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Shaw Reaper squadron to activate, appoint first commander

Release Number: 090318

The 50th Attack Squadron will activate and host an assumption of command during a ceremony here, Feb. 27, 2018, at 10 a.m.

Col. Joseph Campo, commander of the 432nd Operations Group at Creech Air Force Base, will preside over the ceremony in which Lt. Col. David John will assume command of the squadron. The 50th ATKS is a subordinate unit of the 432nd OG.

The squadron, which operates MQ-9 Reaper aircraft, will bring operators to Shaw, but no additional aircraft will relocate as a result of the activation.

Media interested in attending the event should R.S.V.P. no later than 4:30 p.m., Feb. 26. Please R.S.V.P. or direct questions to the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at 20FWPublicAffairs@us.af.mil or 803-895-2015.