President Barack Obama has nominated Gen. Hawk Carlisle to be commander of Air Combat Command at JB Langley-Eustis, Va. Carlisle has served as commander of Pacific Air Forces at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, since August 2012. Obama also has nominated Lt. Gen. Lori Robinson for a fourth star and for assignment as commander of Pacific Air Forces. Robinson currently serves as ACC vice commander. (DOD release).
The Air Force will begin its 71st annual Operation Christmas Drop on Dec. 4. The weeklong exercise is a yearly tradition that delivers supplies such as food, fishing equipment, school books, and clothes to remote islands in the Pacific. It is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian mission.