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McElhinney assumes command of 14th OG

Col. Samantha Weeks, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, passes the 14th Operations Group guidon to Lt. Col. William McElhinney as he assumes command of the 14th OG Jan. 6, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. McElhinney is the former commander of the 43rd Flying Training Squadron, which administers and executes the Air Education and Training Command/Air Force Reserve Command Associate Instructor Pilot Program and provides Active, Guard, Reserve and Traditional Reserve IPs to augment the cadre of active-duty pilots conducting pilot training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Elizabeth Owens)

Col. Samantha Weeks, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, passes the 14th Operations Group guidon to Lt. Col. William McElhinney as he assumes command of the 14th OG Jan. 6, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. McElhinney is the former commander of the 43rd Flying Training Squadron, which administers and executes the Air Education and Training Command/Air Force Reserve Command Associate Instructor Pilot Program and provides Active, Guard, Reserve and Traditional Reserve IPs to augment the cadre of active-duty pilots conducting pilot training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Elizabeth Owens)

Col. Samantha Weeks, 14th Flying Training Wing commander and Lt. Col. William McElhinney salute as the Colors are being posted at the 14th Operations Group assumption of command Jan. 6, 2020, at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The group conducts pilot training and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals for more than 400 U.S. Air Force and international officers each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Elizabeth Owens)

Col. Samantha Weeks, 14th Flying Training Wing commander and Lt. Col. William McElhinney salute as the Colors are being posted at the 14th Operations Group assumption of command Jan. 6, 2020, at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The group conducts pilot training and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals for more than 400 U.S. Air Force and international officers each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Elizabeth Owens)

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

Lt. Col. William McElhinney assumed command of the 14th Operations Group during an assumption of command ceremony Jan. 6, 2020, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

The group conducts pilot training and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals for more than 400 U.S. Air Force and international officers each year.

McElhinney is the former commander of the 43rd Flying Training Squadron, which administers and executes the Air Education and Training Command/Air Force Reserve Command Associate Instructor Pilot Program and provides Active, Guard, Reserve and Traditional Reserve IPs to augment the cadre of active-duty pilots conducting pilot training.