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50th Space Wing commander to pin on first star

U.S. Air Force photo/Amber Whittington Col. Cary Chun, 50th Space Wing commander, reacts to a surprise party held to celebrate his selection for promotion to brigadier general May 15 in the DeKok Building atrium. Colonel Chun will pin his star on in a ceremony officiated by Gen. Robert C. Kehler, Air Force Space Command commander, July 16.

U.S. Air Force photo/Amber Whittington Col. Cary Chun, 50th Space Wing commander, reacts to a surprise party held to celebrate his selection for promotion to brigadier general May 15 in the DeKok Building atrium. Colonel Chun will pin his star on in a ceremony officiated by Gen. Robert C. Kehler, Air Force Space Command commander, July 16.

Col. Cary C. Chun, 50th Space Wing commander, will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general during ceremonies at 9 a.m. today in front of the DeKok Building. Presiding over the ceremony will be the Commander of Air Force Space Command, Gen. Robert C. Kehler.

Colonel Chun was selected for promotion to brigadier general in May 2009. He will continue to serve as the 50th Space Wing commander, a position he has held since June 2008. As the wing commander he is responsible for military, Department of Defense civilians and contractor personnel serving at the wing and operating locations worldwide. The wing supports more than 170 communications, navigation and surveillance satellites with their associated systems valued at more than $66 billion.

All base personnel are invited to the ceremony and should be in place by 8:45 a.m.

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