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JEB Little Creek-Fort Story holds change-of-command ceremony

Captain Michael Witherspoon is the new CO. He becomes the joint base's sixth skipper, since the two installations merged back in 2005.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A new leader has taken command at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

Captain Michael Witherspoon is the new CO. He becomes the joint base's sixth skipper since the two installations merged back in 2005.

Witherspoon takes over from Captain Joey Frantzen.

Little Creek is home to 18 warships and the Navy SEALs. It has 10,000 uniformed personnel.

Fort Story has 2,300 active-duty troops and is home to the Army's 11th Transportation Brigade.

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