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Air Force Legends visit Peterson

Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gerald Murray, 14th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, middle, responds to audience questions during the Air and Space Forces Association’s 75th Anniversary Legends tour at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 31, 2022.  Murray grew up in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, and entered the U.S. Air Force in October 1977. His background includes various duties in aircraft maintenance, and time as a command chief master sergeant at wing, Numbered Air Force and major command levels. His assignments include bases in Florida, South Carolina, Washington and Georgia. Murray also served overseas in Turkey and Japan, and deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm and Southern Watch. Before assuming position of CMSAF, he served as Command Chief Master Sergeant, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He was appointed to the position of CMSAF on July 1, 2002. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gerald Murray, 14th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, middle, responds to audience questions during the Air and Space Forces Association’s 75th Anniversary Legends tour at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 31, 2022. Murray grew up in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, and entered the U.S. Air Force in October 1977. His background includes various duties in aircraft maintenance, and time as a command chief master sergeant at wing, Numbered Air Force and major command levels. His assignments include bases in Florida, South Carolina, Washington and Georgia. Murray also served overseas in Turkey and Japan, and deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm and Southern Watch. Before assuming position of CMSAF, he served as Command Chief Master Sergeant, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He was appointed to the position of CMSAF on July 1, 2002. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, former 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to the audience at the Air and Space Forces Association’s 75th Anniversary Legends tour at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 31, 2022.  Myers commanded at all levels and served in significant staff positions throughout the USAF. His largest commands included U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force at Yokota Air Base, Japan; Pacific Air Forces at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB, Colo. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, former 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to the audience at the Air and Space Forces Association’s 75th Anniversary Legends tour at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 31, 2022. Myers commanded at all levels and served in significant staff positions throughout the USAF. His largest commands included U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force at Yokota Air Base, Japan; Pacific Air Forces at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB, Colo. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia Jr., former command chief, Air Education and Training Command, speaks to the audience at the Air and Space Forces Association’s 75th Anniversary Legends tour at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 31, 2022. Tapia was instrumental in two significant changes to basic military training during his time at AETC: the shift of military training instructor duty from a volunteer force to a vetted, developmental special duty, and the institution of Airmen’s Week, which bridges the gap between Basic Military Training and technical training. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia Jr., former command chief, Air Education and Training Command, speaks to the audience at the Air and Space Forces Association’s 75th Anniversary Legends tour at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 31, 2022. Tapia was instrumental in two significant changes to basic military training during his time at AETC: the shift of military training instructor duty from a volunteer force to a vetted, developmental special duty, and the institution of Airmen’s Week, which bridges the gap between Basic Military Training and technical training. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William McLaughlin, Space Base Delta 1 deputy director of staff, asks panel members questions on current and future military recruitment challenges during the Air and Space Forces Association’s 75th Anniversary Legends tour at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 31, 2022. The AFA is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, professional military association for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force that educates the American public on air and space power, advocates for the USAF and USSF, and provides support for Airmen, Guardians, and their families. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William McLaughlin, Space Base Delta 1 deputy director of staff, asks panel members questions on current and future military recruitment challenges during the Air and Space Forces Association’s 75th Anniversary Legends tour at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 31, 2022. The AFA is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, professional military association for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force that educates the American public on air and space power, advocates for the USAF and USSF, and provides support for Airmen, Guardians, and their families. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gerald Murray, 14th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, middle, responds to audience questions during the Air and Space Forces Association’s 75th Anniversary Legends tour at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Aug. 31, 2022. Murray grew up in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, and entered the U.S. Air Force in October 1977. His background includes various duties in aircraft maintenance, and time as a command chief master sergeant at wing, Numbered Air Force and major command levels. His assignments include bases in Florida, South Carolina, Washington and Georgia. Murray also served overseas in Turkey and Japan, and deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm and Southern Watch. Before assuming position of CMSAF, he served as Command Chief Master Sergeant, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He was appointed to the position of CMSAF on July 1, 2002. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards)

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