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Seventh Air Force Re-designation Ceremony

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- (L to R) General Carrol H. “Howie” Chandler, Pacific Air Forces commander, passes the new Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) guidon to Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) commander, during the Seventh Air Force Re-designation Ceremony Jan. 30 in the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron hangar. This ceremony marks the implementation of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force's direction to establish an Air Force component organization that is structured to operate and train every day in its wartime configuration.  These warfighting organizations are being stood up around the globe to enable the effective command and control of air, space, and cyberspace forces conducting missions across the spectrum of military operations.  The new Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) organization will provide the United States Forces Korea commander with critical air component capabilities, ensuring a key element of joint and combined operations on the Korean peninsula.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Lakisha Croley)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- (L to R) General Carrol H. “Howie” Chandler, Pacific Air Forces commander, passes the new Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) guidon to Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) commander, during the Seventh Air Force Re-designation Ceremony Jan. 30 in the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron hangar. This ceremony marks the implementation of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force's direction to establish an Air Force component organization that is structured to operate and train every day in its wartime configuration. These warfighting organizations are being stood up around the globe to enable the effective command and control of air, space, and cyberspace forces conducting missions across the spectrum of military operations. The new Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) organization will provide the United States Forces Korea commander with critical air component capabilities, ensuring a key element of joint and combined operations on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Lakisha Croley)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea – Gen. Carrol H. “Howie” Chandler, Pacific Air Forces commander, (left) and Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) commander, stand at attention during the Seventh Air Force Re-designation Ceremony Jan. 30. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Strohmeyer)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea – Gen. Carrol H. “Howie” Chandler, Pacific Air Forces commander, (left) and Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) commander, stand at attention during the Seventh Air Force Re-designation Ceremony Jan. 30. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Strohmeyer)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) addresses the crowd during the Seventh Air Force Re-designation Ceremony Jan. 30. Seventh Air Force was re-designated as Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea).  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Strohmeyer)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea) addresses the crowd during the Seventh Air Force Re-designation Ceremony Jan. 30. Seventh Air Force was re-designated as Seventh Air Force (Air Forces Korea). (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Strohmeyer)