349th Air Mobility Wing to get new commander

By From page A3 | December 25, 2012

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE —  Col. Matthew J. Burger, current commander of the 349th Operations Group, will become the next commander of the 349th Air Mobility Wing when he takes change of the Air Force Reserve wing on Jan. 27, 2013, according to an announcement by the 349th AMW’s Public Affairs Office.

He succeeds commander Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy, Jr., who will move on to take command of the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Personnel Center at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. next month.

Burger will be take command of the largest Reserve Associate Wing in the Air Force. It contains more than 3,100 Reservists flying and maintaining C-17 Globemaster III, C-5 Galaxy and KC-10 Extender aircraft.

Once Flournoy assumes command at the Air Force Reserve Personnel Center, he will be responsible for personnel support to nearly 1 million Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and retired members.

Burger started his Air Force career upon graduating from the Air Force Academy in 1990, and has served in various assignments in the active Air Force and the Air Force Reserve.  He is a command pilot with more than 4,300 flight hours in HH-1 Iroquois and HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, the KC-135R Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster III.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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