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Maj. Gen. Stephen P. Mueller has been nominated to be the next vice commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, according to the Department of Defense.

Mueller, who has been serving as director, Air Component Coordination Element for Air Combat Command in Kabul, Afghanistan, would replace Maj. Gen. William A. Chambers at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Chambers has been selected to be assistant chief of staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration at Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mueller, who has been nominated for promotion, is an F-16 pilot and has served two assignments in Europe: as commander of the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany from 2002 to 2004, and as chief of staff at the Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger, Norway, from 2004 to 2006.


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