Commander's message to 12 AF (AFSOUTH) Airmen: Maintain 'Air Dominance'

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  • By Lt. Gen. Norman R. Seip
  • 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) commander
By now, I'm sure you've had time to discuss the resignations of General Moseley and Secretary Wynne with coworkers, family and friends. While the decision to resign was multi-faceted and personal, clearly, this event has caused many in the Air Force to pause and reevaluate their present course. The CSAF and SAF resignations have brought about an opportunity for reflection in our Air Force -- it's time to refocus and redouble our efforts to maintain 'air dominance' over every task, every procedure, every mission and every endeavor Airmen may undertake.

In times of transition, it's easy to analyze the past. Rather than dwell in history, I urge you to take a moment of introspection, and then heed our leader's call to action. Air Force leadership views these significant events as an opportunity to embrace our core competencies and reinforce the Air Force core values of integrity, service, and excellence.

Our mission as Airmen remains:
- Win today's fight. Every AFSC, every procedure, every core task or additional duty is vital to winning today's air and ground campaigns. It's the responsibility of every Airman, in every career field, to follow the guidelines, checklists and standards prescribed in Air Force instructions.

- Care for Airmen and their families. Be a wingman...on duty, at home and in the community. Being a wingman for your team may mean lending a ride, listening to one another, or spot-checking a task -- wingmen also take care of the entire Air Force family.

- Prepare for tomorrow's challenges. Together, we will forge the future of our Air Force through preparation...and perspiration.

Our mission may be clear, but the days ahead will be demanding -- the path to excellence is a test of personal fortitude and commitment. Leadership at all levels is engaged to ensure this transition is as smooth as possible. Airmen have always risen to overcome challenges; together, we will continue to be the premier force in air, space and cyberspace.

General Moseley and Secretary Wynne pointed to the incredible sacrifice and perseverance of Airmen as sources of inspiration during their career. I share their admiration for your tireless efforts in producing the most effective airpower in the world. It's only because your service and commitment that our Air Force is truly "Above All."