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23d Maintenance Group changes command

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U.S. Air Force Col. Jason A. Purdy, right, assumes command of the 23d Maintenance Group with Col. Russell P. Cook, 23d Wing commander, left, presiding over the change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 15, 2021. Before assuming command, Purdy served at Headquarters Air Force as the deputy division chief, Maintenance Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Garner)

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U.S. Air Force Col. Russell P. Cook, 23d Wing commander, leads the official party to the stage during the 23d Maintenance Group change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 15, 2021. The change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of a unit’s authority and responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Garner)

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U.S. Air Force Col. Jason A. Purdy, 23d Maintenance Group commander, gives remarks during the 23d MXG change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 15, 2021. In his new role, Purdy will lead seven squadrons under the 23d MXG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Garner)

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U.S. Air Force Col. Jason A. Purdy, 23d Maintenance Group commander, greets his family after a change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 15, 2021. The 23d MXG oversees the 23d Wing's maintenance training program, which ensures personnel and cargo qualification and capability for worldwide development. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Garner)

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U.S. Air Force Col. Jason A. Purdy, 23d Maintenance Group commander, right, renders his first salute to the 23d MXG during a change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 15, 2021. The 23d MXG is responsible for the operation and quality of maintenance and repair supporting combat-ready HC-130, HH-60 and A-10 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Garner)

two men holding a flag and posing

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen M. Harvey, right, relinquishes command of the 23d Maintenance Group with Col. Russell P. Cook, 23d Wing commander, left, presiding over the change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 15, 2021. Serving as the 23d MXG commander was Harvey's final assignment before retiring after more than 38 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Garner)

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U.S. Air Force Col. Jason A. Purdy, right, prepares to assume command from Col. Stephen M. Harvey, 23d Maintenance Group commander, center, with Col. Russell P. Cook, 23d Wing Commander, presiding over the 23d MXG change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 15, 2021. The ceremony is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of a unit’s authority and responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Garner)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- U.S. Air Force Col. Jason A. Purdy, right, assumes command of the 23d Maintenance Group with Col. Russell P. Cook, 23d Wing commander, left, presiding over the change of command ceremony at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 15, 2021. Before assuming command, Purdy served at Headquarters Air Force as the deputy division chief, Maintenance Division. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Garner)