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The ceremony is a military tradition that represents the formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Mile-High Honor Guard team members present colors during the playing of the National Anthem at the 460th Space Wing Change of Command ceremony Jan. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The ceremony is a military tradition that represents the formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command; and Deputy Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, presided over the ceremony, a time-honored tradition where the incoming commander assumes authority over the unit after it was relinquished by the previous commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katrina M. Brisbin)

Members of the 460th Space Wing render a salute for the first time to Col. Troy L. Endicott, 460th SW commander, during the 460th SW Change of Command ceremony Jan. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command; and Deputy Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, presided over the ceremony, a time-honored tradition where the incoming commander assumes authority over the unit after it was relinquished by the previous commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katrina M. Brisbin)

Airmen 1st Class Sharen Vargas-Rodriguez, 460th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, Jason Dennis , 460th Security Forces Squadron restricted area entry controller, and Christopher Clark, 566th Intelligence Squadron intelligence operator, are applauded for their newest achievement of receiving Senior Airman Below-the-Zone Jan. 12, 2018, at the 460th Space Wing Change of Command ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

From the left to right: Airmen 1st Class Sharen Vargas-Rodriguez, 460th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, Jason Dennis , 460th Security Forces Squadron restricted area entry controller, and Christopher Clark, 566th Intelligence Squadron intelligence operator, are applauded for their newest achievement of receiving Senior Airman Below-the-Zone Jan. 12, 2018, at the 460th Space Wing Change of Command ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

This was Miller’s final act as commander of the 460th SW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katrina M. Brisbin)

Col. David N. Miller, 460th Space Wing outgoing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Rodney Lindsey, 460th SW command chief, present Airman First Class Sharen Vargas-Rodriguez Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, with Senior Airman Below-the-Zone during the 460th SW Change of Command ceremony Jan. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. This was Miller’s final act as commander of the 460th SW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katrina M. Brisbin)

Receiving the guidon symbolizes the acceptance of responsibility Endicott will take as he becomes the newest commander of the 460th Space Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting, 14th Air Force commander, presents the guidon to Col. Troy Endicott, 460th Space Wing commander, during a Change of Command ceremony Jan. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Receiving the guidon symbolizes the acceptance of responsibility Endicott will take as he becomes the newest commander of the 460th Space Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul)

Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command; and Deputy Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command,
officiated the ceremony and provided opening remarks before awarding Col. David N. Miller with the Legion of Merit for exceptional meritorious conduct and performance of outstanding service as the commander of the 460th SW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katrina M. Brisbin)

Airmen First Class Jordan Kuqada and Peter Simunovich, Mile High Honor Guard members, present the colors during the 460th Space Wing Change of Command ceremony Jan. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command; and Deputy Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, officiated the ceremony and provided opening remarks before awarding Col. David N. Miller with the Legion of Merit for exceptional meritorious conduct and performance of outstanding service as the commander of the 460th SW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katrina M. Brisbin)

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Members of Team Buckley stand in formation during the 460th Space Wing Change of Command Jan. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base. The event signals Col. Troy L. Endicott, 460 SW incoming commander, taking command from Col. David Miller, 460th SW outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

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Members of Team Buckley present Col. David N. Miller, 460th Space Wing outgoing commander, his final salute during the 460th Space Wing Change of Command Jan. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base. The event signals Col. Troy L. Endicott, 460 SW incoming commander, taking command from Col. David Miller, 460th SW outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

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Col. Robert B. Riegel, 460th Space Wing vice commander, commands the wing formations during the 460th SW Change of Command Jan. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base. The event signals Col. Troy L. Endicott, 460 SW incoming commander, taking command from Col. David Miller, 460th SW outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

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Members of Team Buckley stand in formation during the 460th Space Wing Change of Command ceremony on Jan. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The event signals Col. Troy L. Endicott, 460 SW incoming commander, taking command from Col. David Miller, 460th SW outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

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Maj. Gen. Stephen Whiting, 14th Air Force commander, pins the Legion of Merit medal on Col. David Miller, 460th Space Wing outgoing commander, at the 460th SW Change of Command ceremony Jan. 12, 2018, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. During the ceremony Col. Troy Endicott assumed command of the 460th SW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

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