New commander to oversee Pope unit

Posted September 9, 2011

— Brig. Gen. Norman Ham assumes command of the 440th Airlift Wing on Sunday, officials said.

Ham, the former mobilization assistant to the 2nd Air Force Commander at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., will succeed Col. Merle D. Hart, who is departing Pope Field to become the assistant to the vice commander of the Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Hart has led the 440th Airlift Wing since 2004.

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  • solarflare40 Sep 12, 2011

    Why does the Pope need someone to oversee his unit?