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52nd FW unveils new mission statement

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- The 52nd Fighter Wing recently unveiled its new mission statement complete with more strategic airpower options.

U.S. Air Force Col. Joe McFall, 52nd FW commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Gates, 52nd FW command chief, selected "Fueling Forward-Ready-Now with Airpower Options" as the successor to the wing's previous mission statement of "Defending American and Allied Interests -- Building Partner Capacity."

52nd FW mission
"Chief Gates and I recently rolled out an updated mission statement and set of strategic options that we feel more accurately reflects the dynamic business we're in here at the 52nd Fighter Wing," McFall said. "The intent of this update is to ensure that every member of our team understands their role in making Airpower go, whether they're serving up meals at the dining facility, turning wrenches on the flightline or moving earth for a new facility."
The wing's pillars of Mission, Airmen and Community will remain intact as the base's foundation, McFall said. He added that the updated strategic options are designed to fold under the mission pillar with additional wing values nesting under the Airmen and Community pillars.


1. Provide Surety of Strategic Assets
2. Deploy Combat Airpower
3. Receive Forward-Deployed Forces
4. Facilitate Inter-Theater Airlift
5. Build Partnership Capacity


1. Forge Leaders at Every Level
2. Honor Air Force Core Values
3. Leave It Better Than You Found it


1. Deliver World-Class Support to All Sabers
2. Strengthen Local Partnerships
"As our wing flexes to accommodate new missions and unforeseen challenges, one constant continues to guide us - the legacy of the Saber Nation as an institution of proud excellence," McFall said. "I thank you for your leadership in keeping that heritage strong and present in the minds of our people, our allies and our adversaries