Dyess Air Force Base is under new leadership after a change of command ceremony Thursday. Col. Michael Bob Starr relinquished command of the 7th Bomb Wing to Col. David M. Benson in front of an audience of airmen and their families at Dyess. Col. Starr served as commander since February 2014. Col. Benson says he’s excited to be in Abilene where the good relationship between Dyess and the Big Country is legendary throughout the Air Force. Benson previously worked as a B-2 pilot and says his different perspective will help integrate the B-1 and Air Force Global Strike command to help build a bigger and better bond among the bomber community. Benson also emphasizes the potential of all airmen under his command at Dyess. “Every airman is a leader,” Benson said.