Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper will retire after 39 years of service at a ceremony at Andrews AFB Md. Sept. 2. His effective date of retirement will be Nov. 1, 2005.
Acting Secretary of the Air Force Pete Geren will host the ceremony at which Jumper will be retired and Gen. T. Michael Moseley, currently serving as Air Force vice chief of staff, will be sworn in as the eighteenth Air Force chief of staff.
The ceremony will air live on the Pentagon Channel and through streaming video on Air Force Link www.af.mil.
More information on the event and information for media wishing to attend will be released in late August. Air Force public affairs contacts are: Maj. Glen Roberts, (703) 695-8723 or Capt.Aaron Burgstein, (703) 614-8065.