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New commander takes reins of Air Education and Training Command
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, left, presents Gen. Edward A. Rice, center, with the AETC colors during a change of command ceremony here Nov. 17. General Rice succeeded Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, right. (U.S. Air Force photo/Richard McFadden)
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New commander takes reins of Air Education and Training Command

Posted 11/17/2010   Updated 11/19/2010 Email story   Print story

    


Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

11/17/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Gen. Edward A. Rice took command of Air Education and Training Command from Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz during a ceremony here today.

"The set of activities for which the United States Air Force is responsible is extremely complex," said General Rice, who previously commanded U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force. "Finding and developing the types of men and women who can not only execute these activities in today's highly dynamic environment, but who can shape the future in a way that allows us to continue to be dominant in the years ahead is a breathtaking responsibility."

AETC, headquartered in San Antonio, is the Air Force major command responsible for recruiting, training and educating America's Airmen through innovation. With an assigned force of more than 70,000 active-duty Airmen, Reservists and civilians, AETC trains and educates more than 340,000 American and international students each year on bases throughout the country.

"What we do here matters a great deal," General Rice said. "I am honored to join your team today as we continue to meet the vital mission of recruiting and developing the Airmen who will keep our Air Force and Nation strong today, and tomorrow."

A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1978, General Rice is a command pilot with more than 3,900 flying hours. He has considerable experience in combat and contingency operations, including commanding bomber operations during the first four months of Operation Enduring Freedom as the commander of the 28th Air Expeditionary Wing. He also served as commander of the Air Force Recruiting Service.



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12/12/2010 11:17:40 PM ET
I THINK THAT THE GEN.EDWARD A RICE IS DOING MORE THAN ANY MAN CAN DO. GOD BLESS HIM. WE ALL NEED GOOD MEN LIKE GEN.EDWARD A RICE. KEEP DOING A GOOD JOB. IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO SHAKE YOUR HAND.
ann cokefield, atec
 
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