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NEWS | Dec. 4, 2018

Pacific Air Forces commander presides over BMT graduation

By Airman 1st Class Dillon Parker 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, served as the reviewing official for the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Nov. 30.


Pacific Air Forces is responsible for Air Force activities spread over half the globe in a command that supports more than 46,000 Airmen serving principally in Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Alaska and Guam.


As the reviewing official, Brown had the opportunity to pass on advice and expectations to the Air Force’s newest Airmen, many of whom will be assigned to PACAF.


“I’m expecting you to come in and learn,” Brown said. “You’ll have strong [non-commissioned officers] and junior officers to lean on, but I’m also looking for your ideas, your fresh sets of eyes will help us become even more lethal.”


The general led the oath of enlistment and provided words of encouragement to the graduates.


“Put your heart and soul into everything you do,” he said. “The Air Force gives you an opportunity to be excellent and disciplined in so many different ways.