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Col. Fox assumes command of Recce Town

Col. Heather Fox assumed command of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and Beale Air Force Base during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California.

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Fox, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, addresses Team Beale during the Change of Command ceremony at Beale Air Force Base, California, June 11, 2020. Fox will be responsible for more than 3,000 Airmen and civilians as well as the Air Force's entire high-altitude reconnaissance fleet and multiple overseas locations. ( U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Col. Heather Fox assumed command of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and Beale Air Force Base during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California.

Col. Heather Fox, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, stands at attention awaiting her first salute as the new commander of the 9th RW Beale Air Force Base, California, June 11, 2020 at Beale Air Force Base, California. Fox will be responsible for more than 3,000 Airmen and civilians as well as the Air Force's entire high-altitude reconnaissance fleet and multiple overseas locations. ( U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Col. Heather Fox assumed command of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and Beale Air Force Base during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California.

U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Fox, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, renders a salute and assumes command during the Change of Command ceremony at Beale Air Force Base, California, June 11, 2020. Fox and the 9th Reconnaissance Wing will maintain a high state of readiness in its expeditionary combat support forces for potential deployment in response to theater contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Col. Heather Fox assumed command of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and Beale Air Force Base during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California.

U.S. Air Force Col. Andy Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, renders a final salute during the Change of Command ceremony at Beale Air Force Base, California, June 11, 2020. Col. Clark relinquished command to Col. Heather Fox. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Col. Heather Fox assumed command of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and Beale Air Force Base during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California.

U.S. Air Force Col. Andy Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, gives a farewell speech during the Change of Command ceremony at Beale Air Force Base, California, June 11, 2020. Col. Clark took over command after previously holding the position of vice commander for the 9th RW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Beale Air Force Base, Calif., --

Col. Heather Fox assumed command of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and Beale Air Force Base during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California.

Throughout Fox’s career, she was a T-38 instructor pilot and a former U-2 pilot that flew from 2005 to 2011, before continuing her career and becoming the newest 9 RW commander.

“It’s an incredible honor and really humbling to be here as the wing commander and I’m really happy.” Fox said.

Fox took command of the 9th RW after holding the position of the 9th Operations Group commander since 2019.

“The last thing I want to say to the Recce Town Airmen is that l am incredibly proud of what everyone is doing and so excited to join this team,” said Fox, “I am here for everyone in the midst of this pandemic, I will not shy away from difficult discussions.”