HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — For the second time this year, the headquarters for the Air Force Sustainment Center located at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, has symbolically relocated to Hill Air Force Base as part of a “move the flag” visit.
The Dec. 8-14 visit was part of an effort to immerse AFSC leadership in the local work force mission and communities around the command. The first move the flag visits occurred at Hill AFB and Robins AFB, Georgia, at the beginning of the year.
During the week, Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, AFSC commander, Kevin Stamey, AFSC executive director, Chief Master Sgt. Gary Sharp, AFSC command chief master sergeant, and other center leadership will conduct business from on site at Hill AFB while making time to meet with the base’s military and civilian Airmen, and with civic leaders from communities around the base.
During his first move the flag visit to Hill AFB in February, Kirkland said the visits are centric to seeing the AFSC mission, and gives him and his command team an opportunity to more directly engage with local leadership and personnel while gaining insight into every day challenges faced by an installation.
“It’s challenging to build relationships across geographic boundaries and the more time we can spend with our internal team and our partners, the better equipped we are to enable their success,” said Stamey during his visit to Robins AFB in January. “I also enjoy getting out to spend a day in the life of our workforce to understand what they need to be successful and what I can do to help.
“There is no substitute for the personal interaction that comes with being on site at the base,” Stamey said.