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GOVERNOR'S DAY TO FEATURE SHIFT IN COMMAND

A change of command ceremony for I Corps Artillery and a reorganization of the 144th Combat Support Hospital will be part of the Utah National Guard's annual Governor's Day at Camp Williams Saturday.

Col. Howard Baysinger of Salt Lake assumed command of I Corps July 15, replacing Brig. Gen. E. Max Ewing, who commanded the unit since May 1992. Saturday's official change of command ceremony will be conducted by Lt. Gen. Caryl G. Marsh, the commanding general of First Corps at Fort Lewis, Wash.I Corps Artillery and its three subordinate Utah artillery battalions would command as many as seven artillery brigades during wartime.

The 144th Combat Support Hospital was first organized during the Berlin Crisis in 1961 and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Miss. It was most recently activated for service in Saudi Arabia in November 1990, during the Persian Gulf War. As part of a Defense Department force reduction plan, the 144th will be redesigned as a much smaller Medical Detachment 5, and will continue to serve the Guard as a troop medical clinic.

Governor's Day is open to the public with events planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gov. Mike Leavitt, commander in chief of the Utah National Guard, will review troops on parade at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a military aircraft flyover and static displays of military vehicles at Camp Williams.