USAF EC command chief thankful for time with 'Eagles'

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  • By Chief Master Sgt. Jeffry Helm
  • U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center
Wow, my time at the Expeditionary Center has flown by! 

When I was hired as the Command Chief in Dec 2006, I knew very little about who you were or what you did. 

However, over time I have watched you train more Airmen going to the deployed areas of responsibility than anybody else in the Air Force. 

Additionally, thanks to Maj. Gen. Kip Self's phenomenal strategic communication plan, a lot more people in the Air Force also know who we are and what we do.
It has been a privilege to see what goes on behind the scenes to move the 23,000-plus students through the Expeditionary Center every year. 

This Center has great leaders who care about you and make sure you have what you need in order to carry out your mission. 

I tried to list all of the accomplishments that you've had in the past 19 months, but the list was too long, so I'll just say "great job." 

If you are ever in Dallas, Texas, stop by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service headquarters and say hello. If there's anything that AAFES can do for you, please ask...I'll do my best to help you out. 

Finally, I want to thank each of you for allowing me to serve as your Command Chief. The time here has truly been the highlight of my career. 

I'm honored to be known as an "Eagle" and will always wear that title with pride.
Be proud of being an "Eagle" and remember you're providing the Air Force's "Airpower...From the Ground Up!"