Commander's Memorial Day Message 2023

  • Published
  • By Col. Glenn Collins, Commander
  • 932nd Airlift Wing

Team 932nd,

April 14, 2023 marked the 75th anniversary of the Air Force Reserve.  Over these past 75 years, Citizen Airmen have given their lives alongside our total force partners to preserve the freedom we enjoy today. Every American owes a tremendous debt to these courageous men and women who have selflessly given their all to defend and protect our way of life.

This Memorial Day we pause in gratitude to those Citizen Airmen, and all service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.  I encourage you to reflect on our proud heritage, recognize our Airmen’s past and current contributions to national security, and look to transforming for the future.  Help demonstrate the solemn gratitude that exists for these heroes this Memorial Day.  Over 70,000 Reserve Airmen, both military and civilian, continue to provide strategic depth for the Total Force.  Integrity, service, and excellence are the principles Citizen Airmen have lived and died by for generations. To those Citizen Airmen in our Wing and across the Reserve who are currently defending our Nation, we give our gratitude and are privileged to stand with you in service to the United States of America.  Col. Chadwick, Chief Biancur and I are proud to stand with you, by you, and for you. V/R, Col Glenn Collins