All Hawaii ANG airframes Soar during Symbolic Change of Command

Lt. Col. Kevin Horton, 199th Fighter Squadron commander, and Col. Phillip Mallory, 154th Wing vice commander, complete an in-air refueling sequence Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
Lt. Col. Kevin Horton, 199th Fighter Squadron commander, and Col. Phillip Mallory, 154th Wing vice commander, complete an in-air refueling sequence Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

Lt. Col. Kevin Horton, 199th Fighter Squadron commander, and Col. Phillip Mallory, 154th Wing vice commander, complete an in-air refueling sequence Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

Lt. Col. Kelly Church, 203rd Air Refueling Squadron commander, goes over preflight details with members of the 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Nov. 2, 2021, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
Lt. Col. Kelly Church, 203rd Air Refueling Squadron commander, goes over preflight details with members of the 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Nov. 2, 2021, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

A KC-135 Stratotanker takes off the runway Nov. 2, 2021, at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii. All airframes within the 154th Operations Group completed a symbolic training sortie which recognized the unit’s change of command under new leadership. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
A KC-135 Stratotanker takes off the runway Nov. 2, 2021, at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii. All airframes within the 154th Operations Group completed a symbolic training sortie which recognized the unit’s change of command under new leadership. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

Lt. Col. James Williams, 154th Operations Support Squadron commander, gestures from the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 2, 2021, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
Lt. Col. James Williams, 154th Operations Support Squadron commander, gestures from the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 2, 2021, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard flies away from a KC-135 Stratotanker after receiving an in-air refuel Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. All airframes within the 154th Operations Group completed a symbolic training sortie that recognized the unit’s change of command under new leadership. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
An F-22 Raptor assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard flies away from a KC-135 Stratotanker after receiving an in-air refuel Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. All airframes within the 154th Operations Group completed a symbolic training sortie that recognized the unit’s change of command under new leadership. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

Staff Sgt. Kalen Gabriel Louis Smith-Kamakeeaina, 203rd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, delivers in-flight fuel to F-22 Raptors Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. All airframes within the 154th Operations Group completed a symbolic training sortie that recognized the unit’s change of command under new leadership. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
Staff Sgt. Kalen Gabriel Louis Smith-Kamakeeaina, 203rd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, delivers in-flight fuel to F-22 Raptors Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. All airframes within the 154th Operations Group completed a symbolic training sortie that recognized the unit’s change of command under new leadership. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

A C-17 Globemaster III soars to the left of a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. Respective squadron commanders flew each aircraft. Lt. Col. Blythe Jeanne Itoman piloted the C-17 from the 204th Airlift Squadron, and the KC-135 was driven by Lt. Col. Kelly Church from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
A C-17 Globemaster III soars to the left of a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. Respective squadron commanders flew each aircraft. Lt. Col. Blythe Jeanne Itoman piloted the C-17 from the 204th Airlift Squadron, and the KC-135 was driven by Lt. Col. Kelly Church from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

Lt. Col. Kelly Church, 203rd Air Refueling Squadron commander, returns to the KC-135 Stratotanker Ramp Nov. 2, 2021, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
Lt. Col. Kelly Church, 203rd Air Refueling Squadron commander, returns to the KC-135 Stratotanker Ramp Nov. 2, 2021, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

Col. Shane Nagatani, from the 154th Operations Group, flies aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. A symbolic change of command ceremony was held during flight, recognizing Nagatani’s new leadership role as a commander of the 154th OG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
Col. Shane Nagatani, from the 154th Operations Group, flies aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. A symbolic change of command ceremony was held during flight, recognizing Nagatani’s new leadership role as a commander of the 154th OG. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

Lt. Col. Kevin Horton, 199th Fighter Squadron commander, and Col. Phillip Mallory, 154th Wing vice commander, complete an in-air refueling sequence Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
Lt. Col. Kevin Horton, 199th Fighter Squadron commander, and Col. Phillip Mallory, 154th Wing vice commander, complete an in-air refueling sequence Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. Leaders who fall directly above and under the 154th Operations Group participated in a training sortie to witness the Group’s symbolic Change of Command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

An F-22 Raptor, operated by the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons, conducts air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron 2, 2021, near Hawaii. A pair of U.S. flags were displayed in the cockpit as a token of honor; one represents all veterans who have served in the past, and the other signifies the freedom-loving citizens who service members are fighting for. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)
An F-22 Raptor, operated by the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons, conducts air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron 2, 2021, near Hawaii. A pair of U.S. flags were displayed in the cockpit as a token of honor; one represents all veterans who have served in the past, and the other signifies the freedom-loving citizens who service members are fighting for. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

F-22 Raptors, operated by the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons, conduct air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron Nov. 2, 2021, near Hawaii. A pair of U.S. flags were displayed in the cockpit as a token of honor; one represents all veterans who have served in the past, and the other signifies the freedom-loving citizens who service members are fighting for. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)

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