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  • Commander extends Thanksgiving Day message

    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,
  • Commander issues Veterans Day message

    Citizen Air Commandos,Since 1776, Americans from every generation have had the honor and privilege to serve our nation. Each of you are part of the legacy of veterans who have answered this sacred calling to support and defend our nation’s Constitution often at a very high cost.As we approach Veterans Day, I encourage you to take a few minutes to
  • Wing pauses, remembers 9-11 attacks 20 years later

    Today marks the 20th Anniversary since that calm September morning in 2001 when our country, our people and our way of life came under attack.As we look back on those darkest of days, we remember the nearly 3,000 innocent lives that were taken far too soon. We look past the smoke, the flames and the rubble and remember that we witnessed the very
  • Commander issues Labor Day message

    Citizen Air CommandosToday we observe Labor Day, a time in which we honor the important role of our Nation’s workforce in preserving freedom and our way of life. It is a time for us to enjoy the fruits of our labor with friends and family. Many of us will celebrate by spending a day at the beach or firing up the grill after a weekend in which we
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Commander issues Labor Day message

    This weekend we observe the 125th anniversary of Labor Day as a national holiday. We honor the commitment and achievements of the American worker, whose dedication contributed significantly to this great Nation’s prosperity. As Citizen Air Commandos, serving in our community as well as our Air Force, you are a vital and vibrant part of what makes
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