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Podesta Named As Battalion Chief

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San Andreas, CA — It´s official; Frank Podesta will replace the retired Dan Ward as battalion chief for the C.D.F. Air Attack Unit at the Columbia Air Base.

C.D.F. Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Chief Mike Noonan made that announcement Wednesday. Noonan stated that Podesta, serving for the past couple of years as a relief air tactical officer on copter 404, will bring a tremendous amount of experience to the job. Noonan added that Ward served as a mentor for Podesta.

The appointment takes effect immediately.

Written by Bill Johnson