JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - TheArkansas Army National Guard's 875th Engineers welcomed their new BattalionCommander Saturday at the change of command ceremony.
The ceremony took place atthe Armed Force Reserve Center in Jonesboro.
During the ceremony, Lt. ColonelKevin Vines, the outgoing commander, handed over the unit colors to theincoming commander Lt. Colonel Mike Henderson.
Executive Officer for the 875th,Tim Dean said the ceremony is an opportunity for the troops to meet their newcommander.
"He grew up in ImbodenArkansas," said Dean. "And was the Administrative Officer for the 875th forseveral years about 8 years and then later on went down to Little Rock. He isvery familiar with this area, he's from northeast Arkansas and this is what heconsiders to be home."
Community leaders alsoattended the ceremony to meet the new commander.