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SOUTHCOM Combatant Commander visits AFSOUTH

U.S. Air Force, Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) command chief, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander, prepare for the arrival of U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Zaiser, U.S. SOUTHCOM senior enlisted leader, at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2016.  Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command.  U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean.  AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Air Force, Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) command chief, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander, prepare for the arrival of U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Zaiser, U.S. SOUTHCOM senior enlisted leader, at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2016. Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, is greeted by U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, during the Tidd’s visit to the 12th AF (AFSOUTH) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2016.  Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command.  U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean.  AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, is greeted by U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, during the Tidd’s visit to the 12th AF (AFSOUTH) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2016. Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, is greeted by U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Stonemark, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) chief of staff, during the Tidd’s visit to 12th AF (AFSOUTH) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016.  Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command.  U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean.  AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, is greeted by U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Stonemark, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) chief of staff, during the Tidd’s visit to 12th AF (AFSOUTH) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

From left, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Donald Lindberg, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) mobilization assistant to the commander,  John Creamer, U.S. Southern Command civilian deputy to the commander and political advisor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander, U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. SOUTHCOM commander, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Zaiser, U.S. SOUTHCOM senior enlisted leader, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) command chief, pose for a photo during Tidd’s visit to 12th AF (AFSOUTH) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016.  Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command.  U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean.  AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

From left, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Donald Lindberg, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) mobilization assistant to the commander, John Creamer, U.S. Southern Command civilian deputy to the commander and political advisor, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander, U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. SOUTHCOM commander, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Zaiser, U.S. SOUTHCOM senior enlisted leader, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jose Barraza, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) command chief, pose for a photo during Tidd’s visit to 12th AF (AFSOUTH) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Zaiser, U.S. SOUTHCOM senior enlisted leader, are given a mission briefing on the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) capabilities during their visit to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016.  Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command.  U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean.  AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Zaiser, U.S. SOUTHCOM senior enlisted leader, are given a mission briefing on the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) capabilities during their visit to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Members from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and 612th Air and Space Operations Center gather to hear from U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, during his visit to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command.  U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean.  AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Members from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and 612th Air and Space Operations Center gather to hear from U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, during his visit to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, addresses Airmen from the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 612th Air and Space Operations Center during a visit to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command.  U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean.  AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, addresses Airmen from the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 612th Air and Space Operations Center during a visit to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. Tidd assumed command of U.S. SOUTHCOM on Jan. 14, 2016 and is familiarizing himself with the various component services that make up a combatant command. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Zaiser, U.S. Southern Command senior enlisted leader, takes time to visit with Airmen from the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) about their jobs and how they support U.S. SOUTHCOM’s mission during a trip to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean.  AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM, responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Zaiser, U.S. Southern Command senior enlisted leader, takes time to visit with Airmen from the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) about their jobs and how they support U.S. SOUTHCOM’s mission during a trip to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM, responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Zaiser, U.S. Southern Command senior enlisted leader, speaks with a group of U.S. Air Force chief master sergeants about their support of U.S. SOUTHCOM’s mission during his visit to the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean.  AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM, responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William Zaiser, U.S. Southern Command senior enlisted leader, speaks with a group of U.S. Air Force chief master sergeants about their support of U.S. SOUTHCOM’s mission during his visit to the 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2016. U.S. SOUTHCOM is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean. AFSOUTH is the air component to U.S. SOUTHCOM, responsible for U.S. air and space operations throughout U.S. SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

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