- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - One of the highest profile units at Robins Air Force Base has a new leader.

The Macon Telegraph (https://bit.ly/1TK2Pkt ) reports Col. John J. Cooper took command of the 461st Air Control Wing on Monday in a ceremony before hundreds at the Museum of Aviation.

Together with the 116th Air Control Wing, the unit operates the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System. J-STARS has been used in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and remains in high demand, including participation in the current fight against the Islamic State.

Cooper took command from Col. Henry Cyr, who has held the job the past two years and is retiring.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Cooper is a 1991 graduate of the Air Force Academy and a pilot.


Information from: The Macon Telegraph, https://www.macontelegraph.com

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