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Default Air Force Logo 20th Air Force commander confirmed for promotion by U.S. Senate
The U.S. Senate confirmed Maj. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton for promotion to lieutenant general in the United States Air Force on Dec. 20, 2017.  "Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton has served with distinction at F.E. Warren Air Force Base commanding the 20th Air Force in its vital strategic mission," said Sen. Mike Enzi [R-WY]. "I supported his promotion to
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2018
Col. David Kelley accepts the 576th Flight Test Squadron flag from Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton, 20th Air Force commander, during a change-of-command ceremony at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., June 1, 2017. In support of the 'deter and assure' mission, the 576th FLTS determines the effectiveness and accuracy of the ICBM force by planning, preparing and conducting ICBM ground and flight tests. (U.S. Air Force photo) Kelley assumes command of the 576th Flight Test Squadron
Col. David Kelley assumed command of 20th Air Force’s 576th Flight Test Squadron, the only U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile test launch squadron, during a change-of-command ceremony at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, June 1. “To the men and women of the 576th Flight Test Squadron, I am incredibly proud to be your commander and promise
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2017
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (right) provides remarks during the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 3, 2016. Carter, who presided over the change of command, congratulated Gen. John E. Hyten (seated right) on his appointment as the new USSTRATCOM commander. He also thanked Adm. Cecil D. Haney (seated center), outgoing USSTRATCOM commander, for his service. Additionally, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford (seated left) provided remarks during the ceremony and presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to USSTRATCOM. Hyten previously served as commander of Air Force Space Command, and Haney will retire from active military duty during a separate ceremony in January. One of nine DoD unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions assigned through the Unified Command Plan that include strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady) U.S. Strategic Command welcomes Hyten as new commander
Gen. John E. Hyten assumed command of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) from Adm. Cecil D. Haney during a change of command ceremony here, Nov. 3.Hyten previously served as commander of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., from Aug. 2014 to Oct. 2016. While there, he was responsible for organizing, equipping,
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2016
From left, U.S. Navy Admiral Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, incoming Eighth Air Force/Task Force 204/Joint Force Component Command for Global Strike commander, and Maj. Gen. Richard Clark, exiting 8AF, JFCC-GS, TF204 commander, stand during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., Oct. 4. Fifty-second Eighth Air Force commander departs, new leader takes helm of bomber force
Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere assumed command of Eighth Air Force, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike and Task Force 204 from Maj. Gen. Richard Clark during a change of command ceremony at Barksdale AFB, La., Oct. 4, 2016.
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2016
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