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  • Commander issues Independence Day message

    Citizen Air Commandos & Families,On this, America’s 245th birthday, I am reminded how blessed we are by the foresight of our Nation’s founders who immortalized their vision of a free nation by signing the Declaration of Independence.Their belief that all Americans have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness binds us all.These values
  • Memorial Day message from the commander

    Citizen Air Commandos & Families,This Memorial Day weekend Americans will take time to remember those who died in service to our nation.Many have selflessly answered our nation’s call in the time of need. The Tuskegee Airmen, Doolittle Raiders and the Special Tactics Airmen who fought at the Battle of Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan are just a few
  • 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.
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