Thursday, March 29, 2012

Note from AFA President -- AMC, March Madness, Leader

I ran across a 6 minute video on YouTube last week about Air Mobility Command (AMC) – and it is excellent.  It not only tells the story of the Command, it shows their great people doing the mission.  In the world of yesterday, the nation's leadership may well have asked:  "Where are the Carriers?"  But, today, the operable question is focused on not where the mobility  forces are, but … when will the mobility forces arrive – as … they are already on their way.  Well done General Johns and men and women of AMC … and well done 2nd Combat Camera Squadron.  You can find the video at: (or below).

Secondly, this month last year was one of March madness for the Air Force.  It had the equivalent of 5 separate, large operations underway:  Iraq, Afghanistan, tsunami relief in Japan, presidential mission in Latin America, and the operation in Libya.  Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute captured the effort well:  [caution:  piece is a bit political].
Finally, I recently read a news story from the Air Force that was as uplifting as any I have ever seen.  It was about a person facing a life-changing medical challenge – and how he was coping with it.  Maj General A.J. Stewart, Air Force Personnel Center Commander, was suddenly diagnosed with brain cancer.  As I read his first person story … and his advice to all of us, I was really moved.  I don't know General Stewart, but I … and I suspect many of you … would follow him anywhere.  You can read about him here:
For your consideration.

Michael M. Dunn
Air Force Association
"The only thing more expensive than a first-rate Air Force is … a second-rate Air Force."  --  Senate staff member

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