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ACC Commander visits Beale, takes high flight

Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, exercises on an elliptical machine at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 10 prior to suiting up for a high-altitude chamber session. The 10-minute workout helps to expedite the removal of nitrogen in the body. (U.S. Air Force photo/9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., -- Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, exercises on an elliptical machine at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 10 prior to suiting up for a high-altitude chamber session. The 10-minute workout helps to expedite the removal of nitrogen in the body. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, gets strapped into the high-altitude chamber at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 10 for a decompression test. The chamber session familiarized the general with the pressure suit and flying at high altitudes. (U.S. Air Force photo/9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., -- Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, gets strapped into the high-altitude chamber at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 10 for a decompression test. The chamber session familiarized the general with the pressure suit and flying at high altitudes. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, looks in the mirror as he tenses up while ascending in the high-altitude chamber at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 10. The ascent to 70,000 feet causes the pressure suit to inflate, keeping the body at an altitude of 35,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., -- Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, looks in the mirror as he tenses up while ascending in the high-altitude chamber at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 10. The ascent to 70,000 feet causes the pressure suit to inflate, keeping the body at an altitude of 35,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, checks out the cockpit of the U-2 Dragon Lady at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 11 before taking off for a high-flight. The general took the flight to learn more about the unique requirements of Beale’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., -- Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, checks out the cockpit of the U-2 Dragon Lady at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 11 before taking off for a high-flight. The general took the flight to learn more about the unique requirements of Beale’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, steps down from a U-2 Dragon Lady at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 11, following a high-flight. General Fraser’s visit to Beale included an in-depth briefing on the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s mission and meeting with Airmen to hear their concerns and questions. (U.S. Air Force photo/9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., -- Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, steps down from a U-2 Dragon Lady at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 11, following a high-flight. General Fraser’s visit to Beale included an in-depth briefing on the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s mission and meeting with Airmen to hear their concerns and questions. (U.S. Air Force photo)