Thursday, September 18, 2008

61 years of Air Superiority

The entire letter, the entire Air Force philosophy boils down into the three last words of the letter issued by Secretary Donley and General Schwartz: fly, fight, win! This is as it should be. This is the task to which Airmen are entrusted. Maintainers keep the planes flying. Supply transfers the parts needed by the maintainers. Security forces protect Supply and Maintenance. All so some guys in funny green coveralls can go blow things up and generally make things easier for our fellow servicemen on land and sea. When our fellow servicemen need to focus on a specific mission, we take care of the rest. Why? It's to win. That's where Airmen should focus their energy.

Tonight, we a raise a toast to men like Billy Mitchell, Henry Arnold, Curtis LeMay and Robin Olds.

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