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Around the Air Force: National Defense Strategy / Airmen Support Atlas V Launch

September 13, 2019


HEY EVERYONE, I’M STAFF
SERGEANT JEVON SMITH WITH YOUR LOOK AROUND
THE AIR FORCE. AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF
GENERAL DAVID GOLDFEIN DISCUSSED THE NATIONAL
DEFENSE STRATEGY AT THE RECENT AIR WARFARE
SYMPOSIUM IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA. “THE NATIONAL DEFENSE
STRATEGY DIRECTS US TO BE MORE LETHAL, AND A MORE
READY FORCE TO STRENGTHEN ALLIANCES AND
PARTNERSHIPS. AND TO DELIVER A GREATER AND MORE
AFFORDABLE PERFORMANCE IN ORDER TO COMPETE, TO
DETER, AND WHEN CALLED UPON, TO FIGHT AND WIN.
AND IT STATES THAT IN THIS ENVIRONMENT, THERE CAN BE
NO COMPLACENCY. WE MUST MAKE DIFFICULT CHOICES AND
PRIORITIZE WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO FIELD THE
LETHAL, RESILIENT AND RAPIDLY ADAPTING
JOINT FORCE.” GENERAL GOLDFEIN WENT ON
TO SAY AMERICAS MILITARY HAS NO PREORDAINED
RIGHT TO VICTORY ON THE BATTLEFIELD, AND THAT
AS THE WORLD CHANGES GEOPOLITICALLY, WE’RE
ALSO IN A PERIOD OF TECHNOLOGICAL GROWTH. YOU CAN FIND GENERAL
GOLDFEIN’S ENTIRE ADDRESS AS WELL AS SPEECHES BY
SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE HEATHER WILSON AND CHIEF
MASTER SERGEANT OF THE AIR FORCE KALEATH WRIGHT FROM
A-F-A ON OUR YOUTUBE PAGE. JUST GO TO YOUTUBE DOT
COM FOWARD SLASH A-F-T-V RADIO. LAST WEEK AIRMEN FROM
THE 920TH RESCUE WING AT PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE
FLORIDA, SUPPORTED THE LAUNCH OF AN ATLAS FIVE
ROCKET. DURING THE LAUNCH WINDOW, THE 301ST RESCUE
SQUADRON WORKED WITH OTHER MILITARY AND CIVILIAN
AGENCIES BY FLYING HH-60G PAVE HAWK HELICOPTERS TO
HELP ENSURE THE SAFETY OF MARITIME TRAFFIC IN THE
LAUNCH PATH. THE LAUNCH DELIVERED A
NEXT-GENERATION WEATHER SATELLITE FOR THE NATIONAL
OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION. ACCORDING
TO NASA THE RECENT LAUNCH OF THE NEW OPERATIONAL
ENVIRONMENT SATELLITE “WILL PROVIDE FASTER, MORE
ACCURATE AND MORE DETAILED DATA, IN NEAR REAL-TIME,
TO TRACK STORM SYSTEMS, LIGHTNING, WILDFIRES,
COASTAL FOG AND OTHER HAZARDS. FOR MORE AIR FORCE NEWS
AND STORIES HEAD OVER TO A-F DOT MIL. AND THAT’S
YOUR LOOK AROUND THE AIR FORCE.

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