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U.S. Air Force Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, presents Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, with a Legion of Merit medal during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. Davis relinquished command of the 81st MSG and will be assigned to 2nd Air Force until he retires in September 2018, with more than 24 years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, presents Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, with a Legion of Merit medal during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. Davis relinquished command of the 81st MSG and will be assigned to 2nd Air Force until he retires in September 2018, with more than 24 years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, delivers remarks during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. Davis relinquished command of the 81st MSG and will be assigned to 2nd Air Force until he retires in September 2018, with more than 24 years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, delivers remarks during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. Davis relinquished command of the 81st MSG and will be assigned to 2nd Air Force until he retires in September 2018, with more than 24 years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, takes the 81st Mission Support Group guidon from Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st MSG commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 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. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, takes the 81st Mission Support Group guidon from Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st MSG commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 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. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, passes the 81st Mission Support Group guidon to Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st MSG commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 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. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, passes the 81st Mission Support Group guidon to Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st MSG commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 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. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, delivers remarks during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. Quigley assumed command from Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st MSG commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, delivers remarks during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. Quigley assumed command from Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st MSG commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, delivers remarks during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. Davis relinquished command of the 81st MSG and will be assigned to 2nd Air Force until he retires in September 2018, with more than 24 years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, delivers remarks during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. Davis relinquished command of the 81st MSG and will be assigned to 2nd Air Force until he retires in September 2018, with more than 24 years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, delivers remarks during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. Quigley assumed command from Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st MSG commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, delivers remarks during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. Quigley assumed command from Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st MSG commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel, families and friends attend the 81st Mission Support Group change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, incoming 81st MSG commander, assumed command from Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st MSG commander, with the passing of the guidon. 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 personnel, families and friends attend the 81st Mission Support Group change of command ceremony in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 19, 2018. U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, incoming 81st MSG commander, assumed command from Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st MSG commander, with the passing of the guidon. 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. --

Col. Marcia Quigley, incoming 81st Mission Support Group commander, took command from Col. Danny Davis, outgoing 81st MSG commander, during a change of command ceremony here July 19.

Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, presided over the ceremony.

Quigley came to Keesler Air Force Base from the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, Detachment 4, located at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

"I am honored and humbled to be joining team Keesler,” said Quigley. “I look forward to working with the base and the community leadership in keeping this the premiere training base for Airmen, families and community. I am honored and privileged to take this journey with you and to become your commander.”

Davis expressed his gratitude to the men and women of the 81st MSG in his final address as commander.

"Today I’ve completed my mission,” said Davis. “I’ve served with the men and women of the 81st MSG with all of my heart. I’ve done my duty. Thank you very much for the amount of responsibility we put on you."

Davis will be assigned to 2nd Air Force, Keesler Air Force Base, until he retires in September 2018, with more than 24 years of military service.