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Marine unit to welcome new commander
Marine unit to welcome new commander

Robins Air Force Base, Ga. – Lt. Col. Philip Eilertson will assume command of Marine Aircraft Group 49 Detachment A from Lt. Col. David Steele during a ceremony here Monday at 3 p.m.

MAG 49 Det A is a Marine Corps Reserve unit and is the parent organization to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, also located at Robins. HMLA 773 consists of AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters and the newly-upgraded Huey utility helicopter (UH-1Y).

Eilertson, an AH-1W pilot, comes to Robins following a deployment to Afghanistan.

Steele is moving to Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., to attend Joint Air War College.

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