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  • Be mindful

    As we begin to make strides to return to “normal” functioning we want to keep in mind current events that are going on around the world as they relate to COVID-19, race relations, and the sensitive but important topic of equality and justice.
  • Coping with COVID, getting mission accomplished

     I can’t begin to tell you how impressive your performance has been despite all of the COVID challenges. But don’t take my word for it – Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, commander, Air Force Reserve Command, called me personally to congratulate you on your efforts to mobilize aeromedical evacuation Airmen to help with the pandemic, continue to prepare
  • Being Resilient

    Resiliency isn't something you practice when you're in control and going through your daily routine of life. It's the strength you need to push through during times of change and uncertainty.
  • Communicating across the generations

    When I enlisted in to the Air Force a number of decades ago, things were different, not necessarily better or worse than they are today, just different. My generation and the one before were not exposed to computers until we were out of high school and college. The generations that followed grew up with computers, online bank accounts, streaming,
  • COVID-19: Supportive resources for wing members, families

    For many people this is a time of uncertainty and isolation. For those who may need assistance, there are several resources and individuals available to help you and your family during this time. I have included the 403rd Wing Resource Chart for you to reference which services are able to assist unit members based on the issue at hand. Although
  • Wing priorities: readiness, innovation, capability

    I hope all of you had a chance to enjoy the holidays and recharge your batteries for what will be an exciting, busy, and challenging 2020!Your leadership ended 2019 by holding a strategic planning event to look at tweaking our MVPs (mission statement, vision, and priorities). Our mission statement – develop exceptional Airmen ready to respond to
  • Holiday traditions

    There is nothing like holiday traditions, everyone has them. But not all traditions are the same.
  • Have a G.R.E.A.T holiday season

    What is your favorite holiday tradition? What is your picture perfect holiday scene you try to create every holiday season? Close your eyes for a moment, and visualize what it looks and feels like to experience that perfect holiday moment … and please ignore ‘cousin Eddie,’ from the “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” movie. Let’s face it, we
  • Have a safe, happy holiday season

    With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to share a few thoughts before 2019 comes to an end.First, I want to thank each and every one of you for all that you do. From multiple deployments to humanitarian aid to community service, your list of accomplishments is truly astonishing -- and too long to list here!  I, and your country, appreciate
  • You are my heroes

    From one veteran to another, I want to thank you for your service and the sacrifices you have made for this great nation.
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