Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Oct. 17, 2008, administered the oath of office to Michael B. Donley, formally making him Secretary of the Air Force. He has served as acting Secretary since June 21. Here, Donley speaks with pararescue jumpers attached to the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron during a visit to the combat search and rescue ramp Oct. 13, 2008, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The pararescuemen are deployed from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
US Air Force photo/SSgt. Don Branum
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