I hope you all had a nice Memorial Day weekend and in between family activities, BBQs, graduations and other events had a moment to stop and reflect on the meaning of the day. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and is a special time to commemorate those who have died in service of our country.
I had the opportunity to represent the wing at the Indy 500 Memorial Day Gold Star family & wreath-laying services, as well as the race on Sunday. Being present for the families at this solemn ceremony was a great honor.
Traditionally Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of the 101 Critical Days of Summer. The summer months mean families are outdoors more … swimming, hiking, boating, yard work, BBQs, and camping to name a few. This issue of Hawk Talk includes some valuable safety tips and information for you and your family.
As you know sometimes the best laid plans can quickly change. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to shuffle the schedule for Command Team calls and the farewell dinner. Please note the new Command Team call times in this issue of Hawk Talk (attached). This means next week is going to be incredibly busy as my time here at the 37 Training Wing comes to a close. We have a number of events next week such as the Space Force Det 1 stand up at BMT, the return to the parade fields and two-day graduation events on 8-9 June, and the change of command June 10.
In addition, one of the events I highly encourage you to consider attending is U.S. Marshall Susan Pamerleau’s speaking engagement – brought to you by Warhawk University. General (ret) Pamerlaeau is going to speak about leadership and share her experiences and perspectives with us. This is a fantastic opportunity and I highly encourage supervisors to encourage your personnel to attend as well. You can RSVP for the event at US Marshal Susan L. Pamerleau (afit.edu) <https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/index.cfm?i=668245&k=04674A0B7F52> .
I’ll save my comments for the commander’s calls but I just want to emphasize what a great experience this has been at the Gateway Wing and how honored I feel to have served with you all. One more HawkTalk from me to follow next week.
WARHAWKS TRAIN TO FIGHT…WARHAWKS TRAIN TO WIN!
Rockie K Wilson, Col, USAF
Commander, 37th Training Wing
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The weekly Hawk Talk newsletter includes news and events for members of the Warhawk wing and their families.
31 May 2022