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9th AF/CC flies with 41st RQS

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, dons a helmet in an HH-60G Pave Hawk before a flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, dons a helmet in an HH-60G Pave Hawk before a flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk hovers over a simulated isolated personnel at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, flew the initial flight in his flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk hovers over a simulated isolated personnel at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, flew the initial flight in his flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin Hedden, Ninth Air Force command chief, looks over Grand Bay Range at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. Hedden joined U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, for the initial flight in Franks’ flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin Hedden, Ninth Air Force command chief, looks over Grand Bay Range at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. Hedden joined U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, for the initial flight in Franks’ flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, exits an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, exits an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, addresses Airmen from the 41st Rescue Squadron (RQS) during a pre-flight brief at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st RQS. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, addresses Airmen from the 41st Rescue Squadron (RQS) during a pre-flight brief at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st RQS. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Allen, 41st Rescue Squadron (RQS) flight commander, briefs Ninth Air Force leadership before a flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, flew the initial flight in his flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st RQS. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Allen, 41st Rescue Squadron (RQS) flight commander, briefs Ninth Air Force leadership before a flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, flew the initial flight in his flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st RQS. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, left, Ninth Air Force commander, talks with Senior Master Sgt. Dante Rey, 347th Operations Support Squadron superintendent, before a flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, left, Ninth Air Force commander, talks with Senior Master Sgt. Dante Rey, 347th Operations Support Squadron superintendent, before a flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, center, Ninth Air Force commander, tests the 41st Rescue Squadron’s (RQS) virtual reality flight simulator before a flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st RQS. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, center, Ninth Air Force commander, tests the 41st Rescue Squadron’s (RQS) virtual reality flight simulator before a flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st RQS. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, right, Ninth Air Force commander, and Maj. Eric Cranford, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations office, walks the flightline to an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, right, Ninth Air Force commander, and Maj. Eric Cranford, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations office, walks the flightline to an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, dons a helmet in an HH-60G Pave Hawk before a flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 8, 2019. It was Franks’ initial flight in the Ninth Air Force commander’s flagship aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron. Franks, who on separate occasions served as the commander for the 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group, is a command pilot with more than 3,300 hours in multiple aircraft including HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G Pave Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

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