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78th Air Base Wing Change of Command

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ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, passes the 78th Air Base Wing guidon to Col. Lindsay Droz, 78th Air Base Wing commander, at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. As the new 78th ABW commander, Droz becomes responsible for the logistics, medical, civil engineer, security and mission support functions at Robins. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)

ROBINS AIR FORCE Base, Ga. --

The 78th Air Base Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, had a change of command ceremony June 29. Col. Lindsay Droz stepped in as the new commander of the 78th ABW. She was the former 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group commander at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. 

As the commander of the 78th ABW, Droz commands more than 2,700 personnel assigned to three groups, a communications directorate, an operations support squadron, a comptroller squadron and 17 wing staff agencies, all who support the installation needs of 54 mission partners at Robins. Droz also assumes the responsibilities as the Robins Installation Commander, which include the safety, security, morale and welfare of more than 23,000 total force Airmen and 28,000 local dependents and retirees.

Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, presided over the ceremony. Col. Brian Moore, outgoing 78th ABW commander, will be taking a position at Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Photo shows Col. Droz standing in front of a mic stand speaking into multiple microphones.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Lindsay Droz speaks with local media just before the start of a ceremony where she accepted command of the 78th Air Base Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. Col. Brian Moore relinquished command of the wing at the ceremony presided over by Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Photo shows Col. Droz standing in front of a mic stand speaking into multiple microphones.
78th Air Base Wing Change of Command
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Lindsay Droz speaks with local media just before the start of a ceremony where she accepted command of the 78th Air Base Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. Col. Brian Moore relinquished command of the wing at the ceremony presided over by Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Photo By: Tommie Horton
VIRIN: 210629-F-UI543-1224

Photo shows Col. Kirkland standing behind podium.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, presides over the 78th Air Base Wing change of command ceremony held at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. During the ceremony, Col. Brian Moore relinquished command of the wing and Col. Linsey Droz accepted it. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Photo shows Col. Kirkland standing behind podium.
78th Air Base Wing Change of Command
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, presides over the 78th Air Base Wing change of command ceremony held at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. During the ceremony, Col. Brian Moore relinquished command of the wing and Col. Linsey Droz accepted it. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Photo By: Tommie Horton
VIRIN: 210629-F-UI543-1287

Photo shows Col Droz and Col Moore sitting on stage.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Brian Moore and Col. Lindsay Droz participate in the 78th Air Base Wing change of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. At the ceremony, Col. Lindsay Droz accepted command of the wing consisting of more than 2,700 personnel assigned to three groups, a communications directorate, an operations squadron, a comptroller squadron and 17 wing staff agencies. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Photo shows Col Droz and Col Moore sitting on stage.
78th Air Base Wing Change of Command
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Brian Moore and Col. Lindsay Droz participate in the 78th Air Base Wing change of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. At the ceremony, Col. Lindsay Droz accepted command of the wing consisting of more than 2,700 personnel assigned to three groups, a communications directorate, an operations squadron, a comptroller squadron and 17 wing staff agencies. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Photo By: Tommie Horton
VIRIN: 210629-F-UI543-1299

Photo shows a crowd at the change of command ceremony.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Rosalie Duarte, 78th Air Base Wing vice commander, commands the 78th Air Base Wing formation during the change of command ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. The formation presented a final salute to Col. Brian Moore, outgoing 78th ABW commander, and the first salute to Col. Lindsay Droz, incoming 78th ABW commander, during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rodney Speed)
Photo shows a crowd at the change of command ceremony.
78th Air Base Wing Change of Command
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Rosalie Duarte, 78th Air Base Wing vice commander, commands the 78th Air Base Wing formation during the change of command ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. The formation presented a final salute to Col. Brian Moore, outgoing 78th ABW commander, and the first salute to Col. Lindsay Droz, incoming 78th ABW commander, during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rodney Speed)
Photo By: Rodney Speed
VIRIN: 210629-F-DO607-3267

Photo shows Col. Droz standing on stage rendering a salute.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Lindsay Droz, 78th Air Base Wing commander, receives her first salute after accepting command of the 78th ABW during a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. In addition to commanding the 78th, she will also serve as the Robins Installation Commander, supporting the base’s 54 Mission Partners, including a major command, an air logistics complex and two additional wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Photo shows Col. Droz standing on stage rendering a salute.
78th Air Base Wing Change of Command
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Lindsay Droz, 78th Air Base Wing commander, receives her first salute after accepting command of the 78th ABW during a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. In addition to commanding the 78th, she will also serve as the Robins Installation Commander, supporting the base’s 54 Mission Partners, including a major command, an air logistics complex and two additional wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Photo By: Tommie Horton
VIRIN: 210629-F-UI543-1251

Photo shows Col. Droz standing behind podium on a stage.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Lindsay Droz, 78th Air Base Wing commander, speaks during a change of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. As the commander of the 78th ABW, Droz also assumes the responsibilities as the Robins Installation Commander, which include the safety, security, morale and welfare of more than 23,000 total force Airmen and 28,000 local dependents and retirees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Photo shows Col. Droz standing behind podium on a stage.
78th Air Base Wing Change of Command
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Col. Lindsay Droz, 78th Air Base Wing commander, speaks during a change of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, June 29, 2021. As the commander of the 78th ABW, Droz also assumes the responsibilities as the Robins Installation Commander, which include the safety, security, morale and welfare of more than 23,000 total force Airmen and 28,000 local dependents and retirees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)
Photo By: Tommie Horton
VIRIN: 210629-F-UI543-1325