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22nd Air Force command chief checks on his troops

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, MS (April 3, 2011) — Chief Master Sgt. Steven M. Larwood, 22nd Air Force command chief, visited the 403rd Wing for April’s Unit Training Assembly to meet the Airmen and hear their ideas and concerns.

“I think it is important for people at wing level to have access to headquarters for any concerns or problems that can’t be fixed at the local level, they have a mechanism to voice those concerns up the chain of command to get to MAJCOM (Major Command),” said Chief Larwood.

The 22nd Air Force conducts monthly visits to all of its assigned wings according to the command chief. In doing so, they are able to ensure the Airmen are ready to do their jobs when called upon and are developing in their careers.

“One of the best things about my job is going to the numerous organizations because everyone does things differently,” said Chief Larwood. “When I find a program that’s being done at one base, I can encourage them to share that with other bases that may be struggling in that area.”

After the tour and discussion, the chief was able to attempt a few jumps in a parachute simulator.

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