Salutes & Awards

May 24, 2013

MAG-13 Change of Command

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Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Brendan King

Col. Michael J. Gough, the outgoing commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 13, escorts his wife during the change of command ceremony for MAG-13, May 23 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. Gough, who took command of MAG-13 in May 2010 and oversaw the build-up and arrival of the F-35 Lighting II to MCAS Yuma, will transfer to Camp Pendleton and serve as the I Marine Expeditionary Force Chief of Staff. A naval aviator since 1989, Gough previously served in Yuma on three occasions as an AV-8B Harrier pilot with Marine Attack Squadron 211 and commander of VMA-311.

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Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Brendan King

Col. Michael J. Gough, the outgoing commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 13, speaks about his duties as the MAG-13 commander during the change of command ceremony, May 23, at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The incoming commanding officer of MAG-13, Col. Christopher A. McPhillips, is reporting from the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., where he served as a Military Assistant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.




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