SECAF Heather Wilson visits Grand Forks AFB

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  • By Airman 1st Class Melody Wolff
  • 319th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.-- The Honorable Heather Wilson, the Secretary of the Air Force, held a town hall while visiting Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, August 20, 2018.
During the town hall Wilson discussed current issues the Air Force is facing today, and how she plans to improve them.
“We need to begin focusing on our front-line fighting elements (operational squadrons), and everything that supports them,” said Wilson. “We need to figure out what they need to be ready to fight, and line up behind them.”
When asked about improving organizational climate, Wilson said the goal was to focus on giving power back to squadrons, giving time back to Airmen, and empowering commanders to make decisions for their bases.
“We must get back to our roots,” said Wilson. “Our goal is to be faster and better than any other.”
During her visit, Wilson also familiarized herself with the Grand Forks Air Force Base mission. She toured various parts of the base to include the newly renovated Airey Dining Facility, conducted focus groups with airmen, viewed the RQ-4 Global Hawk and gained greater knowledge on how it contributes to the Air Force mission.