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3rd ID's change of command Saturday in Afghanistan
Maj Gen James Rainey
Maj. Gen. James Rainey will take over command of the 3rd Infantry Division, along with other duties now held by Maj. Gen. John Murray in the Middle East, in a ceremony in Afghanistan Saturday. - photo by U.S. Army photo

Maj. Gen. James Rainey will assume command of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield from Maj. Gen. Mike Murray during a change of command ceremony Saturday at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Rainey, who previously served as the commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, also will assume command of the U.S. National Support Element – Afghanistan and duties as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Deputy Commanding General – Support. He also will serve as the commander of Bagram Airfield and commander of Joint Task Force 3.

If you want to watch the ceremony live, it will be streamed online at The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

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