920th Maintenance Group welcomes new commander

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Darius Sostre-Miroir, 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs

Col. Anthony Colberg took command of the 920th Maintenance Group during an assumption of command ceremony here June 1.

“Rescue air power never stops, and maintenance is the heartbeat of that machine. Tony's career, spanning over 36 years and countless aircraft, has built him perfectly for this role. His character and leadership are second to none, making him the right person to lead us forward," said 920th Rescue Wing Commander, Col. Jessie Hamilton.

The assumption of command is a military tradition that formally signifies the transfer of responsibility and authority from one commanding officer to another; symbolized through the passing of a guidon.

Enlisting in the Air Force in 1987, Colberg went on to receive his commission in 2004. He has served in units worldwide and has experience with numerous weapons systems, including C-5, C-17, KC-135 aircraft and more. Prior to this position, Colberg served as the 927th Maintenance Group commander for the 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

"I am deeply honored to assume command of the 920th Maintenance Group. I look forward to leading this exceptional team and continuing our mission of rescue with unwavering dedication," said Col. Anthony Colberg, 920th MXG commander.

The 920th MXG provides maintenance for the 920th RQW's HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft. Additionally, the group trains and maintains combat ready multi-capable rescue Airmen who execute the wing's mission to plan, lead and conduct military rescue operations in order to deny competitors and adversaries exploitation of isolated personnel. The group is comprised of the 720th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 920th AMXS and the 920th Maintenance Squadron.