9th AF commander visits JBLE Published Aug. 28, 2019 By Staff Sgt. Kaylee Dubois & Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer 633d Air Base Wing Public Affairs JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. -- 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.