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  • Letter to Airmen: Farewell

    Mobility Airmen,It was just over a year ago I assumed command of 18th Air Force, and it has been a humbling and challenging, but also gratifying, experience. Looking back at this past year, I am thoroughly impressed and amazed by what you have been able to accomplish every day. Thank you for your

  • When challenge meets opportunity

    As we launch this great organization into the New Year, I want to say thank you to everyone in TACC, and to your families. Your hard work, dedicated service, skills, time and professionalism throughout 2012 resulted in a year filled with accomplishments. You successfully demonstrated our unit's

  • Remembrance, thanks and commitment

    To the Airmen of our great global air mobility enterprise: thank you!Today, as every day, I am proud to be an American Airman. I have lived all but 13 years of our Air Force's history and as the son of a Master Sergeant, I developed a love for our Air Force early in my life. It is a love that has

  • A Day of Service

    In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day, I think it is fitting that we remember and honor the innocent lives taken during that vicious attack by renewing our commitment of service to our Nation. As the son of an Air Force NCO, I grew up

  • The Courageous 56

    When 56 courageous patriots put their signatures to a single piece of parchment 236 years ago, the course of world history changed in an instant. Although we celebrate the fourth day of July as Independence Day, it should not be lost on us that those signatures were the culmination of months of

  • This Memorial Day remember those who served and make safety a priority

    Each and every day of service you give to our Nation, you are honoring the men and women who have given their lives in defense of freedom. With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, please pause a moment to reflect on those who came before us. Courageous men and women whose selfless devotion secured the

  • Maintaining a Global Lifeline

    More than a decade after the start of American involvement in Afghanistan, pilots and aircraft belonging to a global mobility enterprise headquartered amidst the cornfields of Illinois here continue to provide a lifeline for thousands of Americans overseas.Each day, Air Force C-17 and C-130 aircrews

  • 20 years of moments that matter

    For 20 years, you, the men and women of the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) have been dedicated to answering the call of those in need by rapidly moving and providing people, equipment and supplies anywhere at any time. During this period, operations and actions


    Life as an Airman in service to our country is honorable and rewarding. There is no higher calling than to be a part of a group of Americans who pledged their lives in our country's defense. This choice is definitely not for the faint of heart. It takes an exceptional person just to earn the title

  • AMC commander: Celebrate the holidays; reflect on accomplishments

    As we celebrate the holidays, it's time to reflect on one of the most extraordinary years in our nation's history. Chief Kaiser and I look back with admiration on the amazing things you've done, and we thank each and every member of our active, Guard, Reserve and civilian team for your hard work and