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SMAC receives new commander

Col. David J. Hornyak takes command of the Standoff Munitions Application Center

Col. David J. Hornyak, right, incoming Standoff Munitions Application Center commander receives the guidon from Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, left, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, at a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 18, 2020. SMAC is a planning cell within the J-GSOC that provides combatant commanders with fully integrated, multi-domain standoff weapons solutions. The center began operations as an independent organization in August 2018.

Col. David J. Hornyak takes command of the Standoff Munitions Application Center

Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, left, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, Col. Matthew C. McDaniel, center, outgoing Standoff Munitions Applications Center commander, and Col. David J. Hornyak, right, incoming SMAC commander, sit during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 18, 2020. A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding or flag officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Col. David J. Hornyak takes command of the Standoff Munitions Application Center

Col. Matthew C. McDaniel, right, outgoing Standoff Munitions Application Center commander, relinquishes the guidon to Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, left, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 18, 2020. The passing of a squadron’s guidon symbolizes a transfer of command.

Col. David J. Hornyak takes command of the Standoff Munitions Application Center

Col. David J. Hornyak, incoming Standoff Munitions Application Center commander, addresses the crowd at a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 18, 2020. Col. SMAC is a planning cell within the Joint-Global Strike Operations Center that provides combatant commanders with fully integrated, multi-domain standoff weapons solutions. The center began operations as an independent organization in August 2018.

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Col. David J. Hornyak, right, incoming Standoff Munitions Application Center commander receives the guidon from Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, left, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, at a change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 18, 2020. SMAC is a planning cell within the J-GSOC that provides combatant commanders with fully integrated, multi-domain standoff weapons solutions. The center began operations as an independent organization in August 2018.