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!




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