U.S. Navy Lt. Anthony Stallings, a chaplain with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 gives the invocation during MAG-12’s change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 20, 2019. Col. Mark Palmer, outgoing commanding officer of MAG-12, relinquished command to Col. Douglas DeWolfe, commanding officer of MAG-12. Nicknamed “the ready group,” MAG-12 operates throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility, supporting numerous operations, exercises and humanitarian aid missions since it’s relocation to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan in 1973. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Rosenberg)
The ready group changes command