By Gen Maryanne Miller, AMC Commander
As we approach the holiday season, we reflect on another busy year for AMC. We ushered in a new era of aerial refueling with the delivery of the first KC-46 Pegasus. We delivered hope to Mozambique in response to Cyclone Idai, the country’s worst storm in more than three decades. We reopened Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia to counter the growing tensions in the Middle East and guaranteed strategic deterrence for America via around-the-clock tanker alerts. We tested our readiness with our joint and multinational partners at MOBILITY GUARDIAN, gaining new insights to increase our lethality. We made ground in the pursuit of license reciprocity for spouses as we strive to make assignment transitions easier for our Airmen. We embraced innovation by introducing and testing the use of 3D printers for crafting aircraft maintenance parts.
We have accomplished a great deal as a team. As we enter this holiday season, please take the time to relax with your families and loved ones so you come back recharged and focused. You’ve earned it. To our deployed Airmen and their families: we cannot thank you enough for the time and sacrifices you make during this season. Remain focused on the task at hand and return safely. We will take care of the home front while you are away.
As you enjoy time with family and friends this holiday season, remember your wingmen. For some, this season can be a difficult time of the year. A phone call or invitation to dinner can go a long way toward showing our teammates how important they are and that they are not alone.
Thank you for your commitment to the mission and, most importantly, to each other. As a team, we make the mission happen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Your hard work and professionalism move the mobility mission forward. I wish you all very safe, restful, and happy holidays!
– Gen Maryanne Miller Commander, Air Mobility Command