Niner's Notes

  • Published
  • By Col. Garrett Harencak
  • 509th Bomb Wing commander
It is a great honor to be the wing commander for the 509th Bomb Wing and Team Whiteman. Tanya and I have been overwhelmed by the tremendous welcome we have received. Thank you for all you have done to make our first days at Whiteman so spectacular!

This incredible, elite unit has been and will continue to be, an outstanding organization dedicated to delivering decisive combat airpower anytime, anywhere.

As I write my first "Niner's Notes," let's be clear about something, regardless of our day to day duties, all of our efforts are to achieve one goal, one mission ... to destroy America's enemies. It is that simple. There are no, and there never will be, other number-one priorities.

We will work tirelessly to give all of you the resources and training you need to accomplish this mission. Also, we will always focus the leadership of this wing on improving the quality of life of all of military, civilian and dependents who live or work at Team Whiteman.

As I said at the change of command, for me the honor is in just serving our great nation and Air Force, but the privilege is to serve with all of you, right here at Whiteman Air Force Base.