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820th BDG welcomes new commander

Group superintendent holds guidon during ceremony

Chief Master Sgt. Marc Sommers, 820th Base Defense Group superintendent, holds the unit guidon during the 820th Base Defense Group change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Jun 16. 2020. The 820th BDG provides rapidly deployable, fully integrated, highly specialized forces for active internal and external base defense. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this ceremony deviated from tradition by limiting the number of guests and by symbolically moving the guidon from the old commander to the new commander, instead of passing it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Faith Brodkorb)

Col. Willis delivers speech

Col. Danielle Willis, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing commander, introduces the 820th Base Defense Group to its new commander, Col. Derrick Weyand, June 16, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 820th BDG provides rapidly deployable, fully integrated, highly specialized forces for active internal and external base defense. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this ceremony deviated from tradition by limiting the number of guests and by symbolically moving the guidon from the old commander to the new commander, instead of passing it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Faith Brodkorb)

Col Barron delivers speech

Col. Benito Barron, 820th Base Defense Group commander, addresses the 820th BDG Airmen as their commander for the last time during a change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., June 16, 2020. The 820th Base Defense Group provides rapidly deployable, fully integrated, highly specialized forces for active internal and external base defense. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this ceremony deviated from tradition by limiting the number of guests and by symbolically moving the guidon from the old commander to the new commander, instead of passing it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Faith Brodkorb)

a phone live streams the ceremony

Public Affairs streams the 820th Base Defense Group change of command ceremony over Facebook Live June 16, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 820th Base Defense Group provides rapidly deployable, fully integrated, highly specialized forces for active internal and external base defense. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this ceremony deviated from tradition by limiting the number of guests, and streaming it allowed all 820th BDG Airmen an opportunity to watch. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Capt. Faith Brodkorb) (This image has been altered for privacy purposes by blurring personally identifiable information.)

Col. Barron receives his last salute

Col. Benito Barron, 820th Base Defense Group commander, receives his last salute from Master Sgt. Aaron Hellman, 820th Combat Operations Squadron first sergeant, during the 820th BDG change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, June 16, 2020. from The 820th BDG provides rapidly deployable, fully integrated, highly specialized forces for active internal and external base defense. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this ceremony deviated from tradition by limiting the number of guests and by symbolically moving the guidon from the old commander to the new commander, instead of passing it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Faith Brodkorb)

Col. Weyand assumes command of the 820th BDG

Col. Derrick Weyand assumes command of the 820th Base Defense Group during a change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, June 16, 2020. The 820th BDG provides rapidly deployable, fully integrated, highly specialized forces for active internal and external base defense. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this ceremony deviated from tradition by limiting the number of guests and by symbolically moving the guidon from the old commander to the new commander, instead of passing it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Faith Brodkorb)

Col. Weyand speaks from a podium

Col. Derrick Weyand addresses his Airmen for the first time as the commander of the 820th Base Defense Group at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, June 16, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this change of command ceremony deviated from tradition by limiting the number of guests and by symbolically moving the guidon from the old commander to the new commander, instead of passing it. The 820th BDG provides rapidly deployable, fully integrated, highly specialized forces for active internal and external base defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Faith Brodkorb)

Col. Weyand receives first salute

Col. Derrick Weyand, 820th Base Defense Group commander, receives his first salute during a change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, June 16, 2020. The 820th BDG provides rapidly deployable, fully integrated, highly specialized forces for active internal and external base defense. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this ceremony deviated from tradition by limiting the number of guests and by symbolically moving the guidon from the old commander to the new commander, instead of passing it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Faith Brodkorb)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --

The 820th Base Defense Group welcomes Col. Derrick Weyand and bids farewell to Col. Benito Barron during a change of command ceremony June 16, 2020, here.