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Gen. Goldfein visits Schriever Air Force Base

General David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, participates in an interview during his visit to Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 3, 2020. Goldfein visited the base as part of his Standing Watch Tour, in which he visited Airmen who work 24/7, 365 days a year to show appreciation for their efforts and sacrifices. (U.S. Air Force by Kathryn Calvert)

General David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, participates in an interview during his visit to Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 3, 2020. Goldfein visited the base as part of his Standing Watch Tour, in which he visited Airmen who work 24/7, 365 days a year to show appreciation for their efforts and sacrifices. (U.S. Air Force by Kathryn Calvert)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

With a goal of recognizing and raising awareness of Airmen who stand watch 24/7, 365 days a year, Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff, visited Airmen here, Jan. 3 as part of the Standing Watch Tour.

During his visit, Goldfein visited various work spaces on base where members of Team Schriever work 365 days of the year to ensure mission success.

“America sleeps well at night because you don’t,” Goldfein said. “With you standing watch 24/7, we feel safe, secure. Your work is critical to our national security interests.”

One of his goals for the tour is to encourage Airmen connection for increased resilience and readiness.

“Take care of each other,” he said. “Readiness is first and foremost about Airmen and their families.”

Additionally, Goldfein recognized the proud history of the base and the long-standing record of providing “the best space capabilities in the world.”

“The American way of life depends on space, it depends on you,” he said. “You are the multi-functional, space-minded operators our nation depends on to defend our national security in and through space. As part of the new, independent Space Force, you’ll maintain that competitive edge and adapt to new challenges. It’s an exciting time,” he said.

Goldfein also visited Joint Base Andrews, Scott Air Force Base, Minot Air Force Base, and Joint Base San Antonio during the tour.

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