ANG Director, Lt. Gen. Wyatt, visits Team Fairchild
By Maj. Sandy Smock, 141 Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 06, 2012
Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. -- Gen. Harry "Bud" Wyatt, Director, Air National Guard, visited the 141 Air Refueling Wing on Saturday, May 5 and held an All Call to address PB13, fiscal responsibility, enlisted grade review, force development and the future of Total Force Integration. His visit began with a mission brief presented by Col Paul Guemmer, 92d ARW Commander, and Col Rich Kelly, 141st ARW Commander. Wing leadership presented the benefits of two wings working together as a classic association. The visit also included various work center tours which were active duty/guard co-located.
Wings have been a classic association since October 2007. The Washington Air National Guard's 141st ARW and the active duty Air Force's 92d ARW were the first guard and active duty tanker units to stand up as a classic association. Both units accomplish the KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling mission together.
Gen Wyatt previously visited Fairchild in early 2010 and this most recent visit was an opportunity to observe the successes of both wings.
"Every time I pick up the AMC statistics and get a report from the Air National Guard Readiness Center Team Fairchild is at the top of the list," said Wyatt.
Challenges at all levels of the Air Force and components of the Department of Defense were addressed during the All Call.
"Whatever the challenges are the key to meeting those challenges is one of our core principles of the National Guard; developing adaptable, highly professional, flexible and fully dedicated airmen."