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Mobility’s Hometown hosts 19 AF command team

Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, Maj. Gen. Craig Wills and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, looks out a front window as he flies a C-17 Globemaster III on Nov. 5, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Maj. Gen. Wills and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, the 19th Air Force command chief, toured the 97th Air Mobility Wing for the first time, Nov. 4 through Nov. 6, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, Maj. Gen. Craig Wills and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson.

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing is seen out the windshield of the second C-17 in a formation of three on Nov. 5, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, the 19th Air Force command chief, were taken on incentive flights aboard all three airframes assigned to Altus, to include the KC-135 Stratotanker, C-17 Globemaster III and KC-46A Pegasus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, Maj. Gen. Craig Wills and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Caleb Morris, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron (left), U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander (center), and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, the 19th Air Force command chief (right), stand in the back of a C-17 after an airdrop on Nov. 5, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. As part of the 19th Air Force command tour of the base, Maj. Gen. Wills and Chief Thompson got to witness an airdrop of cargo for the first time while harnessed out the back of a C-17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, Maj. Gen. Craig Wills and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander (right), pilots a C-17 Globemaster III during an air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker, both assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Nov. 5, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. While on his C-17 incentive flight, Maj. Gen. Wills received the opportunity to fly the plane during an air refueling, low-level flights and witness an air-drop out the back of the jet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, Maj. Gen. Craig Wills and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, speaks to Airmen assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing on Nov. 5, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The 19th Air Force command team concluded their visit with a base all-call, where they stressed how mobility separates the U.S. Air Force from the rest of the world, reminding our exceptional Airmen how important everyone is to mission accomplishment around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, Maj. Gen. Craig Wills and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, visits Airmen in Training at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., as part of his initial tour of the base on Nov. 6, 2019. During his visit to Mobility’s Hometown, Maj. Gen. Wills and Chief Thompson visited almost every squadron they could throughout the span of three days, speaking to Airmen on upcoming changes within the Air Force, what separates us from the rest of the world and the impact Airmen have in accomplishing the Air Force mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, Maj. Gen. Craig Wills and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, the 19th Air Force command chief, tour the refurbished BX with Airmen assigned to the 97th Force Support Squadron on Nov. 6, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Along with touring squadrons around base, Maj. Gen. Wills and Chief Thompson attended multiple lunches with Airmen, officers and spouses from around base addressing any concerns, questions and possible solutions on improving the quality of life for Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, Maj. Gen. Craig Wills and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, the 19th Air Force command chief, along with the 97th Air Mobility Wing leadership, visit the 97th Communications Squadron as part of the 19th Air Force command’s initial tour of the base, Nov 6, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. During their initial tour, Maj. Gen. Wills and Chief Thompson engaged with most squadrons on base in which they interacted and asked questions to exceptional Mobility Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

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Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, the 19th Air Force command chief, to the 97th Air Mobility Wing for a tour on Nov. 4 through Nov. 6, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. During the visit to Mobility’s Hometown, Maj. Gen. Wills and Chief Thompson engaged with almost every squadron they could throughout the span of three days. On the tour they spoke to Airmen on upcoming changes within the Air Force, what separates them from the rest of the world and the impact they have in accomplishing the Air Force mission. The 19th Air Force command team concluded their visit with a base all-call, where they stressed how mobility separates the U.S. Air Force from the rest of the world, reminding our exceptional Airmen how important everyone is to mission accomplishment around the world.