176 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron welcomes incoming squadron commander

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Lt. Col. David W. Ham assumed command of the 176 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in a ceremony at the Talkeetna Theater here Sept. 21, 2013.

Prior to assuming command, Ham spent five years serving as the 176 Maintenance Squadron Operations flight commander. Before joining the Alaska Air National Guard, he served as a sortie generation flight commander for Elmendorf Air Force Base's 517th Airlift Squadron and later the 12th Fighter Squadron.

"The 176 Aircraft maintenance squadron has people who are willing to go above and beyond, and I am happy and proud to be their new commander," Ham said. "I recognize that we are living in challenging times, but I am fully on board with our group leadership to find solutions."

Lt. Col. Tori Saxe, the commander of the 176 Maintenance Group, said that Ham is the right person for the job.

"Ham has a great balance of the mission and the people," Saxe stated.