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AFGSC commander visits Team Kirtland, learns about mission capabilities

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, left, greets an Airman.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, left, greets an Airman at the Welcome Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 26, 2021. During his visit, Ray met with Airmen and visited several locations across the installation including the 377th Medical Group, Innovation Lab and 377th Security Forces Heritage Room. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, visited the B-29 crash memorial site with his spouse, Rhonda Ray.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, visited the B-29 crash memorial site with his spouse, Rhonda Ray, at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 27, 2021. While at the site, they learned about the incident that took place over 60 years ago and toured the wreckage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Enrique Barcelo)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, left, meets several military working dogs and their handlers.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, left, meets several military working dogs and their handlers at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 26, 2021. Ray learned about the military working dog teams and the mission capabilities that they provide to ensure the installation's safety as well as watched a military working dog demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, and his spouse, Rhonda, speak with Airmen at 377th Medical Group.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, and his spouse, Rhonda, speak with Airmen at 377th Medical Group at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 26, 2021. During his visit, Ray met with Team Kirtland members and learned about their ongoing mission readiness and sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, views a Culture Wall.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, views a Culture Wall, an AFGSC Striker Culture initiative, located in the Consolidated Support building at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 26, 2021. Ray met with several Team Kirtland members and toured their facilities to learn about their ongoing missions capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, and his spouse, Rhonda, learn about the newly renovated 377th Security Forces Group Heritage Room.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, and his spouse, Rhonda, learn about the newly renovated 377th Security Forces Group Heritage Room at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 26, 2021. During his visit, Ray met with Airmen and visited several locations across the installation, including the 377th Medical Group, Innovation Lab and Airman Leadership School. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, along with his spouse, Rhonda, visited Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, April 26-27, 2021.

During their visit, the Rays and his wife interacted with Team Kirtland members, learning about their ongoing mission readiness and sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The visit included a tour of several locations across the installation, including the Welcome Center, Airman Leadership School, 377th Medical Group, Innovation Lab and the 377th Security Forces Group Heritage Room. 

“I am so proud of Team Kirtland,” Ray said. “Day in and day out, the larger Striker team of Airmen, civilians, contractors and mission partners across the base and great city of Albuquerque continue to ensure the United States Air Force remains ready for anything and poised for the future. Throughout my time in Global Strike Command, Kirtland continues to shine, remaining an important part of the command.” 

The Rays concluded their visit with a tour of the B-29 crash site before departing KAFB.