News>Navy commander takes over Air Force training squadron
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)
Air Force Lt. Col. Neil E. Woods, left, and Navy Cmdr. Roger L. Curry, have a quiet moment during their change of command ceremony, June 20, at Vance AFB, Okla. Colonel Woods relinquished command of the 8th Flying Training Squadron to Commander Curry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Terry Wasson)
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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