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Eighth Air Force and J-GSOC welcomes new commander

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jason Armagost will assume command of Eighth Air Force and the Joint-Global Strike Operations Center from Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara during a change of command ceremony this Friday, Aug. 25, on Barksdale AFB at 10:08 a.m.

Eighth Air Force, also known as “The Mighty Eighth”, is the numbered air force responsible more than 150 E-4, B-1, B-2, B-52 and T-38 aircraft. The historic unit dates back to the WWII era and has called the Shreveport-Bossier City area home since 1975.

“The Airmen that keep America’s bomber forces and nuclear command, control and communication systems at the ready, and at the forefront of our nation’s defense, are second to none,” said Armagost. “It is truly an honor and a privilege to be a part of such an historic and vital mission.”

Armagost will also be the commander of the Joint-Global Strike Operations Center (J-GSOC), which serves as the central command and control center for all operations within Air Force Global Strike Command. The J-GSOC is the primary organization supporting the Air Forces Strategic commander, the warfighting air component to U.S. Strategic Command.