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June 25, 2013
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Captain leaves Fallon with strong Nevada ties

When Capt. Rinehart Wilke IV relinquishes command of Naval Air Station Fallon this week and prepares for his new assignment on the East Coast, he still will have the Silver State in his blood. Capt. Leif E. Steinbaugh will become the new skipper of the sprawling high desert naval air station Thursday afternoon. Wilke, who is wrapping up his third naval tour in Fallon, spent nine years in Nevada. He married his wife, Melody, at Stateline during his second tour, and his two youngest children, Taylor and Riley, were born in the state. During Wilke’s first two tours at Fallon, …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jun 25, 2013 11:03PM Published Jun 25, 2013 11:03PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.