Thank you! No doubt by now you’ve seen world events unfold in both Japan and Libya. Along with this, you’ve seen the considerable increase in ops tempo as our nation simultaneously responds to the humanitarian need on one hand and to the United Nation’s resolution to use force on the other. All the while, continuing our already busy pace supporting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. And you understand this to mean an ever increasing demand for support by our Mobility Air Forces -- Active Duty, Guard and Reserve ... you -- our people.
You all have stepped up in this time of need. I could not be more impressed, and I’m so very proud of each and every one of you. The sacrifice from you and your families does not go unnoticed ... our nation and those around the world you are helping will be forever thankful.
I am honored and humbled to be able to serve with you.