Some of these folks went on to bigger and better things… some did not. This photo was taken for some ass-hat general as a “thank you” from the 4SPCS. The asshole in the front (wearing the sunglasses) told one of his officers to “make this [photo] happen.” Therein lies the story of why this photo exists.
Not to contradict the USSF “news,” the precursor system block was announced back in 2004, in Air Force Magazine, no less.
Here’s the current version: