On July 17, we completed the last of twelve ceremonies necessary to stand up the new Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), an historic undertaking that requires us to meet the demands of our operational customers, while at the same time making strides to satisfy our national priority for efficiency gains. Consisting of eight mission-focused wings, located at Hill, Tinker, Scott and Robins AFB, AFSC is 32,000 Airmen strong (military and civilian), all dedicated to sustaining mission capable and ready weapon systems. While we have a new name, and new teammates, our mission remains constant: We are the Air Force lead for global sustainment support. We have an enormous mission, with even greater expectations. To meet these expectations, we are going to embrace a philosophy centered on delivering "art of the possible" results. Through process improvements efforts, disciplined resource management and leadership supporting our innovative work force, we will improve the speed and quality in the products and services we deliver to the warfighter, as well as enhance workforce safety ... while seeking the most cost effective manner.
Mission success depends on everyone making it better tomorrow than today, and that begins with teamwork. Championship teams are created when individuals pull together as one, and though our team is big, this creates more opportunities to learn and grow together. My role as the AFSC commander is to enable success at every level within the organization. In short, my job is to help everyone be successful as we generate airpower.
Each of you has an important role within AFSC. Together, we play a critical part in the defense of our great nation. I'm excited about our future...and what we can do for our nation when we deliver on the "art of the possible."
Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield