Commentary

December 20, 2013

Holiday message from 412th TW CC

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer
412th Test Wing commander

Team,
The holidays are finally upon us and I’d like to take this time to express my deepest gratitude and commend all of you for your hard work, successes and patience.

2013 was busy and challenging for the 412th Test Wing and I am amazed at all the accomplishments we have made through all the hurdles and honored to serve with you every day.

This past year we hit the ground running with the Consolidated Unit Inspection in January and throughout the year we fought through many challenges, including budget constraints and the civilian furloughs that halted flight operations for six weeks.

But, throughout all our trials, Team Edwards endured and continued to test, improve, and provide the most technologically advanced airframes and weapons systems to our warfighters.

The coming year will no doubt pose more challenges, but as we’ve seen this year, we will all get through them together.

Please take time during the holidays to remember those men and women who still serve down range in harm’s way and cannot be home with their loved ones this holiday season.

Safety never takes a holiday, so be sure to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s with safety first in mind. Use the Airmen Against Drunk Driving program if needed (661-277-AADD).

I want to close out by saying thank you one last time for 2013. It is the greatest honor to serve with you here at Edwards. I have the best job in the Air Force!

Enjoy the holidays with your friends and families and I will see you all next year!




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


 
 

 

Separated but not alone

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho–As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, how am I going...
 
 
duck-blind2

Duck blind drawing slated for Aug. 8

Waterfowl hunters can participate in the annual duck blind drawing scheduled Aug. 8 at the Rod and Gun Activity, Bldg. 210. Base hunting permits may be submitted to drawing officials from 9 a.m. until the actual drawing begins,...
 
 
LPGA1

Free golf clinics with LPGA tour player

Air Force photographs by Rebecca Amber Ladies Professional Golf Association tour player Stephanie Louden demonstrates how to correctly use three golf clubs, a wedge, a 7-iron and a driver during the free golf clinic July 24. Lo...
 

 

NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Aug. 3-7 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Beef taco salad Tuesday Lasagna Side salad and garlic bread Wednesday Country fried steak Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Thursday Orange chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Baked cod Macaroni and cheese Broccoli All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage, $1.99; Large,...
 
 

Air Force promotes fatigue countermeasures

Human fatigue results from sleep deprivation. Fatigue has become a growing concern in the Air Force as sustained and continuous operations, along with global deployments, are stretching the ability of our forces to meet growing mission demands. Some Airmen may question whether fatigue is really a big enough hazard to worry about. Fatigue can decrease...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best

Losing sleep: CSAF shares what keeps him up at night

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks with 501st Combat Support Wing Airmen during an all call at Royal Air Force Croughton, England, July 16. Welsh explained the...
 




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=""> <s> <strike> <strong>