U.S. Air Force Col. James P. Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, leads the welcome line of the 355th Fighter Wing leaders at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 29, 2015, greeting more than 200 Airmen as they return home from a 6-month deployment to Europe. The Airmen were deployed in support of the first European Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/Released)

The 355th Fighter Wing will have a new commander next week.

Col. James P. Meger will relinquish his command and Col. Scott C. Campbell will take Meger's place at an Aug. 5 ceremony on the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. 

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Meger was the commander of the fighter wing for two years. He is retiring after 24 years of service. 

Campbell was most recently the Afghanistan country director for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Previously, he served at Davis-Monthan from 2009 to 2012 as the director of operations for the 355th Operations Support Squadron, commander of the 358th Fighter Squadron, and deputy commander of the 355th Operations Group. 



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