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Independence Day Holiday Message

  • Published
  • By General Raymond E. Johns Jr.
  • Commander, Air Mobility Command
The Fourth of July is a day for all Americans to celebrate the freedoms that you as Air Mobility Command Airmen help provide. Independence Day carries a simple yet important message of freedom that continues to unite us in a call to service.

It's the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices made every day by Airmen, whether active duty, guard, reserves or civilian, that keeps our nation free. You and your families know both the burden and joy of this important obligation. I'm impressed at the lengths you go to defend our nation, as you deploy around the world spending long periods away from your loved ones. We owe you debt of gratitude!

As we celebrate this holiday weekend, I urge you to be safe. Every one of you has someone who needs you, so think of them before you act. The overwhelming majority of our fatal accidents occur off duty in motor vehicles and involve speed, alcohol, and failure to use seatbelts. Celebrate smartly, take the opportunity to have fun and come back relaxed and ready to continue our commitment to this country's great cause.

Thanks to you and your families our nation has never been stronger. Happy Independence Day...I am honored to serve alongside each of you!