It is an extraordinary privilege for Suzie and me to join you as your
new first family. We are grateful for this rare opportunity. I want to lay out what I think is important as clearly as I can. The U.S. Air
Force is a premier organization that provides our Nation a vast array of capabilities in air, space and cyberspace. The Nation is at war and the
capabilities we provide our leadership are critical to success. Whether our contribution is in irregular warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, the
fight to save lives through humanitarian relief operations, or deterrence and dissuasion of potential adversaries, the Air Force is a
key contributor to the national defense of America.
We are part of a Joint team that trusts us to perform superbly when called upon. Everyone in this organization contributes to our
readiness-no one should measure their worth by their proximity to the target. For many years, the U.S. Air Force has been at the forefront of
our Nation's business worldwide. As we continue to fulfill the high expectations others have for us, let's approach our business with
enthusiasm, quiet professionalism, and an abiding respect for one another and our Joint and Coalition teammates.
Please visit https://www.my.af.mil/afp/netstorage/csaf/AFLoginVideo.html to view my introductory message. My promise to you is I will lead from
the front; I'll work hard every day and strive to maintain the same high standards as each of you; and along the way we'll have fun, too!
Norton A. Schwartz
Chief of Staff