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Worrell assumes command of 356th FS

U.S. Air Force Col. Lawrence Evert, the 354th Operations Group commander (left), passes the 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) guidon to Lt. Col. Ryan Worrell, the 356th FS  commander, during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Col. Lawrence Evert, the 354th Operations Group commander (left), passes the 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) guidon to Lt. Col. Ryan Worrell, the 356th FS commander, during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021. As the 356th FS commander, Worrell is charged with leading Alaska’s premier fifth-generation combat squadron, ensuring pilots are prepared for all combat operations within the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Worrell, the 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) commander, renders the first squadron salute during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Worrell, the 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) commander, renders the first squadron salute during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021. Also known as the ‘Green Demons’, the 356th FS is tasked primarily in offensive counter-air missions, utilizing its fifth generation advanced sensor suite and weapons to help build a more lethal force around the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Worrell, the 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) commander, delivers remarks during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Worrell, the 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) commander, delivers remarks during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021. As the 356th FS commander, Worrell is charged with leading Alaska’s premier fifth-generation combat squadron, ensuring pilots are prepared for all combat operations within the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lawrence Evert, the 354th Operations Group commander (left), and Lt. Col. Jim Christensen, former 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) commander, pose for a photo during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Col. Lawrence Evert, the 354th Operations Group commander (left), and Lt. Col. Jim Christensen, former 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) commander, pose for a photo during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021. As former 356th FS commander, Christensen was charged with standing up the first F-35A squadron based in the U.S. Pacific Air Forces area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lawrence Evert, the 354th Operations Group commander (left), and Lt. Col. Jim Christensen, former 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) commander, pose for a photo during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Col. Lawrence Evert, the 354th Operations Group commander (left), and Lt. Col. Jim Christensen, former 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) commander, pose for a photo during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021. As former 356th FS commander, Christensen was charged with standing up the first F-35A squadron based in the U.S. Pacific Air Forces area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- U.S. Air Force Col. Lawrence Evert, the 354th Operations Group commander (left), passes the 356th Fighter Squadron (FS) guidon to Lt. Col. Ryan Worrell, the 356th FS commander, during a change of command ceremony on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2021. As the 356th FS commander, Worrell is charged with leading Alaska’s premier fifth-generation combat squadron, ensuring pilots are prepared for all combat operations within the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)