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.