27th Special Operations Wing to Welcome New Commander

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 07/23 2013 05:59PM

Updated 07/24 2013 11:47AM

ANNON AIR FORCE BASE -- There was a change of command ceremony for the 27th Special Operations Wing on the Cannon Air Force Base flight line. 
Col. Tony Bauernfeind assumed command of the wing, replacing Brig. Gen. Buck Elton, whose next assignment is director of plans, programs, requirements and assessments at Air Force Special Operations Command headquarters at Hurlburt Field, Florida. 
Colonel Bauernfeind has commanded Air Force special operations forces at the squadron and group level, and he has commanded joint special operations forces during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He has flown more than 3,400 hours as an aircraft commander, instructor pilot and evaluator pilot in the MC-130E and MC-130H aircraft. He most recently served as the 1st Special Operations Group commander at Hurlburt Field, Florida. 

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