MAC bids farewell to Col Hernandez, welcomes Col Laidlaw as new commander

Claire Sherman, Bay County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee chairman (right), poses for a photo with U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Hernandez, outgoing 325th Fighter Wing commander (middle), and his wife Liz Hernandez (left), at a MAC-hosted farewell event at the St. Andrews Yacht Club, Panama City, Fla., June 26, 2018. The MAC began in 1946 and is designed to serve as the liaison between the civilian and the military community. During his time as commander, Hernandez achieved the highest F-22 Raptor combat mission ready rate in four years and executed the largest Air Combat Command F-22 deployment to Central Command in support of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz
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