CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing will change command on Feb. 13, at 9 a.m., when Col. Brad Swanson relinquishes command to Col. Paul Lyman.

“The men and women of the 153rd Airlift Wing are among the best I’ve worked with. I am honored to have served as their commander,” Swanson said. Swanson served as wing commander for 18 months. He has accepted an assignment at National Guard Bureau, in Washington, D.C. as the Air National Guard’s director of plans and programs.

“The 153rd has a long history of successes, I am honored to have the chance to lead the wing and continue that legacy,” Lyman said. “We will remain trusted and needed at home and around the world.”

Lyman has served as vice wing commander for the last 2 1/2 years. He has been a member of the Wyoming Air National Guard for 18 years.  He is a master navigator with more than 3,000 hours of flight time.  He has deployed for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

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