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Personnel from all military services salute as the official party arrives for a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, right, receives the command flag for the Eleventh Air Force from Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, at a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Assisting is Command Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Moore, Jr. Lt. Gen. Handy becomes Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon. Speaking at the event were Gen. Charles Jacoby, Jr., Lt. Gen. Thomas Conant and Gen. Carlisle as well as Lt. Gen. Hoog and Lt. Gen. Handy.
Erik Hill
From left Gen. Charles Jacoby, Jr., Lt. Gen. Thomas Conant, Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog and Lt. Gen. Russell Handy stand at attention as a change of command ceremony gets under way Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
U.S. Air Force personnel salute as aircraft are arrayed for display for a change of command ceremony held Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Navy and Marine Corps personnel stand at ease during remarks at a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Gen. Charles Jacoby, Jr., Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and Commander, U.S. Northern Command, applauds troops and the civilian guests who support them during a change of command ceremony Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Thomas Conant, Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, deliver remarks at a change of command ceremony Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Air Force personnel attend a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, offers remarks during a change of command ceremony Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog addresses his forces one last time during a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
From left Gen. Charles Jacoby, Jr., Command Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Moore, Jr., Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, Lt. Gen. Thomas Conant and Gen. Herbert Carlisle prepare for the presentation of command flags during a change of command ceremony Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Russell Handy receives his three commander flags at a change of command ceremony held Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Military personnel and guests stand at attention and salute during the presentation of colors at a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Russell Handy salutes his new troops during a change of command ceremony held Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Navy personnel salute Lt. Gen. Russell Handy at a change of command ceremony held Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
The audience comes to attention during the presentation of colors at a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Russell Handy speaks at a change of command ceremony held Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Russell Handy is framed by the color guard as a change of command ceremony draws to a close Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
The color guard, representing all branches of service, withdraws at the conclusion of a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Aircraft arrayed for a change of command ceremony draw attention Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Personnel from all military services salute as the official party arrives for a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, right, receives the command flag for the Eleventh Air Force from Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, at a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Assisting is Command Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Moore, Jr. Lt. Gen. Handy becomes Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon. Speaking at the event were Gen. Charles Jacoby, Jr., Lt. Gen. Thomas Conant and Gen. Carlisle as well as Lt. Gen. Hoog and Lt. Gen. Handy.
Erik Hill
From left Gen. Charles Jacoby, Jr., Lt. Gen. Thomas Conant, Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog and Lt. Gen. Russell Handy stand at attention as a change of command ceremony gets under way Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
U.S. Air Force personnel salute as aircraft are arrayed for display for a change of command ceremony held Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Navy and Marine Corps personnel stand at ease during remarks at a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Gen. Charles Jacoby, Jr., Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and Commander, U.S. Northern Command, applauds troops and the civilian guests who support them during a change of command ceremony Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Thomas Conant, Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, deliver remarks at a change of command ceremony Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Air Force personnel attend a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, offers remarks during a change of command ceremony Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog addresses his forces one last time during a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
From left Gen. Charles Jacoby, Jr., Command Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Moore, Jr., Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, Lt. Gen. Thomas Conant and Gen. Herbert Carlisle prepare for the presentation of command flags during a change of command ceremony Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Russell Handy receives his three commander flags at a change of command ceremony held Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Military personnel and guests stand at attention and salute during the presentation of colors at a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Russell Handy salutes his new troops during a change of command ceremony held Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Navy personnel salute Lt. Gen. Russell Handy at a change of command ceremony held Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
The audience comes to attention during the presentation of colors at a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Russell Handy speaks at a change of command ceremony held Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Lt. Gen. Russell Handy is framed by the color guard as a change of command ceremony draws to a close Friday, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
The color guard, representing all branches of service, withdraws at the conclusion of a change of command ceremony Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
Aircraft arrayed for a change of command ceremony draw attention Friday morning, August 9, 2013, in Hangar 20 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Lt. Gen. Russell Handy assumed the role of Commander, Alaskan Command, Eleventh Air Force, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and Joint Task Force - Alaska, succeeding Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, who now serves at the Pentagon.
Erik Hill
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