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Col. Kristopher W. Struve relinquished command of the 35th Fighter Wing to Col. Jesse J. Friedel at the 35th FW change of command ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 13.


Passing of the guidon

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, left, passes the wing guidon to Col. Jesse J. Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, during an official change of command ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 13, 2020. The passing of the guidon symbolizes the relinquishment of command from the outgoing commander to the incoming commander. Friedel comes to Misawa from Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, where he served as the 51st Fighter Wing vice commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Bulow-Gonterman)

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