Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Kirtland Gets New Leader.(Final)

Byline: Miguel Navrot Journal Staff Writer

* Col. Henry L. Andrews Jr. to replace Col. Kathleen Close in Air Force command

His 22-year career has bounced him around the globe on various assignments, including a Pentagon stint with the Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs Directorate from 1999 until 2001. KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE -- Col. Henry L. Andrews Jr., a decorated maintenance and munitions officer who recently served in Southwest Asia, assumed command Thursday of Kirtland's host organization.

Andrews took over for departing commander Col. Kathleen Close, who is leaving Kirtland after an abbreviated 11/2 year term. Air Force wing commands generally last about two years. …

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