Whiteman Airforce Base has experienced a change in command.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Colonel Mike Francis, the new Commander of the 131st Bomb Wing:

Colonel Mike Francis

Both ceremonial and authority aspects come with the new setup.  Francis said the outgoing commander has already relinquished his authority through paperwork.  The ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon.

“The adjutant general will take our unit flag, which kind of represents that responsibility and authority, from the outgoing wing commander and pass it to the incoming wing commander in front of all of the troops,” said Francis, “So they can see there has been a change of command take place.”

That ceremony will begin at exactly 1:31 Sunday afternoon.