Lt. Col. Rodney Simpson assumed command of the 30th Airlift Squadron in a ceremony May 13th, at the Wyoming Air National Guard base.  The 30th Airlift Squadron is the Air Force's first-ever active duty combat airlift associate unit, integrating all operations, maintenance and support functions with the Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing. According to a news release,  the 30th Airlift Squadron commander, Simpson will serve as the commander in charge of a 200-person squadron tasked with providing worldwide C-130 combat aerial delivery, maintenance and support. Simpson takes command from Lt. Col. Eric Mayheu. Mayheu will be headed for Scott Air Force Base to be the deputy chief of standardization and evaluation. Simpson previously served as the director of operations of the 30th Airlift Squadron. He has served in the Air Force for 18 years in various positions at the squadron, group, wing, and headquarters Air Force level.