109th AES welcomes new commander

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson
  • 133rd Airlfit Wing
The 109th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Minnesota Air National Guard welcomes new commander Lt. Col. Penny Hodges-Goetz during a ceremony at the Minneapolis St. Paul Air National Guard Base in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 21, 2009. 

Col. Greg Haase, Commander 133rd Airlift Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard gave the flag of command to Lt. Col. Hodges Goetz after it was passed from Lt. Col. Georgeanne Johnson. 

The ceremony is a time-honored tradition which formally symbolizes the continuity of authority as the command is passed from one individual to another, conducted before the assembled company of the command. Lt. Col. Johnson assumes her new position as the Deputy Commander of the 133rd Operations Group, 133rd Airlift Wing.