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Col. Derek Salmi assumes command at FAFB


Last updated 6/21/2018 at 9:33am

There is a new commander in town at Fairchild Air Force Base.

On June 15, Col. Derek Salmi assumed command Fairchild during a ceremony in front of local of area leaders and other attendees.

Salmi comes from the Royal Air Force Base in Mildenhall, United Kingdom, where he was the commander of the 100th Operations Group.

The group was responsible for planning, scheduling and execution of all U.S. air forces in Europe air refueling operations. They were leaders in mission readiness, mobilization, employment, training and standardization of 15 KC-135R Stratotanker aircrafts. They were also in...

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