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Interview with Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny, change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base

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Posted at 8:59 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 17:19:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Brig. Gen. Michael Drowley assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny during a ceremony on Aug. 7.

Watch a replay of the ceremony on our Facebook page here.

Drowley most recently served as the Commander of the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

Novotny has been the 57th Wing commander since June 2018 and will retire after 28 years in the Air Force. 13 Action News was able to speak to him before the change of command ceremony (watch in player above).

Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny, commander of the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, announces retirement

Due to current base access restrictions and to support social distancing measures, the ceremony will not be open to base personnel, members of the public or media.

The ceremony was also streamed on the official Nellis Air Force Base Facebook page here.

For all information regarding the 57 Wing change of command and other events on Nellis Air Force Base, visit Nellis.AF.mil and follow the base on social media.