An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 3, 2014.The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. John Bainter)


Commander extends Thanksgiving Day message

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  • By Col. Jason Grandy
  • 919th Special Operations Wing

Citizen Air Commandos, As we enter the holidays, I’d like to once again commend you for what you do every day to defend America and protect our way of life. You have defended her interests during a period of unprecedented challenges facing our Nation. I hope you know how much I appreciate your service and dedication.

While celebrating the holidays, please take time to thank the ones supporting your efforts to protect our freedom. In addition, let’s all take a few moments to lift up in our thoughts and prayers those who are engaged in operations far from home and unable to celebrate the season. This is a great time to reach out and check on each other.

You represent the very best America has to offer, and I continue to be humbled to lead such a professional and courageous team. Stay safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Col Jason “LOCO” Grandy