Col. Vattioni takes command of the 377th ABW

the ceremonial tradition of the passing of the guidon is conducted.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael J. Lutton, left, 20th Air Force commander, passes the guidon to incoming commander Col. Jason F. Vattioni, right, at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 22, 2021. Vattioni assumed command of the 377th Air Base Wing as the installation commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ireland Summers)

The ceremonial tradition of the passing of the guidon is conducted.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael J. Lutton, left, 20th Air Force commander, receives the guidon from outgoing commander Col. David S. Miller, right, at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 22, 2021. Miller relinquished command of the 377th Air Base Wing and will continue his career as the Air Force Sustainment Center vice commander at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ireland Summers)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Delbert R. Butcher holds a guidon.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Delbert R. Butcher, 898th Munitions Squadron first sergeant, participates in a formation during the 377th Air Base Wing change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 22, 2021. During the ceremony, U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller officially relinquished command to incoming commander Col. Jason F. Vattioni. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ireland Summers)

Honor Guard stands at attention.

Members of the Kirtland Air Force Base Honor Guard stand at attention during the 377th Air Base Wing change of command ceremony at KAFB, New Mexico, June 22, 2021. During the ceremony, U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller relinquished command to incoming 377th ABW commander, Col. Jason F. Vattioni. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ireland Summers)

Guests attend a change of command ceremony.

Family members and guests of the incoming and outgoing 377th Air Base Wing commander attend a change of command ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 22, 2021. During the ceremony, U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller officially relinquished command to incoming commander Col. Jason F. Vattioni. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ireland Summers)

U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller, 377th Air Base Wing outgoing commander, renders a salute.

U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller, 377th Air Base Wing outgoing commander, renders a salute during the National Anthem at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, June 22, 2021. During the ceremony, U.S. Air Force Col. David S. Miller officially relinquished command to incoming commander Col. Jason F. Vattioni. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ireland Summers)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason F. Vattioni assumed command of the 377th Air Base Wing from Col. David S. Miller during a change of command ceremony June 22, 2021, at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Vattioni, who previously served as the vice commander of the 75th Air Base Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, will now command the 377th Air Base Wing personnel as well as duties of installation commander.

“To the fighting tigers of the 377 Air Base Wing, it is certainly a privilege to serve as your commander and to be a part of this exciting team,” said Vattioni, 377th ABW incoming commander.  “Our diverse mission, while challenging, is critical to our nation’s defense and demands our very best. Our motto is ‘Tiger On,’ and I am honored to be on this journey with you.”

With the ceremonial tradition of the passing of the guidon, outgoing commander Miller relinquished command to Vattioni.

Miller welcomed Vattioni and said farewell to Team Kirtland.

“You are coming at an exciting time to a wonderful and premiere wing, an exciting base,” said Miller. “I couldn’t be happier for you and your wife and the adventure you are about to embark upon. I relinquish command with the satisfaction that the 377 Air Base Wing is an outstanding organization with a vigorous mission. I look forward to the many successes you will have as a couple and as a team here on the installation.”

Miller will continue his career as the Air Force Sustainment Center vice commander at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.