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Commander of Air Force Space Command visits AFSOC

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U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, is greeted by U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 19, 2019. The visit marked Raymond’s first to AFSOC since Slife’s assumption of command. The visit also served to foster mission understanding between the special operations and space communities in support of national defense objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)

Three people talking to one another on a flightline.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, greets U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Conley, commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing, as U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, observes at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 19, 2019. Raymond visited AFSOC to foster mission understanding between the special operations and space communities in support of national defense objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)

Two people talking on a flightline.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, listens to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, speak at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 19, 2019. Slife welcomed Raymond as the first general officer to visit AFSOC since his assumption of command. AFSPC is a major command, headquartered on Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, focused on providing military-focused space capabilities with a global perspective to the joint warfighting team. The command’s mission is to provide resilient, defendable and affordable space capabilities for the Air Force, Joint Force and the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)

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U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, listens to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, provide an Operation Eagle Claw brief at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 21, 2019. Operation Eagle Claw, conducted April 24, 1980, was a complex mission to rescue 52 U.S. citizens held hostage in the U.S. embassy in Iran. The operation was one of the leading reasons behind the stand-up of United States Special Operations Command, which placed all military special operations units under the same chain of command, increasing service interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, is greeted by U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Aug. 19, 2019. The visit marked Raymond’s first to AFSOC since Slife’s assumption of command. The visit also served to foster mission understanding between the special operations and space communities in support of national defense objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)