AFRC senior leaders visit Pacific unit

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  • By Lt. Mary Andom
  • 624 Regional Support Unit

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii-- Air Force Reserve Command senior leaders toured the 624th Regional Support Group here during the Unit Training Assembly, Nov. 6.

Lt. Gen. John Healy, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, the command chief of the Air Force Reserve Command, visited the 624th RSG, the largest Air Force Reserve unit presence in the Pacific.

The immersion tour marked Healy’s first AFRC visit in the Pacific theater since assuming command in August. During the visit, Healy highlighted his two strategic priorities – ‘Ready Now’ and ‘Transforming for the Future’ outlined in a recent task order. Pacific Warriors highlighted the mission capabilities of more than 600 combat-ready Airmen driving readiness in the Indo-Pacific theater. Healy and White met with Reserve Citizen Airmen, who shared the 624th RSG’s innovation efforts in aerial port, aeromedical and civil engineering operations in support of missions across the globe.

During a town hall briefing, Healy and White provided insight on the strategic priorities shaping the future of the command and the pacing challenges of the warfighting environment.

Healy reinforced his expectations for every Reserve Citizen Airman to know what is expected in order to be ready to answer the call to fight.

“As the commander of the Air Force Reserve, my job is to ensure every Airman understands what they are accountable for when it comes to their readiness,” said Healy. “We need to make sure we remove any hurdles and obstacles in your way preventing you from being ‘Ready Now.’ We want to ensure you have the tools and processes to be successful in accomplishing the mission.”

White discussed the importance of maintaining a posture of resiliency and taking care of Airmen to reverse negative trends in suicides.

“Leaders and supervisors can make the difference in tackling mental health challenges,” said White. “We need to take a personal investment in our Airmen and normalize saying when we are not doing okay.”