Letter to Airmen recognizes the Total Force

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In the latest Letter to Airmen, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne recognizes the Total Force. 

“As a leader in the Total Force Integration, the Air Force continues to benefit from one powerful, cohesive team formed by our Active Duty Airmen, Air National Guardsmen, and Air Force Reservists. In my travels around the Air Force, I see this synergy firsthand and realize our training and operations make it impossible to differentiate between the three components.

“We simply could not accomplish today's dynamic mission without the Total Force integration of our Guard, Reserve and Active Duty force. Our Active Duty, Guard and Reservists stand side by side in the fight in the Global War on Terrorism. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the recent airstrikes that killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Al Zarqawi.

“The collective efforts of Active, Guard and Reserve forces continue to yield tremendous successes for the Joint Team and our Nation. Total Force has moved from a future concept to today's reality -- one team, one fight, with a shared, disciplined combat focus,” Secretary Wynne said.

This Letter to Airmen and other senior leader viewpoints can be found in the Library section of Air Force Link.