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Seventy-four years ago today, the Air Force was born

Lt. Col. Rudoph Bartley Commander, 624th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), briefs Reserve Citizen Airmen on teamwork, safety and a positive attitude while at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 10, 2021.

Lt. Col. Rudoph Bartley Commander, 624th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), briefs Reserve Citizen Airmen on teamwork, safety and a positive attitude while at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 10, 2021. CES personnel will be part of a training Total Force Integration (TFI) event at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. TFI is a blend of active, Guard, and Reserve personnel working together to accomplish the mission.

Clinical nurses assigned to the 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, perform simulated patient care, Sept. 11, 2021 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Clinical nurses assigned to the 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, perform simulated patient care, Sept. 11, 2021 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The objective of the hands-on training is to prepare medical personnel with the necessary skills to treat life-threatening injuries while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kelly Owens)

Senior Airman Etse Bronson briefs 48th Aerial Port Squadron personnel on engine running onload/offload (ERO) exercise while at Joint Base Pearl-Harbor-Hickam June 13, 2021.

Senior Airman Etse Bronson briefs 48th Aerial Port Squadron personnel on engine running onload/offload (ERO) exercise while at Joint Base Pearl-Harbor-Hickam June 13, 2021. Practicing an ERO enhances capabilities and help identify best practices to improve wartime readiness.(US Air Force Photo by James Bowman)

624th Regional Support Group Reserve Citizen Airmen trained on Chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attacks (CBRN) gear.

624th Regional Support Group Reserve Citizen Airmen trained on Chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attacks (CBRN) gear. CBRN training teaches basic threat knowledge and proper emergency preparedness skills in the event of a real-world situation.(US Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Andom)

Guam's Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron gather to honor their fellow fallen airmen in a Port Dawg Memorial Run at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam field, May 2, 2021.

Guam's Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron gather to honor their fellow fallen airmen in a Port Dawg Memorial Run at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam field, May 2, 2021. The Air Transportation community from around the world paid special tribute to those Port Dawgs whose lives were lost in the previous calendar year.

Seventy-four years ago today, the Air Force was born. Our founders were inspired by the thought that we could make warfare less lethal by dominating the air domain, and their legacy resounds in everything we in the 624 RSG do today…airlifting humanitarian supplies, building resilient bases, and providing the best patient care for our Airmen.

Seventy-four years ago today, the Air Force was born. Our founders were inspired by the thought that we could make warfare less lethal by dominating the air domain, and their legacy resounds in everything we in the 624 RSG do today…airlifting humanitarian supplies, building resilient bases, and providing the best patient care for our Airmen. And while much has changed over those more than seven decades, some things remain the same – including our Airmen’s dedication to service over self. Our citizen Airmen – our Pacific Warriors – are among those whose dedication to service is truly inspiring. Each of you contributes meaningfully not just to your local communities, but to the safety and security of the American people – well beyond the perimeter of our islands. You are adaptable, resilient, courageous and serve with quiet humility. So today, we celebrate not just the birthday of our Air Force, but each one of our Citizen Airmen who call the 624 RSG home. Without you, our shared mission to Fly, Fight and Win would not be possible. We hope that today you share your #PacificWarrior pride with friends and family – and that you take the time to reflect on and celebrate our shared milestone of 74 years. V/R, Col Shinas CMSgt Young

Seventy-four years ago today, the Air Force was born. Our founders were inspired by the thought that we could make warfare less lethal by dominating the air domain, and their legacy resounds in everything we in the 624 RSG do today…airlifting humanitarian supplies, building resilient bases, and providing the best patient care for our Airmen.

And while much has changed over those more than seven decades, some things remain the same – including our Airmen’s dedication to service over self.

Our citizen Airmen – our Pacific Warriors – are among those whose dedication to service is truly inspiring. Each of you contributes meaningfully not just to your local communities, but to the safety and security of the American people – well beyond the perimeter of our islands.

You are adaptable, resilient, courageous and serve with quiet humility.

So today, we celebrate not just the birthday of our Air Force, but each one of our Citizen Airmen who call the 624 RSG home. Without you, our shared mission to Fly, Fight and Win would not be possible.

We hope that today you share your #PacificWarrior pride with friends and family – and that you take the time to reflect on and celebrate our shared milestone of 74 years.

V/R,

Col Shinas

CMSgt Young