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Logistics Readiness Squadron welcomes new commander

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  • By Staff Sgt. Lauren M. Snyder
  • 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Maj. Coleen A. Barnett relinquished command of the 433rd Logistics Readiness Squadron to Maj. Sarah N. Scaglione during a change of command ceremony held at the Defense Language Institute auditorium June 14, 2018.

Lt. Col. James A. Hearn III, 433rd Mission Support Group deputy commander, presided over the ceremony and spoke both about the tenure of Barnett and welcomed the new commander.

“You led from the front when times were challenging and acted like an umbrella, shielding the unit from the brunt of impact,” Hearn said speaking to the out-going commander. “You ensured issues were both addressed and corrected. More importantly, you put others first when times were rewarding to make sure credit was given when it was due. Your passionate leadership was completely evident in all decisions coming out to squadrons and higher levels.”

In her final address to the Airmen of the 433rd LRS, Barnett expressed her gratitude and thanks to her family and Airmen.

“Along with feelings of pride, honor, and appreciation that comes from wearing the uniform and sharing a special military custom like this, I have a bittersweet feeling,” Barnett said. “Today officially ends the most challenging, rewarding, and beloved position I have had in the Air Force. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to have served and survived being the commander of the 433rd LRS.”

Scaglione takes command of the 433rd LRS after leaving her post as 433rd LRS operations officer.

“I look forward to making this squadron one that people want to be in and that others want to go to when they need something done,” Scaglione said. “Everything we do in the LRS matters and is important.”

Scaglione was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps as a student navigator in 2004.

She plans to support the squadron by fostering their established workmanship.

“I’ll just keep them going that direction and keep doing better and better,” she said.

The 433rd LRS is comprised of 120 Airmen in eight diverse specialties focused on contingency operations, transportation, supply, and fuels support, as well as redeployment actions to bring warfighters home. The squadron supports approximately 2,400 Air Force Reserve personnel including Reservists, Air Reserve Technicians and civilians during wartime and peacetime.