Commander reflects on SAV, holiday season

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  • By Col. Randal L. Bright
  • 512th AW commander
Over the October UTA, we had a taste of what we can expect from the Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General in the spring, when they conduct our Unit Compliance Inspection. 

The 22nd Air Force Staff Assistance Visit gave us a good review to ensure our programs were compliant and were where they should be to execute our mission. They found several areas of opportunities to improve our compliance rate with Air Force directives and instructions. 

This will provide us the chance to excel over the next few months. All programs will be closely scrutinized for compliance, so the Liberty Wing can keep up with the image it has set and is maintaining! 

Between this issue of the Liberty Press and the next issue, there are several opportunities to celebrate various holidays. I ask you to take this time to celebrate with family and friends, and be thankful for what we have. 

We would not have a nation that allows such freedoms if it were not for folks such as yourselves who answered our nation's call. But, don't forget your family as they too have answered the call to duty just as you did. You and I could not do the jobs we do without the support of our families; to them, we owe a great big thanks for their support. 

Take the time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. Be thankful you are home with family and friends; be thankful for our fellow wing members and comrades in arms as they serve in some far away land; and remember, they are unable to be with their families this season. 

And, as our last Unit Training Assembly rolls around this year, most units will host some type of holiday celebration. Be a good wingman and watch out for each other, so we can return to our families and civilian employers safely. 

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or another, take the time to enjoy this festive holiday season, and be ready to get back to it on the January UTA. 

Amy and I would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year, and we hope you embrace the new year with the same level of vigor you have already shown us. 

As always, thank you for the service you provide for our nation, and I'm honored to be your commander.