First Air Force, the named air component to U.S. Space Command, assumed command of Detachment 3, Space Launch Delta 45 (formerly the 45th Space Wing) during a redesignation ceremony July 15 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., attended by members of the First Air Force leadership team and Det 3 special guests. In addition to the redesignation of Det 3 to Air Combat Command's First Air Force, there was also a Det 3 Change of Command ceremony, during which Lt. Col. Richard Bolton took command from Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, who commanded Det 3 for the past three years. Brig. Gen. William Betts, vice commander, First Air Force, presided over both ceremonies.
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