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8th Air Force Commander and Command Chief visit Ellsworth

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, speaks with Col. Joseph Sheffield, 28th Bomb Wing commander, about base operations during a tour of base facilities at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D, Oct. 25, 2021. Gebara is responsible for the service’s bomber force and airborne nuclear command and control assets, encompassing approximately 21,000 Airmen across six installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Austin McIntosh)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, speaks with Col. Joseph Sheffield, 28th Bomb Wing commander, about base operations during a tour of base facilities at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D, Oct. 25, 2021. Gebara is responsible for the service’s bomber force and airborne nuclear command and control assets, encompassing approximately 21,000 Airmen across six installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Austin McIntosh)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, presents a coin to Capt. Kara Christensen, 28th Health Care Operations Squadron family nurse practitioner, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2021.  Gebara visited Ellsworth AFB and met with 28th Bomb Wing Airmen to see how they are contributing to the Air Force Global Strike Command mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Austin McIntosh)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, presents a coin to Capt. Kara Christensen, 28th Health Care Operations Squadron family nurse practitioner, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2021. Gebara visited Ellsworth AFB and met with 28th Bomb Wing Airmen to see how they are contributing to the Air Force Global Strike Command mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Austin McIntosh)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, waves goodbye in a B-1B Lancer before a flight at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara has flown several aircraft during his time in service, such as the A-10 Thunderbolt, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, E-6 Mercury and the T-38 Talon, adding the B-1B Lancer to his list. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, waves goodbye in a B-1B Lancer before a flight at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara has flown several aircraft during his time in service, such as the A-10 Thunderbolt, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, E-6 Mercury and the T-38 Talon, adding the B-1B Lancer to his list. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

A crew chief assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron salutes Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, before takeoff at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara visited Ellsworth to gain an understanding of the B-1B Lancer’s mission and role in strategic deterrence operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

A crew chief assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron salutes Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, before takeoff at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara visited Ellsworth to gain an understanding of the B-1B Lancer’s mission and role in strategic deterrence operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, listens to a step briefing before flying a B-1B Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara received several briefings on the B-1B Lancer’s mission set and combat capabilities during his visit to Ellsworth. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, listens to a step briefing before flying a B-1B Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara received several briefings on the B-1B Lancer’s mission set and combat capabilities during his visit to Ellsworth. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Senior Airman Jeremy Soli, 28th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, and Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, tests oxygen mask airflow at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2021. The J-GSOC serves as the central command and control node for all operations within Air Force Global Strike Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Senior Airman Jeremy Soli, 28th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, and Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, tests oxygen mask airflow at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2021. The J-GSOC serves as the central command and control node for all operations within Air Force Global Strike Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Senior Airman Jeremy Soli, 28th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, assists Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, with fitting his flight equipment at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2021. Gebara is responsible for the service’s bomber force and airborne nuclear command and control assets, encompassing approximately 21,000 Airmen across six installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Senior Airman Jeremy Soli, 28th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, assists Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, with fitting his flight equipment at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2021. Gebara is responsible for the service’s bomber force and airborne nuclear command and control assets, encompassing approximately 21,000 Airmen across six installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, poses with 34th Maintenance Squadron members for a group photo at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara visited multiple units during his visit, immersing himself into Ellsworth’s Raider nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, poses with 34th Maintenance Squadron members for a group photo at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara visited multiple units during his visit, immersing himself into Ellsworth’s Raider nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, takes off in a B-1B Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara is responsible for more than 150 E-4B Nightwatch, B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress and T-38 Talon aircraft that span six different installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, takes off in a B-1B Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara is responsible for more than 150 E-4B Nightwatch, B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress and T-38 Talon aircraft that span six different installations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, poses with 34th Bomb Squadron aviators for a group photo at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara heads the J-GSOC, which serves as the central command and control node for all operations within Air Force Global Strike Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)
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Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, poses with 34th Bomb Squadron aviators for a group photo at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara heads the J-GSOC, which serves as the central command and control node for all operations within Air Force Global Strike Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, lands a B-1B Lancer on the runway at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara is a command pilot with more than 3,800 flight hours, including 46 combat sorties in the A-10 Thunderbolt and B-2 Spirit in support of operations Iraqi Freedom I, Allied Force and Joint Guard as well as providing ground and air support during Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)
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Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, lands a B-1B Lancer on the runway at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 26, 2021. Gebara is a command pilot with more than 3,800 flight hours, including 46 combat sorties in the A-10 Thunderbolt and B-2 Spirit in support of operations Iraqi Freedom I, Allied Force and Joint Guard as well as providing ground and air support during Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

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