Change of Command at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station

On Saturday, November 2 the 146th Airlift Wing performed a change-of-command from Col. Paul Hargrove to Col. David Bakos with a traditional pomp and circumstance ceremony held at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station in Port Hueneme, Calif. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers CHANGE OF COMMAND - Brig. Gen. Jon Kelk, left, hands off the 146th Airlift Wing's guidon to incoming commander Col. David Bakos during a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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CHANGE OF COMMAND – Brig. Gen. Jon Kelk, left, hands off the 146th Airlift Wing’s guidon to incoming commander Col. David Bakos during a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers OUTGOING COMMANDER - Chief Master Sgt. Richard Onsgard, left, receives a fist bump from outgoing commander Col. Paul Hargrove as incoming commander Col. David Bakos, center, watches before the start of a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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OUTGOING COMMANDER – Chief Master Sgt. Richard Onsgard, left, receives a fist bump from outgoing commander Col. Paul Hargrove as incoming commander Col. David Bakos, center, watches before the start of a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Brig. Gen. Jon Kelk leads the procession towards the stage for the change-of-command ceremony at the 146th Airlift Wing at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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Brig. Gen. Jon Kelk leads the procession towards the stage for the change-of-command ceremony at the 146th Airlift Wing at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Members of the 146th Airlift Wing watch the change-of-command ceremony for incoming commander Col. David Bakos at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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Members of the 146th Airlift Wing watch the change-of-command ceremony for incoming commander Col. David Bakos at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Family and friends watch the watch the change-of-command ceremony for incoming commander Col. David Bakos at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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Family and friends watch the watch the change-of-command ceremony for incoming commander Col. David Bakos at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Col. Paul Hargrove gives his final remarks as commander of the 146th Airlift Wing during a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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Col. Paul Hargrove gives his final remarks as commander of the 146th Airlift Wing during a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FORMATION - Airmen from the 146th Airlift Wing watch the change-of-command ceremony for incoming commander Col. David Bakos at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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FORMATION – Airmen from the 146th Airlift Wing watch the change-of-command ceremony for incoming commander Col. David Bakos at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Col. David Bakos gives two thumbs up towards the crowd while giving his first speech as new commander of the 146th Airlift Wing at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station during a change-of-command ceremony on Nov. 2.

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Col. David Bakos gives two thumbs up towards the crowd while giving his first speech as new commander of the 146th Airlift Wing at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station during a change-of-command ceremony on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Guests watch the change of command ceremony at the 146th Airlift Wing at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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Guests watch the change of command ceremony at the 146th Airlift Wing at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FORMATION - Airman from the 146th Airlift Wing watch the change-of-command ceremony for incoming commander Col. David Bakos at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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FORMATION – Airman from the 146th Airlift Wing watch the change-of-command ceremony for incoming commander Col. David Bakos at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers REMEMBERING HIS FAMILY - Outgoing commander Col. Paul Hargrove, right, presents flowers to his wife and two daughters during a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2. Col. David Bakos is the new commander of the 146th Airlift Wing.

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REMEMBERING HIS FAMILY – Outgoing commander Col. Paul Hargrove, right, presents flowers to his wife and two daughters during a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2. Col. David Bakos is the new commander of the 146th Airlift Wing.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers An airman stands at attention during the change of command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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An airman stands at attention during the change of command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers NEW COMMANDER - Col. David Bakos, center, commander for the 146th Airlift Wing, is greeted by family and fellow service members following a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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NEW COMMANDER – Col. David Bakos, center, commander for the 146th Airlift Wing, is greeted by family and fellow service members following a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FAMILY PHOTO - Col. David Bakos, right, poses for a photo with his father, Tom, and brother, Mike, following a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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FAMILY PHOTO – Col. David Bakos, right, poses for a photo with his father, Tom, and brother, Mike, following a change-of-command ceremony at the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station on Nov. 2.

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