By Bo Joyner , Air Force Reserve Command
/ Published March 04, 2015
Brig. Gen. Richard Scobee (a colonel at the time) addresses Airmen assigned to the 506th Air Expeditionary Group, Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, in 2008. “I am so impressed and so proud of our Air Force and how much we as Airmen contribute to what’s going on over here,” Scobee said of the time he spent as commander of the 506th AEG. Scobee is scheduled to become the commander of 10th Air Force on Oct. 18. (Senior Airman Randi Flaugh)
Scobee presides over the retirement ceremony for Col. Michael Ricci earlier this year at the Pentagon. The general has served around the world during his distinguished career and he is excited about returning to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, to serve as 10th Air Force commander. (Michael J. Pausic)
Scobee and his son, Andrew, kneel near the grave of Dick Scobee earlier this year during the NASA Day of Remembrance. Dick Scobee was the commander of the Space Shuttle Challenger, which exploded shortly after launch in 1986. His grave is near the memorials to the Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia in Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 46.