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141st ARW Welcomes New Commander

141st ARW Welcomes New Commander

Brig. Gen. John Tuohy, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Washington and commander, Washington Air National Guard, passes the 141st Air Refueling Wing giudon to Col. Johan Deutscher, 141st ARW commander, during an assumption of command ceremony July 14, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Deutscher joins the 141st ARW from the 194th Wing at Camp Murray, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rose Lust/Released)

141st ARW Welcomes New Commander

Lt. Col. Todd Luce, a chaplain at the 141st Air Refueling Wing, leads Airmen and guests of the 141st ARW in an opening prayer during the assumption of command ceremony for Col. Johan Deutscher, July 14, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Deutscher joins the 141st ARW from the 194th Wing at Camp Murray, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rose Lust/Released)

141st ARW Welcomes New Commander

Col. Johan Deutscher, commander of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, addresses Airmen and guests from the 141st ARW during his assumption of command ceremony July 14, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Deutscher joins the 141st ARW from the 194th Wing at Camp Murray, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rose Lust/Released)

Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. --

Col. Johan Deutscher assumed command of the 141st Air Refueling Wing during a ceremony at
the Red Morgan Center July 14.

Deutscher joins the 141st after serving as the commander of the 194th Mission Support Group,
Camp Murray, Wash.

“I am honored to join this wing and truly humbled considering the history and legacy of this
wing and its flying unit,” said Deutscher. “I look forward to continuing the wing’s current relationships,
developing beneficial partnerships to tackle our future challenges, and investing in ways to enhance our
collective success while achieving our missions and doing the right things for our people.”

Deutscher graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1996 and began his career as
a pilot flying the F-15 Eagle. He is a command pilot with more than 2,100 flight hours. Over the course of
his career, he has performed numerous duties to include: squadron flight commander, instructor pilot,
Communication Flight commander, Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, and Deputy Commander
Cyberspace Operations Group.

“I am humbled to assume the title of your commander and prouder still to join the ranks as a
141st Air Refueling Wing Airman.” Said Deutscher. “Together we will always be ready to serve neighbor
and nation.”

Brig. Gen. John Tuohy, the Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Washington, and commander,
Washington Air National Guard, presided over the ceremony.