Barksdale welcomes acting SECAF

Leaders from the 2nd Bomb Wing and Air Force Global Strike Command greet the Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021.

Leaders from the 2nd Bomb Wing and Air Force Global Strike Command greet the Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021. Regardless of the uncertainties or changes the world brings, the 2nd BW is a loyal defender of the national security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Miller)

Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, meets Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021.

Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, meets Gen. Tim Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021. Regardless of the uncertainties or changes the world brings, the 2nd Bomb Wing is a loyal defender of the national security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Miller)

Rep. Mike Johnson, 4th Congressional District of Louisiana congressman, and Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, tour a B-52H Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021.

Rep. Mike Johnson, 4th Congressional District of Louisiana congressman, and Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, tour a B-52H Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021. The tour consisted of a B-52H Stratofortress with briefings from weapons load crew, crew chiefs and air crew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Miller)

Rep. Mike Johnson, 4th Congressional District of Louisiana congressman, and Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, are briefed by Chief Master Sgt. Brent T. Chadick, 2nd Bomb Wing command chief, during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021.

Rep. Mike Johnson, 4th Congressional District of Louisiana congressman, and Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, are briefed by Chief Master Sgt. Brent T. Chadick, 2nd Bomb Wing command chief, during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021. Regardless of the uncertainties or changes the world brings, the 2nd Bomb Wing is a loyal defender of the national security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Miller)

Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, poses for a photo with Barksdale Airmen during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021.

Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, poses for a photo with Barksdale Airmen during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021. The tour consisted of a B-52H Stratofortress with briefings from weapons load crew, crew chiefs and air crew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Miller)

Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, recieves a patch from Staff Sgt. Keola Miller, 2nd Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021.

Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, recieves a patch from Staff Sgt. Keola Miller, 2nd Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021. The tour consisted of a B-52H Stratofortress with briefings from weapons load crew, crew chiefs and air crew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Miller)

Leaders from the 2nd Bomb Wing and Air Force Global Strike Command salute the departure of Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021.

Leaders from the 2nd Bomb Wing and Air Force Global Strike Command salute the departure of Honorable John P. Roth, acting Secretary of the Air Force, at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 6, 2021. Regardless of the uncertainties or changes the world brings, the 2nd BW is a loyal defender of the national security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Miller)

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