NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. â€” Maj. Gen. Jeffrey G. Lofgren will assume command and responsibilities of the United States Air Force Warfare Center from Maj. Gen. James W. â€œBillâ€ Hyatt during a change of command ceremony 9 a.m. today at the Thunderbird Hangar.
The mission of the USAFWC is to shape the way the U.S. Air Force fights through advanced training, operational testing and tactics development in air, space and cyberspace at the operational and tactical levels of war. To execute its mission, the USAFWC oversees the operations of the 57th Wing; 99th Air Base Wing; the Nevada Test and Training Range; the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla.; and the 505th Command and Control Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The USAFWC oversees approximately 11,000 active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve service members, and civilians located in 21 states and 31 different locations.
Lofgren is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours in the F-16, KC-10 and training aircraft. Most recently, he was the commander of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia.
Hyattâ€™s next assignment will be as the director, Operations, Strategic Deterrence, and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.