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388th Operations Group welcomes new leader

388th Operations Group change of command

Col. Brad Bashore took command of the 388th Operations Group during a change of command ceremony at Hill Air Force Base, Utah today. Col. Bashore is transitioning to the group from commanding the Utah Test and Training Range. The OG also bid farewell to Col. Joshua Wood, who has served as the group commander since 2018. Col. Wood led the group through the standup of the 388th Fighter Wings three squadrons and first combat deployments. Col. Wood is heading to Osan Air Base, South Korea, to take command of the 51st Fighter Wing.  (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

388th Operations Group change of command

Col. Brad Bashore took command of the 388th Operations Group during a change of command ceremony at Hill Air Force Base, Utah today. Col. Bashore is transitioning to the group from commanding the Utah Test and Training Range. The OG also bid farewell to Col. Joshua Wood, who has served as the group commander since 2018. Col. Wood led the group through the standup of the 388th Fighter Wings three squadrons and first combat deployments. Col. Wood is heading to Osan Air Base, South Korea, to take command of the 51st Fighter Wing.  (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

A photo of Col. Wood's final flight.

Col. Joshua Wood, flew his final flight with the 388th Fighter Wing March 25. Col. Wood is heading to Osan Air Base, South Korea, after serving as the Operations Group commander for three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kip Sumner)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Col. Brad Bashore took command of the 388th Operations Group during a change of command ceremony here today. Col. Bashore is transitioning to the group from commanding the Utah Test and Training Range.

The OG also bid farewell to Col. Joshua Wood, who has served as the group commander since 2018. Col. Wood led the group through the standup of the 388th Fighter Wings three squadrons and first combat deployments. Col. Wood is heading to Osan Air Base, South Korea, to take command of the 51st Fighter Wing.  

The 388th Operations Group is comprised of three fighter squadrons and the Operations Support Squadron. The 4th FS, the “Fightin’ Fuujins,” the 34th FS, the “Rude Rams,” and the 421st FS, the “Black Widows.” The 388th OSS is responsible for operational planning, pilot training and flight scheduling, intelligence, weapons and tactics development, mobility, life support activities, and personnel management for the 388th OG.