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Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks visits Nellis

Maj. Gen. Franks flips a coin to an Airman.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, 15th Air Force commander, flips a coin to Tech. Sgt. Aaron Linnean, 855th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of Aircraft Structural Material, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 6, 2021. Franks flipped coins to Airmen to keep a safe social distance between them. As the commander of 15th Air Force, Franks is responsible for Air Combat Command’s conventional forces. The 15th Air Force helps advise, assist, advocate and assess the wings to generate mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

Maj. Gen. Franks speaks to Airmen.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, 15th Air Force commander, visits the 58th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 6, 2021. Franks was briefed by Airmen on the impact that human space flight support has on high-end readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

Maj. Gen. Franks stands in front of helicopter on flightline.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, 15th Air Force commander, talks to Airmen assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 6, 2021. During his Nellis visit, Franks reconnected with the 66th RQS which he formerly commanded. He also received briefings on their current operations and concerns. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, 15th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Benjamin W. Hedden, 15th Air Force command chief, visited Nellis and Creech Air Force bases Jan. 6-14 to meet with Airmen.

The 15th Air Force activated at Shaw AFB in South Carolina in August 2020. With the activation, a handful of units at Nellis and Creech became assigned to the 15th.

During their inaugural visit, they congratulated Airmen for their outstanding work and met with senior leadership to discuss the issues and topics that may require 15th Air Force to advocate on their behalf.

During his tour, Franks visited the 85th Rescue Squadron, the 855th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 66th Rescue Squadron, where he previously resided as a commander.

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