Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James shakes hands with Lt. Col. Mark Massaro, 461st Flight Test Squadron director of operations, after arriving at the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force March 7. She visited Edwards AFB for an F-35 Orientation visit where she was briefed on the test programs with the fifth generation fighter. James is the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force and is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including the organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of its more than 690,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen and their families. She also oversees the Air Force’s annual budget of more than $110 billion.
Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force, talks to Staff Sgt. Larry Boven III, a maintainer assigned to the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, March 7. James landed at Edwards AFB for an F-35 Orientation visit.