Col. Paul Filcek assumed command of the 72nd Air Base Wing during a formal ceremony at the Tinker Event Center June 7. Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland presided over the ceremonyin which Col. Kenyon Bell bid farewell to the Wildcatters of the 72ABW. Filcek will lead 3,000 Airmen and civilians as the new commander and will be responsible for $5.4 billion in resources and a $311 million operating budget. The 72ABW provides installation support for over 27,000 personnel assigned to the Headquarters Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 552nd Air Control Wing, Navy Strategic Communications Wing ONE, 507th Air Refueling Wing, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing and 45 other associate units including the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Finance and Accounting Service and the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kelly White)

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