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AETC command chief takes closer look at Maxwell missions, engages with Airmen

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  • By Senior Master Sgt. Richard Ebensberger
  • Air University Public Affairs

Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, command chief for Air Education and Training Command, took a closer look at missions and recognized Airmen during his visit here Feb. 20-23, 2024. 

Bickley engaged with Airmen from a variety of units across the installation.

One highlight of the visit was Bickley's recognition of superior performers for exceptional contributions to the 42nd Air Base Wing’s mission.

"Airmen at Maxwell consistently demonstrate a can-do attitude and dedication to combat excellence, and I couldn’t be prouder of what they do every day to enhance our national security," Bickley said. “It’s always motivating to see our Wings building the Airman advantage that keeps us ready for the pacing challenge.”

Other key engagements focused on medical Airmen at the 42nd Medical Group, who spoke about Tactical Combat Casualty Care, and the Medic X Briefing, shedding light on the critical role of healthcare professionals in ensuring the well-being of the force. The True North Plus visit provided Bickley with a firsthand look at the various components contributing to building more resilient and ready Airmen.

During his final day at Maxwell, the chief presented his “Change in Mindset” briefing, emphasizing the significance of being competitive and more combat effective in the pacing challenge. The chief encouraged Airmen to embrace change and strive to excel in dynamic environments.