Commentary

December 7, 2012

AFRC commander sends holiday season note

by Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson
Commander of Air Force Reserve Command

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Greetings! From Afghanistan and global operations to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and homeland support, our Air Force Reserve continues to demonstrate excellence. Thank you all for everything you’ve done this past year.

As we celebrate this holiday season, please remember to focus on your family and the important folks around you. We all work hard during the year, so please make sure you take the time to enjoy your loved ones. Also, please remember those in harm’s way and offer a hand to those who are separated from their families.

Looking forward to the New Year, I want to share my three focus areas:

1. Remember the Fight. Today’s and Tomorrow’s. The Total Force Team is still in high demand by Combatant Commanders around the world. Our mission is to be a reliable, accessible combat-ready force. Now, through recent legislative changes, we may be called upon to help communities in our country affected by natural disaster or emergency. No matter when or where our nation needs us, we are ready to serve and will answer the call.

2. Adapt the Force. The Air Force Reserve is an integrated member of the Total Force Team. As we look to the future, we need to have a holistic view of the right Air Force capability mix. We need to remain flexible, yet focused and be able to adapt to the changing Department of Defense and National Military Strategy.

3. Develop the Team. Force development is vital to a quality Air Force Reserve. Growing our future leaders today ensures we remain a superior combat force tomorrow.
I look forward to serving with you in the new year. Happy Holidays and thanks for all you do!




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


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington

Master Sgt. Bode named AFRC’s 2014 Crew Chief of the Year

U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Perry Covington Master Sgt. James Bode, Air Reserve Technician and dedicated crew chief, 752nd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron, March Field, runs through some routine maintenance checks on his KC-135 S...
 
 

Retired reservist finds inspiration through loss

(Final in a three-part series chronicling Angela Alexander’s incredible story which led to a book, a ministry and now, a documentary.) Following the untimely death of her two sons in a car crash, Angela Alexander, a retired Air Force Reservist, faced the challenge of sharing her story with the world. She knew God wanted her...
 
 

Acting under secretary of the Air Force appointed

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — President Barack Obama appointed Lisa S. Disbrow to serve as the acting under secretary of the Air Force March 30. Disbrow will take over for Eric Fanning who was recently appointed as chief of staff for Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. “Lisa Disbrow is already a tremendous asset to our Air Force...
 

 

AF Smart Operations of the 21st Century Training Course

Students feverishly poured over charts and graphs as they worked their way through the presented problem at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., during a five-day, Air Force Smart Operations of the 21st Century (AFSO21) Green Belt Training Course from March 22nd to March 27th, 2015. A gathering of both enlisted and officers alike, the group...
 
 

Earth Day 2015 Recycling Facts

Recycling just 48 cans is the energy equivalent of conserving one gallon of gas Since 1990, the paper recovered through U.S. recycling efforts would fill 200 football stadiums to a height of 100 feet The most recycled consumer product in America is the automobile, with 26 cars being recycled every minute Every ton of recycled...
 
 
NCO-induction

Induction ceremony recognizes NCO/SNCO accomplishments

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Russell McMillan Airmen being inducted into the NCO and SNCO ranks sit in the Cultural Resource Center April 11, 2015, during the induction ceremony. The ceremony recognizes and applauds the a...
 




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