Commander's Corner: Sept. 19, 2014

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  • By Col. Douglas DeLaMater
  • 374th Airlift Wing
     This Saturday, Team Yokota and our Japanese brethren will celebrate the Air Force's 67th Birthday. This is an exciting time for us to honor the proud heritage and commitment to service we share as American Airmen. More importantly, it's an opportunity to realize not only how far we've evolved as a fighting force, but to look forward over the next horizon and Aim High.

     At a time when we are the smallest Air Force in the history of our organization, we remain trained and ready to defeat our adversaries. Through conflict and crisis, Airmen continue to rise to the occasion--on time and on target. As Airmen, the spirit of innovation and pursuit of excellence is engrained in our DNA. For we know, it's not technology and hardware that empowers the reach of our force, it's the indomitable human spirit that every Airmen brings to the fight.

     As we face new threats and challenges in an uncertain world, one thing remains certain--we are ready. Our nation continues to need us now more than ever. Like those before us, Airmen today and tomorrow will continue to fly, fight and win.

Col. Douglas DeLaMater
374 AW/CC