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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

477th AMXS Welcomes new commander

by Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso
477th Fighter Group Public Affairs

4/29/2015 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Maj. Jessica Pisano became the 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander during a change of command ceremony here on JBER, April 12.

Pisano accepted the reins of leadership from Lt. Col. Timothy Pemberton who will move on to be the deputy chief of maintenance here in the 477th Fighter Group.

"Under Lt. Col. Pemberton's leadership, the AMXS has been recognized for numerous awards and decorations" said Col. David Piffarerio, 477th Fighter Group Commander. "The AMXS flew the most flying hours in a year; in fact we doubled flying hours and sorties over unit training assembly ops during his command."

Pisano came to the came 477th Fighter Group in October 2014 from Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ where she served as the Executive Officer for the 924th Fighter Group. Most recently Pisano served as Maintenance Operations Office in the 477th AMXS.

"This unit has overcome tremendous challenges and has a proven record of success through standing up a unit, deployments, exercises, TFI milestones, furlough and fiscal constraints... and continues to execute the mission with poise and professionalism everyday" said Maj. Jessica Pisano. "I look forward to embarking on this journey with you over the next few years and the challenges we will surmount together."

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