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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Samuel Mahaney (left) and WO


U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Samuel Mahaney (left) and WO



U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Samuel Mahaney (left) and WO Breeland Gloster (right) with Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311), Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, participate in the Change of Command Ceremony where Lt. Col. Michael W. McKenney, commanding officer for VMA-311 relinquished command to Lt. Col. Robb T. McDonald on MCAS Yuma, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2018. The Change of Command Ceremony represents the transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability from the outgoing commanding officer to the incoming commanding officer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison Lotz)





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