Thursday, October 16, 2008

VIEW FROM TOP>>Defending against all enemies

By Brig. Gen. Rowayne A. Schatz, Jr.
19th Airlift Wing commander

This weekend kicks off the celebration of the 2008 Airpower Arkansas Air Show! Many great performers highlight this year’s show including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the Trojan Horsemen, and a display of our very own C-130 Combat Airlift capabilities, as well as a C-130 heritage flight. I encourage each and every one of you to come enjoy the festivities!

While watching aircraft maneuver at high speeds is exciting, you are the real show. You are the Air Force. So while you are out with your family and friends enjoying the show, I encourage you to introduce yourself to our guests and share your story--the Air Force story – with them. If you are working at the Air Show, please put on a smile and thank our visitors for the great support our community provides us all year. I promise you, meeting you will be their lasting memory, so make a good impression!

We are currently undergoing our Combined Federal Campaign. CFC’s mission is to promote and support philanthropy through an employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective program by providing all federal employees, military and civilian, the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. The goals for Team Little Rock are 100 percent contact, 50 percent participation and $220,000 total dollars pledged during this time.

While we are winning the global war on terrorism for our nation, there are many other fronts where our nation needs our help – poverty, hunger, the need for adoption, cancer, AIDS, illiteracy, eating disorders, abandonment, abuse, depression, drunk driving, disability, drug addictions, etc. CFC allows us the chance to make a huge contribution to our nation. If you can only contribute one dollar to one charity, we can be certain that the Team Little Rock total contribution will go a long way toward improving the quality of life for all Americans. Please give.

Thank you to each and every Team Little Rock member for your hard work in organizing last Friday’s Sports Day and the upcoming Air Show. Only through teamwork can we make events like these possible and successful. You continue to set the standard for teamwork and excellence. As always, I am proud to serve beside you and call myself a part of this great team.
Combat Airlift!


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