Aircraft nose salutes 932nd Airlift Wing's new commander

The nosecone of a C-40C plane pokes into the frame as Colonel John (Jay) C. Flournoy Jr. becomes the new 932nd Airlift Wing commander as of January 6, 2008. His arrival at Scott AFB is a homecoming of sorts. His father was assigned to the southern Illinois base three times. "When asked where I'm from, I tell people I was born in Alabama, but I consider Scott AFB my home town," said Colonel Flournoy. Throughout those assignments, he attended Scott AFB elementary schools and Mascoutah High School in Mascoutah, Ill., for much of his early life. He graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Ill., where he also graduated from the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He entered the Air Force in 1986. While on active duty, he served as a B-52 pilot and as a T-37 instructor pilot. He joined the Air Force Reserve in 1991 as an HH-60G Blackhawk helicopter pilot and became an Air Reserve Technician in 1994. Colonel Flournoy returned to active duty in July of 1999 where he served in the Reserve Operations and Requirements Division, as well as the Reserve Studies and Programs Division of the Air Staff. Following his tour at the Pentagon he attended National War College at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. Colonel Flournoy was deployed as Operations Group Commander of the 386th EOG Ali Al Salem, Kuwait. Photo/Tech. Sgt. Chris Parr

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