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JBSA, 502d ABW holds change of command

By Lemitchel King | 502d Air Base Wing Public Affairs | June 13, 2020

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —

Joint Base San Antonio and the 502d Air Base Wing welcomed Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller as the new commander and bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Laura L. Lenderman during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston June 12. 

Miller comes from Headquarters U.S. Air Force where she served as the Director of Manpower, Organization and Resources. 

"I look forward to leading the best joint base in the Department of Defense as we continue to face every challenge head on … you are a world-class team,” Miller said. “I am excited for the future and learning from my 502 ABW team and JBSA mission partners.”

Miller is a career personnel professional and has held several command and staff positions at the base, major command, Air Staff and Joint levels. She has direct experience with the joint basing structure having commanded the 633rd Air Base Wing, which runs day-to-day operations at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, which consists of  Langley Air Force Base in Hampton and Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia.

“This is a unique time to lead given the challenges of COVID-19, but it’s providing an opportunity to change the way we train, fight and win,” Miller said.

Brig. Gen. Lenderman served as the JBSA and 502d ABW commander for two years and will become the Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements at Headquarters Air Education and Training Command at JBSA-Randolph.

“I thank Brig. Gen. Lenderman for leaving us with a great blueprint and it is my honor to carry on your legacy,” Miller said. “I’m following in great footsteps.”

Social distancing and public health guidelines where incorporated into the ceremony held at MacArthur Parade Field on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, as well as the event was broadcasted on the installation’s social media pages at https://www.facebook.com/502ABWCommander/videos/3152174771537663/