AETC Command Chief: "We stand as a ready Air Force because of you"

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  • By Chief Master Sgt. Julie Gudgel, Command Chief
  • Air Education and Training Command

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Normally the month of  March is known for Women’s History Month and "Mustache March," however this past month will be remembered for when we were attacked by something that while challenging us mentally and physically, would also highlight our Airmen's resolve and true grit.

Protecting the health of our force has been a priority from the start and our medics have sprinted to the front lines to respond, with the difference this time being the front line is at their local base clinic. Whether it's COVID-19 drive through testing centers, or increased medical readiness support for our Airmen as well as our local communities where needed, our medics are there.

How we recruit right now looks a little bit different in the virtual world, but it hasn't stopped.  And in true American fashion, new recruits continue to volunteer to join our ranks every day. 

Our team of military training instructors, technical school instructors and military training leaders continue to show up every single day, literally around the clock, to train and educate exceptional Airmen to ensure the readiness of our nation.

On the flight line, our maintenance groups are keeping our aircraft ready and our instructor pilots continue to produce the world's best pilots. 

All across our bases, the mission support groups keep us running, ensuring our missions don’t fail.

As they always do, our first sergeants are doing whatever it takes to ensure that all their Airmen and families are safe and connected with one another.

And the mission keeps rolling.

Whether you’re wearing the uniform, a civilian, or a contractor, you and your families are important to us and our nation. Thank you - we stand as a ready Air Force because of you!

r/Chief Julie Gudgel