TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — On Sept. 18, 1947, the United States Air Force was established as a separate service. Since then, it’s grown into the world’s dominant Air Force; able to protect and defend America with global reach, power, and vigilance — in air, space and cyberspace — at a moment’s notice.
As we celebrate this birthday, we are mindful that there are more than 25,000 Airmen at nearly 100 deployed locations worldwide. By providing cost-effective readiness for today’s warfighter, you, the total-force Airmen of the Air Force Sustainment Center, play a vital role in their success and safety. From our administrative offices and depot production floors to our supply chain management and air base wing operations, our job is to generate airpower for America.
Our service’s great pioneers started the engines of innovation and determination 67 years ago, although the effects of airpower have been around longer than that. This past June, we celebrated the 70-year anniversary of D-Day. Our troops could not have successfully stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II, if it weren’t for our ability to provide airpower as a strategic asset. That desire to remain a strategic asset is seen today across AFSC — as we continue to strive for ‘Art of the Possible’ results which enable America to fight and win today and tomorrow’s wars.
As we celebrate our shared heritage, I want to encourage each of you to remain focused on the result-driven processes which will help AFSC carry the torch of innovation forward. We must be equally great Wingmen — vigilant and responsive — dedicated to ensuring every member of AFSC is treated with dignity and respect.
Just as flight defies gravity, we must aim high to fly, fight and win. Our Air Force is counting on us.
Keep ‘em flying….it’s what we do!