AMC Commander: Thank you for a tremendous year

Scott AFB, Illinois -- The holidays present us with an opportunity to reflect on the past year, recognize the accomplishments of our incredible team, and refocus for even greater prospects in the new year.  To all of our Total Force mobility Airmen and families, thank you.  Thank you for your dedication to delivering our country's rapid global mobility, 24/7/365.  I look back at this year in awe of your commitment to the vast spectrum of operations you support day in and day out, and I marvel at your professional competence. Your efforts have made a difference.

Our mobility Airmen are constantly supporting crises, contingencies and humanitarian events on a moment's notice.  Your dedication inspires us all.  Our nation relies on your brilliance - and will continue to count on you as we tackle the challenges the new year will bring.  With 2015 comes a fresh opportunity to make our Air Force even better, and we need every one of you to make that happen. So this holiday season, I encourage you to take some hard-earned time off to spend with your loved ones.  Cherish the moments and build upon your family traditions. 

As you celebrate, remember to do it safely - and encourage those around you to be safe as well.  Be a good wingman and take care of each other. The holidays can be a lonely and difficult time for some.  A small act of kindness may make a world of difference to a person who is struggling.  Our Air Force family is important, and we can energize and sustain each other...one Airman at a time.

I would like to extend a special thank you to service members who are away from home, protecting the nation. I ask that you join me and Evelyn as we keep every Airman, Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Coast Guardsman and their families in our thoughts and prayers. I'm honored every day to serve with you.  Evelyn and I wish you a joyous holiday season and look forward to another successful year in 2015!