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Communication group under new leadership

(Left) Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, hands off the guidon for the 55th Communications Group to (right) Col. Corey Ramsby during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2017 in the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The 55th CG’s mission is to provide command, control, communications, computers and knowledge management services for the 55th Wing, U.S. Strategic Command, the 557th Weather Wing and more than 50 partner units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)

(Left) Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, hands off the guidon for the 55th Communications Group to (right) Col. Corey Ramsby during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2017 in the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. The 55th CG’s mission is to provide command, control, communications, computers and knowledge management services for the 55th Wing, U.S. Strategic Command, the 557th Weather Wing and more than 50 partner units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)

Col. Corey Ramsby gives his first speech as the 55th Comminications Group commander during a cchange of command ceremony July 14, 2017 in the  Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Col. Ramsby comes to the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth from Air Force Space Command, where he was the chief of the Cyberspace Operations Division, Directorate of Integrated Air, Space, Cyberspace and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)

Col. Corey Ramsby gives his first speech as the 55th Comminications Group commander during a cchange of command ceremony July 14, 2017 in the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Col. Ramsby comes to the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth from Air Force Space Command, where he was the chief of the Cyberspace Operations Division, Directorate of Integrated Air, Space, Cyberspace and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. --

The 55th Communication Group is under new leadership following a change of command ceremony here July 14.

Col. Corey Ramsby officially took the reins from Col. Sean Murphy during the tradition rich ceremony at the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility.

“The 55th Communications Group is welcoming another great leader,” said Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander, who was the presiding official of the ceremony. “He brings tremendous breadth and depth of experience and he’s combined that with a steel resolve and dogged determination.”

Ramsby comes to the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth from Air Force Space Command, where he was the chief of the Cyberspace Operations Division, Directorate of Integrated Air, Space, Cyberspace and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations.

“This is awesome, what a great day,” he said, upon taking command. “It’s great to be here and (to Col. Manion, I appreciate your trust and confidence.”

The new commander was commissioned as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Purdue University in 1994. As a career cyberspace operations officer, he has served in multiple joint and Air Force organizations and deployed numerous time in support of Operations Desert Fox, Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom.

“We live in exciting times,” Ramsby said. “If you take a look at our adversaries … they are taking advantage of our vulnerabilities in the domain that we operate in. And yes, there are challenges across the board, but I look forward to those challenges. In the words of Gen. Goldfein, fight’s on!”

Manion presented Murphy with a legion of merit during the ceremony, who is now headed to U.S. Strategic Command.

“I couldn’t be more proud to have served on this team the past two years,” he said. “This has been the absolute best assignment in 23 year career.”

The 55th CG’s mission is to provide command, control, communications, computers and knowledge management services for the 55th Wing, U.S. Strategic Command, the 557th Weather Wing and more than 50 partner units here. They are comprised of two squadrons, including more than 350 military, civilians and contractors.