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Oetinger follows Ferguson as new Saints’ commander

The ”Fighting Saints” of Fighter Composite Squadron Thirteen (VFC-13) held their change of command ceremony at Hangar Four onboard Naval Air Station Fallon on July 11, where Cmdr. Brian Ferguson was relieved as the squadron’s commanding officer by Cmdr. Wayne Oetinger. It is the 30th such ceremony to install a new commanding officer since the squadron’s 1973 inception. In an emotional speech, Ferguson addressed his friends, family, co-workers and fellow pilots, saying that the event wasn’t his retirement, but it did mark his retirement from flying Navy fighters. “I love this job,” he said, while recounting sea stories that made …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 16, 2013 07:11PM Published Jul 16, 2013 07:11PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.