Focusing on the new year

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  • By Bruce A. Litchfield
  • Air Force Sustainment Center
By the time most of you read this message, the holiday season will have passed and a new year begun.  I hope everyone had a chance to refresh, recharge, and ready themselves for what's shaping up to be a great year.  The new year brings with it something we have not seen in a very long time...predictability.  We have an approved budget, solid workload requirements, no known workforce reductions, and a defined mission to support warfighter needs.  This is our opportunity to show the Air Force our team can deliver cost-effective readiness at world-class levels.  This requires every member to perform at a high level as we strive to deliver the right results the right way.  As a championship team, we should expect nothing less, nor should we demand anything less of ourselves.  

As we move into 2015, we'll place special attention on the health of our organization, our employees, our Wingmen, and of course delivering mission success.  I want us to focus on our individual health, to include our physical, emotional and spiritual balance between our work and home lives.  We will accelerate our drive to improve and mature in the way we operate using the AFSC Way.  We will put a laser focus on areas that need assistance delivering 'Art of the Possible' results to ensure we are second to none when it comes to generating Air Power.  As we focus internally, we will reach out to improve vital relationships with industry partners who help us defend our country with the most innovative technology known to man.

We will become stronger as individuals, as teammates, as partners in our Nation's defense.  The only things that will keep us from reaching our full potential is not striving high or reaching far enough on our journey to excellence.  We need every AFSC member to come to work each and every day to make things better! 

Happy New Year!  Keep 'em's what we do!


Lieutenant General, USAF
Commander, AFSC