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CMSAF visits 501st CSW

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  • By Staff Sgt. Eugene Oliver
  • 501st Combat Support Wing Public Affairs

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass visited the 501st Combat Support Wing July 11-13.

During her visit, Bass conducted all-calls at RAF Alconbury, RAF Croughton and RAF Welford, where she spoke about and answered questions on Air Force strategic priorities and the importance of posturing for future warfighting operations. 

“In this time we are serving, we have to be strong in air, land, sea, space, cyber and information,” Bass said. “Warfare of the future will never look like warfare from the past. We’re going to continue modernizing the joint force so that we are ready for any challenge that could come our way.” 

While Bass provided strategic insight on future operations, she credited Airmen for the organization’s success and pointed to them and the service as the key to continue driving the world’s greatest Air Force.

“When you look at today’s force, we have the most talented and educated enlisted force in history; this year we are celebrating 50 years of an all-volunteer force and my focus is how in 5-10 years we can still have that,” Bass said. “I expect you to invest into your organization and leave it better than when you found it and I expect our Air Force to make you better and invest in you by giving you skills so that you can do great things.” 

Bass ended her visit on the same note she started, sharing her appreciation for the Airmen and underscoring the integral support they provide to war-fighting efforts across the theater.

“Without the contributions that all of you make to our Air Force every day we wouldn’t be able to achieve the airpower that our nation needs,” Bass said. “Thank you all for what you do, not only for your unit but what you do for the Air Force and thank you for being outstanding members.”