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A change of command at NAS Jacksonville

Kaylee LaRocque, U.S. Navy
via Florida Times-Union
Capt. Marcos Cantu, new commanding officer at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, thanks former commanding officer Capt. Jeffrey Hill on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.

Naval Air Station Jacksonville has a new commanding officer who happens to know the Westside base well, since he's been its executive officer for 16 months.

Executive Officer Capt. Marcos Cantu takes over command of the third-largest Navy base in the country as Capt. Jeffrey Hill relinquished that position during a Friday ceremony at the base.

As he took charge, Cantu asked those on the base to take care of each other, the sprawling installation and "your business." And he told those he now commands to consistently challenge themselves to ensure all there have what they need to get the job done and be responsible for continuing to make this "the best installation in the world."

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Dan Scanlan - Florida Times-Union