By Gen. Raymond E. Johns Jr.
Air Mobility Command commander
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Since taking command just four short weeks ago, I can honestly say I’m more excited than ever to be back in Air Mobility Command! Whether I am visiting our Guard and Reserve partners on the East Coast or our deployed Airmen in Southwest Asia, it’s clear to me you are the finest Airmen in the U.S. Air Force. The intensity and overwhelming passion with which you accomplish your mission impresses me.
You and your family are the heartbeat of this great command. Your tireless efforts and extraordinary teamwork get our mission done.
This holiday is a time to celebrate and relax with family and friends – you’ve earned it – but please make safety a priority. Don’t let drinking and driving, fatigue, speeding, or failure to use seatbelts ruin your holiday. Have a plan before you set out, and stick to it. I want to see each of you after the holidays strong and healthy.
Holidays can also be a stressful time, especially for those who can’t be near their loved ones. Remember those who are spending the holidays alone and let them know you care. Make their holiday a little brighter with a phone call; invite them to dinner or by keeping them in your thoughts and prayers.
It’s an honor to be your commander. Your incredible spirit makes our command and Air Force great. From the Johns family to yours, please have a joyful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!