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1st Lt. Joshua Langham, the new detachment commder for Marine Air Control Squadron, Detachment Alpha, speaks to an audience during the change of command ceremony, Oct. 18. During the ceremony, Langham relinquished command from Capt. Jack Larimore.

Photo by Cpl. Brady Wood

MACS-2 welcomes new commander

28 Oct 2013 | Cpl. Brady Wood

Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 2, Detachment A, gathered aboard Marine Corps Station Beaufort for a change of command ceremony, Oct. 18.

 

During the ceremony, Capt. Jack Larimore, relinquished command of MCAS-2, Det A. to 1st Lt. Joshua Langham.

 

“I would like to thank my family for staying behind me, no matter what, as I served,” said Larimore. “I   would also like to thank the Marines for all of your hard work and dedication to the unit. You have made this tour a great success.”

 

Larimore has been directed to proceed and report to Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa.

 

Following Larimore’s farewell remarks, Lang-ham gave his thanks to his supporters.

 

“I would like to thank Lt. Col. Hanson for this opportunity and having faith in me,” said Langham, a native of Silsbee, Texas. “I realize that by being   given this position I have now entered the door of a new challenge, but I believe that with the help of the unit, the challenge will be met.”

 

The mission of MACS-2 is to detect, identify and control the intercept of hostile aircraft and missiles, and provide navigational assistance to friendly aircraft and provide continuous all-weather, radar, non-radar approach, departure, en route and tower air traffic control services to friendly aircraft.