36th WG/CCC: 'Fly, Fight, Win'

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  • By Chief Master Sgt. Allen Mullinex
  • 36th Wing command chief
The core of what we do as Airmen is to Fly, Fight and Win. It is in our Airman's Creed and our Airman's Manual. It's one of the main reasons why we all enlisted in the Air Force, and is WHY we do what we do every day. It doesn't matter if we are a heavy equipment operator, aircraft specialist, biomedical technician, security forces specialist, communications specialist, fitness specialist, airfield manager, intelligence officer, or pilot. It also doesn't matter if you are a civilian employee, contractor or serve in the active duty, guard or, reserve; we are all Airmen. If you are a spouse or child of an Airman, you are also proud members of our team. As a team, we all produce the ability to Fly, Fight, and Win. We practice operational readiness so we can continue our legacy of success, accomplishing our wing's mission and posturing for tomorrow's fight.

Since the beginning of the Air Force we have been innovators. Developing the best tactics and procedures for every career field through training and lessons learned during conflict. Historically, we have proven that we could Fly, Fight, and Win here at Andersen with B-24s, B-29s, and B-52s. We brought peace and stability to this region of the world. Our predecessors trained and innovated to consistently achieve victory. Today we do the same, we train to hone our skills so we can accomplish our wing's mission.

Our mission is to employ; we employ bombers with a continuous bomber presence, tankers with an expeditionary air refueling squadron, and fighters with a theater security package. We deploy for Air Expeditionary Force taskings and Contingency Response Group taskings. We integrate runways, ramps, fuels, and munitions so we can fight. We enable PACOM, TRANSCOM, STRATCOM, SOCOM, and Diego Garcia air and space forces from the most sovereign Air Force Base in the Pacific.

Training to meet our mission enables us to meet today's challenges as well as posture for tomorrow's fight,. We practice different scenarios through Operational Readiness Exercises (OREs). Our Airmen work hard to plan, organize, and execute these exercises so we can learn and improve. It takes every member of our team to give total effort, identify weak points, and innovate solutions so we can be ready. I am proud of all our Airmen and their families. Their extraordinary efforts and family sacrifices during our OREs will ensure we are ready when needed. This fall we will have an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) that will validate all of our hard work and build our credibility, strengthening our deterrence against aggression. So remember when we train we are all Airmen who together accomplish the mission and are ready to Fly, Fight, and Win.