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Edenfield takes the reins of the 165th
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Col. James Edenfield

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.