New leadership at 129th Rescue Wing

Col. Amos Bagdasarian (right), outgoing 129th Rescue Wing Commander, relinquishes the wing guidon to Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, The Adjutant General of the California National Guard, during the wing's change of command ceremony at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. Bagdasarian served as 129th RQW Commander from 2005 to 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Col. Amos Bagdasarian (right), outgoing 129th Rescue Wing Commander, relinquishes the wing guidon to Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, The Adjutant General of the California National Guard, during the wing's change of command ceremony at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. Bagdasarian served as 129th RQW Commander from 2005 to 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Col. Steven J. Butow, incoming 129th Rescue Wing Commander, receives the wing guidon from Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, The Adjutant General of the California National Guard, during the wing's change of command ceremony at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. Butow formerly served as the wing's vice commander. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Col. Steven J. Butow, incoming 129th Rescue Wing Commander, receives the wing guidon from Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, The Adjutant General of the California National Guard, during the wing's change of command ceremony at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. Butow formerly served as the wing's vice commander. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Col. Steven J. Butow, incoming 129th Rescue Wing Commander, addresses 129th Rescue Wing personnel during the wing's change of command ceremony at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. Butow formerly served as the wing's vice commander. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Col. Steven J. Butow, incoming 129th Rescue Wing Commander, addresses 129th Rescue Wing personnel during the wing's change of command ceremony at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. Butow formerly served as the wing's vice commander. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Lt. Col. Jeffery Richard (right), incoming 129th Rescue Wing Mission Support Group Commander, receives the MSG guidon from Col. Steven J. Butow, 129th Rescue Wing Commander, during the 129th MSG change of command ceremony at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Lt. Col. Jeffery Richard (right), incoming 129th Rescue Wing Mission Support Group Commander, receives the MSG guidon from Col. Steven J. Butow, 129th Rescue Wing Commander, during the 129th MSG change of command ceremony at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Lt. Col. Daniel Lapostole (right), incoming 129th Rescue Wing Maintenance Group Commander, receives the MXG guidon from Col. Steven J. Butow, 129th Rescue Wing Commander, during the 129th MXG change of command ceremony at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. Lapostole formerly served as the 129th Rescue Squadron Commander. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)

Lt. Col. Daniel Lapostole (right), incoming 129th Rescue Wing Maintenance Group Commander, receives the MXG guidon from Col. Steven J. Butow, 129th Rescue Wing Commander, during the 129th MXG change of command ceremony at Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2011. Lapostole formerly served as the 129th Rescue Squadron Commander. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kim Ramirez)