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911th AMXS Assumption of Command: Capt. Joseph Walters

Capt. Joseph E. Walters, commander of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Col. Clifford Waller, commander of the 911th Maintenance Group, and Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin Waxenfelter, production supervisor with the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, stand at attention during an assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019.

Capt. Joseph E. Walters, commander of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Col. Clifford Waller, commander of the 911th Maintenance Group, and Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin Waxenfelter, production supervisor with the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, stand at attention during an assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019. Walters assumed command of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron with Waller presiding over the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Grace Thomson)

Capt. Joseph E. Walters, commander of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, speaks to the 911th AMXS Airmen at his assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019.

Capt. Joseph E. Walters, commander of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, speaks to the 911th AMXS Airmen at his assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019. Walters assumed command of the 911th AMXS in the middle of one the most complex conversion the Air Force Reserve has ever seen, said 911th Maintenance Group Commander Col. Clifford Waller.. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Grace Thomson)

Airmen from the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, as well as family and friends of Capt. Joseph E. Walters, commander of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, attend an assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019.

Airmen from the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, as well as family and friends of Capt. Joseph E. Walters, commander of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, attend an assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019. An assumption of command ceremony is meant to allow Airmen to witness the formal shift of authority from one officer to another. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Grace Thomson)

Capt. Joseph E. Walters, commander of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Col. Clifford Waller, commander of the 911th Maintenance Group, pose for a photo with the squadron flag during an assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019.

Capt. Joseph E. Walters, commander of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Col. Clifford Waller, commander of the 911th Maintenance Group, pose for a photo with the squadron flag during an assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019. Though the assumption of command ceremony is a largely symbolic, it allows the Airmen to meet and speak to their new commander after he or she takes command. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Grace Thomson)

Airmen with the 911th Airlift Wing Honor Guard perform a flag ceremony during an assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019.

Airmen with the 911th Airlift Wing Honor Guard perform a flag ceremony during an assumption of command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019. The assumption of command ceremony was held to recognize Capt. Joseph E. Walters as the new commander of the 911th AMXS. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Grace Thomson)

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIR RESERVE STATION, Pa. --

Capt. Joseph E. Walters, commander of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, assumed command of the 911th AMXS at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019. Walters takes the helm during a challenging time; the 911th Airlift Wing’s ongoing conversion from the C-130 Hercules to the C-17 Globemaster III is one of the most complex of its kind in the history of Air Force Reserve Command, said Col. Clifford Waller, commander of the 911th Maintenance Group.