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Ninth AF leadership conducts immersion with 823rd RED HORSE

9th AF commander visits 823rd RED HORSE

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, right, Ninth Air Force commander, inspects the stability of a building frame that was printed off a steel framing automated structure printer as Staff Sgt. Justin Moore, Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron technician, looks on, Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 10, 2019. The 823rd RED HORSE uses new advances in technology, such as the automated printer, to save money and resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph P. Leveille)

9th AF commander visits 823rd RED HORSE

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Hernan Sandoval, right, 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron engineering journeyman, describes the capabilities of the steel framing automated structure printer to Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, Ninth AF command chief, Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 10, 2019. The structure printer allows the 823rd RED HORSE engineers to save time in construction of new structures by allowing them to print code complaint structures at their location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph P. Leveille)

9th AF commander visits 823rd RED HORSE

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Joshua Power, right, 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron vehicle management section chief, explains the vehicle maintenance mission to Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 10, 2019. All 215 RED HORSE vehicles are maintained at this location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph P. Leveille)

9th AF commander visits 823rd RED HORSE

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, right, Ninth Air Force commander, examines the construction of a new building, Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 10, 2019. The 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron supported the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron by building a storage facility for their mission essential assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Joseph P. Leveille)

9th AF commander visits 823rd RED HORSE

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Joseph Greene, left, 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron operations support supervisor, briefs Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, about a steel storage facility created by the RED HORSE, Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 10, 2019. The storage facility was built to support the additional space the 1st Special Operations Supply Squadron needed for their mission essential assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph P. Leveille)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --

Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin W. Hedden, Ninth AF command chief, visited with Airmen at the 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, July 10, 2019.

The visit immersed the new Ninth AF leadership with one of the three direct reporting units under Ninth AF.