America trusts the United States Air Force with the awesome responsibility of defending America’s interests around the globe on a moment’s notice. Our Nation’s leaders routinely see the effects your excellence produces, but our excellence is not a birthright. We must prove ourselves worthy of our heritage with every new challenge. This year’s list is curated to increase our understanding of past heroes as well as our current challenges while keeping an eye towards a future you make brighter by your service. Use the reading suggestions to improve yourselves, your unit, and our Air Force.
Mark A. Welsh III
Chief of Staff