There’s new leadership at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.
Col. Kurt C. Helphinstine assumed command of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson AFB during a ceremony Thursday morning.
Helphinstine replaces Col. Donn C. Yates, who has commanded the 4th Fighter Wing since July of 2018.
Yates is retiring after nearly 28 years of military service.
Col. Helphinstine and his family come to Goldsboro from the 366th Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, where he served as the Deputy Commander of Operations.
Thursday’s change of command ceremony had limited attendance due to COVID-19.
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Posted by Seymour Johnson AFB on Thursday, July 2, 2020
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