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AIRLANT Change of Command
230817-N-TE455-1226.JPG Photo By: MC2 Mo Bourdi

NORFOLK, Va. - 230817-N-TE455-1226 NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 17, 2023) o Rear Adm. John Meier, the outgoing commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic (AIRLANT), passes through sideboys for the final time with his wife Rachel during a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Meier has retired from the Navy after 37 years of service. He was relieved of command by Rear Adm. Douglas Verissimo making him the 35th commander. AIRLANT is responsible for the manning, training and equipping of seven aircraft carriers and 54 squadrons on the east coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mo Bourdi/Released)


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