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Marine Corps Base Hawaii commander hands over the reins

A ceremony for the change of command of Marine Corps Base Hawaii from Col. Speros Koumparakis to Col. Jeremy Beaven was held on the base on Thursday.

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Marines march as the Color Guard takes a turn at the beginning of the ceremony.
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Marines salute with guests during the National Anthem at the beginning of the ceremony.
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The Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band is led by drum major gunnery Sgt. Monica Preston during the ceremony.
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Sgt. Maj. Joseph J. Caputo delivers the colors to Col. Speros C. Kouparakis to relinquish his command to Col. Jeremy Beaven, who stands besides him.
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Col. Jeremy Beaven hands the colors back to Sgt. Maj. Joseph J. Caputo after receiving them from Col. Speros C. Kouparakis during the change of command.
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Incoming commander Col. Jeremy Beaven, left, switches places with outgoing commander Col. Speros C. Kouparakis after the official deliverance of color ceremony.
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The Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Maj. Gen. Stephen E. Liszewski, gave remarks at the ceremony.
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Speaking at the ceremony is the new commander Col. Jeremy Beaven.
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Speaking at the ceremony is the new commander Col. Jeremy Beaven.
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Outgoing commander Col. Speros Koumparakis approaches incoming Col. Jeremy Beaven after speaking at the ceremony.
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Speaking at the ceremony is the new commander Col. Jeremy Beaven.
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Col. Jeremy Beaven beams after his family is offered lei during the ceremony.
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Jana VanDenburgh and her nine-year-old son, Jaben, share a program as the band played the Marines' hymn at the ceremony's closure.

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