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944th AMXS receives a new commander

944th AMXS receives new commander

Maj. Robert Terrazas, 944th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron incoming commander, returns a saluteduring a change-of-command ceremony May 3, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Terrazaz will be responsible for the 944th AMXS training and integration with the 56th Maintenance Group maintaining F-35, and F-16 aircraft.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Moore/RELEASED)

944th AMXS receives new commander

Col. Scott Briese, 944th Maintenance Group commander, hands squadron command of the 944th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to Maj. Robert Terrazas during a change-of-command ceremony May 3, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Terrazas will be responsible for the 944th AMXS training and integration with the 56th Maintenance Group maintaining F-35, and F-16 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Moore/RELEASED)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. --

The 944th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron changed command March 3, during a ceremony here.

Lt. Col. Karwin R. Weaver, 944th AMXS outgoing commander, relinquished command to Maj. Robert Terrazas, 944th AMXS incoming commander.

In opening remarks, Col. Scott E. Briese, 944th Maintenance Group commander, thanked Weaver for his exceptional leadership at the AMXS. He also remarked that he was pleased Terrazas and his wealth of knowledge would be taking over as commander for the 944th AMXS.

“Col. Weaver has had three mission accomplishments here,” said Briese. “From standing up the squadron with three people to now over three hundred, to full integration with our active duty counterparts. Finally, Weaver deployed while he was commander of the AMXS and was so successful that he left his successor with so few targets they had to forward deploy. That is a mission success.”

Terrazas most recently led the 944th AMXS as the operations officer.

“I have every confidence that Terrazas will take that squadron to the next level of integration and success as we build the future of air power together with our active duty counterparts,” said Briese.

Terazzas went on to thank the unit for their dedication and shared words of inspiration for the future of the squadron.

“I am honored and humbled to become your squadron commander at such a critical time in the unit’s history,” said Terrazas. “I know we have a lot of work to do as we continue to build on the Hellion legacy. I know you will continue to perform as professionals and excel, enabling success, let’s give them hell!”