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374th Airlift Wing changes command

Col. Douglas C. Delamater took the reins of the 374th Airlift Wing from outgoing commander Col. Mark "Buzz" August on June 26, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Delamater -- who has more than 2,700 flying hours and over 300 combat hours -- arrived at Yokota from Qatar, where he served as the 386th Expeditionary Operations Group commander.<br>James Kimber/Stars and Stripes
Col. Douglas C. Delamater took the reins of the 374th Airlift Wing from outgoing commander Col. Mark "Buzz" August on June 26, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Delamater -- who has more than 2,700 flying hours and over 300 combat hours -- arrived at Yokota from Qatar, where he served as the 386th Expeditionary Operations Group commander.
Col. Douglas C. Delamater addresses the audience after taking command of the 374th Airlift Wing on June 26, 2014, during a change of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Delamater relieved Col. Mark "Buzz" August as commander of the US military's only airlift wing in the Pacific.<br>James Kimber/Stars and Stripes
An airman from the 374th Airlift Wing stands at attention during the wing's change of command ceremony June 26, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Air Force Col. Douglas C. Delamater relieved Col. Mark "Buzz" August as commander of the US military's only airlift wing in the Pacific.<br>James Kimber/Stars and Stripes
Airmen from the 374th Airlift Wing salute the new wing commander during a change of command ceremony June 26, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. <br>James Kimber/Stars and Stripes
An airman from the 374th Airlift Wing stands at attention during the wing's change of command ceremony June 26, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Air Force Col. Douglas C. Delamater relieved Col. Mark "Buzz" August as commander of the US military's only airlift wing in the Pacific.<br>James Kimber/Stars and Stripes
An airman from the 374th Airlift Wing salutes during the wing's change of command ceremony June 26, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Air Force Col. Douglas C. Delamater relieved Col. Mark "Buzz" August as commander of the US military's only airlift wing in the Pacific.<br>James Kimber/Stars and Stripes

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Air Force’s largest transport hub in the Far East and the headquarters of U.S. Forces Japan has a new commander.

Col. Douglas C. Delamater took responsibility Thursday for Yokota Air Base and the 374th Airlift Wing from outgoing commander Col. Mark August, who is headed for a new job as senior military adviser to the Defense Technology Security Administration.

Delamater, who has more than 2,700 flying hours and over 300 combat hours, arrived at Yokota from Southwest Asia, where he served as the commander of the 386th Expeditionary Operations Group, according to USFJ commander Lt. Gen. Sam Angelella.

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