Gen. North assumes command of Pacific Air Forces

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii – Gen. Gary North, Pacific Air Forces commander, returns a salute during a pass and review of troops during his change of command ceremony here Aug. 19. . Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff, and Navy Adm. Timothy Keating, commander of United States Pacific Command, presided over the ceremony. The outgoing commander, Gen. Howie Chandler, is on his way to Washington D.C., to report to his new assignment as the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff. Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop, PACAF command chief, assisted with the passing of the flags. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Gustavo Gonzalez)

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