Air Force

November 22, 2013

Air Force News – November 22, 2013

CMSAF launches worldwide CHIEFchat, answers questions

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody shared his perspective on the past, present and future of the Air Force with Airmen, Air Force civilians and their families Nov. 12, during a worldwide CHIEFchat session at the headquarters of the Defense Media Activity.

Reduction in force and readiness in the light of continued budgetary constraints were at the center of attention as the 17th chief master sergeant of the Air Force addressed a live studio audience and others joining the discussion via social media and video messages.

Airmen via social media asked the chief to share his vision of the Air Force in the next decades. Cody answered that while he could not have predicted the development of the Air Force in his 29 years of service, leaders will continue to plan for the demands of an uncertain future.

“Whatever our nation requires us to do in the future,” he said. “I’m confident that we will be an extremely capable Air Force doing what our nation needs us to do.”

Cody then took a video message from Aviano Air Base, Italy, asking whether increased workload and additional duties could decrease Airmen’s focus on core tasks.

Cody acknowledged that impacts of fiscal limitations will be felt throughout the ranks, but said he remains confident in the effectiveness and professionalism of Airmen.

Nevada

The 88th Test and Evaluations Squadron received the first set of Guardian Angel Air-Deployable Rescue Vehicles in the Air Force’s inventory Nov. 12.

Illinois

Ten firefighters and three vehicles with the Illinois Air National Guard 182nd Airlift Wing responded to Washington, Ill., Nov. 17, after at least six people died and 54 others were injured by a series of tornadoes that battered central Illinois.

Japan

Following the devastation throughout the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit six central islands Nov. 8, Kadena Air Base has joined the U.S. Pacific Command in the effort to deliver aid to the country.

Philippines

The Airmen, deployed in support of Operation Damayan, are assisting the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific as they provide aid in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

 




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