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July 18, 2014

412th MXG welcomes new commander, out-going commander retires

Rebecca Amber
Staff writer

Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer (left) 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Group ceremonial guidon to Col. Robert Lepper to symbolize the official start of his new role as group commander, during a change of command ceremony July 10.

 
The 412th Maintenance Group welcomed a new commander, Col. Robert Lepper, in a ceremony at Hangar 1600, July 10.

In his previous assignment, Lepper was the commander of the 309th Aerosapce Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. While there, he led a workforce of more than 700 individuals in aerospace storage and preservation, aircraft parts reclamation, aircraft regeneration, depot-level maintenance overflow and aircraft disposal.

Lepper will now lead a workforce of 1,900 Airmen – both civilian and miitary. He will also manage 69 aircraft, 14 design-series and 19 engine types.

The outgoing 412th MXG commander, Col. Robert Weaver retired the same day after a 25-year career in the Air Force.
 

New 412th Maintenance Group commander, Col. Robert Lepper, is joining Edwards AFB from the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.




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