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Duffy Takes Command of 673d Air Base Wing

Posted 5/31/2012   Updated 6/4/2012 Email story   Print story


Release Number: 010612

5/31/2012 - JONT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Air Force Col. Brian Duffy takes command of the 673d Air Base Wing during a ceremony June 1 at 1 p.m. in Hangar 5. Air Force Col. Rob Evans will retire from the Air Force after 25 years of service. Duffy comes to Alaska from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, where he served as the 18th Civil Engineer Group commander, responsible for engineering support for a combat wing of 81 F-15C/E-3/KC-135/HH-60 fighter, command and control, air refueling, and rescue aircraft.

Duffy entered the Air Force in August 1989 as a graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at the Virginia Military Institute.

He has served in a variety of Air Force civil engineer positions at base,
major command, and Headquarters U.S. Air Force levels. He has commanded two civil engineer squadrons at 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, and Andrews Air Force Base, Md. He also served as the deputy director, Directorate of Engineering; and deputy commander, Joint Force Engineer Command, Headquarters United States
Forces-Afghanistan; Kabul, Afghanistan.

The 673d Air Base Wing is the host unit for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and is responsible for providing expeditionary combat support and the day-to-day operations of the installation to include ensuring timely emergency response services, deployment and redeployment support for nearly 9,000 deployable Soldiers and Airmen and planning, building and maintaining $15 billion infrastructure.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson a joint war-fighting installation made up of 13,400 Airmen and Soldiers supporting and defending U.S. interests in the Pacific theater and around the world. For more information visit, the JBER official Facebook Page at or call 907-552-8143.

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