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  • Off to Texas

    It is with a heavy heart that I say good bye to all the great people in the 932nd. I have been asked to take over the maintenance group (MXG) at Lackland AFB, Texas. It was almost three years to the date I showed up here to command the MXG, and in that time, I have been blessed to have such terrific people to work with. Each group has contributed
  • Thoughts on service

    Lt. Col. Richard Feldmeier retired from the 932nd Airlift Wing in 2008.He decided to share his thoughts on being in the military and he has a long history of military men in his family. His grandfather was a member of the Coast Guard, and his father and three uncles were members of the U.S. Navy. In 1970, it was his turn. Back then, Colonel
  • What the 101 Critical Days of Summer mean to me

    As a pre-teen in the late 50's, the first day of summer meant no school for an eternity. The schoolbooks teachers said I could keep all conveniently got lost on the way home. Summers were mostly about doing chores in the morning, followed by being chased out of the house so mom could watch her afternoon soap operas. My friends and I played in
  • "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers"

    William Shakespeare's play "Henry V" has immortalized these famous words: "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers."For he who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother......." Few words have ever expressed the bond that we in the military share. Whether in the past, present, or future, all those who have and are willing to lay down
  • Farewell my friends

    Well, I guess the time is here for me to say farewell, depart the ranks, and hang up the uniform for the last time. I always knew this day would come, but I guess I never fully prepared for it. I have always enjoyed every opportunity I had to wear the uniform, mainly because I believe in everything it represents. Time has gone by so fast, as it
  • Thoughts on service

    I recently had the pleasure of attending the Air Force Reserve Command Outstanding Airman of the Year ceremony and witnessed one of our own Senior Airman being recognized as the outstanding Airman for Fourth Air Force. While watching his father join him on stage, I imagined the road that lies ahead for him as he continues his career as a member of
  • Our country counts on us

    Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do - our core values are the institutional foundation of all Air Force activity. As members of the Air Force Reserve, we are unique to our active duty counterparts in that we continually step in and out of military status. As a result, it's easy to develop the mindset that some things are
  • Looking forward together

    First let me express my heartfelt thanks to everyone for the kind and warm welcome that you extended to me, my family, and friends over the January Unit Training Assembly. I appreciate the efforts that so many of you put into making the change of command such a huge success and for showing, once again, that the 932nd Airlift Wing holds itself to a
  • Who is this man, this pilot?

    The patch says U.S. Air Force, his eye is keen and true. He knows the drill -- he studied well mind pitch and yaw, keep course. Lift exceeds drag: there's magic sweet wanderlust and lure.That yonder, blue and wild and vast proves all the laws of physics. It isn't only hardware: gauges, switches, throttle. It's heart and soul - his mettle.No mere
  • Looking back and looking ahead (Commentary from the GATEWAY paper)

    As I look back on the past two years as your commander, I just have to say I am one of the luckiest people on earth. I have had the opportunity to work with many of you and witnessed your talents, expertise, and the dedication you bring to the mission. I have cherished the time spent serving with you during a trying time in our nation's history. I
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