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Oregon Air National Guard welcomes a new commander (Photo) - 01/06/19

SALEM, Oregon -- Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel relinquished command of the Oregon Air National Guard and Brig. Gen. Donna M. Prigmore assumed command in a change of command ceremony, January 5, 2019, at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Oregon. Kriesel is scheduled to deploy in support of joint operations in Africa. Prigmore is now the first woman to command the Oregon National Guard's Air Component.

 

The Air Component Commander is responsible for mission readiness and operational effectiveness of two fighter wings (173rd and 142nd Fighter Wings), special tactics and air control squadrons, and more than 2,400 military and civilian personnel. In this role, Prigmore will oversee development of operationally trained, equipped and mission-ready forces in support of federal mission requirements to include North American Aerospace Defense Command with 24/7 immediate response in defense of North America and state missions of emergency response, relief and recovery operations throughout Oregon.

 

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

190105-Z-OT568-022: Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, outgoing commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, gives his parting remarks during a change of command ceremony at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Oregon, Jan. 5, 2019. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

 

190105-Z-OT568-024: Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel (right), outgoing commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, passes the organizational colors to Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel (left), Adjutant General, Oregon, as he relinquishes command during a change of command ceremony at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Oregon, Jan. 5, 2019. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

 

190105-Z-OT568-026: Brig. Gen. Donna M. Prigmore, incoming commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, assumes command from Maj. Gen. Michael E. Stencel (left), Adjutant General, Oregon, as Chief Master Sgt. Mark McDaniel, State Command Chief, looks on during a change of command ceremony at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Oregon, Jan. 5, 2019. Prigmore is the first woman to command the Oregon Air National Guard. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

 

190105-Z-OT568-028: Brig. Gen. Donna M. Prigmore, incoming commander of the Oregon Air National Guard, gives her remarks during a change of command ceremony at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Oregon, Jan. 5, 2019. Prigmore is the first woman to command the Oregon Air National Guard. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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