CJTF-HOA welcomes new 449th AEG commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Bruzzini assumed command of the 449th Air Expeditionary Group from U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Duffy during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti. U.S. Air Force Col. Andra Kniep, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, served as the presiding officer for the ceremony.

By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Jun 08, 2016
8 photos: CJTF-HOA welcomes new 449th AEG commander
Photo 1 of 8: U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Bruzzini, 449th Air Expeditionary Group incoming commander, receives the 449th AEG flag from U.S. Air Force Col. Andra Kniep, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The passing of the flag is a military tradition signifying the change of authority and responsibility of a unit from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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8 photos: CJTF-HOA welcomes new 449th AEG commander
Photo 2 of 8: U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Bruzzini, 449th Air Expeditionary Group incoming commander, presents his first salute to the unit during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Bruzzini has experience in combat and combat support missions in Operations Allied Force, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, as well as experience in the Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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Photo 3 of 8: U.S. Airmen of the 449th Air Expeditionary Group salute U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Bruzzini, 449th AEG’s incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The first salute is a sign of respect and acknowledgement rendered to new leadership during such ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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Photo 4 of 8: U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Bruzzini, 449th Air Expeditionary Group incoming commander, makes his first remarks to his new unit during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Bruzzini comes to the 449th AEG from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, where he served as the deputy assistant secretary for programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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Photo 5 of 8: U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Duffy, 449th Air Expeditionary Group outgoing commander, hands the 449th AEG flag to U.S. Air Force Col. Andra Kniep, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, during the 449th Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The passing of the flag is a military tradition signifying the change of authority and responsibility of a unit from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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Photo 6 of 8: U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Duffy, 449th Air Expeditionary Group outgoing commander, makes final remarks to the men and women of the group during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The 449th AEG is assigned to U.S. Air Forces Africa and conducts personnel recovery and other operations in support of activities for Air Forces Africa and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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Photo 7 of 8: U.S. Air force Col. Andra Kniep, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander and presiding officer, presents a certificate for The Legion of Merit to U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Duffy, 449th Air Expeditionary Group outgoing commander, during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The Legion of Merit is presented to a person who has distinguished themself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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Photo 8 of 8: U.S. Air Force Col. Andra Kniep, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander and presiding officer, speaks about the achievements of U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Duffy, 449th Air Expeditionary Group outgoing commander, during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Assigned to U.S. Forces Africa, The 449th AEG conducts personnel recovery and other operations in support of activities to enable U.S. Air Forces Africa and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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