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  • As Minutemen, Individual Readiness is Priority #1

    Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, and Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark Welsh, testified before a Senate Arms Services hearing this week.  Together, they outlined force structure changes that will increase reliance on the readiness of the Air National Guard.  Reminiscent of our Minuteman roots, this strategic shift places
  • Thanks for Your Service

    In 1789, President George Washington delivered his Thanksgiving Proclamation at the request of Congress. As a result, a day of public thanksgiving was devoted to observe and acknowledge the opportunity afforded to peaceably establish a form of government that provides for the safety and happiness of the American people. For more than 200 years,
  • Pillars of Wing Culture: Values, Diversity and Accountability

    This year the 129th Rescue Wing has been visited by more statesmen, senior military commanders, civic leaders, and corporate executives than any other time in wing history. They all share a common desire to personally convey their pride and appreciation to the extraordinary women and men who continue to accomplish heroic acts of service to our
  • 1000 Saves - 1000 Heroes

    Congratulations to the nearly 1,000 Airmen of the 129th Rescue Wing on achieving 1,000 lives saved since 1975. Your noble efforts and selfless dedication to duty define our wing's relevance and commitment to our Air Force Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do.The 129th Rescue Wing achieved an impressive
  • Integrity First

    Novelist Clive S. Lewis is perhaps best known for his series, "The Chronicles of Narnia." As an Oxford University scholar and friend of J.R.R.Tolkien, Lewis was well respected for his wisdom and clever use of prose. One of his most well-known quotes is:"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."Integrity is a prerequisite
  • Unity of Effort through effective communication

    Effective communication within a military organization is essential to achieving unity of effort. Our greatest successes are attained when we all share awareness of a common objective and work together to achieve them. Whether communications start from the top or the bottom of the organization, it is incumbent on all of us as Airmen to ensure that
  • Preparing families for deployment is mission essential

    The holiday season is a special time for families, especially those families of Airmen who are about to deploy and serve our great Nation. The 129th Rescue Wing will be deploying forces overseas to Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa in the early months of 2013 and it is imperative that preparations include family readiness and support as required.
  • Adhering to Air Force Standards

    On June 13, 2012, the 129th Rescue Wing successfully completed a Phase I Operational Readiness Inspection and received high accolades from the HQ ACC Inspector General with regard to our wing culture based on mission readiness and compliance discipline. The Adjutant General, Major General David Baldwin, echoed this sentiment stating that there is
  • The Enlisted Perspective: Analog leadership in digital times

    The United States Air Force is the world's most advanced air, space and cyberspace force. Most of that can be attributed to you -- our outstanding Airmen -- but technology also plays a huge role. Advanced tools help us maintain an advantage over our adversaries. Technology has enabled our continuing success.However, technology also threatens to
  • Wing Commander: Airmen's efforts enabling mission success

    The 129th Rescue Wing is five weeks away from the Phase 1 Operational Readiness Inspection and I could not be more pleased with the levels of readiness and confidence displayed our total rescue team as we prepare for the return of the Headquarters ACC Inspector General in June.The past six months have been transformational as the wing postures