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3rd Wing Change of Command


ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - Col. John McMullen will take command of
the 3rd Wing during a ceremony June 16 at 1 p.m. in Hangar 1.

Colonel McMullen will take over command from Brig. Gen. Thomas Bergeson who
is being assigned as the United States Defense Attaché to the United
Kingdom, London, England.

Colonel McMullen is a command pilot with more than 2,400 hours of flight
time in the F-15C aircraft. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S.
Air Force Fighter Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nev., where he has also
served as an instructor pilot. Colonel McMullen was previously assigned as
chief, Partnership Strategy Division at the Pentagon. He has served as a
squadron commander for the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United
Kingdom, and as a group commander for the 366th Operations Group, Mountain
Home AFB, Idaho.

The 3rd Wing provides U.S. Pacific Command trained and equipped tactical air
superiority forces, all-weather strike assets, command and control
platforms, and tactical airlift resources for contingency operations. The
wing flies the F-15C, F-22A, C-17, C-12, and E-3 aircraft, and maintains a
regional medical facility to provide care for all forces in Alaska. The
installation also hosts Headquarters 11th Air Force, Headquarters Alaskan
Command, Headquarters Alaska NORAD Region and 42 tenant units.

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