Air Force Welcomes New Chief of Staff

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • The American flag and the U.S. Air Force Flag fly over the ceremonial parade field on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., during a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, Aug. 12, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, attends a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • Audience members render honors during the playing of the National Anthem during a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz at Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., Aug 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Shwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, left, prepares to pass the ceremonial flag to the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz during a welcoming ceremony on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley passes the ceremonial flag to the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz during a welcoming ceremony on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley addresses the audience during a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Shwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • The 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz  speaks on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., during a welcoming ceremony in his honor Aug. 12, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • The 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., during a welcoming ceremony in his honor Aug. 12, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • The Air Force band conducts a pass and review during a welcoming ceremony for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • The 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz salutes the Air Force band as it plays during a welcoming ceremony for Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • The 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz raises his hand to cheer during a welcoming ceremony in his honor on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • An Air Force Honor Guard member holds the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, which Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presented to the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during a welcoming ceremony on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presents the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during a welcoming ceremony  on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with family members of the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during a welcoming ceremony on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • Retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace, right, and his wife, Lynne, congratulate the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz during his welcoming reception on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • A member of the Air Force band plays during a welcoming reception for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • The 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, right, and his wife, Suzie Schwartz, second from left, are congratulated during a welcoming reception in their honor on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • An ice sculpture containing the Air Force emblem decorates a table during a welcoming reception for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen
  • Members of the 1973 Air Force Academy graduating class gather for a group photo during a welcoming reception for the 19th Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, fifth from right, on Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Cullen