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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 340-00
June 16, 2000

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT - HOBBINS

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. William T. Hobbins for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Twelfth Air Force, Air Combat Command; commander, United States Southern Command Air Forces; and commander, reconnaissance task force, United States Strategic Command, Davis-Monthan AFB Ariz.

Hobbins is currently serving as director of operations, Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany.