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Coulter takes command of the Dragons

33rd FTS change of command

Lt. Col. Loren Coulter, right, accepts the 33rd Flying Training Squadron guidon from Col. Paul Johnson, 71st Operations Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony June 21 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Terry Wasson)

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Lt. Col. Loren Coulter assumed command of the 33rd Flying Training Squadron during a ceremony held June 21 in Hangar 170.

Lt. Col. Mathew Elleby relinquished command of the unit responsible for providing initial flight training in the T-6A Texan II to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training students.

Col. Paul Johnson, 71st Operations Group commander, was the presiding official at the change of command.