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U.S. Air Force Maj. Amber Ortiz, incoming 81st Force Support Squadron commander, delivers remarks during the 81st FSS change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. Ortiz assumed command of the 81st FSS from Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Amber Ortiz, incoming 81st Force Support Squadron commander, delivers remarks during the 81st FSS change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. Ortiz assumed command of the 81st FSS from Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Danny Davis, 81st Mission Support Group commander, takes the 81st Force Support Squadron guidon from Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons, outgoing 81st FSS commander, during the 81st FSS change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. The passing of the guidon is a ceremonial symbol of exchanging command from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Danny Davis, 81st Mission Support Group commander, takes the 81st Force Support Squadron guidon from Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons, outgoing 81st FSS commander, during the 81st FSS change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. The passing of the guidon is a ceremonial symbol of exchanging command from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Danny Davis, 81st Mission Support Group commander, passes the 81st Force Support Squadron guidon to Maj. Amber Ortiz, incoming 81st FSS commander, during the 81st FSS change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. The passing of the guidon is a ceremonial symbol of exchanging command from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Danny Davis, 81st Mission Support Group commander, passes the 81st Force Support Squadron guidon to Maj. Amber Ortiz, incoming 81st FSS commander, during the 81st FSS change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. The passing of the guidon is a ceremonial symbol of exchanging command from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons, outgoing 81st Force Support Squadron commander, delivers remarks during the 81st FSS change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. Maj. Amber Ortiz assumed command of the 81st FSS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons, outgoing 81st Force Support Squadron commander, delivers remarks during the 81st FSS change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. Maj. Amber Ortiz assumed command of the 81st FSS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. David Boydston, Airman Leadership School commandant, stands in formation with Keesler personnel during the 81st Force Support Squadron change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. The passing of the guidon is a ceremonial symbol of exchanging command from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. David Boydston, Airman Leadership School commandant, stands in formation with Keesler personnel during the 81st Force Support Squadron change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. The passing of the guidon is a ceremonial symbol of exchanging command from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Danny Davis, 81st Mission Support Group commander, delivers remarks during the 81st Force Support Squadron change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. During the ceremony, Davis highlighted the accomplishments of the squadron under the command of Lt. Col Teresa Ammons and introduced the incoming commander, Maj. Amber Ortiz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Danny Davis, 81st Mission Support Group commander, delivers remarks during the 81st Force Support Squadron change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. During the ceremony, Davis highlighted the accomplishments of the squadron under the command of Lt. Col Teresa Ammons and introduced the incoming commander, Maj. Amber Ortiz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel, families and friends attend the 81st Force Support Squadron change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. U.S. Air Force Maj. Amber Ortiz, incoming 81st FSS commander, assumes command from Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons, outgoing 81st FSS commander, with the passing of the guidon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel, families and friends attend the 81st Force Support Squadron change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. U.S. Air Force Maj. Amber Ortiz, incoming 81st FSS commander, assumes command from Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons, outgoing 81st FSS commander, with the passing of the guidon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler Honor Guard members present the colors during the 81st Force Support Squadron change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. The passing of the guidon is a ceremonial symbol of exchanging command from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler Honor Guard members present the colors during the 81st Force Support Squadron change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. The passing of the guidon is a ceremonial symbol of exchanging command from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons, outgoing 81st Force Support Squadron commander, and Maj. Amber Ortiz, incoming 81st FSS commander, attend the 81st FSS change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. The passing of the guidon is a ceremonial symbol of exchanging command from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons, outgoing 81st Force Support Squadron commander, and Maj. Amber Ortiz, incoming 81st FSS commander, attend the 81st FSS change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 14, 2018. The passing of the guidon is a ceremonial symbol of exchanging command from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

Maj. Amber Ortiz, incoming 81st Force Support Squadron commander, took command from Lt. Col. Teresa Ammons, outgoing 81st FSS commander, during a change of command ceremony here June 15.

Col. Danny Davis, 81st Mission Support Group commander, presided over the ceremony.

Ortiz came to Keesler Air Force Base from Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, where she was a student of the Air Command and Staff College.

"The 81st FSS has a vitally important mission; a mission that directly impacts our Airmen and civilians every day and one that enables every other mission on base,” said Ortiz. “I am excited to join the 81st FSS and the Keesler team in making these missions successful.”

Ammons expressed her gratitude to the men and women of the 81st FSS in her final address as commander. 

"You guys have been nothing short of amazing and I couldn't have done this without you," said Ammons.