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  • CMSAF visits Kandahar Airmen

    The Air Force's top enlisted Airman visited Kandahar Airfield Nov. 28 through 30 to say thank you to the Airmen here.Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy said he took this time to better understand the full spectrum of a deployment for an Airman on ground-level. He said he wanted to see what Airmen do day in and day out while deployed
  • CMSAF visits deployed Airmen in Southwest Asia

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy spoke with and visited deployed servicemembers at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, during his first U.S. Central Command area of responsibility tour as the service's top enlisted leader. During various discussions with 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen, to include
  • Chief master sergeant of the Air Force visits provincial reconstruction team

    The 16th chief master sergeant of the Air Force visited the Air Force-led Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team to see how Airmen are contributing to Afghanistan's security, development and governance Nov. 28, here. Chief master sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy visited Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields in Jalalabad as part of a
  • Chief of staff visits Manas, celebrates Thanksgiving with Airmen

    The Air Force chief of staff met with deployed members and Airmen during a two-day visit to the Transit Center at Manas Nov. 26 and 27.In his first visit here since becoming the Air Force's top officer, Gen. Norton Schwartz celebrated Thanksgiving with the men and women of the Transit Center during a dinner served at the dining facility
  • Top enlisted Airman visits Bagram

    The chief master sergeant of the Air Force travelled to Afghanistan and spoke with 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen at several locations here Nov. 28. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy wanted to hear what the Airmen had on their minds in a deployed environment and took questions in brief and informal meetings. He also wished Airmen
  • Air Force leaders make Thanksgiving Day visit to Airmen in Afghanistan

    The Air Force's top officer and enlisted member paid a Thanksgiving visit to Airmen who are deployed to the NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan and Combined Air Power Transition Force here.During an Airmen's call, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy spoke about the Air Force's role in the
  • CMSAF visits Canada to build PME partnership

    The Air Force's top enlisted leader visited multiple locations in Canada Nov. 17 through 20 to build a permanent enlisted professional military education partnership with one of America's closest allies.Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy visited Ottawa, Ontario, and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, in an effort to continue building
  • Air Force officials host Sexual Assault Prevention, Response Leader Summit

    To reinforce the service's commitment to protect Airmen and maintain a safe environment, senior leaders gathered for the 2009 Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Leader Summit here Nov. 16.Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley, Assistant Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. William L. Shelton, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel
  • Top enlisted Airman visits Ellsworth Airmen

    The 16th chief master sergeant of the Air Force visited Ellsworth Air Force Base Oct. 21 and 22 to tour the installation and speak with Ellsworth members about education, deployments, fitness and family support. "We are a nation at war," Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy said during an enlisted call. "We have to think of ourselves as
  • CMSAF Roy visits Scott Airmen

    The 16th chief master sergeant of the Air Force visited Scott Air Force Base Oct. 15 and 16 to speak to the enlisted force here and to participate in a conference along with two former CMSAFs. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy learned how Airmen at Scott AFB enable combat power and answered questions from Airmen about various Air
  • Top enlisted Airman visits Andrews Airmen

    The 16th chief master sergeant of the Air Force, whose family calls this base home but who himself is "just TDY here," briefed a standing room-only audience of Joint Base Andrews Airmen here Oct. 7 at an Enlisted Call during his first official visit to the base. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy, whose government quarters are on this
  • Air Force officials launch updated Key Spouse program

    As part of the July 2009-July 2010 Year of the Air Force Family initiative, the service's senior leaders have announced the launch of a revised and standardized Key Spouse program. Paula Roy, wife of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy, is the senior spouse champion for the program and her video endorsement will open each Key Spouse
  • Top enlisted leader visits Maxwell-Gunter

    The 16th chief master sergeant of the Air Force visited with chiefs, first sergeants, enlisted instructors and Maxwell Air Force Base Airmen during a Sept. 25 visit here. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy visited with senior enlisted Airmen attending the Senior NCO Academy's Chief Leadership Course and students at the First Sergeant
  • CMSAF visits Hurlburt Airmen

    Hundreds of Hurlburt Field Airmen gathered to meet and listen to the 16th chief master sergeant of the Air Force Sept. 22 here. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy talked to Hurlburt Field Airmen about his priorities for America's Airmen, and toured the 1st Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command and tenant unit
  • CMSAF talks integrity, training, development

    The chief master sergeant of the Air Force praised the enlisted force and highlighted several of his key priorities during a speech at the 2009 Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen's Conference here. "Everywhere I've traveled it's very apparent our Air Force places great trust in our enlisted Airmen," Chief Master Sgt. of the Air
  • Deliberate path ahead for Airmen

    New co-chairs assumed their leadership positions as the Enlisted Force Development Panel met at the Pentagon Aug. 5. Daniel R. Sitterly, the force development director for the deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy, are now steering the panel, which is chartered to guide
  • Chief Roy explains his road to CMSAF

    After completing high school, there wasn't much happening in Monroe, Mich., in 1982 for James A. Roy. He wanted to do something with his life where he could get some training and an education. He wanted to do something that wasn't what everyone else was doing. He enlisted as an airman basic in September 1982, and today, nearly 27 years later, he is


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