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24th SOW commander relinquishes command, performs final military free fall jump

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Claude K. Tudor Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes command on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019.

Various leadership with the 24th Special Operations Wing sit on an MC-130H Combat Talon II before a military free fall jump at Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude Tudor, Jr., former commander of the 24th SOW, relinquished command on the Talon II. Tudor has commanded the 24th SOW since March 2018, leading U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Claude K. Tudor Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes command on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude Tudor, Jr., right, commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes the unit guidon to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. Tudor has commanded the 24th SOW since March 2018, leading U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Claude K. Tudor Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes command on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Claude K. Tudor Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes command on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. Tudor has commanded the 24th SOW since March 2018, leading U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Di Ciolli)

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Claude K. Tudor Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes command on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Col. Spencer Cocanour, vice commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, sits on an MC-130H Combat Talon II before a military free fall jump at Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. Cocanour jumped with U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude Tudor, Jr., former commander of the 24th SOW, prior to his relinquishment of command on the Talon II. The 24th SOW is the U.S. Air Force’s only Special Tactics wing and U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force to enable global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Claude K. Tudor Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes command on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019.

Various leadership with the 24th Special Operations Wing jump out of an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude Tudor, Jr., former commander of the 24th SOW, relinquished command prior to completing his final military free fall jump at Hurlburt Field. The 24th SOW is the U.S. Air Force’s only Special Tactics wing and U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force to enable global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Claude K. Tudor Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes command on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019.

A Special Tactics Operator from the 24th Special Operations Wing jumps out of the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. The 24th SOW is the U.S. Air Force’s only Special Tactics wing and U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force to enable global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Di Ciolli)

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Claude K. Tudor Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes command on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019.

Various leadership from Air Force Special Operations Command, the 24th Special Operations Wing, 1st SOW and 724th Special Tactics Group jump from an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude Tudor, Jr., commander of the 24th SOW, completed his final, “fini,” jump as he relinquished command to U.S. Air Force Col. Spencer Cocanour, former vice commander of the 24th SOW. Tudor has commanded the 24th SOW since March 2018, leading U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Claude K. Tudor Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes command on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019.

Various leadership from Air Force Special Operations Command, the 24th Special Operations Wing, 1st SOW and 724th Special Tactics Group jump from an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude Tudor, Jr., commander of the 24th SOW, completed his final, “fini,” jump as he relinquished command to U.S. Air Force Col. Spencer Cocanour, former vice commander of the 24th SOW. Tudor has commanded the 24th SOW since March 2018, leading U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

U.S. Air Force Brig. General Claude K. Tudor Jr., commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, relinquishes command on the back of an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019.

Various leadership from Air Force Special Operations Command, the 24th Special Operations Wing, 1st SOW and 724th Special Tactics Group jump from an MC-130H Combat Talon II, Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude Tudor, Jr., commander of the 24th SOW, completed his final, “fini,” jump as he relinquished command to U.S. Air Force Col. Spencer Cocanour, former vice commander of the 24th SOW. Tudor has commanded the 24th SOW since March 2018, leading U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --

Various leadership with Air Force Special Operations Command and the 24th Special Operations Wing perform a military free fall jump out of an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 19, 2019. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude K. Tudor, Jr., former commander of the 24th SOW, relinquished command on the Talon II. Tudor has commanded the 24th SOW since March 2018, leading U.S. Special Operations Command's tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force's special operations ground force in global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations.