16th Air Force commander visits Beale

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  • By Colville McFee
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing

Lt. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander, visited Beale Nov. 29 to connect with Airmen and Guardians.

The visit focused on the commander’s intent regarding Air Force priorities, Numbered Air Force information, brief Airmen on Air Combat Command challenges and the way forward.

“We are looking at our priorities in ways to increase our readiness for our team, personal readiness and readiness for our squadron,” Kennedy said.

Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Bruce, 16th AF command chief, accompanied Kennedy to provide enlisted Airmen with personal and professional development and resiliency readiness.

“When we talk about readiness, we must look at the way our personal readiness looks; do we have our childcare ready, getting our families ready, do we have a family care plan? These things are needed to be sure we build from a resiliency standpoint,” Bruce said. “Our job is to make sure you know these things and have these tools so you can produce results.”

The immersion gave Kennedy and Bruce insight into Beale’s capabilities from a security, medical, U-2, intelligence, and maintenance standpoint. It also gave them an opportunity to commend outstanding Airmen.

“It’s wonderful to see Airmen going above and beyond to take care of their team and themselves and also finding innovative ways to manage a task,” Bruce said.

Lt. Gen. Kevin Kennedy is responsible for a multitude of missions such as reconnaissance, information warfare, cyber warfare, intelligence gathering and analysis.