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AFMC commander sends holiday greeting

  • Published
  • By General Bruce Carlson
  • Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
This month many of you will take leave to celebrate the holiday season. I encourage you to do that. It's a great time to focus on family and friends while addressing our social and spiritual needs and recharging ourselves for the coming year. As you celebrate, please remember in your thoughts and prayers deployed Airmen around the world who are away from home and in harm's way. Support their families here at home -- contact them, find out what they need and how you can help, invite them to join your family, watch out for them. 

Many of us will travel during the holidays. Commanders/directors, chiefs, first sergeants, and supervisors ... please take time to talk to your people, face-to-face, about safety and risk management. Review our AFMC safety Web page ( which contains information that will help keep you and your people safe. Your personal involvement and emphasis could save a life! Pay very close attention to all of your people in the time leading up to the holidays, during the holidays, and immediately after -- it's a very stressful period of time for many of our people. Remember, nothing is more important to me personally than the safety and well being of our AFMC people and their families. Ensure each and every one of your people understands that and takes it to heart.

Vicki and I wish each and every member of the AFMC family a joyous holiday season! We are so very proud to serve alongside you, and we are so grateful for the important work you do every day, which supports our great nation and the cause of freedom around the world.

Be safe, be well ... and let's all be good wingmen!