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Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, meets with local and state civic leaders at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 15, 2019.  The meeting was part of Slife's first visit to Cannon since assuming command of AFSOC in June.  During the visit he toured the installation, held professional development for both officers and enlisted, and oversaw the change of command for the 27th Special Operations Wing.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Marasky)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, meets with local and state civic leaders at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 15, 2019. The meeting was part of Slife's first visit to Cannon since assuming command of AFSOC in June. During the visit he toured the installation, held professional development for both officers and enlisted, and oversaw the change of command for the 27th Special Operations Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Marasky)

A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey from the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., flies over New Mexico to take Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Cory Olson, AFSOC command chief, out to Melrose Air Force Range July 15, 2019. The 20th SOS showed CV-22 capabilities including low-level maneuvers and landing operations. While out at MAFR, they received a briefing from wing leadership about the full capabilities of the range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman

A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey from the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., flies over New Mexico to take Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Cory Olson, AFSOC command chief, out to Melrose Air Force Range July 15, 2019. The 20th SOS showed CV-22 capabilities including low-level maneuvers and landing operations. While out at MAFR, they received a briefing from wing leadership about the full capabilities of the range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Cory Olson, AFSOC command chief, receive an initial briefing at Melrose Air Force Range from Lt. Col. Michael Janssen, 27th Special Operations Air Operations Squadron commander, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 15, 2019. During the tour, Slife saw how Cannon’s Air Commandos utilize MAFR for training. Slife visited the range’s air traffic control tower, command facility, and exercise locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Cory Olson, AFSOC command chief, receive an initial briefing at Melrose Air Force Range from Lt. Col. Michael Janssen, 27th Special Operations Air Operations Squadron commander, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 15, 2019. During the tour, Slife saw how Cannon’s Air Commandos utilize MAFR for training. Slife visited the range’s air traffic control tower, command facility, and exercise locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, speaks to a group of Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 15, 2019. Slife visited Cannon for an immersion tour after taking command of AFSOC in June. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, speaks to a group of Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 15, 2019. Slife visited Cannon for an immersion tour after taking command of AFSOC in June. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, speaks to a group of Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 15, 2019. During his visit, Slife explained his goals for AFSOC during his command and took questions from the audience. During the second day of his trip, Slife toured the Remote Piloted Aircraft Operations Center and the 26th Special Tactics Squadron to see the mission and the Airmen that perform it firsthand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, speaks to a group of Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 15, 2019. During his visit, Slife explained his goals for AFSOC during his command and took questions from the audience. During the second day of his trip, Slife toured the Remote Piloted Aircraft Operations Center and the 26th Special Tactics Squadron to see the mission and the Airmen that perform it firsthand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Cory Olson, AFSOC command chief, receive a briefing on the capabilities of the air traffic control tower at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., from Steve Coffin, 27th Special Operations Air Operations Squadron director of MAFR, July 15, 2019. Slife and Olson toured the range and facilities utilized by Air Commandos. Before the tour, Slife and Olson met with local and state leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Cory Olson, AFSOC command chief, receive a briefing on the capabilities of the air traffic control tower at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., from Steve Coffin, 27th Special Operations Air Operations Squadron director of MAFR, July 15, 2019. Slife and Olson toured the range and facilities utilized by Air Commandos. Before the tour, Slife and Olson met with local and state leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, looks out over Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., during an immersion tour July 15, 2019. Slife was shown around the facility to understand how Cannon's Air Commandos utilize it for training during a trip to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The following day, Slife toured privatized base housing to see where Air Commandos live. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, looks out over Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., during an immersion tour July 15, 2019. Slife was shown around the facility to understand how Cannon's Air Commandos utilize it for training during a trip to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The following day, Slife toured privatized base housing to see where Air Commandos live. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, addresses noncommissioned officers and master sergeants during a professional development seminar at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 16, 2019. Slife discussed his expectations of members of AFSOC and how NCOs play a vital role to carry out the day-to-day mission. Slife also held a professional development seminar with officers, where he shared his Air Force experience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor)

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, addresses noncommissioned officers and master sergeants during a professional development seminar at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 16, 2019. Slife discussed his expectations of members of AFSOC and how NCOs play a vital role to carry out the day-to-day mission. Slife also held a professional development seminar with officers, where he shared his Air Force experience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, meets with local and state civic leaders at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 15, 2019. The meeting was part of Slife's first visit to Cannon since assuming command of AFSOC in June. During the visit he toured the installation, held professional development for both officers and enlisted, and oversaw the change of command for the 27th Special Operations Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Marasky)