Within minutes of the change of command ceremony at the Radford Army Ammunitions Plant that passed the flag from its most recent commander, LTC Scott to LTC Kazar, a fire erupted in a mix-house production building on the thousand acre facility.

In a traditional change of command ceremony with family and well-wishers, the flag was passed from LTC James Scott (facing away) as he finishes his two-year assignment to LTC Anthony Kazar (facing), the Radford Army Ammunition Plant’s new commander. Scott’s tenure was highlighted by its marked increase in community outreach and transparency, but marred by the death of a worker, whose life was remembered by a moment of silence. LTC Kazar, who comes with his family from Washington, DC, spoke of continuing that transparency and dedication to safety. Within minutes of his coming on board, a fire broke out in a nearby building.

The ceremony…

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