Niner's Notes

  • Published
  • By Brig. Gen. Greg Biscone
  • 509th Bomb Wing commander
Conventional readiness

We've kicked off our convention war training cycle with mass training which began prior to the holiday break and with B-2s deploying to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., yesterday for RED FLAG.

As those of us at home prepare for global expeditionary combat support, our team at RED FLAG will sharpen their strike and sorties generation skills along with those additional participants from the U.S., NATO and other allied countries.

We're the lead unit providing support for the exercise. I appreciate your focus as we bring the wing to a high level of conventional readiness.

The courage to make a difference
On Monday, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We commemorate the timeless values he taught us -- the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service.

These values defined Dr. King's character and empowered his leadership.

His actions and words still inspire today us to work hard and to achieve our dreams.

Be safe this holiday weekend and remember that our differences are a strength and we're a better nation because we respect and honor all races, religions and nationalities.

COMSEC inspection

Next week we have an Air Combat Command communications security inspection to make sure we know how to secure and protect sensitive and classified information.

Help enable the ACC team get their job done.

Quality of life

On Thursday we're hosting a working meeting of the Missouri Military Preparedness
and Enhancement Commission.

This was established by Missouri Governor, Matt Blunt, and is designed to research and make recommendations regarding community relations and interstate cooperation on military issues.

If you have any suggestions to improve your quality of life in Missouri, let your commander or first sergeant know so we can pass it along.