Season’s Greetings from COMPACAF
By Gen. "Hawk" Carlisle, Pacific Air Forces Commander
/ Published December 02, 2012
PACAF HQ, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii -- Gillian and I are happy to be stationed in the Pacific theater once again, celebrating the holiday season alongside the rest of our PACAF family.
While this is a time of celebration, we want to shift our focus from celebrating 'with' our families to actually celebrating them.
Quite often, mission requirements force us to make sacrifices throughout our careers. Whether it is missing birthdays and anniversaries, recitals and graduations, or weddings and funerals, we need to take any and every opportunity to thank our families for their constant and unwavering support.
So this holiday season, take time to let them know just how important they are to you, your success and to our success here in PACAF.
Also, remember our PACAF brothers and sisters who won't be spending the holidays with their families due to mission requirements. Keep them not only in your thoughts but reach out to and assist their families where needed.
We extend our deepest gratitude to you and your families for your service and sacrifice. Gillian and I are proud to serve alongside you and look forward to the great things the New Year has in store.
Finally, please make smart decisions and stay safe this holiday season.