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Air Force’s 1st female 4-star general to speak in Fayetteville

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Air Force’s first female four-star general is speaking at Fayetteville State University.

University spokeswoman LaShanta McCorkle says Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger is speaking Monday as part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Wolfenbarger is the commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. She is in charge of the command’s 83,000 people, who manage about $60 billion worth of research, development testing and evaluation programs every year. The command also performs acquisition management and logistics tasks for developing, purchasing and sustaining Air Force weapons systems.

Wolfenbarger was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1980 after graduating in the first class that included female cadets at the Air Force Academy. Her speech is free and open to the public.
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