Thursday, May 23, 2024

Gebara to take reins of 8th Air Force

by BIZ Magazine

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara will assume command of Eighth Air Force and the Joint-Global Strike Operations Center from Lt. Gen. (sel) Mark Weatherington during a change of command ceremony held on Barksdale AFB, Aug. 16 at 10:08 a.m.

Eighth Air Force, also known as “The Mighty Eighth”, is the numbered air force responsible more than 150 E-4, B-1, B-2, B-52 and T-38 aircraft. The historic unit dates back to the WWII era and has called the Shreveport-Bossier City area home since 1975.

“To serve within such a historic unit, and amongst such a welcoming community, is both an honor and a privilege,” said Gebara. “Our readiness will remain steadfast as we continue to develop our future force.”

Gebara will also be the commander of the Joint-Global Strike Operations Center (J-GSOC), which serves as the central command and control center for all operations within Air Force Global Strike Command. The J-GSOC is the primary organization supporting the Air Forces Strategic commander, the warfighting air component to U.S. Strategic Command.

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