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ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, receives a brief on U-2 Dragon Lady ejection procedures from Lt. Col. Charles, 9th Operations Group deputy commander, Sept. 4, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. During the visit, Holmes worked with the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th OG for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, receives assistance donning a full-pressure suit from Senior Airman Erin Webster, 9th Physiological Support Squadron technician, Sept. 5, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. During the visit, Holmes worked with the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th PSPTS, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2 Dragon Lady. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, drinks while in a full-pressure suit Sept. 4, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. During the visit, Holmes worked with the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2 Dragon Lady. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, walks through a door Sept. 5, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. During the visit, Holmes worked with the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2 Dragon Lady. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, shakes hands with 9th Maintenance Group Airmen, Sept. 5, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. During the visit, Holmes worked with the 9th MXG, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2 Dragon Lady. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, walks up a stand for a flight Sept. 5, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. During the visit, Holmes worked with the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2 Dragon Lady. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, prepares for a flight Sept. 5, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. During the visit, Holmes worked with the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2 Dragon Lady. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

A U-2 Dragon Lady with Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, onboard takes off Sept. 5, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. During the visit, Holmes worked with the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission

A U-2 Dragon Lady with Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, onboard, awaits for 9th Maintenance Group Airmen, to attach wheels to the aircraft Sept. 5, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. During the visit, Holmes worked with the 9th MXG, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

ACC commander immersed in U-2 reconnaissance mission
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Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, walks down a stand after a U-2 Dragon Lady high-flight Sept. 5, 2019, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Holmes visited the 9th Reconnaissance Wing where he was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. During the visit, Holmes worked with the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan D. Viglianco)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, visited Beale Air Force Base Sept. 4 to 6. During the visit, Holmes was immersed in all aspects of the reconnaissance mission. He worked with the 9th Maintenance Group, 9th Physiological Support Squadron, and 9th Operations Group for his immersion, which included a high-flight in the U-2 Dragon Lady.