Mrs. Jill La Fave is the command and key spouse for Air Force Reserve Command’s 22nd Air Force. The Numbered Air Force is headquartered at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and is comprised of more than 12,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen.
Mrs. La Fave and her husband Maj. Gen. Craig La Fave, 22nd Air Force commander, have four children and reside in Chester County, Pennsylvania. An Air Force Reserve spouse for more than 30 years, Mrs. La Fave has supported her spouse and family through multiple mobilizations and deployments.
Mrs. La Fave is a 1986 graduate of Cedar Crest College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She has held positions as an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room technician, phlebotomist and childbirth educator. She has also worked in medical billing, childcare and food service.
An avid volunteer, Mrs. La Fave has served as a Girl Scout leader, church youth group leader and Sunday school teacher. She also founded and served as president of a local Dance Parent Organization. In her spare time, she enjoys home improvement projects, running, travel and landscape photography.
Twenty-Second Air Force has command supervision of the Air Force Reserve’s C-130 tactical air mobility operations and other vital mission sets to include distinguished visitor airlift, undergraduate pilot training, flight test operations and a highly mobile civil engineering response force.