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Webb shares AFSOC priorities with Citizen Air Commandos

Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, shares his vision and priorities for the future with Citizen Air Commandos at Duke Field, Fla., Feb. 4, 2017. Webb spoke to the Reservists and visited with senior leaders to ensure members assigned here understand how important the Wing’s mission is to AFSOC’s global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, shares his vision and priorities for the future with Citizen Air Commandos at Duke Field, Fla., Feb. 4, 2017. Webb spoke to the Reservists and visited with senior leaders to ensure members assigned here understand how important the Wing’s mission is to AFSOC’s global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

Maj. Jacquelyn Perr, 859th Special Operations Squadron executive officer, asks Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, a question regarding budgetary constraints at Duke Field, Fla., Feb. 4, 2017.  Webb spoke to the Reservists and visited senior leaders to ensure Citizen Air Commandos understand how important they are to AFSOC’s global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

Maj. Jacquelyn Perr, 859th Special Operations Squadron executive officer, asks Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, a question regarding budgetary constraints at Duke Field, Fla., Feb. 4, 2017. Webb spoke to the Reservists and visited senior leaders to ensure Citizen Air Commandos understand how important they are to AFSOC’s global operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

DUKE FIELD, Fla. --

Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, visited here Feb. 4.

Webb explained what it takes to accomplish AFSOC’s priorities. His examples tied back to how significant the 919th SOW is to the command being ready today, relevant tomorrow and resilient always.

“The kinds of challenges that this nation faces today are tailor made for [Special Operations Forces],” said Webb. “That’s why SOF is so heavily engaged.”

Webb also shared how Citizen Air Commandos impact AFSOC’s global mission.

“From where I sit, you are contributing mightily to the vision within AFSOC,” he said. “We have a good, solid mission set that you are part of, and I really appreciate the contributions you are making every day.”

Chief Master Sgt. Greg Smith, AFSOC command chief, accompanied Webb for the visit and echoed the general’s remarks.

“Leaders, notice the resiliency of your force to make readiness today as we move forward and look at how we’re going to be relevant tomorrow,” said Smith. “The key takeaway for everybody is, ‘Are we ready today?’”

Before parting, Webb left no doubt as to how significant the 919th SOW is in accomplishing the AFSOC mission.

“The American Citizen Air Commando is important,” he said. “I’m very, very proud of what you have achieved and the important engagements that you have going forward.”

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