Maj. Gen. Michael J. Carey assumed command of the 20th Air Force on Friday June 22 during a Change of Command ceremony on the Argonne Parade field, F. E. Warren Air Force Base Wyo.

Gen. Carey said It is truly an honor to stand before you today as the commander of Twentieth Air Force and U.S. Strategic Command's Task 214. As commander of the 20th Air Force, Gen. Carey will oversee the operation of America's ICBM force and lead 9,600 of the nation's best and brightest Airmen in nuclear deterrence.