BY CARMEN FORMAN
Published: June 3, 2012
The Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team passed the brigade flag to its new commander Sunday.
Outgoing commander, Col. Joel Ward, will retire in the next few months from the National Guard, and stepped down as the commander of the 45th following its recent deployment to Afghanistan.
The change of command ceremony at the Norman Armed Forces Reserve Center gave a chance for six 45th's battalions to welcome their new commander and honor the outgoing one.
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