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By Lucas Walsh
Cheney Free Press 

Col. J. McGovern assumes command


Last updated 1/12/2023 at 10:13am

Lucas Walsh

"Jmack" as he is known to 141st maintenance crew, accepts the Meritorius Service medal Left, Brigadier General Gent Welsh presents Col. James McGovern, Right, with promotion

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – Lt. Col. James McGovern took command of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, promoting him to the rank of Colonel, Jan. 6.

McGovern's immediate predecessor was Col. Gregory Nolting, who retired from the Air Force in December of 2022 after having served over 33 years. Lake City performer Sydney Jacobson performed the national anthem at the beginning of the ceremony.

Brigadier General Gent Welsh, Commander of Washington's Air National Guard, gave a speech in commemoration of the event.

"Today, we mark a new day in the 100-year history of the wing by promoting McGovern to...

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