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​Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy gives his remarks during an assumption-of-command ceremony at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 12, 2016. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein and US Pacific Command boss Adm. Harry Harris, who presided over the ceremony, sit in the background. Air Force photo by Sgt. Kamaile Chan.

Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy assumed command of Pacific Air Forces on Tuesday during a ceremony at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. O’Shaughnessy was confirmed and received his fourth star on June 29. He replaced Lt. Gen. Russell Handy who was appointed as interim commander in May after Gen. Lori Robinson moved to US Northern Command. O’Shaughnessy previously served as the commander of 7th Air Forces and deputy commander of US Forces Korea. Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson took over command of 7th Air Force during a ceremony on July 8. O’Shaughnessy is a career fighter pilot with more than 3,000 hours primarily in the F-16.