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Inactivation ceremony for 19th Air Force scheduled July 12

Posted 7/9/2012   Updated 7/9/2012 Email story   Print story


7/9/2012 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Air Education and Training Command's 19th Air Force will inactivate after managing the command's flying training operations for more than 19 years.

Gen. Edward Rice, AETC commander, will lead an inactivation ceremony and furling the 19th Air Force flag at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, in Hangar 41 at 9 a.m., July 12.

In 2011, Secretary of the Air Force, Michael Donley, called for the inactivation of three numbered air forces and the consolidation of their duties to their respective major commands.

In addition to the inactivation of 19th Air Force, 13th Air Force at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, will inactivate in September.

Earlier this year, 17th Air Force at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, inactivated.

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