There is a change of command taking place this morning at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Air Force Reserve Colonel Steven B. Parker will be taking charge of the 914th Airlift Wing as Colonel Walter Gordon retires after giving 30 years to the military. Parker is transferring from the Joint San Antonio-Randolph Air force Base in Texas, where he was in command of the 340th Flying Training Group.
Gordon said, "It has been a privilege to work alongside of the fine, outstanding, professional members of the 914th Airlift Wing. I am extremely proud of the outstanding performance of this unit, particularly when operating at minimum manning during the government shutdown last October. Colonel Parker will continue the great traditions and success of the 914th Airlift Wing and the Niagara Falls Reserve Station."
Parker will oversee more than 3,000 soldiers and airmen in Niagara Falls.