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311th Training Squadron welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephanie Kelley, 517th Training Group commander, accepts the guidon from Lt. Col. Brian McCreary, 311th Training Squadron outgoing commander, during the change of command ceremony on Soldier Field, Presidio of Monterey, California, July 8, 2019. McCreary increased the number of 311th TRS Airmen graduating from the Russian language program by 42 percent. (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephanie Kelley, 517th Training Group commander, accepts the guidon from Lt. Col. Brian McCreary, 311th Training Squadron outgoing commander, during the change of command ceremony on Soldier Field, Presidio of Monterey, California, July 8, 2019. McCreary increased the number of 311th TRS Airmen graduating from the Russian language program by 42 percent. (Courtesy Photo)

Airmen from the 311th Training Squadron stand in formation on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California, during the change of command, July 8, 2019. The 311th TRS develops world class language enabled warrior Airmen in Support of the 17th Training Wing’s mission. (Courtesy Photo)

Airmen from the 311th Training Squadron stand in formation on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California, during the change of command, July 8, 2019. The 311th TRS develops world class language enabled warrior Airmen in Support of the 17th Training Wing’s mission. (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Nicci Rucker, 311th Training Squadron incoming commander, gives her first remarks to the squadron during the change of command on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California, July 8, 2019.  The 311th TRS conducts basic language skills and advanced foreign language training at the Defense Language Institute prior to students arriving to Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, for follow-on cryptologic linguist training. (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Nicci Rucker, 311th Training Squadron incoming commander, gives her first remarks to the squadron during the change of command on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California, July 8, 2019. The 311th TRS conducts basic language skills and advanced foreign language training at the Defense Language Institute prior to students arriving to Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, for follow-on cryptologic linguist training. (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephanie Kelley, 517th Training Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Nicci Rucker, 311th Training Squadron incoming commander, during the change of command ceremony on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California, July 8, 2019. The change of command ceremony is a military tradition which illustrates the formal transfer of authority by passing the guidon from the departing commander to the incoming commander via the overseeing officer. (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephanie Kelley, 517th Training Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Nicci Rucker, 311th Training Squadron incoming commander, during the change of command ceremony on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California, July 8, 2019. The change of command ceremony is a military tradition which illustrates the formal transfer of authority by passing the guidon from the departing commander to the incoming commander via the overseeing officer. (Courtesy Photo)

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. --

The 311th Training Squadron conducted their change of command ceremony on Soldier Field at exactly 3:11 p.m., July 8.

The 311th TRS conducts basic language skills and advanced foreign languages at the Defense Language Institute prior to students arriving here, to Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, for follow-on cryptologic linguist training.

The 311th TRS welcomed Lt. Col. Nicci Rucker, incoming commander, and thanked Lt. Col. Brian McCreary, outgoing commander, for his hard work and dedication.

The 311th TRS develops world class language enabled warrior Airmen in support of the 17th Training Wing’s mission.

Col. Stephanie Kelley, 517th Training Group commander, presided over the ceremony.

“I am extremely honored to command the 311th TRS. I will do my best to build upon your legacy,” said Rucker to McCreary.