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9th AF commander visits JBLE

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, coins Master Sgt. Christopher Moore, 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels information center section chief, during a visit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 26, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, coins Master Sgt. Christopher Moore, 733rd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels information center section chief, during a visit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 26, 2019. Moore received the coin for leading the fuels flight to earning the American Petroleum Institute Award. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus Bullock)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt Michael Koon, left, 1st Fighter Wing flight safety officer, and Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander prepare to takeoff in a T-38 Talon aircraft August 28, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt Michael Koon, left, 1st Fighter Wing flight safety officer, and Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander prepare to takeoff in a T-38 Talon aircraft August 28, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Franks visited JBLE to tour various units around base and see operations first-hand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, boards a T-38 Talon aircraft August 28, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, boards a T-38 Talon aircraft August 28, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Franks flew alongside the 1st Fighter Wing to familiarize himself with the aircraft and unit. Franks, who assumed command in June 2019, intends to fly with all flying units assigned under the 9 AF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, boards a T-38 Talon aircraft August 28, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, boards a T-38 Talon aircraft August 28, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Franks flew alongside the 1st Fighter Wing to familiarize himself with the aircraft and unit. Franks, who assumed command in June 2019, intends to fly with all flying units assigned under the 9 AF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, sits in the backseat of a T-38 Talon aircraft prior to takeoff August 28, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, sits in the backseat of a T-38 Talon aircraft prior to takeoff August 28, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. During his three-day visit to JBLE, Franks toured various units and coined superior performers for their service and dedication to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, performs a pre-flight check with 1st Lt Michael Koon, 1st Fighter Wing flight safety officer prior to a T-38 Talon aircraft takeoff, August 28, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, performs a pre-flight check with 1st Lt Michael Koon, 1st Fighter Wing flight safety officer prior to a T-38 Talon aircraft takeoff, August 28, 2019 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Franks visited JBLE to tour various units around Langley to view operations first-hand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, center, Ninth Air Force commander, discusses hot topic items with base leadership during a visit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 26, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, center, Ninth Air Force commander, discusses hot topic items with base leadership during a visit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 26, 2019. Topics up for discussion were the growth of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program, the proposed movement of the Flight Training Unit and resiliency within the squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus Bullock)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, takes a break during a visit with Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 26, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, takes a break during a visit with Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 26, 2019. Franks met with Airmen at each wing to talk about resiliency, squadron accomplishments and future projects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus Bullock)

Mr. Travis Willer, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron base community planner, briefs U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, on future base improvements during a visit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 26, 2019.

Mr. Travis Willer, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron base community planner, briefs U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, on future base improvements during a visit at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 26, 2019. Willer was presented with a coin for his contributions to base improvements and future projects to enhance mission capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus Bullock)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, visits with 733rd Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels management flight Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 26, 2019.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, visits with 733rd Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels management flight Airmen at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, August 26, 2019. Franks congratulated the flight for earning the American Petroleum Institute Award, which recognizes the best fuels management flight in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Marcus Bullock)

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia to tour various units around Langley to view operations first-hand, August 26-28, 2019. During his three-day visit to JBLE, Franks toured various units and coined superior performers for their service and dedication to the mission. Franks also flew alongside the 1st Fighter Wing to familiarize himself with the aircraft and unit. Franks, who assumed command in June 2019, intends to fly with all flying units assigned under the 9 AF.