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16th Intel Squadron welcomes new commander

Col. John D. McKaye, 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Jeffrey Derr, incoming 16th Intelligence Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony March 10, 2018.

Col. John D. McKaye, 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Jeffrey Derr, incoming 16th Intelligence Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony March 10, 2018. The change of command ceremony is steeped in tradition when military units used flags with unique colors and symbols as a rallying point in battle. The passing of the flag in front of troops signaled a change in leadership and allegiance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. A.J. Hyatt, 70th ISR Wing Public Affairs)

FORT MEADE, Maryland -- Col. John D. McKaye, 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Jeffery Derr, incoming 16th Intelligence Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony March 10, 2018. The change of command ceremony is steeped in tradition when military units used flags with unique colors and symbols as a rallying point in battle. The passing of the flag in front of troops signaled a change in leadership and allegiance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. A.J. Hyatt, 70th ISR Wing Public Affairs)