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U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, passes the 81st Mission Support Group guidon to Col. Ryan Crowley, incoming 81st MSG commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, passes the 81st Mission Support Group guidon to Col. Ryan Crowley, incoming 81st MSG commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, takes the guidon from Col. Marcia Quigley during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, receives the guidon from Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Ryan Crowley, incoming 81st Mission Support Group commander, addresses his new command during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Ryan Crowley, incoming 81st Mission Support Group commander, addresses his new command during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, speaks during the 81st MSG Change of Command at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. 
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, speaks during the 81st MSG Change of Command at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, speaks during the 81st MSG Change of Command at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Marcia Quigley, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, speaks during the 81st MSG Change of Command at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, presented the Legion of Merit medal to
Col. Marcia Quigley, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, presented the Legion of Merit medal to Col. Marcia Quigley, outgoing 81st Mission Support Group commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, presented the Legion of Merit medal to
Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, presented the Legion of Merit medal to Col. Marcia Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, during the 81st MSG change of command ceremony at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, speaks during the 81st Mission Support Group Group change of command at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, speaks during the 81st Mission Support Group Group change of command at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, speaks during the 81st Mission Support Group Group Change of Command at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

U.S Air Force Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander, speaks during the 81st Mission Support Group Group Change of Command at the Marina Park at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 16, 2020. The ceremony is a symbol of command being exchanged from one commander to the next by the handing-off of a ceremonial guidon. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre' Askew)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

Col. Ryan Crowley , incoming 81st Mission Support Group commander, gained command from Col. Marcia Quigley, outgoing 81st MSG commander, during a change of command ceremony here, July 16.

Before coming to Keesler, Crowley was stationed at Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Quigley expressed how grateful she was for her time spent at Keesler. Quigley’s next assignment will be at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Crowley communicated his gratitude for the foundation set by Quigley and his desire to continue a positive pattern.

“We’ll continue a strong culture of taking care of people, treating each other with respect, collaborating as a team innovating and learning from our setbacks to achieve mission support success so others can achieve mission success,” said Crowley. “I’m ecstatic to become part of the dragon strong culture and promise to bring my best every day.”