New Commander Assigned to Moon Township's 911th Airlift Wing
Col. Craig C. Peters will lead the Moon airlift wing until it's planned 2013 closure.
Peters, who currently serves as operations group commander of the 910th Airlift Wing, located in Youngstown, Ohio, replaces former Commander Col. Jeffrey T. Pennington.
The 911th will host a change of command ceremony May 6. Peters has served at the Youngstown air station since 2009 and has logged more than 7,100 hours as a pilot.
The Air Force intends to close the 911th in 2013, eliminating the base's more than 1,100 military and 280 civilian positions.
The wing is slated to close as a part of a $4.7 billion nationwide initiative aimed at cutting federal defense spending. The plan also includes the re-alignment of the neighboring 171st Refueling Wing in Moon.