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Welborn takes command of the 14th MSG

Col. Seth Graham (right), 14th Flying Training Wing commander, Ret. Col. Gary Hayward (center), former 14th Mission Support Group commander, and Col. Jeffrey Welborn (left), 14th MSG commander, stand at attention before the 14th MSG change of command ceremony on July 13, 2020, at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Hayward served as commander of the 14th MSG from August 2018 to July 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Davis Donaldson)

Col. Seth Graham (right), 14th Flying Training Wing commander, Ret. Col. Gary Hayward (center), former 14th Mission Support Group commander, and Col. Jeffrey Welborn (left), 14th MSG commander, stand at attention before the 14th MSG change of command ceremony on July 13, 2020, at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Hayward served as commander of the 14th MSG from August 2018 to July 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Davis Donaldson)

Col. Seth Graham, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, returns a salute from Ret. Col. Gary Hayward, former 14th Mission Support Group commander, at the 14th MSG change of command ceremony on July 13, 2020, at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Prior to relinquishing command, Hayward received the Legion of Merit medal for his exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Davis Donaldson)

Col. Seth Graham, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, returns a salute from Ret. Col. Gary Hayward, former 14th Mission Support Group commander, at the 14th MSG change of command ceremony on July 13, 2020, at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Prior to relinquishing command, Hayward received the Legion of Merit medal for his exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Davis Donaldson)

Col. Seth Graham, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, hands Col. Jeffery Welborn, 14th Mission Support Group commander, the 14th MSG guidon at the 14th MSG change of command ceremony on July 13, 2020, at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The 14th MSG maintains facilities and infrastructure for a 6,013-acre pilot training base and provides contracting, law enforcement, supply, transportation, fire protection, communications, education, recreation and personnel management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Davis Donaldson)

Col. Seth Graham, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, hands Col. Jeffery Welborn, 14th Mission Support Group commander, the 14th MSG guidon at the 14th MSG change of command ceremony on July 13, 2020, at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The 14th MSG maintains facilities and infrastructure for a 6,013-acre pilot training base and provides contracting, law enforcement, supply, transportation, fire protection, communications, education, recreation and personnel management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Davis Donaldson)

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Col. Jeffery Welborn, 14th Mission Support Group commander, took command of the 14th MSG at a change of command ceremony on July 13, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

The 14th MSG is responsible for maintaining facilities and infrastructure for Columbus AFB’s 6,013-acre pilot training base. They also provide contracting, law enforcement, supply, transportation, fire protection, communications, education, recreation and personnel management.

During a speech given at the ceremony, Welborn expressed his excitement about joining his new team.

“To the men and women of the 14th Mission Support Group, it is my honor to be joining your team and I am excited to work with you in support of this incredible mission,” Welborn said. “Again, thank you for the great welcome. I am proud to be here serving this team.”