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Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, left, congratulates Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, right, after he assumed command of the Third Air Force during the Third Air Force change of command at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the change of command ceremony omitted the passing of the guidon to ensure the participants’ safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, right, salutes Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, after assuming command of the Third Air Force at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. After assuming command, Reed gave a speech to the attendees of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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Maj. Gen. John Wood, right, salutes Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, left, after relinquishing command of the Third Air Force at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. After Wood rendered his salute, Maj. Gen. Randall Reed took his place to assume command of the Third Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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Maj. Gen. John Wood, Third Air Force commander, speaks to attendees before relinquishing command of the Third Air Force during a change of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The change of command ceremony honored Wood as he relinquished command of the Third Air Force and welcomed Maj. Gen. Randall Reed as he assumed command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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Maj. Gen. John Wood, Third Air Force commander, right, salutes Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, after receiving the distinguished service medal during the Third Air Force change of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The change of command ceremony honored Wood as he relinquished command of the Third Air Force and welcomed Maj. Gen. Randall Reed as he assumed command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, speaks to attendees during the Third Air Force change of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The change of command ceremony honored Maj. Gen. John Wood as he relinquished command of the Third Air Force and welcomed Maj. Gen. Randall Reed as he assumed command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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Col. Trent Davis, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe command chaplain, gives an invocation during the Third Air Force change of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The change of command ceremony honored Maj. Gen. John Wood as he relinquished command of the Third Air Force and welcomed Maj. Gen. Randall Reed as he assumed command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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U.S. Airmen and distinguished visitors stand for the arrival of the official party and playing of the U.S. and German national anthems during the Third Air Force change of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The change of command ceremony honored Maj. Gen. John Wood as he relinquished command of the Third Air Force and welcomed Maj. Gen. Randall Reed as he assumed command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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U.S. Air Forces in Europe band Airmen perform during the Third Air Force change of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The change of command ceremony honored Maj. Gen. John Wood as he relinquished command of the Third Air Force and welcomed Maj. Gen. Randall Reed as he assumed command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, from left, Maj. Gen. John Wood, Third Air Force commander, Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, and Brian Phillips, USAFE chief of protocol, walk to their seats for the Third Air Force change of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The change of command honored Wood as he relinquished command of the Third Air Force and welcomed Reed as he assumed command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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A Distinguished Service Medal sits on display during the Third Air Force change of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. Maj. Gen. John Wood received the medal before relinquishing command of the Third Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

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Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, speaks to attendees during the Third Air Force change of command ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The change of command ceremony honored Maj. Gen. John Wood as he relinquished command of the Third Air Force and welcomed Maj. Gen. Randall Reed as he assumed command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - -- Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, left, congratulates Maj. Gen. Randall Reed, right, after he assumed command of the Third Air Force during the Third Air Force change of command at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the change of command ceremony omitted the passing of the guidon to ensure the participants’ safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)