Col. David Weaver has been relieved of his command of the 186th Air Refueling Wing at Key Field. Weaver was placed on administrative leave with pay. Col. Joe Spraggin of Gulfport is now acting commander at the 186th Air Wing.
Col. Weaver was at the heart of the controversy surrounding the leadership of the 186th that came to light this week.
That controversy included charges of racism, falsification of documents and 14 other charges.
The adjutant general's office of the Mississippi National Guard would not speak to the changes Wednesday, saying it involved personnel matters.
But Maj. Gen. James Lipscomb did issue a statement to Newscenter 11. It stated:
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