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U.S. Forces Japan commander to relinquish command during Monday’s ceremony

UNRELEASED | Feb. 20, 2008

Lieutenant Gen. Bruce A. “Orville” Wright, commander of U.S. Forces, Japan, and Fifth Air Force,

will relinquish his command to Lt. Gen. (select) Edward A. Rice, Jr. in a Change of Command

ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. on February 25 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

􀂄 LtGen. Wright’s bio: http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7668

􀂄 MajGen. Rice’s bio: http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6896

If your organization would like to send a representative(s), please complete the reply form below

and fax to the U.S. Forces Japan Public Affairs Office by 11 a.m. on Feb. 22. You may also email

the information to usfj_media@usfj.mil.

Media attending the ceremony must be at Yokota Gate 15 at 9:30 a.m.



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