Dobbins base welcomes new commander
by Hannah Morgan
November 16, 2013 01:06 AM | 1588 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
United States Air Force Col. Brett J. Clark is congratulated by members of the 94th Airlift Wing at Dobbins Reserve Base on Friday after assuming command of the wing. Clark replaces Col. Tim Tarchick, who retired last month after 35 years of service. <br>Staff/Kelly J. Huff
United States Air Force Col. Brett J. Clark is congratulated by members of the 94th Airlift Wing at Dobbins Reserve Base on Friday after assuming command of the wing. Clark replaces Col. Tim Tarchick, who retired last month after 35 years of service.
Staff/Kelly J. Huff
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Dobbins Air Reserve Base welcomed Col. Brett J. Clark as the new base commander over the 94th Airlift Wing at a ceremony Friday afternoon.

Clark comes to Marietta from Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., where he served as the commander of the Air Force Reserve’s C-130 unit, according to information provided by DAFB.

The 94th Airlift Wing includes more than 2,500 Air Force Reservists and Civil Service professionals who train daily with eight C-130 cargo aircraft units for combat airlift for operations around the globe, according to a news release.

Clark replaces Col. Tim Tarchick as commander. Tarchick retired on Oct. 31 after 35 years of service.

Clark assumes command over the 94th Airlift Wing’s 1,645 assigned personnel placed throughout 12 squadrons, who work to maintain combat-ready units ready to deploy on short notice to support contingencies anywhere in the world, according to information provided by DAFB.

The 94th Airlift Wing provides security, civil engineering, fire protection, air-traffic control and other services for all of the members of the base, according to DAFB information.

Clark has a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and has worked in the Air Force since 1983 as a graduate of the university’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

Clark is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours in C-130E, C-130H, MC-130E and MC-130P aircraft, and has flown in combat missions, including Desert Shield/Storm in the Middle East, Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti and Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to DAFB provided information.

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