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Maj. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) incoming commander, and his wife Kristan walk together towards the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Nowland was promoted to the rank of Lt. Gen. in a ceremony held at the 43rd ECS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Maj. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) incoming commander, and his wife Kristan walk together towards the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Nowland was promoted to the rank of Lt. Gen. in a ceremony held at the 43rd ECS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) incoming commander, has his rank tacked on by his daughters Isabella and Natalie, Dec. 19, 2014 at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. After receiving his promotion, Nowland assumed command of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) incoming commander, has his rank tacked on by his daughters Isabella and Natalie, Dec. 19, 2014 at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. After receiving his promotion, Nowland assumed command of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Gen. John Kelly, United States Southern Command Commander, presents then Maj. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) incoming commander, with the Defense Superior Service Medal at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. The Defense Superior Service Medal is a senior decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who perform superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Gen. John Kelly, United States Southern Command Commander, presents then Maj. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) incoming commander, with the Defense Superior Service Medal at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. The Defense Superior Service Medal is a senior decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who perform superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Gen. John Kelly, United States Southern Command Commander, administers the oath of office to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) incoming commander, at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Nowland comes to Tucson from his previous assignment as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Southern Command, where he was responsible for successfully integrating and synchronizing the efforts of nine directorates and 16 special staff offices in support of the Combatant Commander's Theater Campaign Plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Gen. John Kelly, United States Southern Command Commander, administers the oath of office to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) incoming commander, at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Nowland comes to Tucson from his previous assignment as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Southern Command, where he was responsible for successfully integrating and synchronizing the efforts of nine directorates and 16 special staff offices in support of the Combatant Commander's Theater Campaign Plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) incoming commander, observes as members of the Davis-Monthan AFB honor guard present him with his flag on Dec. 19, 2014. Nowland comes to Tucson from his previous assignment as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Southern Command, where he was responsible for successfully integrating and synchronizing the efforts of nine directorates and 16 special staff offices in support of the Combatant Commander's Theater Campaign Plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) incoming commander, observes as members of the Davis-Monthan AFB honor guard present him with his flag on Dec. 19, 2014. Nowland comes to Tucson from his previous assignment as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Southern Command, where he was responsible for successfully integrating and synchronizing the efforts of nine directorates and 16 special staff offices in support of the Combatant Commander's Theater Campaign Plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Gen. Hawk Carlise, Air Combat Command Commander, passes the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) guidon to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Commander, as he assumes command during a ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. The passing of the guidon marks the beginning of Nowland’s tour as commander of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Gen. Hawk Carlise, Air Combat Command Commander, passes the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) guidon to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Commander, as he assumes command during a ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. The passing of the guidon marks the beginning of Nowland’s tour as commander of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Airmen assigned to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) stand at attention while awaiting the arrival of the official party during the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Airmen assigned to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) stand at attention while awaiting the arrival of the official party during the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Airmen assigned to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) stand at attention while awaiting the arrival of the official party during the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) change of command ceremony on Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Airmen assigned to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) stand at attention while awaiting the arrival of the official party during the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) change of command ceremony on Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Airmen assigned to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) salute during the playing of the national anthem during the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Airmen assigned to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) salute during the playing of the national anthem during the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Members of the Nowland and Wolters families applaud after Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland assumed command of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Dec. 19, 2014 at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) is responsible for the combat readiness of eight active-duty wings, including the 355th Fighter Wing also located at Davis-Monthan AFB, and one direct reporting unit. These subordinate commands operate more than 650 aircraft with more than 55,000 uniformed and civilian Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)
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Members of the Nowland and Wolters families applaud after Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland assumed command of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Dec. 19, 2014 at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) is responsible for the combat readiness of eight active-duty wings, including the 355th Fighter Wing also located at Davis-Monthan AFB, and one direct reporting unit. These subordinate commands operate more than 650 aircraft with more than 55,000 uniformed and civilian Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Commander, speaks to Airmen of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) after assuming command Dec. 19, 2014 at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) is responsible for the combat readiness of eight active-duty wings, including the 355th Fighter Wing also located at Davis-Monthan AFB, and one direct reporting unit. These subordinate commands operate more than 650 aircraft with more than 55,000 uniformed and civilian Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)
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Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Commander, speaks to Airmen of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) after assuming command Dec. 19, 2014 at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) is responsible for the combat readiness of eight active-duty wings, including the 355th Fighter Wing also located at Davis-Monthan AFB, and one direct reporting unit. These subordinate commands operate more than 650 aircraft with more than 55,000 uniformed and civilian Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Staff Sgt. Charles Buchanan, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Dedicated Crew Chief and Airman 1st Class Mark Bryan, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Assistant Crew Chief, unveil Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland’s aircraft during the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) ¬ change of command at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)
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Staff Sgt. Charles Buchanan, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Dedicated Crew Chief and Airman 1st Class Mark Bryan, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Assistant Crew Chief, unveil Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland’s aircraft during the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) ¬ change of command at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Calvin Williams, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Command Chief, holds the 12th AF guidon during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)
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Chief Master Sgt. Calvin Williams, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Command Chief, holds the 12th AF guidon during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Gen. John Kelly, United States Southern Command Commander, congratulates Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, after a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Nowland comes to Tucson from his previous assignment as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Southern Command, where he was responsible for successfully integrating and synchronizing the efforts of nine directorates and 16 special staff offices in support of the Combatant Commander's Theater Campaign Plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)
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Gen. John Kelly, United States Southern Command Commander, congratulates Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, after a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Nowland comes to Tucson from his previous assignment as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Southern Command, where he was responsible for successfully integrating and synchronizing the efforts of nine directorates and 16 special staff offices in support of the Combatant Commander's Theater Campaign Plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, and his wife Kristan pose for a photo with the Air Forces Southern Liason Officers at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) is responsible for the combat readiness of eight active-duty wings, including the 355th Fighter Wing also located at Davis-Monthan AFB, and one direct reporting unit. These subordinate commands operate more than 650 aircraft with more than 55,000 uniformed and civilian Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)
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Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, and his wife Kristan pose for a photo with the Air Forces Southern Liason Officers at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) is responsible for the combat readiness of eight active-duty wings, including the 355th Fighter Wing also located at Davis-Monthan AFB, and one direct reporting unit. These subordinate commands operate more than 650 aircraft with more than 55,000 uniformed and civilian Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, shakes hands with Airmen after assuming command of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Nowland comes to Tucson from his previous assignment as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Southern Command, where he was responsible for successfully integrating and synchronizing the efforts of nine directorates and 16 special staff offices in support of the Combatant Commander's Theater Campaign Plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)
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Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, shakes hands with Airmen after assuming command of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 19, 2014. Nowland comes to Tucson from his previous assignment as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Southern Command, where he was responsible for successfully integrating and synchronizing the efforts of nine directorates and 16 special staff offices in support of the Combatant Commander's Theater Campaign Plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

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