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  • Ploetz takes command of 82nd Training Group

    The 82nd Training Group welcomed new leadership July 8, 2022, when Col. Charles G. Ploetz took command of the organization known as Aircraft Maintenance University. Col. John C. Lofton the III relinquished command.

  • Lofton set to retire after 30 years of service

    82nd Training Group Commander Col. John C. Lofton III's Air Force journey will end where it began as he is set to hang up his uniform and leave the Air Force from the very place he started more than 30 years ago. He will relinquish command during a ceremony on July 7, 2022, and retire on a later