Happy New Year to the outstanding men and women of the 21st Space Wing and the Colorado Springs community!
Over the past four months, I had the privilege to serve as the commander of a forward deployed space squadron as part of a joint, coalition team at an austere location in Northern Syria. Our elite team of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines continue to work by, with and through regional partners such as the Syrian Democratic Forces to militarily defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in support of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). I am forever grateful to serve my country alongside such an amazing team – it’s been the experience of a lifetime. This holiday season, I’d like to share some personal stories with you to help your New Year be just that much more enjoyable.