Legacy lost: the 524th Special Operations Squadron moves on
(Left) Col. Benjamin Maitre, 524th Special Operations Wing commander, (middle) Lt. Col. Derick Steed, 524th Special Operations Squadron commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, 27 SOW command chief, salute during retreat at the 524 SOS end of mission ceremony on Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., May 31, 2017. The 524th is relocating to Duke Field, Florida, where the command will change hands from the 27th SOW to the 492nd SOW. The squadron has ties back to WWII, before it received its numerical designation of 524. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn/Released)

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