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8th Air Force commander visits Dyess

Senior Airman Abigail Wegenast, 7th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron public health technician, right, motions to a graph while briefing Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020.

Senior Airman Abigail Wegenast, 7th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron public health technician, right, motions to a graph while briefing Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020. Wegenast briefed Weatherington on how their team performs contact tracing for individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 on Dyess AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Porter)

Master Sgt. Eric Roberts, 7th Medical Support Squadron superintendent, right, briefs Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, middle, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020.

Master Sgt. Eric Roberts, 7th Medical Support Squadron superintendent, right, briefs Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, middle, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020. During Weatherington’s visit, he toured the dormitories, 7th Medical Group, eSports facility and the 7th Security Forces virtual reality trainer at Ray Rangel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Porter)

Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, left, speaks with 1st Lt. William Lawson, 7th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron physician assistant, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020.

Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, left, speaks with 1st Lt. William Lawson, 7th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron physician assistant, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020. As the new 8th AF commander, Weatherington visited multiple bases under his command to meet with Airmen and to learn about their needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Porter)

Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, right, questions Capt. Simmon Pena, 7th Force Support Squadron military personnel flight commander, about the eSports program at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020.

Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, right, questions Capt. Simmon Pena, 7th Force Support Squadron military personnel flight commander, about the eSports program at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020. Pena helped start the program for the base, offering a way for Airmen to de-stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Porter)

Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, middle, talks with Airmen assigned to the 7th Force Support Squadron about their careers and well-being at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020.

Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, middle, talks with Airmen assigned to the 7th Force Support Squadron about their careers and well-being at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 11, 2020. During his visit, Weatherington was briefed on the status of the base along with some of Dyess’ unique programs and technology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Porter)

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