By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The 171st Air Refueling Wing has a new commander.READ MORE: Police Investigating Shooting In Homewood
Colonel Raymond L. Hyland is now in charge of the unit.READ MORE: Pa. Turnpike To Close Westbound Lanes Between Monroeville, Harmarville Overnight On Sunday
Colonel Hyland has been with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard since 1999 after 10 years of active duty in the United States Air Force.
He assumed command of the 171st on Thursday afternoon during a ceremony at the facility in Findlay Township.MORE NEWS: Westmoreland Co. Board Of Elections Making Changes, Restructuring
The ceremony usually includes troops assembling in formation but that part was canceled due to COVID-19 safety protocols.