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Farewell from Chief Kessinger

131st Bomb Wing Command Chief Master Sgt Lisa Kessinger announced the enlisted 131st Bomb Wing Outstanding Airman of the Year winners at ceremonies held on Dec 5 at Whiteman and Dec 6 at Lambert ANGB-Saint Louis.  She also provided words on leadership at the events.  "Many of you remember my past sayings of 'Make it Great in 2008' and 'Shine in 2009.'  Today I bring you 'Mission Ready to Defend in 2010!'"  (Air Force Photo by Master Sgt Mary-Dale Amison RELEASED)

131st Bomb Wing Command Chief Master Sgt Lisa Kessinger announced the enlisted 131st Bomb Wing Outstanding Airman of the Year winners at ceremonies held on Dec 5 at Whiteman and Dec 6 at Lambert ANGB-Saint Louis. She also provided words on leadership at the events. "Many of you remember my past sayings of 'Make it Great in 2008' and 'Shine in 2009.' Today I bring you 'Mission Ready to Defend in 2010!'" (Air Force Photo by Master Sgt Mary-Dale Amison RELEASED)

LAMBERT IAP -- To all Lambert, Whiteman AFB and Det 1 men and women - my friends:

I cannot believe it's time to retire. As most of you know, I started counting down 24 months ago...and here it is - 3 and a half days to go.

My last duty day here is Feb. 5.  We are having a luncheon that day and I hope you all can make it.

Thank you for the fond memories, for it has been wonderful working with all of you over the past years.  I will miss you all terribly, think of you often and I promise to visit from time to time.

I received my puppy, "Chief", last week from Logistics Readiness Squadron and he is great! Thanks to everyone who gave a donation toward the pup fund and wine basket raffle...the proceeds bought the puppy.

I leave you with a few words of wisdom...

-Be proud of our heritage as Guardsmen and women.
-Perform your best, look your best, act your best, strive to be the best. Always.
-Be great Wingmen and look out for one another.
-Be accountable, be forgiving, be patient, be involved.

It's who we are.

Thank you for being a part of my successful military career.  I could not have done it without each of you.

Lead on!

(RSVP for the luncheon to Master Sgt. Gary Todd)