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Edenfield takes the reins of the 165th

POSTED: March 14, 2013 7:39 p.m.

Col. James Edenfield

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Col. James "Keith" Edenfield was selected to be the new commander of the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard. 

The 165th is based at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.  Col. Edenfield assumes command of more than 900 personnel, eight C-130H2 cargo aircraft and other assets.

Col. Edenfield resides in Statham with his wife Allyson and their children Ansley and Clayton.  Col. Edenfield is a pilot with Delta Air Lines flying the Boeing 737. He is the son of Mrs. Frances Knight, an Effingham County resident.

Col. Edenfield has previously served as the vice-commander of the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, and as the vice-commander of the 165th.  He is a graduate of the Air War College and the University of Georgia. 

He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  He is a command pilot with over 5,300 flying hours. 


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