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Joint Personnel Recovery Agency
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Photo By: Airman st Class Janelle PatioReleased
Col. Thomas Kunkel hands the guidon to Lt. Col. Chadwick Sterr during the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency change of command ceremony at the White Bluff Facility in Airway Heights, Washington, July 1, 2014. The change of command ceremony is a tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility. Kunkel is the Air Force JPRA deputy director and Sterr is the local JPRA commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janelle Patiño/Released)
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