Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry took command of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, on May 2. McMurry previously served as the commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory and received his third star before assuming the position. McMurry replaces Lt. Gen. John Thompson, who was selected to be the commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.