48th Ops Group commander completes final flight

Col. Evan Pettus, 48th Fighter Wing commander, congratulates Col. Donn Yates, 48th Operations Group commander, upon completion of his final flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 1. Yates is expected to take command of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

Col. Donn Yates, 48th Operations Group commander, is greeted by his spouse after his final flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 1. Yates is expected to take command of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

Col. Donn Yates, 48th Operations Group commander, takes off for his final flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 1. Yates is expected to take command of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

Col. Donn Yates, 48th Operations Group commander, returns a salute from a 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airman prior to his final flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 1. Yates is expected to take command of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

Col. Donn Yates, 48th Operations Group commander, and his weapon systems officer, run through their pre-flight systems checks for his final flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 1. Yates is expected to take command of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina this summer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

Col. Donn Yates, 48th Operations Group commander, returns a salute from a 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airman prior to his final flight at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 1. Yates is expected to take command of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina this summer.

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