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8th FTS changes command -- 2
Air Force Col. Douglas E. Troyer, left, 71st Operations Group commander, gives the 8th Flying Training Squadron guidon to the squadron’s new commander, Navy Cmdr. Roger L. Curry, during a change of command ceremony, June 20, at Vance AFB, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Terry Wasson)
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Navy commander takes over Air Force training squadron

Posted 6/23/2008   Updated 6/23/2008 Email story   Print story


by Public Affairs staff
71st Flying Training Wing

6/23/2008 - VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Navy Cmdr. Roger L. Curry assumed command of the 8th Flying Training Squadron June 20 during a ceremony here. He replaced Air Force Lt. Col. Neil E. Woods, who will become the 71st Operations Group deputy commander. 

Col. Douglas E. Troyer, 71st OG commander, passed the 8th FTS guidon to Commander Curry, signaling the transfer of command during the ceremony in Hangar 170. Commander Curry was the 8th FTS operations officer prior to taking command of the unit. 

The 8th FTS instructs Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps flying students in the T-6 Texan II, a single-engine, two-seat primary trainer.

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