Acting SecAF visits Osan

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Osan leadership lines up to salute the arrival of Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 25, 2013. Fanning toured the 607th Air and Space Operations Center and the 694th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group before holding an all call at the base theater. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley J. Thum)
Osan leadership lines up to salute the arrival of Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Nov. 25, 2013. Fanning toured the 607th Air and Space Operations Center and the 694th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group before holding an all call at the base theater. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley J. Thum)

Acting SecAF visits Osan

by: Airman 1st Class Ashley J. Thum | .
51st Fighter Wing PAO | .
published: November 27, 2013

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning paid a visit to the Airmen at Osan, Nov. 25.

In addition to making stops at the 607th Air and Space Operations Center and the 694th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Fanning also held an all- call to educate Airmen about the current climate of the Air Force.

Fanning discussed force structure, noting that promotions should not be affected because the branch still needs a healthy balance of all ranks, even after re-shaping.

"We need to invest in the new Air Force, invest in the future, and enhance our readiness," Fanning said.

Sexual assault prevention continues to be on the forefront of current policy, and Fanning emphasized the responsibility of every Airman to be a part of the solution.

"There are too many Airmen having things happen to them that should never happen," Fanning said. "We need to be open-minded and keep at this."

Fanning answered several questions about education benefits, upcoming Air Force initiatives and other topics related to maintaining combat readiness in a time of relative uncertainty.

As Fiscal Year 2014 kicks into gear, Fanning encouraged Airmen to continue to keep a positive attitude.

"Thank you for persevering through all of this," Fanning said. "Seeing people stay focused and still able to accomplish their mission is great."

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