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First Air Force/CONR gains new commander

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Maj. Gen. Henry "Hank" Morrow will formally assume command of 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) and the Continental United States NORAD Region during a change of command ceremony here November 1st, 10 a.m., in Hangar Two.

Formerly the National Guard Assistant to the Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Morrow will replace Maj. Gen. Marvin "Scott" Mays, who has commanded 1st AF/CONR since October 2004.

Two senior military leaders will be officiating the ceremony. Participating dignitaries include Admiral Timothy Keating, commander of NORAD and US Northern Command; and General Ronald Keyes, commander of Air Combat Command.

Media wishing to cover the event and participate in interviews should contact 1st Air Force Public Affairs at 850-283-8657or at afnorthpa@tyndall.af.mil.