Second Air Force changes command

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Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta will take command of 2nd Air Force from Maj. Gen. Mark Brown, at 8 a.m., August 26 at the Keesler parade field.

Second Air Force, headquartered in Biloxi, is responsible for conducting basic military and non-flying technical training for the Air Force, joint and coalition enlisted members and support officers. The command provides training in more than 390 Air Force specialties through 1,900 courses graduating 150,000 students annually. Second Air Force includes four training wings, a training group and more than 103 field training units around the world.

LaBrutta enlisted in the Air Force in 1981 and later earned a commission as a personnel officer through the Air Force ROTC program at Southwest Texas State University in May 1989. During his career he has served in squadron, group and wing-level command tours across the Air Force, as well as staff positions across the Defense Department. Prior to this assignment, he served as the wing commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, which includes JBSA-Randolph, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Camp Bullis.

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