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, passes command of the 81st Training Group to Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, during the 81st TRG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, passes command of the 81st Training Group to Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, during the 81st TRG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Lt. Col. Steven Lipinski, 335th Training Squadron commander, greets Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, during a change of command ceremony reception in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Lawson assumed command from Col. Scott Solomon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Lt. Col. Steven Lipinski, 335th Training Squadron commander, greets Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, during a change of command ceremony reception in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Lawson assumed command from Col. Scott Solomon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, gives remarks during the 81st TRG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Lawson assumed command from Col. Scott Solomon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, gives remarks during the 81st TRG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Lawson assumed command from Col. Scott Solomon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, presents the Legion of Merit medal to Col. Scott Solomon, outgoing 81st Training Group commander, during the 81st TRG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. Solomon passed on command of the 81st TRG to Col. Leo Lawson, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, presents the Legion of Merit medal to Col. Scott Solomon, outgoing 81st Training Group commander, during the 81st TRG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. Solomon passed on command of the 81st TRG to Col. Leo Lawson, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel, families and friends attend the 81st Training Group change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. Col. Scott Solomon passed on command of the 81st TRG to Col. Leo Lawson, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel, families and friends attend the 81st Training Group change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. Col. Scott Solomon passed on command of the 81st TRG to Col. Leo Lawson, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the 81st Training Group change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the hand off of a ceremonial guidon. Col. Scott Solomon passed on command of the 81st TRG to Col. Leo Lawson, Jr. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)