U.S. Africa Command welcomes new commander
Photo Credit: Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Lapierre
Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Ripka, U.S. Africa Command's senior enlisted leader, takes the U.S. AFRICOM guidon from Gen. Carter F. Ham during a change-of-command ceremony, March 9, 2011, at the Stadhalle in Sindelfingen, Germany. The passing of U.S. AFRICOM's colors symbolized Ham's acceptance of command from Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, and Gen. William E. Ward's (left) relinquishment of command.
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