New commander for Navy strike fighter wing

New commander for Navy strike fighter wing

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Capt. Mark Weisgerber is the new commander for Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic.

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Associated Press

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 6:55 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 9:02 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) -- The Navy's Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic is undergoing a change of command.

Capt. Mark Weisgerber will relieve Capt. Paul Gronemeyer as the wing's commander on Wednesday. The wing supports 321 aircraft and more than 4,000 personnel, including Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic. Weisgerber will take command in a ceremony at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach.

Gronemeyer has commanded the wing since July, 2011. His next assignment is to the Office of Legislative Affairs in Washington.

Weisgerber has served as the deputy commander since March, 2012. As wing commander Weisgerber will be responsible for 17 squadrons, including the only East Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron.

AP-WF-05-22-13 0718GMT

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