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15th Wing hosts CSAF at Hickam Airfield

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks with senior leaders at his reception to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 13, 2019. Over the course of his visit, Goldfein met with several Sky Warrior team members, during his first visit to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, from Aug. 13-14. This was Goldfein’s first stop as he visits various units in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks with senior leaders at his reception to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 13, 2019. Goldfein met with several team members during his first visit to JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam from Aug. 13-14. This was Goldfein’s first stop as he visits various units in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein meets with members of the 15th Operations Support Squadron airfield management team, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 14, 2019. Airfield managers ensure the safety and security of airfield components to ensure all takeoffs and landings can proceed without incident. This was Goldfein’s first stop as he visits various units in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein meets with members of the 15th Operations Support Squadron airfield management team at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 14, 2019. Airfield managers ensure the safety and security of airfield components to ensure all takeoffs and landings can proceed without incident. This was Goldfein’s first stop as he visits various units in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks to Airmen during an all call at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 14, 2019. During the all call, Goldfein covered topics such as multi-domain operations, joint leaders and teams and the importance of squadrons in the Air Force. This was Goldfein’s first stop as he visits various units in the Indo-Pacific.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks to Airmen during an all call at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 14, 2019. During the all call, Goldfein covered topics such as multi-domain operations, joint leaders and teams and the importance of squadrons in the Air Force. This was Goldfein’s first stop as he visits various units in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AFNS) --

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and his wife Dawn Goldfein, visited the 15th Wing, during their first visit to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 13-14.

During his visit, Goldfein learned about the unique history, mission and challenges of the 15th Wing, while Mrs. Goldfein toured JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam historic housing and the Child Development Center.

“What you do here at (JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam) is arm the secretary of state and our diplomats so they can negotiate from a position of strength,” Goldfein siad.

Hickam Airfield’s strategic location allows the assigned Airmen to enable, employ and project combat power across the Indo-Pacific region. Along with the 15th Wing, there are 12 tenant units on JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

“If you want to understand the ‘why’ behind the things that we do, it is to ensure joint warfighting excellence,” Goldfein said. “One of the things that we are focused on to improve our joint warfighting excellence is improving the squadrons. Squadrons are the fundamental fighting formation of the United States Air Force. Squadrons are where we build readiness, combat capability and lethality.”

During an Airmen all call, Goldfein covered topics such as family support, talent management and joint operations.

“I want you to think about how we execute our responsibility for air and space superiority, in leading joint campaigns,” Goldfein said. “When you think of joint leader development, don’t think about it in terms of joint duty. Think about it in terms of our obligation as the land-based force that is responsible for arriving first in any campaign and halting enemy activity, while follow on forces can be brought to bear.”

Goldfein also spoke to Airmen about the rise in suicides and the need for discussion surrounding the issue.

“Right now, there is no data that we’ve looked at that indicates we have something going on that would cause an increase in suicides, but we cannot sustain these losses,” Goldfein said. “Suicide is an adversary that strikes with or without warning and leaves devastation in its path.”

From Aug. 1 thru Sept. 15, Air Force units will take a resiliency tactical pause to start an ongoing dialogue about the force’s well-being. During this time, leaders have an opportunity to engage their Airmen in a manner that fosters interpersonal connections and to actively seek feedback on resiliency.

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