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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, left, 15th Air Force commander, relinquishes command of Ninth Air Force (IX), after Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, 15th AF command chief, furls the Ninth 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. Franks assumed command of Ninth AF in 2019, continuing the path toward it becoming a Joint Task Force-capable headquarters. The 15th Air Force’s mission is to train Airmen to deliver combat airpower worldwide and provide a light, lean, and agile Air Force, joint, or combined joint task force headquarters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

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