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Osan's 'Mustangs' wing gets new commander

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Old September 30th 03, 09:48 PM
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Osan's 'Mustangs' wing gets new commander

(EXCERPT) , By Franklin Fisher, Stars and Stripes Pacific edition,
Wednesday, October 1, 2003

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Air Force Brig. Gen. Maurice H. Forsyth
became 51st Fighter Wing commander in a ceremony Monday at South
Korea’s biggest air base.

Forsyth replaces Brig. Gen. William L. Holland, who had commanded the
wing, known as “The Mustangs,” since March 2002.

Stationed 48 miles south of Korea’s Demilitarized Zone, the Mustangs’
F-16 fighter jets and A-10 attack planes are the U.S. Air Force’s most
forward-based fighter wing.

In a voice sometimes choked with emotion, Holland bade farewell to the
wing, saying that of all those at the ceremony, he was especially
proud to see the Mustangs standing in formation.

Holland recalled how, when he’d taken command last year, he’d
challenged the wing to become the...

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