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19th Air Force Command Team Tours Holloman

Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, speaks during an all-call, July 20, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The visit served as an opportunity for the 19th AF command team to learn how Airmen around the wing accomplish the wing’s mission and allowed wing leadership to showcase key quality of life initiatives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, speaks during an all-call, July 20, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The visit served as an opportunity for the 19th AF command team to learn how Airmen around the wing accomplish the wing’s mission and allowed wing leadership to showcase key quality of life initiatives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander, coins a 49th Wing dorm resident advisor July 20, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The Dorm RA council is the first of its kind in the Air Education Training Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander, coins a 49th Wing dorm resident advisor July 20, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The Dorm RA council is the first of its kind in the Air Education Training Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Rogers, 19th Air Force command chief, speaks to students at the Holloman Airman Leadership School, July 19, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The students had an opportunity to seek mentorship from Rogers about leadership and U.S. Air Force policy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks.)

Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Rogers, 19th Air Force command chief, speaks to students at the Holloman Airman Leadership School, July 19, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The students had an opportunity to seek mentorship from Rogers about leadership and U.S. Air Force policy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks.)

Maj Gen Wills poses with a pilot and maintainer prior to a flight in an F-16 Viper.

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Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander, flies an MQ-9 Reaper simulator, July 20, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The command team held three all-calls with the wing, and spoke on the importance of training, readiness and how our Airmen give the U.S. Air Force a competitive edge in our fight against U.S. adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander, flies an MQ-9 Reaper simulator, July 20, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The command team held three all-calls with the wing, and spoke on the importance of training, readiness and how our Airmen give the U.S. Air Force a competitive edge in our fight against U.S. adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Rodgers, 19th Air Force command chief, coins a 49th Medical Group Airman July 21, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The visit served as an opportunity for the 19th AF command team to learn how 49th Wing Airmen execute the mission and provided an opportunity for them to recognize superior performers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Rodgers, 19th Air Force command chief, coins a 49th Medical Group Airman July 21, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The visit served as an opportunity for the 19th AF command team to learn how 49th Wing Airmen execute the mission and provided an opportunity for them to recognize superior performers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Rogers, 19th Air Force command chief, extinguishes a simulated aircraft fire, July 21, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. During the visit, the command team visited locations including the 16th Training Squadron, Holloman Airman Leadership School and the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Rogers, 19th Air Force command chief, extinguishes a simulated aircraft fire, July 21, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. During the visit, the command team visited locations including the 16th Training Squadron, Holloman Airman Leadership School and the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander, views a virtual reality MQ-9 training program, July 20, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The 16th Training Squadron uses MQ-9 Reaper simulators to train pilots and sensor operators for their field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander, views a virtual reality MQ-9 training program, July 20, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The 16th Training Squadron uses MQ-9 Reaper simulators to train pilots and sensor operators for their field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander, listens to a 16th Training Squadron mission brief July 20, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The command team held three all calls and discussed the future of the MQ-9 Reaper enterprise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander, listens to a 16th Training Squadron mission brief July 20, 2021, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The command team held three all calls and discussed the future of the MQ-9 Reaper enterprise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Sparks)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kristina Rogers, 19th AF command chief, visited Holloman July 19-21, 2021, for a base visit and immersion tour.

 The visit served as an opportunity for the 19th AF command team to learn how Airmen accomplish the wing’s mission and allowed wing leadership to showcase key quality of life initiatives.

“This is my first visit to Holloman AFB and it’s obvious the leadership team here is focused on our Airmen and their families, as well as getting after the mission,” Rogers said. “I’m looking forward to coming back to spend time with the ‘Fightin’ 49ers.’”

Throughout the visit, Wills and Rogers visited locations which included Holloman Airman Leadership School, Dorm Resident Advisor Council, the 16th Training Squadron, and the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

During three all-calls with the wing, Wills spoke on the importance of training, readiness and how our Airmen give the U.S. Air Force a competitive edge in our fight against U.S. adversaries.

“The profession of arms is really who we are,” Wills said. “We are people that have committed to a particular code. We have agreed to live our lives with integrity, service and excellence. We have agreed to serve our nation and put service before self.”

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