513th EWS Change of Command

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The 513th Electronic Warfare Squadron (513 EWS) held its Change of Command on Friday, 3 June.  

The outgoing commander, U.S. Navy CDR Chris "Carbomb" Tabert passed the squadron guidon to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col Darren "Decoy" Woodside in a ceremony at the Air Force Armament Museum.  

This event marks a special point in squadron’s history as the first Change of Command between U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force commanders.  

Tabert has led the 513 EWS since 2020, taking over at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was the squadron's first-ever Navy commander. Following the Change of Command, CDR Tabert retired from active duty in a separate ceremony. 

Woodside was previously the Deputy Commander of the 513 EWS. Prior to his current assignment, he was Chief, Test and Training Branch, F-35 Integration Office, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Virginia.  

The 513 EWS's mission is to deliver combat-credible mission data to the F-35 Warfighter.  The 513 EWS is a multi-service squadron composed of approximately 185 active-duty Marine, Navy, Air Force, contractors, and civil service civilians