RCAF family advocate visits Luke AFB

Two women and two men wearing a variety of uniforms stand in a row facing the camera; behind them is a large painting of a fighter jet.
From left, US Major Shawna Parker, deputy director of the revitalizing squadrons task force; US Colonel Russell Williford, director of the revitalizing squadrons task force; Colonel Heather Thorne-Albright, Royal Canadian Air Force family advocate, and US Chief Master Sergeant Johnathan Hover, chief of revitalizing squadrons task force, stand for a group photo at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona on January 17, 2019. The task force visited Luke to promote practices and identify improvements that need to be made in carrying out squadron revitalization initiatives. PHOTO: Senior Airman Caleb Worpel, USAF

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As the largest fighter wing in the world, Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, US, often has the responsibility of sharing important practices and methods stemming from the innovation of its personnel – both military and civilian.

Since the chief of staff of the United States Air Force, General David Goldfein, announced his initiative to revitalize squadrons, an assigned task force has been visiting bases and producing visible changes as part of an implementation plan.

According to the findings in the implementation plan, USAF Colonel Russell Williford, director of the Revitalizing Squadrons Task Force, said there are three key attributes to a successful squadron: verifiable mission success, purposeful leadership, and esprit de corps.

These key attributes are being implemented via three lines of effort: focus on the mission, strengthen leadership and culture, and take care of air personnel and their families.

The task force, and Colonel Heather Thorne-Albright, the Royal Canadian Air Force family advocate, visited Luke AFB on January 17, 2019, to promote practices and identify improvements, specifically taking care of air personnel and famliies. The plan includes helping squadrons better support air personnel and families by building on their resilience, and strengthening family support programs and community connections.

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