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Massachusetts Air National Guard Change of Command

Maj. Gen. Michael D. Akey, outgoing Commander Massachusetts Air National Guard, addresses the crowd during a change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester Mass. on September 12, 2010. (Photo by Technical Sergeant Erik Klein)

Maj. Gen. Michael D. Akey, outgoing Commander Massachusetts Air National Guard, addresses the crowd during a change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester Mass. on September 12, 2010. (Photo by Technical Sergeant Erik Klein)

Maj. Gen. Michael D. Akey, outgoing Commander Massachusetts Air National Guard passes the colors to Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard during a change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester Mass. on September 12, 2010. (Photo by Technical Sgt. Eric Klein)

Maj. Gen. Michael D. Akey, outgoing Commander Massachusetts Air National Guard passes the colors to Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard during a change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester Mass. on September 12, 2010. (Photo by Technical Sgt. Eric Klein)

Maj. Gen. Michael D. Akey, outgoing Commander Massachusetts Air National Guard passes the colors to Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard during a change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester Mass. on September 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric Kolesnikovas)

Maj. Gen. Michael D. Akey, outgoing Commander Massachusetts Air National Guard passes the colors to Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard during a change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester Mass. on September 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric Kolesnikovas)

Brig. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Incoming Commander, Massachusetts Air National Guard, accepts the colors from Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard during a change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester on September 12, 2010. (Photo by Technical Sgt. Eric Klein)

Brig. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Incoming Commander, Massachusetts Air National Guard, accepts the colors from Maj. Gen. Joseph C. Carter, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard during a change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester on September 12, 2010. (Photo by Technical Sgt. Eric Klein)

Brig. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Incoming Commander, Massachusetts Air National Guard, addresses the crowd during a change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester on September 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric Kolesnikovas)

Brig. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Incoming Commander, Massachusetts Air National Guard, addresses the crowd during a change of command ceremony held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester on September 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric Kolesnikovas)

OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. -- Dignified guest and members from Air National Guard units across Massachusetts attended a change of command ceremony for outgoing commander Maj. Gen. Michael D. Akey and incoming commander Brig. Gen. L. Scott Rice. The ceremony was held at the National Guard Museum in Worcester on September 12, 2010.