Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy assumed command of Pacific Air Forces on Tuesday during a ceremony at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. O’Shaughnessy was confirmed and received his fourth star on June 29. He replaced Lt. Gen. Russell Handy who was appointed as interim commander in May after Gen. Lori Robinson moved to US Northern Command. O’Shaughnessy previously served as the commander of 7th Air Forces and deputy commander of US Forces Korea. Lt. Gen. Thomas Bergeson took over command of 7th Air Force during a ceremony on July 8. O’Shaughnessy is a career fighter pilot with more than 3,000 hours primarily in the F-16.
More than 100 B-21s will be needed if the nation is to avoid creating a high demand/low capacity capability, panelists said on a Hudson Institute webinar. The B-21's flexibility, stealth, range and payload will be in high demand for a wide range of missions, both traditional and new.