SC's Shaw 77th Fighter Wing gets new commander

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) - Members of the 20th Fighter Wing at South Carolina's Shaw Air Force Base are bidding their current leader farewell and greeting their new commander.

Col. Joseph Guastella relinquishes command of the unit in a special ceremony Friday.

Col. Charles Moore takes command of the wing, which is responsible for more than 80 Fighting Falcon F-16 jets.

Overall, the wing is composed of 19 squadrons.

Before coming to the air base outside Sumter, Moore served as vice director of operations at the headquarters of the North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.

Guastella has been in command of the fighter wing since 2008. His next assignment is at the Pentagon.

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