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Space Command change

Gen. John E. Hyten takes command of the Air Force Space Command as Gen. William L. Shelton retires after 38 years with the Air Force.

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Gen. Mark A Welsh, III, the chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, left, shakes Gen. Willam L. Shelton's hand during a retirement ceremony for the retiring Commander of the Air Force Space Command Friday, Aug. 15. 2014, at Peterson Air Force Base. Shelton, a 1976 Air Force Academy graduate, retired after 38 years of service. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)

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Gen. Mark A Welsh, III, the chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, left, shakes Gen. Willam L. Shelton's hand during a retirement ceremony for the retiring Commander of the Air Force Space Command Friday, Aug. 15. 2014, at Peterson Air Force Base. Shelton, a 1976 Air Force Academy graduate, retired after 38 years of service. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)