Long Ranger units gain new honorary commanders

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  • By 2nd Lt. Cody Burt
  • 307th Bomb Wing

The 307th Maintenance and Operational Support Squadrons welcomed new honorary commanders here, Feb. 8, 2020.

Greg Juneau took honorary command of the 307th MXS and Esperanza Moran claimed the honorary reins of the 307th OSS.  Juneau and Moran are prominent civic leaders in the Shreveport-Bossier community.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work and to improve the already strong relationship the Air Force Reserve has with the Shreveport-Bossier area,” said Moran during her speech at the induction ceremony.

Juneau expressed appreciation for the opportunity to serve as honorary commander.     

 “I’m so privileged to be inducted as an honorary commander of the 307th Maintenance Squadron and to represent you as a community liaison,” he said.

The honorary commander program is designed to build and strengthen relations between the 307th Bomb Wing and the local community.

During their two year term, honorary commanders learn about the wing’s overall mission and more specifically the role their unit plays in that mission. That insight can be used to educate the broader public and increase awareness of Barksdale’s mission, policies, and programs.

The program also helps Reserve Citizen Airmen understand and become more involved in the Shreveport-Bossier City communities.

Local business leaders, non-federally elected or appointed officials, and others who lead in the community can be nominated to serve as an honorary commander.