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January 31, 2014

Fourth Air Force commander leaves March, visits Joint Base Charleston reservists

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Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy, Jr., 4th Air Force commander visited the 315th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 24, 2014, as part of an effort to get out and see the wings under his command.

Col. James Fontanella, 315th AW commander, kicked off the general’s visit with a breakfast at the Charleston Club with 315th leadership, followed by a Team Charleston mission briefing.

After a quick windshield tour of the base, Flournoy stopped by the 315th Operations Group to meet with members of the three flying squadrons, as well as the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 315th Airlift Control Flight.

The general told the Airmen he visited that he as an “open e-mail policy” and he wants to hear if someone is having a frustrating problem causing them to question their military commitment in the Reserve.

“My staff doesn’t read my e-mail, so if you have a burning issue, I owe you a response,” Flournoy said. “It might not be the answer you want to hear, but I promise you that I’ll get you a response.”

In response to a question as to why he, as a general officer, was still doing his own travel voucher in DTS, Flournoy said, “Because I want to feel the pain. I want to know what you’re going through – when you come home from a long trip on a Sunday night and you’ve got to be back to work Monday morning, but are thinking, ‘I’ve got to file that voucher, but I can’t get into DTS because it’s down, or whatever, I want to feel that pain too.

“I applaud everything that you do every day, but I need to hear about it – the things that you don’t like and the things that you do like,” Flournoy said.

He understands the frustration and inconveniences that last year’s sequestration, furloughs and government shutdown caused to every Airman and Air Force civilian, and how those events impact the mission, he said.

“You guys really set the bar high and that’s a great thing,” the general said.

Flournoy’s “Nine lines for all 4AF personnel” are as follows:

1. Live the Air Force Core Values 24/7, on/off base, in/out of uniform, on/off duty

2. Hold yourselves and others accountable

3. Treat others how you would expect a loved one to be treated

4. Be Fit to Fight year round

5. Be Mission Ready year round

6. Use your chain of command

7. Develop and insist upon a culture of compliance

8. Be a good Wingman

9. Have fun!




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