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Ceremony hails in new maintenance commander

Col. John F. Robinson, 911th Airlift Wing commander, passes the 911th Maintenance Group guidon to Lt. Col. Richard Cox, 911th MXG commander, at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8, 2021. The passing of the guidon symbolizes the transfer of command and that Cox assumes responsibility for the 911th Maintenance Group.

Col. John F. Robinson, 911th Airlift Wing commander, passes the 911th Maintenance Group guidon to Lt. Col. Richard Cox, 911th MXG commander, at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8, 2021. The passing of the guidon symbolizes the transfer of command and that Cox assumes responsibility for the 911th Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Lt. Col. Richard Cox, 911th Maintenance Group commander, renders a salute to Airmen assigned to the 911th MXG at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8, 2021. Cox rendered a salute for his first action after assuming command as a symbol of respect for his Airmen and their hard work and dedication.

Lt. Col. Richard Cox, 911th Maintenance Group commander, renders a salute to Airmen assigned to the 911th MXG at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8, 2021. Cox rendered a salute for his first action after assuming command as a symbol of respect for his Airmen and their hard work and dedication. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy photo)

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIR RESERVE STATION, Pa. --

Lt. Col. Richard Cox, 911th Maintenance Group commander, assumes command of the 911th MXG during an Assumption of Command ceremony at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8, 2021. The assumption of command ceremony is a military tradition meant to symbolize the passing of authority and leadership to a given unit's incoming commander.