Air Education and Training Commandâ€™s 19th Air Force will inactivate after managing the commandâ€™s flying training operations for more than 19 years.
Gen. Edward Rice, AETC commander, will lead an inactivation ceremony and furling the 19th Air Force flag at 9 a.m. July 12 in Hangar 41 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
In 2011, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, called for the inactivation of three numbered air forces and the consolidation of their duties to their respective major commands. In addition to the inactivation of 19th Air Force, 13th Air Force at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, will inactivate in September. Earlier this year 17th Air Force at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, inactivated.