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Jan 2019 Pre-UTA Commander's Commentary

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- TRANSCRIPT: HI, I AM ROGER SURO AND THIS IS THE JANUARY UTA VIDEO. 


HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID IN 2018 TO MAKE THE 442 FIGHTER WING THE AIR FORCE’S GO-TO A-10 WING FOR FULL-SPECTRUM COMBAT OPERATIONS. 2019 WILL BE AN EXCITING YEAR. OUR WING WILL ADVANCE READINESS THROUGH OPERATION KOA ACE IN HAWAII THIS SPRING, ANNUAL TOUR TRAINING WITH OUR NATO PARTNERS THIS SUMMER, AND THROUGH OUR READINESS EXERCISE IN SEPTEMBER. OUR READINESS TRAINING WILL CULMINATE WITH THE UEI IN FEBRUARY 2020. 

THE 442 FW BRAND IS ONE OF DIGNITY AND RESPECT AS WE DEVELOP EXCEPTIONAL AIRMEN. THANK YOU FOR UPHOLDING THE HIGHEST BAR FOR DIGNITY AND RESPECT AT ALL TIMES. MAKE SURE YOUR GREEN DOT TRAINING IS CURRENT SO YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE HAWAII OR ANNUAL TOUR DFTS. WE CONTINUE TO ADVANCE INNOVATION THROUGH OUR OUTSTANDING ARCNET TEAM AND GREENBELT CERTIFICATIONS. OUR ENTIRE WING WILL USE THE ARCNET DUTY PLAN CALENDAR FOR PARTICIPATION BY 1 OCT. YOUR DUTY PLAN CALENDAR IS DUE BY 1 AUG FOR IMPLEMENTATION ON 1 OCT. YOUR SUPERVISOR WILL BRING YOU UP TO SPEED. ARCNET WILL HELP US REMOVE PAPERWORK AND INCREASE EFFICIENCIES. GET READY…IT’LL BE GREAT. DON’T FORGET TO USE THE INNOVATION LINE ON OUR WING SHAREPOINT PAGE TO SEND ME YOUR GOOD IDEAS. 

THERE IS SNOW IN THE FORECAST FOR OUR UTA. PLEASE TRAVEL SAFELY AND CHECK THE COMMAND POST LINE OR FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES TO THE SCHEDULE. I WILL BE AT STARBUCKS AT 0630 AND THE FIRST 5 LINE ARE ON ME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.