43rd Airlift Group Change of Command Ceremony
Maj. Gen. William J. Bender, Commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Col. Paul M. Kucharek, outgoing commander, and Col. Daniel H. Tulley, incoming commander, prepare to pass the units colors during the change of command ceremony for the 43rd Airlift Group July 11, 2012 at Pope Field, N.C. The passing of the colors signifies the relinquishment of command by the outgoing commander and the acceptance of command by the incoming commander. (Air Force Photo/Adam Luther)
43rd Airlift Group change of command ceremony



by Adam Luther
440 AW/PA


7/12/2012 - POPE FIELD, N.C. -- The 43rd Airlift Group conducted a change of command ceremony July 11 at Pope Field, N.C.  Maj. Gen. William J. Bender, commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, was the presiding officer at the ceremony.  Maj. Gen. Bender spoke about the accomplishments of Col. Paul M. Kucharek, the outgoing commander, and also welcomed Col. Daniel H. Tulley, the incoming commander.