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Scott Air Force Base gets new commander

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Scott Air Force Base has a new commander.

In a ceremony Monday morning at the base, Colonel Laura Lenderman turned over command to Colonel John Howard.

Howard now oversees more than 2,900 personnel at the base and assets totaling more than $4 billion.

He has a daughter in college and will live on the base with his wife and young son.

Lenderman said for her the command was a dream come true.

“As a ten-year-old girl I remember watching the change of command ceremonies and this parade field,” she said. “I remember it being very hot but more importantly, remember filled with such pride but even at that young age I knew that I wanted to serve in our Air Force one day.”

Lenderman has been the commander for the past two years.

She will transition to a new role with the U.S. Transportation Command which is also located at Scott Air Force Base.

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