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JFCC Space, 14th Air Force changes command

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force commander, speaks at Vandenberg after assuming command. JFCC Space began a two-month celebration here July 19, 2011 to commemorate their fifth anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force commander, speaks at Vandenberg after assuming command. JFCC Space began a two-month celebration here July 19, 2011 to commemorate their fifth anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force commander, delivers a speech, following acceptance of command here Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force commander, delivers a speech, following acceptance of command here Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Guests watch as Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force commander, delivers a speech, following acceptance of command here Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Guests watch as Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force commander, delivers a speech, following acceptance of command here Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Family members of Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force commander, pin on her third star during a promotion ceremony here Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. The ceremony was held at the Pacific Coast Club here where she was promoted from major general to lieutenant general. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Family members of Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force commander, pin on her third star during a promotion ceremony here Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. The ceremony was held at the Pacific Coast Club here where she was promoted from major general to lieutenant general. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, promotes Maj. Gen. Susan Helms to the rank of lieutenant general during a promotion ceremony here Jan. 21. Following her promotion ceremony, General Helms became the commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force, taking over for Lt. Gen. Larry James. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command, promotes Maj. Gen. Susan Helms to the rank of lieutenant general during a promotion ceremony here Jan. 21. Following her promotion ceremony, General Helms became the commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force, taking over for Lt. Gen. Larry James. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Gen. Kevin Chilton, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. William Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force, and Lt. Gen. Larry James, former commander of JFCC Space and 14th Air Force, sing the Air Force song Jan. 21, 2011, following General Helms becoming the commander of JFCC Space and 14th Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Gen. Kevin Chilton, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. William Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space and 14th Air Force, and Lt. Gen. Larry James, former commander of JFCC Space and 14th Air Force, sing the Air Force song Jan. 21, 2011, following General Helms becoming the commander of JFCC Space and 14th Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space) and 14th Air Force change of command ceremony is scheduled here for 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.

The presiding officers for the ceremony will be Gen. Kevin Chilton, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, and Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command.

During the indoor ceremony, Lt. Gen. Larry James, commander, JFCC Space and 14th Air Force, will relinquish command to Lt. Gen. Susan Helms. Prior to the change of command ceremony, in a separate ceremony, General Helms will be promoted from major general to lieutenant general.

General James arrived here in December 2008 and will be leaving to serve as the deputy chief of staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, in Washington, D.C.

During her most recent position, General Helms served as the director of plans and policy, U.S. Strategic Command, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.