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81st SFS welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia L. Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, presents the Meritorious Service medal to Lt. Col. Jonathon M. Murray, outgoing 81st Security Forces Squadron commander, during the 81st SFS change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 31, 2019. Maj. Matthew Lowe, incoming 81st SFS commander, assumed command from Murray 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 Airman Seth Haddix)

U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia L. Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, presents the Meritorious Service medal to Lt. Col. Jonathon M. Murray, outgoing 81st Security Forces Squadron commander, during the 81st SFS change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 31, 2019. Maj. Matthew Lowe, incoming 81st SFS commander, assumed command from Murray 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 Airman Seth Haddix)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Matthew Lowe, incoming 81st Security Forces Squadron commander, delivers remarks during the 81st SFS change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 31, 2019. Prior to becoming the 81st SFS commander, Lowe was the Officer Training School Deputy Chief of Standards and Evaluation, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Matthew Lowe, incoming 81st Security Forces Squadron commander, delivers remarks during the 81st SFS change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 31, 2019. Prior to becoming the 81st SFS commander, Lowe was the Officer Training School Deputy Chief of Standards and Evaluation, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, passes the 81st Security Forces Squadron guidon to Maj. Matthew Lowe, incoming 81st SFS commander, during the 81st SFS change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 31, 2019. 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, passes the 81st Security Forces Squadron guidon to Maj. Matthew Lowe, incoming 81st SFS commander, during the 81st SFS change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 31, 2019. 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, takes the 81st Security Forces Squadron guidon from Lt. Col. Jonathon Murray, outgoing 81st SFS commander, during the 81st SFS change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 31, 2019. 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, takes the 81st Security Forces Squadron guidon from Lt. Col. Jonathon Murray, outgoing 81st SFS commander, during the 81st SFS change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 31, 2019. 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 Capt. Samantha Giebel, 81st Security Forces Squadron operations officer, stands in formation during the 81st SFS change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 31, 2019. Maj. Matthew Lowe, incoming 81st SFS commander, assumed command from Lt. Col. Jonathon Murray, outgoing 81st SFS 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)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Samantha Giebel, 81st Security Forces Squadron operations officer, stands in formation during the 81st SFS change of command ceremony inside the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 31, 2019. Maj. Matthew Lowe, incoming 81st SFS commander, assumed command from Lt. Col. Jonathon Murray, outgoing 81st SFS 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. --

Maj. Matthew R. Lowe, incoming 81st Security Forces Squadron commander, received command from Lt. Col. Jonathon M. Murray, outgoing 81st SFS commander, during a change of command ceremony here, May 31.
 

Col. Marcia L. Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, presided over the ceremony.
 

Prior to becoming the 81st SFS commander, Lowe was the Deputy Chief of Standards and Evaluation, Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
 

"I want to thank Col. Blackwell, Chief Pizzuto, and Col. Quigley for giving me this opportunity,” said Lowe. “This position is a huge responsibility and I don’t take it lightly.”

 

Murray expressed his pride in the 81st SFS and what they have accomplished during his time as commander in his final address.

 

The 81st SFS has accomplished a great deal in the past two years” said Murray. “Today, I’m proud to say Keesler Air Force Base is more secure than it has ever been in its history.
 

Murray’s next assignment will be at Yokota Air Base, Japan, where he will be the commander of the 374th Security Forces Squadron.