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USTRANSCOM commander visits Team MacDill

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, speaks with U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Snelson, 6th Air Mobility Wing commander, during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 8, 2019. As the USTRANSCOM commander, Lyons visited MacDill to learn more about how the KC-135 Stratotanker enables force projection and sustained military power whenever and wherever needed. USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command that provides support to the nine other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations.

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, speaks with U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Snelson, 6th Air Mobility Wing commander, during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 8, 2019. As the USTRANSCOM commander, Lyons visited MacDill to learn more about how the KC-135 Stratotanker enables force projection and sustained military power whenever and wherever needed. USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command that provides support to the nine other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations.

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, is briefed on KC-135 Stratotanker part sustainment innovations by Staff Sgt. Ethan Bell, a 6th Maintenance Squadron aircraft hydraulic system craftsman, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb 8, 2019. During the visit, Lyons engaged with Airmen regarding mission readiness, innovation initiatives and other KC-135 operations. USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command that provides support to the nine other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations.

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, is briefed on KC-135 Stratotanker part sustainment innovations by Staff Sgt. Ethan Bell, a 6th Maintenance Squadron aircraft hydraulic system craftsman, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb 8, 2019. During the visit, Lyons engaged with Airmen regarding mission readiness, innovation initiatives and other KC-135 operations. USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command that provides support to the nine other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kiera Steen, a medical technician assigned to the 6th Medical Operations Squadron, salutes U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, after he presented her a coin for outstanding performance at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 8, 2019. While at MacDill, Lyons visited the 6th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Central Command, and the Joint Communications Support Element. USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command that provides support to the nine other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kiera Steen, a medical technician assigned to the 6th Medical Operations Squadron, salutes U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, after he presented her a coin for outstanding performance at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 8, 2019. While at MacDill, Lyons visited the 6th Air Mobility Wing, U.S. Central Command, and the Joint Communications Support Element. USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command that provides support to the nine other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations.

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, walks off the flightline at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., after being greeted by 6th Air Mobility Wing leadership Feb. 8, 2019. As the USTRANSCOM commander, Lyons visited MacDill to learn more about how the KC-135 Stratotanker helps project and sustain forces whenever and wherever needed. USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command that provides support to the nine other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations.

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, walks off the flight line at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., after being greeted by 6th Air Mobility Wing leadership Feb. 8, 2019. As the USTRANSCOM commander, Lyons visited MacDill to learn more about how the KC-135 Stratotanker helps project and sustain forces whenever and wherever needed. USTRANSCOM is a unified, functional combatant command that provides support to the nine other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations.

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

The commander of U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, visited MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Feb. 8, 2019, to meet the innovative Airmen who generate airlift and aerial refueling capabilities.

As USTRANSCOM commander, Lyons leads an enterprise of more than 144,000 logistics and transportation professionals responsible for delivering globally-integrated mobility, deployment and distribution solutions and enabling capabilities for full-spectrum requirements in support of national objectives.

Lyons visited the 6th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Communications Support Element, U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command.

During his visit to the 6th AMW, Lyons discussed mission-readiness, engaged with Airmen and learned about KC-135 Stratotanker operations. Additionally, Lyons presented his coin to several Airmen, recognizing them for their outstanding leadership and performance.