JBC gets a new wing commander

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JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The 437th Airlift Wing will welcome its new commander during a change of command ceremony Friday.Col. Darren Hartford is coming to the Lowcountry from Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB, Ill., and will assume his duties at the ceremony.Col. Erik Hansen is transfering to Headquarters U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany and will be their inspector general.

Officials at the base say the primary purpose of the change of command ceremony is to "allow subordinates to witness the formal transfer of total responsibility, authority and accountability from one officer to another."