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Medical squadron welcome fellow Long Ranger as new commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten took command of the 307th Medical Squadron during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. Britten has been assigned to the 307th MDS and it's predecessor, the 917th MDS, since he commissioned in 2019. The 307th Medical Squadron provides the medical care the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Bomb Wing require to be "fit to fight."

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten, 307th Medical Squadron commander, listens to Col. Steven Kirkpatrick, 307th Bomb Wing commander, during the 307th MDS change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. Britten took command of the 307th MDS after serving as the squadron's chief of medical staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle)

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten took command of the 307th Medical Squadron during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. Britten has been assigned to the 307th MDS and it's predecessor, the 917th MDS, since he commissioned in 2019. The 307th Medical Squadron provides the medical care the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Bomb Wing require to be "fit to fight."

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Darin Nitschke, 307th Medical squadron optometrist, leads the 307th Medical Squadron in saluting Col. Louie Fehl during the 307th MDS change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 8, 2019. Fehl served asthe 307th MDS commander from 2017 to 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle)

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten took command of the 307th Medical Squadron during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. Britten has been assigned to the 307th MDS and it's predecessor, the 917th MDS, since he commissioned in 2019. The 307th Medical Squadron provides the medical care the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Bomb Wing require to be "fit to fight."

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten takes the 307th Medical Squadron's guidon from Col. Steven Kirkpatrick, commander of the 307th Bomb Wing, during the 307th MDS change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. The passing of the guidon signifies the transfer of command from the outgoing commander to the new commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle)

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten took command of the 307th Medical Squadron during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. Britten has been assigned to the 307th MDS and it's predecessor, the 917th MDS, since he commissioned in 2019. The 307th Medical Squadron provides the medical care the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Bomb Wing require to be "fit to fight."

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten, 307th Medical Squadron commander, speaks during the 307th MDS change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. Britten, who took command of the 307th MDS during the ceremony, thanked his family for thier support as he entered his new role. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle)

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten took command of the 307th Medical Squadron during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. Britten has been assigned to the 307th MDS and it's predecessor, the 917th MDS, since he commissioned in 2019. The 307th Medical Squadron provides the medical care the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Bomb Wing require to be "fit to fight."

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten, 307th Medical Squadron commander, greets a colleague following the 307th MDS change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. Britten has served in the 307th MDS since it's activation in 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --

U.S. Air Force Col. Dennis Britten took command of the 307th Medical Squadron during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 7, 2019. Britten has served with the 307th MDS and it's predecessor, the 917th MDS, since 2006. Britten assumed command from Col. Louie Fehl, who led the unit for over two years.