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Air Force General to Become 1st Woman to Lead Combatant Command

U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson will become the first woman to lead a U.S. combatant command Friday when she takes charge of U.S. Northern Command and NORAD in Colorado. Robinson will assume her new duties during a change-of-command ceremony Friday at 10 a.m. local time (1800 UTC) at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "Defense of the homeland is a sacred responsibility and the No. 1 mission of the Department of Defense,” Robinson told a Senate panel in...

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