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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, left, 15th Air Force commander, stands at attention as Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, 15th AF command chief, unfurls the 15th AF flag, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 17, 2020. Ninth Air Force (IX) was inactivated and 15th AF was reactivated during a virtual ceremony at Shaw Aug. 20, 2020. Fifteenth Air Force was established in the Mediterranean Theater in 1943 as a strategic Air Force during World War II, transferred to Air Mobility Command in 1992 and was previously inactivated in 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)