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910th MXG welcomes new commander

  • Published
  • By Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi
  • 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Col. Sharon Johnson took command of the 910th Maintenance Group, Jan. 12, 2019, here. Col. Dan Sarachene, 910th Airlift Wing commander, presided over the ceremony and transferred the guidon, a customized flag representing the unit, to Johnson symbolizing the official change of command.

“When we strive to become better, everything around us becomes better,” said Sarachene. “That’s what I think of when I think of Col. Sharon Johnson. Through the years she’s been one to constantly improve herself, and by improving herself she has improved all of us that have known her.”

Johnson extended her thanks to her family, friends and mentors throughout her journey.

“I am humbled by this opportunity and will work hard to collaboratively lead our group to unlimited successes,” said Johnson. "We are in this together."

Johnson also took the opportunity to inform the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 910th MXG of her expectations as commander.

"We must ensure that every one of us are ready physically, financially, mentally and technically," said Johnson. “All Airmen are important, and we need every single Airman. We need to treat each other with respect and dignity, and we need to do better than zero tolerance for sexual harassment. We have to talk about it, we have to behave it and we have to protect our Airmen.”

Sarachene and Johnson both took the time to recognize Col. Jeffrey Shaffer for acting as the interim commander. They commended him for his leadership as the “right person, at the right time, for the right reasons.”

The 910th Maintenance Group provides logistical maintenance capability to accomplish taskings assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing. The 910th MXG supports eight C-130H Hercules aircraft, provides oversight of the fleet health and associated equipment to support a program that logs approximately 2,800 flying hours annually while ensuring training and readiness of personnel for worldwide deployment.