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Ellsworth AFB to change command Friday

Apr. 4, 2013 - 07:58AM   |  
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RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City’s Ellsworth Air Force Base is scheduled to change commanders Friday.

The Rapid City Journal reported that Col. Mark Weatherington is heading to Washington to become the military assistant to Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.

Weatherington has served as commander of the base’s 28th Bomb Wing for two years.

He will be replaced by Col. Kevin Kennedy, who is leaving a post in the Pentagon.

Kennedy served in several operational roles at Ellsworth from 1999 to 2003 and again from 2007 to 2010.

Kennedy has 3,200 hours of flight experience in the B-1 and T 38 Talon aircraft. He served as vice commander for the 379th Expeditionary Wing while deployed to Southwest Asia from 2011 to 2012.

Friday’s invitation-only ceremony is scheduled for about 2:30 p.m.

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