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35th Maintenance Squadron Assumption of Command

A service member stands on stage and renders a salute to a formation in front of him as onlookers watch.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Stephen G. Rose renders his first salute as the 35th Maintenance Squadron commander during an assumption of command ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 23, 2021. The mission of the 35th MXS is to provide safe, reliable aircraft to train the world’s greatest F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter pilots and maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

A male service member takes a guidon from another male service member.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Stephen G. Rose, 35th Maintenance Squadron commander, takes the guidon from Col. Adam R. DiGerolamo, 35th Maintenance Group commander, during the 35th MXS assumption of command ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 23, 2021. Prior to assuming command of the 35th MXS, Rose served as an action officer for the Third Air Force Commander’s Action Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

A service member stands behind a podium on a stage in hangar with an airplane and U.S. flag behind him on the left. Other service members are listening to him speak.

U.S. Air Force Col. Adam R. DiGerolamo, 35th Maintenance Group commander, delivers remarks during the 35th Maintenance Squadron assumption of command ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 23, 2021. During the ceremony, Maj. Stephen G. Rose assumed command of the 35th MXS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

A U.S. service member stands behind a podium on a stage.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Stephen G. Rose delivers his first remarks as the 35th Maintenance Squadron commander during an assumption of command ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 23, 2021. As the commander of the 35th MXS, Rose and the 35th MXS Airmen are responsible for U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ only F110 jet engine centralized repair facility, which supports three fighter wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --

On July 23, 2021, U.S. Air Force Maj. Stephen G. Rose took command of the 35th Maintenance Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan.