349th Air Mobility Wing to hold Assumption of Command Ceremony

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  • 349th Air Mobility Wing

The 349th Air Mobility Wing will hold an Assumption of Command Ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 7 when Col. Patrick Brady-Lee will assume command of the wing. The ceremony, officiated by Maj. Gen. D. Scott Durham, Fourth Air Force commander, will be held at Travis Air Force Base, California, beginning at 11 a.m.

A native of Altus, Oklahoma, the colonel is currently serving as the deputy commander for the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He earned his commission from the Air Force Academy in 2000 and has served in a variety of assignments from the installation-level to Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon. The colonel is a senior pilot with more than 2,700 flight hours, including 1,226 combat hours.

The 349th Air Mobility Wing, located at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., is the largest associate wing in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. More than 2,700 reservists and civilian personnel are assigned to the unit.  With the arrival of the KC-46A Pegasus at Travis AFB in 2023, the 349th flies it along with the C-5 Super Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III and KC-10 Extender. Currently, it is the only Air Force Reserve unit that flies four weapons systems as well as having an aeromedical mission.

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