2nd Air Force Change Of Command

There will be a change of command ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base Monday morning.

Brigadier General Loyd "Chip" Utterback will take over command of 2nd Air Force at 9 a.m. Utterback comes to Keesler from Camp H. M. Smith in Hawaii where he served as Deputy Director of Strategic Plans and Policy.

Prior to that, he commanded the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base in Japan.

Utterback replaces Lt. Gen. John Regni. Regni is now Commander of "Air University" at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.