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NEWS | March 23, 2011

Team Charleston bids farewell to Col. John Wood - 437 AW commander

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Col. John Wood will be turning over command of the 437th Airlift Wing to Colonel Erik Hansen, March 29.

"I arrived in May 2009 to a great wing with great history. I've seen our Airmen and Civilians in action for the last two years, and I know why the 437th Airlift Wing has such a wonderful history: the people at Team Charleston are the best the Air Force has to offer! Thank you for your efforts volunteering to serve our Nation, it has been an honor to serve with you..."

Colonel John Wood, USAF
Commander, 437th Airlift Wing

Join Team Charleston in bidding farewell to Colonel Wood at the following events scheduled for March 28.

Golf Tournament - Wrenwoods Golf Course

The cost is $28 per person for 18 holes and cart rental. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. RSVP to Wrenwoods Golf Course at 963-1834 or e-mail

Farewell at the Charleston Club

The cost is $13 per person and guests are asked to come dressed in their favorite baseball jersey or shirt. The social and buffet begins at 4 p.m. and presentations begin at 4:45 p.m. RSVP to 963-3201 or e-mail