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134th Air Refueling Wing Change of Command

From one commander to another, Col. Tommy Cauthen, left, accepts congratulations from retiring Col. Timothy Dearing.

Photo by Jolanda Jansma

From one commander to another, Col. Tommy Cauthen, left, accepts congratulations from retiring Col. Timothy Dearing.

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  • Colonels Donald Johnson, Tommy Cauthen and Timothy Dearing stand at attention.
  • Colonel Timothy Dearing talks to those assembled for the Change of Command.
  • Retiring Col. Timothy Dearing gives a final salute as he relinquishes command at the 134th Air Refueling Wing.
  • Colonel Donald L. Johnson, the assistant adjutant general of the Tennessee Air National Guard, gives his remarks at the Change of Command ceremony.
  • Country Music singer Laura Bryna surprised Col. Timothy Dearing by coming to the Change of Command events. She also sang the National Anthem.
  • Step one of the Change of Command began with retiring Col. Timothy Dearing telling Col. Donald Johnson, “Sir, I relinquish command.”
  • From one commander to another, Col. Tommy Cauthen, left, accepts congratulations from retiring Col. Timothy Dearing.
  • “Sir, I assume command,” were the words Col. Tommy Cauthen, right, told Col. Donald L. Johnson, left, during the ceremony.
  • The new commander, Col. Tommy Cauthen, addresses the crowd.
  • Family support was evident at the Change of Command ceremony. With the new commander are his mother, Nancy Cauthen; brother, Mike Cauthen, and wife and children, Penny, Drew and Cayla.
  • Joe Thomas congratulates Col. Tommy Cauthen at the reception.
  • Enjoying refreshments after the ceremony are Lt. Col. Chris Roddy and Major General Rita Works.
  • Senior Master Sergeant Virginia Asher, Sam Hardman and Chief Master Sergeant Lisa Cope have a good time at the reception.

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