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U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, salutes Col. James Finlayson, 17th TRW vice commander, and members of the 17th TRW during the pass in review portion of the change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. The 17th TRW change of command ceremony commenced at the traditional time of 8:17 a.m. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, salutes Col. James Finlayson, 17th TRW vice commander, and members of the 17th TRW during the pass in review portion of the change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. The 17th TRW change of command ceremony commenced at the traditional time of 8:17 a.m. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos, Second Air Force commander, presents the guidon to incoming commander, Col. Matthew Reilman, during the 17th Training Wing change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. Tullos presided over the ceremony, during which Col. Andres Nazario relinquished command of the 17th TRW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos, Second Air Force commander, presents the guidon to incoming commander, Col. Matthew Reilman, during the 17th Training Wing change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. Tullos presided over the ceremony, during which Col. Andres Nazario relinquished command of the 17th TRW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

Joint service members assigned to Goodfellow Air Force Base stand in formation for the 17th Training Wing change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. At the ceremony, Col. Matthew Reilman, incoming commander, assumed command from Col. Andres Nazario, 17th TRW outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

Joint service members assigned to Goodfellow Air Force Base stand in formation for the 17th Training Wing change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. At the ceremony, Col. Matthew Reilman, incoming commander, assumed command from Col. Andres Nazario, 17th TRW outgoing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbey Rieves)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, reviews the formation during the pass in review portion of the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. The pass in review was followed by the Armed Forces Medley which signified the ending of the change of command ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, reviews the formation during the pass in review portion of the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. The pass in review was followed by the Armed Forces Medley which signified the ending of the change of command ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Finlayson, 17th Training Wing vice commander, prepares the formation for the pass in review portion of the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. Representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps stood in formation during the event to honor outgoing commander, Col. Andres Nazario, and welcome the incoming commander, Col. Matthew Reilman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Finlayson, 17th Training Wing vice commander, prepares the formation for the pass in review portion of the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. Representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps stood in formation during the event to honor outgoing commander, Col. Andres Nazario, and welcome the incoming commander, Col. Matthew Reilman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Finlayson, 17th Training Wing vice commander, salutes the official party during the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. The change of command ceremony is a military tradition, which illustrates the formal transfer of authority by the passing the guidon from departing commander to incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. James Finlayson, 17th Training Wing vice commander, salutes the official party during the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. The change of command ceremony is a military tradition, which illustrates the formal transfer of authority by the passing the guidon from departing commander to incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing incoming commander, speaks to Col. Andres Nazario, 17th TRW outgoing commander, during the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. Reilman transferred from the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. as the former Director of Staff Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, speaks to Col. Andres Nazario, 17th TRW outgoing commander, during the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. Reilman transferred from the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. as the former Director of Staff Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing outgoing commander, relinquishes command to Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos, Second Air Force commander, during the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. During his time here, Nazario created The Goodfellow Way, a new strategic approach fueled by vision, leadership and energy to improve the way of life for the Goodfellow community.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing outgoing commander, relinquishes command to Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos, Second Air Force commander, during the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. During his time here, Nazario created The Goodfellow Way, a new strategic approach fueled by vision, leadership and energy to improve the way of life for the Goodfellow community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos, Second Air Force commander, presents the Legion of the Merit to the 17th Training Wing outgoing commander, Col. Andres Nazario, during the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. Nazario is transferring to the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos, Second Air Force commander, presents the Legion of the Merit to the 17th Training Wing outgoing commander, Col. Andres Nazario, during the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. Nazario is transferring to the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing outgoing commander, speaks during the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. Under Nazario’s command, the 17th TRW earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and expanded partnerships resulting in Goodfellow continuing to hold the highest number of agreements between a military base and the surrounding community Department of Defense wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)
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U.S. Air Force Col. Andres Nazario, 17th Training Wing outgoing commander, speaks during the 17th TRW change of command ceremony on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, July 13, 2021. Under Nazario’s command, the 17th TRW earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and expanded partnerships resulting in Goodfellow continuing to hold the highest number of agreements between a military base and the surrounding community Department of Defense wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Thrash)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas-- The 17th Training Wing change of command ceremony commenced at the traditional time of 8:17 a.m., on the parade field, July 13.

At the ceremony, Col. Andres Nazario, 17th TRW outgoing commander, relinquished command of the wing to Maj. Gen. Andrea Tullos, 2nd Air Force commander. In a symbolic exchange of authority, Tullos then passed the guidon to Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th TRW incoming commander, to symbolize the assumption of command.

“The opportunity to command the 17th Training Wing is the honor of a lifetime,” said Reilman. “Thank you to all of the Airmen who made this such an easy transition as well as a warm welcome for my family and myself to the 17th Training Wing. I can feel your passion and I am proud to call myself a Raider today.”

During his time here, Nazario created The Goodfellow Way, a new strategic approach fueled by vision, leadership and energy to improve the way of life for the Goodfellow community.

Additionally, Nazario opened the remodeled multi-purpose Cressman Dining Facility, enabled training for over 4,000 students during the COVID-19 pandemic and created 1,600 new locations for Airmen and their families to live through the use of temporary dormitories and coordinating with local and state resources.

Under Nazario’s command, the 17th TRW earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and expanded partnerships resulting in Goodfellow continuing to hold the highest number of agreements between a military base and the surrounding community Department of Defense wide.

Several other improvement projects established during Col. Nazario’s command are underway including the renovation of the Base Exchange with a new coffee and donut shop.

“These men and women embody the concept of ‘We Are Goodfellow”, said Nazario to Reilman. “You’re the perfect leader to guide this team. I wish you the best of luck in command and know this opportunity will be the most cherished of your career, just as it’s been for me.”

Reilman was the former Director of Staff Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations stationed at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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