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21st SOPS changes command

Col. Hewett Wells, 50th Network Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Sam Oppelaar, incoming 21st Space Operations Squadron commander during a change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Air Force Base, July 11, 2019. The 21st SOPS operates the Ellison Onizuka Satellite Operations Facility at Vandenberg AFB, continuing the legacy of Col. Ellison Onizuka, an Air Force astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger that exploded shortly after lift-off on Jan. 28, 1986. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Col. Hewett Wells, 50th Network Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Sam Oppelaar, incoming 21st Space Operations Squadron commander during a change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Air Force Base, July 11, 2019. The 21st SOPS operates the Ellison Onizuka Satellite Operations Facility at Vandenberg AFB, continuing the legacy of Col. Ellison Onizuka, an Air Force astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger that exploded shortly after lift-off on Jan. 28, 1986. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif -- Col. Hewett Wells, 50th Network Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Sam Oppelaar, incoming 21st Space Operations Squadron commander during a change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Air Force Base, July 11, 2019. The 21st SOPS operates the Ellison Onizuka Satellite Operations Facility at Vandenberg AFB, continuing the legacy of Col. Ellison Onizuka, an Air Force astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger that exploded shortly after lift-off on Jan. 28, 1986. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)