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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, promotes to brigadier general during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, June 5, 2015. Shaw took command of the 21 Space Wing July 26, 2013, and will moving on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy operations director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rob Bussard)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, promotes to brigadier general during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, June 5, 2015. Shaw took command of the 21 Space Wing July 26, 2013, and will moving on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy operations director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rob Bussard)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, has his first star pinned on by his wife, Tonia (left), and his daughter, Rachel (right), during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum  June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Bussard)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, has his first star pinned on by his wife, Tonia (left), and his daughter, Rachel (right), during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Bussard)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, speaks to the audience after pinning on his first star during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum  June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Bussard)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, speaks to the audience after pinning on his first star during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Bussard)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, is applauded by Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, after Shaw pinned on his first star during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum  June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Bussard)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, is applauded by Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, after Shaw pinned on his first star during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rob Bussard)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, steals a glance at his family moments before pinning on his first star during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum  June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, steals a glance at his family moments before pinning on his first star during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, listens to remarks by Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, before pinning on his first star during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum  June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, listens to remarks by Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, before pinning on his first star during his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Rachel Shaw, daughter of Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, pins on her father’s first star during his promotion ceremony at the base museum June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Rachel Shaw, daughter of Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, pins on her father’s first star during his promotion ceremony at the base museum June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Newly promoted Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, addresses everyone who came to support him at his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, June 5, 2015. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Newly promoted Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, addresses everyone who came to support him at his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, June 5, 2015. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Newly promoted Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, addresses everyone who came to support him at his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, June 5, 2015. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Newly promoted Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, addresses everyone who came to support him at his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, June 5, 2015. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, talks about Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, and his journey at Shaw’s promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, June 5, 2015. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex)
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, talks about Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, and his journey at Shaw’s promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, June 5, 2015. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, kneels as his wife and daughter put the first set of stars on his shoulders at his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, June 5, 2015. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex)
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, kneels as his wife and daughter put the first set of stars on his shoulders at his promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum, June 5, 2015. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rose Gudex)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – (from left to right) Retired Gen. Gene Renaurt, , Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, Tonia Shaw, Brig. Gen John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, and Mr. Peter Teets, former Undersecretary of the Air Force, pose for a photo at The Club following Brig. Gen. Shaw’s promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum  June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden)
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – (from left to right) Retired Gen. Gene Renaurt, , Gen. John Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, Tonia Shaw, Brig. Gen John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, and Mr. Peter Teets, former Undersecretary of the Air Force, pose for a photo at The Club following Brig. Gen. Shaw’s promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, and his wife, Tonia, pose for a photo following Brig. Gen. Shaw’s promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum  June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden)
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Brig. Gen John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, and his wife, Tonia, pose for a photo following Brig. Gen. Shaw’s promotion ceremony at the Peterson Air and Space Museum June 5. Shaw took command of the 21st Space Wing July 26, 2013 and will move on to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 12 as deputy director for U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J. Aaron Breeden)

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