CSAF visits Warren AFB, acts as grand marshal during 117th annual CFD

Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, greets Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, after they arrive at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh arrived to take part in Cheyenne Frontier Days and to thank Warren Airmen and community members for their continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, greets Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, after they arrive at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh arrived to take part in Cheyenne Frontier Days and to thank Warren Airmen and community members for their continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, greets Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, after they arrive at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh arrived to take part in Cheyenne Frontier Days and to thank Warren Airmen and community members for their continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Col. Tracey Hayes, 90th Missile Wing commander, greets Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, after they arrive at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh arrived to take part in Cheyenne Frontier Days and to thank Warren Airmen and community members for their continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to members of the Wyoming Air National Guard after arriving at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to members of the Wyoming Air National Guard after arriving at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to members of the Wyoming Air National Guard after arriving at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to members of the Wyoming Air National Guard after arriving at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to members of the Wyoming Air National Guard after arriving at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to members of the Wyoming Air National Guard after arriving at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to members of the Wyoming Air National Guard after arriving at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks to members of the Wyoming Air National Guard after arriving at Cheyenne Regional Airport, Wyo., July 19, 2013. Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, Wyoming's adjutant general, thanks Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during his visit to the Wyoming Air National Guard, July 19, 2013. During the visit, Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, Wyoming's adjutant general, thanks Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during his visit to the Wyoming Air National Guard, July 19, 2013. During the visit, Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, Wyoming's adjutant general, thanks Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during his visit to the Wyoming Air National Guard, July 19, 2013. During the visit, Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, Wyoming's adjutant general, thanks Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III during his visit to the Wyoming Air National Guard, July 19, 2013. During the visit, Welsh applauded the 153rd Airlift Wing's role in hosting the Air National Guard's first active duty associate unit, the 30th Airlift Squadron, as well as their contributions to ongoing firefighting efforts. He spoke about the important role each component plays in enabling airpower for the nation, while also addressing key issues affecting the service — like sequestration, furlough and sexual assault prevention response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III; his wife, Betty; Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, 20th Air Force commander; and his wife, Melody, pose for a photograph with F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., leadership; Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members; and Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; July 20, 2013, in the Fall Hall Community Center before a reception dinner to honor General Welsh. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening CFD parade, visited the region to participate in rodeo events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Tryon)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III; his wife, Betty; Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, 20th Air Force commander; and his wife, Melody, pose for a photograph with F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., leadership; Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members; and Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; July 20, 2013, in the Fall Hall Community Center before a reception dinner to honor General Welsh. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening CFD parade, visited the region to participate in rodeo events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Tryon)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III; his wife, Betty; Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, 20th Air Force commander; and his wife, Melody, pose for a photograph with F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., leadership; Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members; and Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; July 20, 2013, in the Fall Hall Community Center before a reception dinner to honor General Welsh. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening CFD parade, visited the region to participate in rodeo events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Tryon)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III; his wife, Betty; Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, 20th Air Force commander; and his wife, Melody, pose for a photograph with F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., leadership; Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members; and Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; July 20, 2013, in the Fall Hall Community Center before a reception dinner to honor General Welsh. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening CFD parade, visited the region to participate in rodeo events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Tryon)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with 90th Missile Wing leadership July 20, 2013, in the Fall Hall Community Center, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., during the reception dinner held in his honor. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening Cheyenne Frontier Days parade, visited the region to participate in rodeo events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Tryon)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with 90th Missile Wing leadership July 20, 2013, in the Fall Hall Community Center, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., during the reception dinner held in his honor. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening Cheyenne Frontier Days parade, visited the region to participate in rodeo events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Tryon)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with 90th Missile Wing leadership July 20, 2013, in the Fall Hall Community Center, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., during the reception dinner held in his honor. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening Cheyenne Frontier Days parade, visited the region to participate in rodeo events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Tryon)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with 90th Missile Wing leadership July 20, 2013, in the Fall Hall Community Center, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., during the reception dinner held in his honor. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening Cheyenne Frontier Days parade, visited the region to participate in rodeo events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Tryon)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph in front of the Cheyenne, Wyo., Capitol Building prior to the start of the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days parade. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph in front of the Cheyenne, Wyo., Capitol Building prior to the start of the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days parade. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph in front of the Cheyenne, Wyo., Capitol Building prior to the start of the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days parade. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph in front of the Cheyenne, Wyo., Capitol Building prior to the start of the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days parade. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III receives a plaque from Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members, July 20, 2013, prior to the start of the 117th annual CFD parade as the general's wife, Betty; Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; look on. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III receives a plaque from Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members, July 20, 2013, prior to the start of the 117th annual CFD parade as the general's wife, Betty; Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; look on. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III receives a plaque from Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members, July 20, 2013, prior to the start of the 117th annual CFD parade as the general's wife, Betty; Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; look on. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III receives a plaque from Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members, July 20, 2013, prior to the start of the 117th annual CFD parade as the general's wife, Betty; Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; look on. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with the 2013 Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members and Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; before the start of the 117th annual CFD parade July 20, 2013. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with the 2013 Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members and Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; before the start of the 117th annual CFD parade July 20, 2013. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with the 2013 Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members and Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; before the start of the 117th annual CFD parade July 20, 2013. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with the 2013 Cheyenne Frontier Days committee members and Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; before the start of the 117th annual CFD parade July 20, 2013. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; prior to the start of the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days parade July 20, 2013, held in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; prior to the start of the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days parade July 20, 2013, held in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; prior to the start of the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days parade July 20, 2013, held in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph with Chloe Pfoor, Miss Frontier; and Kaci Malmborg, her Lady-in-Waiting; prior to the start of the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days parade July 20, 2013, held in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III participates in a radio interview during a rodeo event held in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo., July 20, 2013, during the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III participates in a radio interview during a rodeo event held in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo., July 20, 2013, during the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III participates in a radio interview during a rodeo event held in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo., July 20, 2013, during the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III participates in a radio interview during a rodeo event held in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo., July 20, 2013, during the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, enjoy scenes from the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo July 20, 2013, held in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, enjoy scenes from the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo July 20, 2013, held in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, enjoy scenes from the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo July 20, 2013, held in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, enjoy scenes from the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo July 20, 2013, held in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph against a barricade in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo., July 20, 2013, during the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph against a barricade in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo., July 20, 2013, during the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph against a barricade in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo., July 20, 2013, during the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and his wife, Betty, pose for a photograph against a barricade in Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyo., July 20, 2013, during the 117th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days. Welsh, who served as grand marshal for the opening parade, visited the region to participate in CFD events, but also to thank Airmen and the community for the continued service and support. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with missileers from the 90th Operations Group during a pre-departure brief at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., July 21, 2013. Welsh, along with other base leadership, joined the brief to reiterate the important role "Mighty Ninety" Airmen play in defense of the nation. He also took the time to discuss key issues impacting the service, such as sexual assault prevention, sequestration, furlough and improving communication across the service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)