The Grissom Fire Department

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Descending the escalator at the Indianapolis International Airport, it was just a normal Thursday night for Chief Master Sgt. Robert Herman, 434th Air Refueling Wing command chief.

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Col. Larry Shaw III will take command of the 434th Air Refueling Wing during a formal change of command ceremony here at 10 a.m. July 9, 2016.

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. - In a world of ‘been there, done thats’ Col. Mark Sigler’s tale is that of been there first, done that first.

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Deeply rooted in military tradition since the middle ages, change of command ceremonies afford service members the opportunity to witness the symbolic passing of the torch in the presence of friends, family members and fellow Airmen.