Wings the Marines of HMM-165
2011
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HMM-165 Change of Command, MCAS Miramar 4 February 2011 - The passing of the colors from CO #41 (LtCol Todd "1-2" Oneto) to CO #42 (LtCol Jan "Jaws" January) during the HMM-165 Change of Command Ceremony at MCAS Miramar, San Diego California, 4 Feb 2011. The Squadron Sergeant Major is SgtMaj Karyl Sisneros. - photo provided by MCAS Miramar PAO -
LtCol Oneto addresses the audience at the 165 Change of Command Ceremony on 4 Feb 2011 at MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California after more than 24 months in command of the finest Squadron in the Fleet. - photo provided by MCAS Miramar PAO -
Colonel Jerome "Badman" Driscoll (CO, MAG-16) presents LtCol Todd "1-2" Oneto with a Meritorious Service Medal during the 165 Change of Command Ceremony, 4 Feb 2011. Col Driscoll was the CO of HMM-268 (Red Dragons) during the opening stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. - photo provided by MCAS Miramar PAO -
Capt Ryan "Red" Stevens serves as the Change of Command Narrator - photo provided by MCAS Miramar PAO -
Flowers are presented to LtCol Oneto's wife Lori. - photo provided by MCAS Miramar PAO -
The Passing of Whitey White Knight - .Outgoing CO (LtCol Todd "1-2" Oneto) presents the incoming CO (LtCol Jan "Jaws" January) with the original "Whitey". This statute was originally given to HMM-165's 2nd Commanding Officer (LtCol William Duncan) in 1965. After 46 years of care, LtCol Duncan officially passed Whitey to LtCol Oneto during a Dining-In/"Mess Knight" held the night prior as part of a HMM-165 Reunion/gathering that drew over 120 former White Knight Alumni. - photo provided by MCAS Miramar PAO -
Start of a New Era - The "passing of the torch," LtCol Todd "1-2" Oneto turns over command of HMM-165 to LtCol Jan "Jaws" January. - photo provided by MCAS Miramar PAO -
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