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EDWARDS AFB `MAYOR' RELIEVED OF COMMAND.



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 SKEEN Staff Writer

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE Edwards Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 301,000 acres (121,805 hectares), S Calif., NE of Lancaster; est. 1933. It is one of the largest air force bases in the United States and has the world's longest runway.  -- The base ``mayor'' has been relieved of his command and an unspecified investigation opened, Edwards officials said Monday.

Col. Drew Jeter was relieved of duty Friday as the 95th Air Base Wing commander on Friday, two weeks before he was due to be rotated rotated

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 out of the post. The decision was made by Maj. Gen. Curtis Bedke, the commander of Edwards.

``Colonel Jeter, former 95th Air Base Wing commander, was relieved of command Friday due to lack of confidence in his ability to properly execute the responsibilities of that command,'' said a statement released Monday. ``Due to an ongoing investigation, there is no further comment on the case.''

The 95th Air Base Wing commander is responsible for the operations of the 301,000-acre base, including its housing, personnel, construction and communications. Because those duties are similar to those of a top city administrator, the officer holding the post is sometimes referred to as the ``mayor'' of Edwards.

Col. H. Brent Baker Sr., the former wing vice commander, was appointed by Bedke to replace Jeter.

Jeter, the wing commander since June 2004, was originally scheduled to be officially replaced by Baker in a ceremony on June 23. That ceremony has been canceled.

Baker, 45, came to Edwards last summer after serving two years as the 18th Mission Support Group commander at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa.

Prior to coming to Edwards, Jeter had been commander of the 1st Mission Support Group at Langley Air Force Base Langley Air Force Base, U.S. military installation, 3,195 acres (1,293 hectares), SE Va., N of Hampton; est. 1917 and named for aviation pioneer Samuel P. Langley.  in Virginia. Jeter has been in the Air Force since 1984 when he received his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is one of the three commissioning sources for officers in the United States Air Force, the other two being the Air Force Academy and Officer Training School.  at the University of Florida University of Florida is the third-largest university in the United States, with 50,912 students (as of Fall 2006) and has the eighth-largest budget (nearly $1.9 billion per year). UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes.  in Gainesville.

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Date:Jun 13, 2006
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