Category: 10 ABW Commander's Notes
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    1. Earlier this month, we kicked off our celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in support of the nationwide campaign. This year’s theme is "My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am." Our objectives are to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of disabled American workers. 2. Our
  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    1. We recently kicked off our annual celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month which runs every year from September 15 to October 15. This month’s theme "Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity" reminds us of the power we gain as a nation and in our Air Force when we embrace each other’s culture and ethnicity. One of our greatest assets
  • POW/MIA Recognition

    1. In an earlier message today, I wished all Airmen a happy 68th birthday! As we celebrate our rich heritage and history, let us also pause in a moment of silence and pay tribute to our fallen, our prisoners of war, and those missing in action. 2. On this National POW/MIA Recognition Day, I encourage all Cadets, Airmen, and Families to reflect on
  • AF Birthday

    1. Happy birthday, Airmen! Today we celebrate the 68th birthday of the United States Air Force. 2. On 18 September 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act which created our Air Force as a separate and equal branch of the military. In our short history, airpower has been at the forefront of every military action, and it
  • Patriot Day Message

    1. Tomorrow, September 11th, marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In the days and weeks that followed that fateful morning, we witnessed the strength, compassion, and resilience of the American people. We
  • Labor Day Message

    1. On Monday, we celebrate the contributions of the American workforce to our nation’s success and prosperity. Our country and our Air Force have the most creative, innovative, and talented workers in the world. 2. In 1894, Congress designated the first Monday of September a federal holiday. The history of our great country is a proud story of
  • Coast Guard Birthday

    1. Today, the United States Coast Guard celebrates its 225th birthday. 2. The Coast Guard legacy dates back to 4 August 1790, when President George Washington signed the Tariff Act authorizing construction of ten vessels to enforce federal tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. The Coast Guard continues to serve as our nation’s maritime
  • Independence Day

    1. Our nation is more secure today because of outstanding Americans, like you, who believe in these United States of America. On July 4, 1776, our forefathers signed the historic Declaration of Independence. In the last paragraph of that monumental document, they declared that "these united colonies are, and of right out to be free and independent
  • Army Birthday

    1. Happy birthday and congratulations to the United States Army on your 240th birthday! 2. Since June 14, 1775, the United States Army has been the most thoroughly trained, combat-tested, and resilient Army in the world. Throughout history, the Army and the Air Force have forged a bond that emphasizes teamwork on the battlefield. Before the
  • Pride Month

    1. Throughout the year we honor diversity and inclusion by observing awareness months, and this month we’re celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month for June 2015. The Department of Defense’s theme for this year’s Pride Month event is "Leadership." 2. I applaud the leadership of our project officer, MSgt Debra Sheppard, and