Col. Steve Nester, the 442d Fighter Wing commander, passes a guidon to Col. Mark Orek, the 442d Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 14, 2022. Orek is a command pilot with more than 3,700 total hours and over 520 combat hours in the A-10 and F-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Missy Sterling)
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