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  • Thanksgiving message from the commander

    Fellow Citizen Air Commandos, Since Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, Americans from all backgrounds have set aside time at the end of November to give thanks. Thanksgiving is a day that allows us to slow down and take a moment to reflect on the many blessings we have to be grateful for in life, even in 2020!
  • Veterans Day message from the commander

    Fellow Citizen Air CommandosOn November 11th, people throughout the United States will pause to offer their deepest gratitude and appreciation to our Veterans – those past and present who have worn our country’s uniform. Since 1919, Americans have set aside this day to honor and celebrate veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and
  • Labor Day message from the commander

    Labor Day is about celebrating the contributions of workers that provide strength, prosperity, and well-being to our nation. I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of each of you as you contribute to the mission of the 919th Special Operations Wing.
  • Commander looks back at last year

    Citizen Air Commandos, This past weekend, my social media feeds were filled with pictures from the 919th Special Operations Wing change of command last year. As I looked over those pictures I thought to myself, “Where has the time gone?” It seems like only weeks ago that my family and I were fortunate enough to become a part of this amazing wing. 
  • Independence Day message from the commander

    Citizen Air Commandos, As we come together this weekend with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our nation, I hope you all take time to remember the words our nation was built upon over 200 years ago. The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by
  • Commander's update on July UTA and COVID-19

    Citizen Air CommandosWe are preparing for our fourth Unit Training Assembly in July since implementing measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Drill weekend, normally a source of unity, again finds many of our members still teleworking and completing readiness requirements virtually where possible. Unfortunately, the state and our local
  • Commander shares insights on June UTA

    As we prepare for the June Unit Training Assembly, I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss some recent developments and the steps we’re taking to return to our “new normal” at the 919th Special Operations Wing.There are still COVID-19 cases in the surrounding community, but the active disease prevalence has been trending down for the past
  • Memorial Day message from the commander

    As we prepare for the solemn remembrance of Memorial Day, tomorrow we also commemorate the 30th birthday of Air Force Special Operations Command – an organization born out of necessity, forged in training and cemented on the battlefield.
  • Commander: coach's words ring true for us

    When I reflect back on my high school wrestling practice, I don’t just remember merciless practices consisting of endless jump-roping, burpees, sprinting, and sparring matches. The thing I remember is my coach Mr. Dennis Toumi. Not only was he a tough coach with an accomplished history as an Army veteran, 42-year educator, and Michigan High School
  • Sec. of Defense shares message to the force

    The Department of Defense is engaged in one of the great global challenges of our time as we work together to combat the spread of the corona virus. While the situation continues to evolve, I want to assure the force that we will take all necessary measures to protect our people and win this fight. As we aggressively respond to this pandemic, my
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