Hill maintenance wing welcomes new commander

Jul 6 2011 - 2:57pm

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Hill Air Force Base's maintenance arm has a new man in charge.

Col. Allan Day took command of the 309th Maintenance Wing on Tuesday, replacing Sue Dryden, who has been selected for reassignment as Deputy Director of Logistics at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Dryden was named as director of the wing in September 2010, making it the first time the 309th had ever been under the command of a civilian.

Dryden, a former active-duty Air Force jet-engine mechanic, had served as deputy director of the 309th since June 2009.

The director of the wing is responsible for providing the center with direction on everything involving depot repair, modification and maintenance for the F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, A-10 Thunderbolt and C-130 Hercules aircraft, as well as the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile system.

The 309th works on overhauls and repairs on landing gear, wheels and brakes, rocket motors, air munitions, guided bombs, and other electronic equipment and avionics.

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