Command Change at 7th Air Force

Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas took command of 7th Air Force at Osan AB, South Korea. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Remington, who had led the numbered air force since November 2008, relinquished the organizational colors to Jouas during the change-of-command ceremony. “We will dedicate ourselves to improve what is already the world’s most elite combined airpower,” said Jouas, underscoring 7th AF’s mission of defending the Korean peninsula with ally South Korea, during the Jan. 6 event. At the ceremony, airmen unveiled an F-16 bearing Jouas’ name on the canopy as his command mount. In his new role, Jouas assumes the additional posts of deputy commander of both UN Command Korea and US Forces Korea, as well as air component commander of Republic of Korea/US Combined Forces Command. Jouas previously served as Pacific Air Forces’ director of operations at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Remington is retiring after 34 years of service, effective on March 1. (Osan report by A1C Michael Battles)