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Commander of Air Force Warfare Center relieved of command

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 16:19:25-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada has been relieved of his command due to what the service called "an alleged unprofessional relationship."

The Air Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia, announced in a statement Wednesday that its commander, Gen. Mike Holmes, relieved Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten from his command of the Warfare Center on Sunday.

The statement said Brig. Gen. David Snoddy, has assumed command of the Warfare Center until its incoming commander, Maj. Gen. Charles Corcoran, takes command in July.

Nellis' website describes the Warfare Center as a training and testing program with units at Nellis and multiple other installations and approximately 11,000 uniformed and civilian personnel.