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Goodfellow Marine Detachment welcomes new commander

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Arturo Derryberry, Goodfellow Marine Detachment incoming commander, accepts the guidon from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Earl Patterson at the base theater on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 17, 2020. Precautions for COVID-19 included controlled seating and the wearing of masks during the ceremony. (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Arturo Derryberry, Goodfellow Marine Detachment incoming commander, accepts the guidon from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Earl Patterson at the base theater on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 17, 2020. Precautions for COVID-19 included controlled seating and the wearing of masks during the ceremony. (Courtesy Photo)

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Earl Patterson, Goodfellow Marine Detachment outgoing commander, passes the guidon to incoming commander Lt. Col. Arturo Derryberry at the change of command ceremony in the base theater on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 17, 2020. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Earl Patterson, Goodfellow Marine Detachment outgoing commander, passes the guidon to incoming commander Lt. Col. Arturo Derryberry at the change of command ceremony in the base theater on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 17, 2020. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the orderly transfer of authority. (Courtesy photo)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

The Camp Goodfellow Marine Detachment held their change of command ceremony at the base theater here, despite COVID-19, July 17.

With COVID-19 precautions in place, the Marine Detachment welcomed their incoming commander Lt. Col. Arturo Derryberry, and thanked the outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Earl Patterson, for his hard work and dedication.