NEWS | Nov. 6, 2017

151st ARW conducts change of command

By Tech. Sgt. Annie Edwards 151st Air Refueling Wing

The Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing conducted a change of command ceremony on Nov. 4, in the north hangar at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base.

Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, the Adjutant General of the Utah National Guard, passed the 151st ARW guidon from Col. Kristin Streukens, the former unit commander, to Col. Ryan Ogan, formally signifying the transfer of authority to the new leadership.

Burton thanked Streukens for her service and dedication to the Utah Air National Guard and the Airmen of the 151st ARW. He praised her leadership and the accomplishments achieved by the organization during her command.

After accepting the guidon, Ogan addressed the Airmen and community members in attendance.

“We look forward to the next chapter of the 151st, while learning from our past and preserving our future,” said Ogan. “It’s imperative that today we be ready to fight and also be innovative in our approach and take care of each other.”

Additionally, Ogan recognized the individual units and Airmen for their contributions to the success of the Utah Air National Guard.

“I appreciate the sacrifices that you make every day and every month that you are out here,” he said. “You support a 24/7 mission and I thank you for that sacrifice.”

Ogan, a KC-135 command pilot with more than 4,300 hours of flight time, previously served as the Vice Commander of 151st ARW as well as commander of the 151st Operations Group.

With this new assignment, Ogan will assume responsibility for the control and operations of plans and programs affecting more than 1,400 Airmen, to include the combat readiness and mission capability of the 151st Air Refueling Wing.