U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Derek France, Third Air Force commander, visited several units across the 501st Combat Support Wing, Dec. 6-8, 2022.

During the immersion, France met with personnel and gained greater insight on the 501st CSW mission as he visited RAF Fairford, Croughton, Alconbury and Welford, England.

France also used the visit to underscore the importance of the 501st CSW and how it is a key component in accomplishing the 3rd AF overall strategic intent.

“Our focus at Third Air Force is on developing Airmen and their families, delivering air power, and defending the Alliance,” said France. “Every Pathfinder within the 501st Combat Support Wing plays an important role in those efforts.