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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force visits 179th

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  • By Airman 1st Class Stephanie Carroll
  • 179th Airlift Wing/Public Affairs
On Tuesday, April 19, the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Roy and his wife Paula, visited the 179th Airlift Wing. Roy toured the base and spent his time talking with Airmen from the 179th about current issues and our new aircraft.

He first visited the base command staff to discuss the new C27-J Spartan aircraft. He then spoke with the members of the 200th Red Horse Squadron about the hardships injured members faced returning from the war. Roy assured the Red Horse members that treatment for injured Airmen is a top priority and that the problem will be addressed. Mrs. Roy also expressed her concern and hopes that a new White House initiative would provide the injured troops more assistance.

Roy and his wife then talked with 179th Honor Guard member, Master Sgt. Timothy Chandler. Chandler started the suicide awareness campaign here called Silent Watch. Chandler talked with Roy about starting a campaign such as this across the entire Air Force.

Members of the 179th Airlift Wing and the 200th Red Horse are hopeful that this visit has helped address some important issues and will have lasting benefits for not only the wing, but the entire Air Force.