New leader takes over 445th Airlift Wing

A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base unit that flies around the world for cargo and medical support has a new leader.

Col. Adam B. Willis took command of the 445th Airlift Wing, the last remaining flying unit at Wright-Patt, during a ceremony on Sunday. He replaces Col. Jeffrey J. McGalliard, who will retire after a 30-year Air Force career and return to United Airlines as a commercial pilot.

The 445th Airlift Wing flew more than 1,400 sorties the past year, flying more missions and hours than any other C-17 unit in reserve or Air National Guard squadrons, according to McGalliard and the Air Force.