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MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois military operation that manages the armed force's shipping and transportation needs will have a new commander.

The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1hvr3ye ) reports the U.S. Senate has signed off on Gen. Paul Selva's transition to lead the U.S. Transportation Command based at Scott Air Force Base.

Selva already heads the Air Mobility Command, which also is based at Scott near Mascoutah (muh-SKOO'-tuh).

Selva will begin his new post on May 6, when he will succeed retiring Gen. William Fraser III. Fraser had been in that position since October 2011.

Lt. Gen. Darren McDew already will replace Selva as chief of the Air Mobility Command.

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Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

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