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347th Rescue Group changes command

Photo of an Airman posing for a portrait

U.S. Air Force Col. Chris Richardson, 347th Rescue Group commander, poses for a photo after a change of command ceremony May 26, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. During the ceremony, Richardson assumed command of the 347th RQG from Col. Russell Cook. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of Airmen listening to remarks during a ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. Russell Cook, left, 347th Rescue Group commander, and Col. Chris Richardson, 41st Rescue Squadron commander, listen to remarks during a change of command ceremony May 26, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. During the ceremony, Cook relinquished command of the 347th RQG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman receiving a guidon during a ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. Dan Walls, left, 23d Wing commander, passes a guidon to Col. Chris Richardson, 347th Rescue Group commander, during a change of command ceremony May 26, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The passing of the guidon symbolizes the handoff of authority to the incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of Airmen watching a ceremony

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group watches a change of command ceremony May 26, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. A change of command ceremony is a military tradition that symbolizes the transfer of a unit’s responsibilities from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman making remarks during a ceremony

U.S. Air Force Col. Chris Richardson, 347th Rescue Group commander, makes remarks during a change of command ceremony May 26, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Richardson previously served as the 41st Rescue Squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman receiving a salute

U.S. Air Force Col. Chris Richardson, 347th Group commander, receives his first salute after assuming command during a change of command ceremony May 26, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The 347th RQG is comprised of more than 500 personnel, including a Guardian Angel squadron, two flying squadrons and an operations support squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

Photo of an Airman revealing a new commander's name on an aircraft

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chris Flores, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, reveals Col. Chris Richardson’s, 347th Rescue Group commander, name on an HH-60W Jolly Green II after a change of command ceremony May 26, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. At the end of a change of command ceremony, the name of the incoming commander is revealed on his or her respective aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --