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24th Air Force joins Air Combat Command, welcomes new commander

 

Twenty Fourth Air Force was reassigned to a new major command and welcomed a new commander during a ceremony, July 17, 2018.

During the ceremony, 24th Air Force moved from Air Force Space Command to Air Combat Command. Generals Jay Raymond, AFSPC commander, and Mike Holmes, ACC commander, presided over the ceremony.

The move was directed to realign the 24th Air Force cyber operations and 25th Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions under the same command; all to “drive faster decisions as we fight,” said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, in a June 7 statement.

“If we’re going to compete, deter and win on the international stage, we must think of every domain as coequal and interdependent,” said Holmes. “This codependence and coequality may be even more important in competition, and the transfer of 24th Air Force is a step on that path that will offer additional options for our warfighters and national leaders.”

The transfer will optimize multi-domain integration of cyber capabilities and effects in support of Air Force core missions. The new construct will improve the Air Force’s ability to organize, train, and equip cyber forces in presentation to and support of Air Force component commanders and combatant commanders. Read more

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24th Air Force joins Air Combat Command, welcomes new commander

Twenty Fourth Air Force was reassigned to a new major command and welcomed a new commander during a ceremony, July 17, 2018.

24th Air Force joins Air Combat Command, welcomes new commander

Twenty Fourth Air Force was reassigned to a new major command and welcomed a new commander during a ceremony, July 17, 2018.

24th Air Force joins Air Combat Command, welcomes new commander

Twenty Fourth Air Force was reassigned to a new major command and welcomed a new commander during a ceremony, July 17, 2018.