Gen. Gary North took command of Pacific Air Forces during a ceremony at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, Aug. 19, 2009. North replaced Gen. Howie Chandler, who led PACAF since November 2007 and has received Senate confirmation to be USAF’s vice chief of staff. Here, North accepts the PACAF flag from Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff, during the change-of-command ceremony.
Air Force photo by SSgt. Mike Meares
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