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Ninth 'Air Boss' assumes command
201002-N-FZ335-427.JPG Photo By: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wade Costin

SAN DIEGO, California - Adm. John C. Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, center, presides as Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller, left, is relieved by Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell as Commander, Naval Air Forces and Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific during a change of command ceremony aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) at Naval Air Station North Island. As the Navy’s ninth “Air Boss,” Whitesell oversees the man, train and equip mission for all Navy aviation assets to ensure deployable and combat-ready aviation forces.


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