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    This past year has tested us all, both as individuals and as a team. In the face of each challenge, you have inspired the Command Chief and me with your seemingly endless reservoirs of resilience.


    First, the boss and I want to thank you for all you have done throughout this historic year and what you will do in the coming year.

  • Relationships are Vital to Mission Success

    I would like for you to consider the relationships you have with your fellow Airmen. Think about where those relationships are right now, where they should be, and where you would like for them to be. What have you done to build the relationship that you currently have with each other? What are some


    Let’s face it, there is a lot going on in the world right now. From daily increases in COVID-19 cases, political differences amplified during this election year and racial tensions driving change across our nation, this is an unprecedented and often difficult time for us all.Diversity, equality and


    "Discussing our different life experiences and viewpoints can be tough, uncomfortable and therefore often avoided…We can no longer walk by this problem."-General David L. Goldfein, CSAFThe ongoing pandemic and the civil unrest across the nation have given us pause to reflect on the continuing racial

  • Let Our Core Values be Your Polaris

    Almost two years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Air Force Academy with many of the leaders of 22nd Air Force where I found a beautiful base and campus full of rich history and traditions. One of the highlights was a tour of one of the newest buildings, Polaris Hall. Polaris (another name

  • Equality; How Do We Get There?

    There’s been a lot of discussion lately on equality. In fact, I’ve engaged with several of you over the last few weeks discussing this topic, among many others. Equality is a word with many different meanings, depending on who you talk to. My belief is that equality gets to the point that we all are

  • Ready to Respond ... to Any Scenario

    The reason the Air Force Reserve exists is to provide manpower and capabilities to support and defend this nation. This mandate spans the entire spectrum of operations, so we must be prepared to respond to any potential scenario.