New Air Base Wing commander coming to Robins AFB

Robins Air Force Base is preparing for a new 78th Air Base Wing commander.

The new commander will be Colonel Lyle K. Drew.

Col. Drew is currently the commander of the 49th Maintenance Group at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.

Col. Drew will take command on July 26, according to a release from Robins Air Force Base.

The current commander, Col. Jeffrey King will be moved to the Pentagon to work for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection, according to the same release.

Col. Drew’s Air Force biography says he currently commands 700 maintenance workers in New Mexico. The maintenance crews there oversee work on the 12 MQ-1 Predators and 17 MQ-9 Reapers.

He has been assigned to bases in Massachusetts, California, Alabama, Arizona, New Mexico, Korea, and Iraq. 

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