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January 24, 2013

Warfighters discuss mission at WEPTAC

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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. “




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