A Robins Air Force Base airman has been named the Air Force First Sergeant of the Year.
According to a story in the Robins Rev Up, Master Sgt. H. Mylo Gibson II won the award. He has served in the Air Force for more than 20 years and has been a first sergeant for two years.
A first sergeant works with airmen within a unit to assist them with issues that impact their careers.
I became a first sergeant to take care of people and to continue a motto taken from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind, Gibson said in the Rev Up. My wife, Fenitra, inspires me to take care of people and said the job is my calling.
Gibson serves in the 51st Combat Communications Squadron.
AFMC celebrates 20th anniversary
Air Force Materiel Command, the parent agency of Robins, is 20 years old Sunday.
The command was established July 1, 1992, with the merger of Air Force Logistics Command and Air Force Systems Command, according to an AFMC release.
AFMC supports the entire spectrum of the Air Force mission, and 20 years offers an opportunity to look back with pride on the commands accomplishments over that period, Jack Weber, AFMC command historian, said in the release. Moreover, the commands current efforts to plan and implement a streamlining of the organization from 12 to five centers, reduce unneeded overhead and emphasize efficiency make an excellent benchmark on which to focus on AFMCs heritage built so solidly over the last 20 years.
The commands workforce today consists of 80,000 airmen and 62,000 civilians, which is 40 percent of the total number of civilians working for the Air Force, the release stated.
Obama nominates new Guard leader
President Barack Obama has named Army Lt. Gen. Frank Grass to be the new chief of the National Guard Bureau, according to a release.
Grass currently serves as deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command.
If confirmed by the Senate, he would succeed Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley, the first four-star general to serve in the position. Grass also has been nominated for a fourth star.
I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity, if I am confirmed, to lead the best National Guard in our nations history -- a force of more than 460,000 men and women proven on the battlefield and during domestic crises, Grass said in the release. It is further humbling to be asked by the secretary of defense and the president to follow in Gen. McKinleys footsteps. I look forward to ensuring the investment the American people have made in the National Guard as a ready and reliable operational force continues to pay dividends.
To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.