Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass represents the highest enlisted level of leadership, and as such, provides direction for the enlisted force and represents their interests, as appropriate, to the American public and to those in all levels of government. She serves as the personal adviser to the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of more than 600,000 Total Force Airmen.
The implementation of new programs allowed the team to continue contributing to the McConnell and Air Force missions. Agencies from around the base discussed these programs and how they help members connect with others within their career field and across the base.
Allvin emphasized the importance of service in the U.S. Air Force, highlighting the commitment and dedication of the next generation.
The week-long event focuses on applying global lessons to challenges of regional security and is the largest biannual air chief symposium to date, with 22 countries attending.
CMSAF Bass visited multiple Wright-Patterson AFB facilities, including a stop at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing.
The 55th Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium brought together 1,500 Mobility Airmen in a single forum in Grapevine, Texas, Nov. 9 – 12, along with Department of Defense senior leaders and industry partners.
During the visit, Bass heard from Airmen, highlighted the top priorities of senior leaders in the Air Force, as well as what Airmen can expect in the coming years.