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17th Training Support Squadron conducts change of command

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, gives the guideon to Lt. Col. Amber Saldaña, 17th Training Squadron incoming commander, during the 17th TRSS Change of Command in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 14, 2018. The passing of the guideon symbolizes the passing of command from one commander to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, gives the guideon to Lt. Col. Amber Saldaña, 17th Training Squadron incoming commander, during the 17th TRSS Change of Command in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 14, 2018. The passing of the guideon symbolizes the passing of command from one commander to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, takes the guideon from Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Squadron outgoing commander, during the 17th TRSS Change of Command in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 14, 2018. Salomon served as the 17th TRSS commander from 2016 to 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, takes the guideon from Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Squadron outgoing commander, during the 17th TRSS Change of Command in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 14, 2018. Salomon served as the 17th TRSS commander from 2016 to 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents a meritorious service certificate to Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Squadron outgoing commander, during the 17th TRSS Change of Command in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 14, 2018. Salomon received the award for his outstanding service to the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, presents a meritorious service certificate to Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th Training Squadron outgoing commander, during the 17th TRSS Change of Command in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 14, 2018. Salomon received the award for his outstanding service to the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, speaks during the 17th Training Support Squadron Change of Command in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 14, 2018. Coakley thanked Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th TRSS outgoing commander, for his contributions to the squadron, and welcomed Lt. Col Amber Saldaña, 17th TRSS incoming commander, wishing her a successful command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, speaks during the 17th Training Support Squadron Change of Command in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 14, 2018. Coakley thanked Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th TRSS outgoing commander, for his contributions to the squadron, and welcomed Lt. Col Amber Saldaña, 17th TRSS incoming commander, wishing her a successful command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

Members of the 17th Training Support Squadron salute U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Amber Saldaña, 17th TRSS commander, during the 17th TRSS Change of Command in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 14, 2018. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

Members of the 17th Training Support Squadron salute U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Amber Saldaña, 17th TRSS commander, during the 17th TRSS Change of Command in the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, August 14, 2018. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Randall Moose/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The 17th Training Support Squadron conducted their change of command at the Event Center Aug. 14.

Lt. Col. Abraham Salomon, 17th TRSS outgoing commander, transferred command of the squadron to Lt. Col. Amber Saldaña, 17th TRSS incoming commander. In a symbolic exchange of authority, Salomon passed the unit guideon to his superior, Col. Thomas Coakley, 17th Training Group commander, who then passed the guideon to Saldaña.


The 17th TRSS thanked Salomon, for his dedication to the squadron. The 17th TRSS then welcomed Lt. Col. Amber Saldaña, the new 17th TRSS commander.

The 17th TRSS’s mission is to fuel the development of world-class, joint and coalition fire protection and international, surveillance and reconnaissance warriors. Leading training operations and faculty development by, guiding resources, planning, providing intelligence systems support and delivering interactive, multimedia instruction.

Their vision is to be the foundation of the 17th TRG by offering innovative technology, educational development and resource management so the 17th TRG may focus on training.