AFRC Commander Visits the 514th AMW

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, visited Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Jan. 12, 2018.

Scobee met with several 514th squadrons including the 76th and 78th Air Refueling Squadrons, the 514th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, and the 514th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

“The main purpose of Scobee’s trip to JBMDL was to meet with the Airmen assigned to the 514 AMW. To have the opportunity to meet with them, hear their concerns first hand and see what they need for them to be able to better complete their mission,” said Maj. Melissa Z. Greene, aide-de-camp for the commander of the Air Force Reserve Command. “It was also an opportunity for him to go over his and Chief Master Sgt. Kelly’s priorities for the Air Force Reserve Command, so everyone would know the direction of our organization is headed.”

His priorities include accelerating mission readiness, developing resilient leaders, and reforming the organization in areas that are in need of improvement such as medical readiness, financial management, and talent management.
Scobee said addressing the medical and financial needs of our Airmen also helps to treat everyone who serves with value and respect that will positively influence productivity in the workplace and increase retention rates.

During his visit, Scobee frequently expressed his passion for meeting Reserve Citizen Airmen, speaking with reservists at every squadron he visited, learning about their backgrounds, their civilian occupations, and their responsibilities within the 514th AMW.

Squadron leaders took the opportunity to introduce reservists who have been recognized for outstanding performance in support of the 514th AMW. Scobee thanked and congratulated each Airman personally for their accomplishments.
He also spoke to the squadrons about the well-being of their Airmen and discussed possible resolutions to current issues that they face. Service members also offered their own insights for Scobee to consider.

Family was a common emphasis to the 514th AMW. In the article, Meet the Scobees, from the Citizen Airman Magazine, Scobee said, “Everything you do in your career – even in service to your nation – has to be in line with the needs of your family, however you define your family. If you don’t have support, you can’t be your best.” He wants the workplace to reflect this concept.

During his visit, Scobee said he wants our members to come into work and feel valued for what they bring to the organization. He is confident that if our reservists know their units are taking care of them and recognizing their hard work, they will put their best effort in all that they do.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, commander, Air Force Reserve Command, greets an Airman with the 514th Air Mobility Wing on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., January 12, 2019. Scobee visited the 514th AMW to visit with Reserve Citizen Airmen and communicate his priorities for the AFRC. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean M. Evans)