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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 182-97
April 17, 1997

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Maj. Gen. John W. Handy, U. S. Air Force, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, 21st Air Force, Air Mobility Command, McGuire Air Force Base, N. J. Handy is currently assigned as the director, programs, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Handy was born April 29, 1944, in Raleigh, N. C.

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