Thank you for serving others

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  • By Col Joel D. Jackson and Lanette Jackson
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing
Team McConnell,

As you make your Thanksgiving plans and gather with family and friends to celebrate this holiday season, we encourage you to reflect on how much we all have to be thankful for.  For one, Lanette and I are thankful for the sacrifices you and your family continue to make for our Air Force and your continued service and commitment to our great country.  I am also thankful for the opportunity to work with all of you - active duty, Guard, Reserve, civilians and community partners.

Each and every one of you represents an integral part of this team and are an indispensable part of our United States Air Force.  Please enjoy some much deserved family time, but continue to incorporate a safety mindset during this holiday break.  We want each of you to come back to us safe, so remember to not let alcohol, poor weather, or fatigue prevent you from reaching your destination this year.  Of course, for many of our deployed members, being home for the holiday is not an option.  We ask that you hold all of our deployed Airmen in your hearts and remember them and their families this holiday season.  Their sacrifice is both noble and necessary to ensure our great nation can live in peace and security. 

Again, thank you for all that you do!  Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Col Joel Jackson,
Commander, 22ARW