Events

January 24, 2013

Warfighters discuss mission at WEPTAC

Tags:
Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III delivers remarks at the Combat Air Forces Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. WEPTAC is an annual event that brings together hundreds of warfighters to discuss current issues, to look at future issues and to provide solutions for the joint employment of forces.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Approximately 670 warfighters from across the combat Air Force gathered during the Weapons and Tactics conference hosted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center to discuss ways to efficiently and effectively accomplish the Air Force’s mission with the equipment they already have from Jan. 3-16.

WEPTAC is an annual two week conference held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., highlighting current and future weapons and tactical issues and provides solutions for the joint employment of forces.

“The first week [highlighted] tactical challenges,” said H.A. Hamilton, WEPTAC conference coordinator. “While the second week [focused] on the tactics review board.”

The tactical review board aims to examine the component-numbered Air Force tactics, techniques and procedures.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III delivered the keynote address Jan. 15. During his address, Welsh talked about the Air Force’s mission and the role Airmen play in achieving mission success.

“It’s a real world with real world threats,” Welsh said. “How do we take care of it? We take care of it by training right now.”

He also emphasized the importance of principles like leadership, teamwork, respect and professional development to Airmen.

“I need people who want to be the best person they can be, first, than being the best officer or Airman,” he said.

With the ever changing nature of the Air Force, it is important for Airmen to be involved and be knowledgeable about where the Air Force is heading in the future.

“Operationally, we’re doing fantastic,” Welsh said. “With Airmen being the most important part of our Air Force, it’s good to see them engaged and curious about where we’re going, and what we’re doing next.”

Welsh ended his speech, expressing his appreciation for Airmen in their efforts to continue progression of weapons and tactics advancement for the service.

“Thanks for being who you are,” Welsh said. “I am so honored to say I stand beside you in the world’s greatest Air Force. “




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)

Davis-Monthan Airman helps Tucsonan

One weather forecaster’s self-aid buddy care training quickly resurfaced when she witnessed a car accident outside the gates of Davis-Monthan. Senior Airman Amanda Boone, 355th Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, ...
 
 

U.S. Air Force to kick off COOL program

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — The Community College of the Air Force officially launched the Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line program March 16. Air Force COOL is a pathway for enlisted Airmen to earn industry recognized professional certifications and licenses to enhance their active-duty work and to prepare them as they transition to...
 
 

Military leads the way in equal opportunity

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — What does it take to change a nation? What force has the power to move millions of people in their fundamental views of the world? For Christopher Daniels, a U.S. Air Force colonel, that answer is simple: leadership. In his words, “The true agent of change is true leadership.”...
 

 

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders to receive Congressional Gold Medal

(U.S. Air Force photo) On April 18, 1942, Airmen of the U.S. Army Air Forces, led by Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, carried the Battle of the Pacific to the heart of the Japanese empire with a surprising and daring raid on military targets at Tokyo, Yokohama, Yokosuka, Nagoya, and Kobe. This heroic attack...
 
 

AFAF gives all Airmen a chance to pay it forward

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s Sept. 12, 2005. Senior Airman Dennis Hutchison is recovering from a hard day’s work on the flightline of Robbins Air Force Base, Georgia, when he receives a call that tragedy had struck. “I got a notification from my family that my father had passed away,” Hutchison said. “I immediately contacted...
 
 

Rocketry Club ready to take flight this weekend

TUCSON, Arizona – On March 28 and 29, hundreds of rockets will soar into the Tucson sky at Desert Heat 2015. Rocket enthusiasts from around the Southwest will gather for this annual two-day rocketry event, where there’s no cost to watch, and kids always fly free. The rockets that will be launched vary in size...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin