King takes control of 68th AS

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  • By Senior Airman Bryan Swink
  • 433rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Lt. Col. Daniel King officially took command of the 68th Airlift Squadron during a change of command ceremony Oct. 15 at the 68th AS Auditorium.

Roughly an hour after his ceremony in which he assumed command of the 60th Operations Group, Col. Gregory Haynes presided over the ceremony where he welcomed the new commander to one of his group’s squadrons.

“Even though I’m new to the Alamo Wing, I have had a few opportunities to sit down with Lt. Col. King and I could tell after the first few minutes he has what it takes to lead the 68th,” said Haynes.

King began his Air Force career flying F-16 Fighting Falcons and B-1 Bombers. He joined the Alamo Wing in 2013 when he decided he wanted to fly the C-5 Galaxy and has been with the 68th AS ever since.

“During the last three years I have made some amazing partnerships and developed some amazing relationships,” said King. “I am unbelievably honored to be selected to lead and command the 68th and look forward to continuing to work alongside some of the best Airmen in the Air Force.”

King replaces Lt. Col. Marc Mulkey who will be staying within the 433rd Operations Group as commander of the 733rd Training Squadron.

The 68th AS is a premier strategic airlift squadron in the Air Force Reserve Command that provides timely C-5 strategic airlift capability in support of worldwide requirements as determined by the AFRC, Air Mobility Command, White House Military Office, Drug Enforcement Agency and other organizations. The unit’s Airmen consist of pilots, flight engineers, loadmasters as well as a full administrative staff who are all 100-percent deployable year round to fill contingency operations on demand.