932nd Airlift Wing receives new plane

Maintenance is important to keep the C-40C going strong and flight attendants take care of the customers in the air. Col. Maryanne Miller, 932nd Airlift Wing commander, said that despite all of the demands and training requirements, she understands why her Air Force Reservists choose to become flight attendants. "It's an exciting time in our wing's history," Colonel Miller said. "We represent the only wing in Air Force Reserve Command that provides executive airlift support for our nation's senior leaders. Supporting our nation with superior service is a mission we understand and enjoy doing." Colonel Miller has more than 4,400 flying hours in a variety of Air Force aircraft, including the C-141, C-5 and C-9C. "From our maintainers to our pilots and flight attendants, I can truly say we have engaged this mission with the customer in mind," she said. "I have dedicated professionals doing this mission day to day, and I am extremely proud of their service and commitment." The colonel pointed out that the 932nd AW has worked closely with the regular Air Force's 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, Md., to ensure synergy of resources and smart operations while standing up this new mission. "In addition, the 201st Airlift Squadron at Andrews has been integral in assisting with our pilot currency until our new C-40C aircraft arrives," she said. "It is truly an integrated operational approach to operational support airlift and our distinguished visitor mission." Lt. Col. Barry Rutledge, director of operations for the 73rd AS, is proud of the men and women who cater to the needs of a wide range of people on the flights. "The job these flight attendants do is incredible," Colonel Rutledge said. "They perform at an outstanding level, not just for one flight of one mission, but on every leg of every mission. That level of service and dedication is unparalleled in my opinion. I stand in awe of these folks. We need more of these dedicated professionals i

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