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Change At The Top: NY Air National Guard

An f-15 jet at Barnes Air National Guard base in Westfield. MA

The New York Air National Guard now has a new commander.

Officials at the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs say Maj. Gen. Anthony German of Oneonta has taken over command Monday of the Air Guard's nearly 6,000 members.

German replaces Maj. Gen. Verle Johnston, who retired earlier this month after commanding the Air National Guard since 2012.

German is a former commander of the 109th Airlift Wing, based at Stratton Air National Guard Base outside Schenectady. He was promoted from brigadier general to major general as he takes over duties as overall commander of the nation's largest Air National Guard.

(c) 2015 AP

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