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2nd Bomb Wing make history with new commander

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(Photo courtesy of Tom Pace) Col. Kristin Goodwin (right) took command of the 2d Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base today from Col. Andrew Gebara (left).

Col. Kristin Goodwin became the Air Force’s first female to oversee all operations of a combat bomber wing with the change of command of 2nd Bomb Wing. She took over from Col. Andy Gebara Friday morning.

Col. Gebara has served as the head of  the Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52 fleet at Barksdale since May of 2012. Col. Goodwin previously served as the vice commander of the 509th Bomb Wing, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

Goodwin was promoted to the rank of Colonel in July of 2012. She has served the country for nearly 21 years in the Air Force.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.

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