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January 31, 2014

AF chief of staff visits

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Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, meets with Airmen at the Joshua Tree Dining Facility Jan. 29. Welsh, along with his wife, Betty, is visiting Edwards AFB to meet with Team Edwards Airmen and their families, as well as receive updates on test programs. Welsh will visit the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, South Base and the 412th Electronic Warfare Group. As chief of staff, Welsh serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

 
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Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Force chief of staff, signs the guestbook at the Joshua Tree Dining Facility Jan. 29. Welsh, along with his wife, Betty, is visiting Edwards AFB to meet with Team Edwards Airmen and their families, as well as receive updates on test programs to include the fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Welsh will also be holding an all call in the base theater to talk to the Edwards workforce along with a question and answer period.

 




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