Air Force Global Strike Command welcomes new commander

Gen. Anthony Cotton took command of Air Force Global Strike Command from Gen. Tim Ray, outgoing AFGSC commander, during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Aug. 27. Cotton is the newest leader of the U.S. Air Force’s portion of the nuclear enterprise, which maintains the nation's only force of intercontinental ballistic missiles and strategic bombers.
Gen. Anthony Cotton, incoming Air Force Global Strike Command commander, is congratulated by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., left, and Gen. Timothy Ray, right, outgoing AFGSC commander, during the AFGSC change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 27, 2021. Activated in 2009, AFGSC is responsible for the nation's three intercontinental ballistic missile wings, the Air Force’s entire bomber force, Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications systems, and operational and maintenance support to organizations within the nuclear enterprise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

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