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AMC, 18th Air Force leadership focuses on people

Story by 1st Lt. Erin Dorrance
6th Air Mobility Wing public affairs
Graphic by Staff Sgt. Randy Redman

From writing performance reports to safety concerns, the 18th Air Force Commanders/Command Chiefs Conference and Air Mobility Command's Phoenix Rally covered several issues affecting today's mobility force.

Brig. Gen. Tanker Snyder, 6th Air Mobility Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lew Monroe, 6th AMW command chief, attended the first ever 18th Air Force Commanders/Command Chiefs Conference Oct. 3 and 4 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

The theme of the conference was "War Fit, War-Fighting Family!" The relatively new 18th Air Force is a war-fighting command that focuses on operations and readiness.

"People are the most important asset we have and they deserve the best support possible," said General Snyder.

The conference covered an array of issues affecting Airmen, including the importance of writing enlisted and officer performance reports to ensure Airmen's reports reflect their work.

Beside performance reports, the conference emphasized the importance of safety. Front-line supervisors need to be proactive to make sure Airmen are performing daily tasks safely and in compliance with technical orders.

The conference also talked about the severity of legal action taken in cases of DUIs, fraternization cases and using government computers for unofficial business.

General Snyder also attended the Air Mobility Command's Fall Phoenix Rally at Scott AFB Oct. 5 to 7, which was themed "People: The Heart of Air Mobility Command." The conference was for all active, Air Reserve and Air National Guard AMC-gained wing commanders.

The Rally touched on how sexual assault is a concern that the Air Force has made a priority and continues toward its goal of zero cases. The conference also covered contemporary world issues of concern such as prostitution and human trafficking.

The conference also focused on AMC's perspective of the future total force, in which active duty personnel are stationed at Air Reserve component installations in a "city base" concept and as associate units. The benefits of this force would increase the team concept of "America's aircraft." The culmination of active duty and ARC would maximize flying mission requirements and decrease mobilization issues.

"These two conferences are great examples of senior leadership coming together to enhance our leadership skills and to ensure a world-class U.S. Air Force," said General Snyder.

 

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