404th AEG gets new CC

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Seventeenth Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Ron Ladnier (left) returns the salute of new 404th Air Expeditionary Group Commander Col. Jeffrey MacDonald (right from center), who took the guidon from Col. Mark Vijums (right) in a change of command ceremony Sept. 11 at Ramstein. Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Steffen (left of center) assisted General Ladnier in the transfer of command ceremony. 
Colonel Vijums led the 404th since March and served as the commander of the task force that supported President Obama's visit to Ghana in July. (USAF photo by Master Sgt. Jim Fisher)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Seventeenth Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Ron Ladnier (left) returns the salute of new 404th Air Expeditionary Group Commander Col. Jeffrey MacDonald (right from center), who took the guidon from Col. Mark Vijums (right) in a change of command ceremony Sept. 11 at Ramstein. Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Steffen (left of center) assisted General Ladnier in the transfer of command ceremony. Colonel Vijums led the 404th since March and served as the commander of the task force that supported President Obama's visit to Ghana in July. (USAF photo by Master Sgt. Jim Fisher)