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Col. Paul Birch, left, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, and Col. Benito Barron, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) commander, pose for at photo during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Barron, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Paul Birch, left, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, and Col. Benito Barron, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) commander, pose for at photo during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Barron, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Leadership from the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing (AGOW) gather during the 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG, which falls under the 93d AGOW, is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Leadership from the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing (AGOW) gather during the 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG, which falls under the 93d AGOW, is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Staff Sgt. Zachariah Parker, 105th Base Defense Squadron fire team leader, Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., stands at parade rest during the 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG, which trains hand-in-hand with the 105th BDS, is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Staff Sgt. Zachariah Parker, 105th Base Defense Squadron fire team leader, Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., stands at parade rest during the 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG, which trains hand-in-hand with the 105th BDS, is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) stand at parade rest during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) stand at parade rest during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Benito Barron, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) commander, gives remarks during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Barron, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Benito Barron, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) commander, gives remarks during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Barron, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Paul Birch, left, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, and Col. Kevin Walker, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) outgoing commander, pose for a photo during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Paul Birch, left, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, and Col. Kevin Walker, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) outgoing commander, pose for a photo during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Leadership from the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing congratulates Col. Benito Barron, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) commander, after he assumes command of the 820th BDG during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Barron, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Leadership from the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing congratulates Col. Benito Barron, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) commander, after he assumes command of the 820th BDG during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Barron, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Paul Birch, left, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, and Col. Kevin Walker, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) outgoing commander, pose for a photo during at change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, a Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Paul Birch, left, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, and Col. Kevin Walker, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) outgoing commander, pose for a photo during at change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, a Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Kevin Walker, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) outgoing commander, renders his final salute to the 820th BDG during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Col. Kevin Walker, 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) outgoing commander, renders his final salute to the 820th BDG during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) color guard prepare to present the colors during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)
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Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group (BDG) color guard prepare to present the colors during a change of command ceremony, July 12, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The ceremony represents the formal passing of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. Col. Benito Barron, 820th BDG commander, who recently relinquished his duties as the Chief of the Homeland Defense and Protection Division for Headquarters United States Northern Command, will now command the 820th BDG. The 820th BDG is the Air Force’s only unit specifically designed to provide fully integrated defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

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