Cleared for departure

Robins Air Force Base, Ga. --

 Air Force Lt. Gen. James “JJ” Jackson, former Commander of Air Force Reserve Command, reflects on his 38 years of service.

Air Force Lt. Gen. James “JJ” Jackson, former Commander of Air Force Reserve Command, reflects on his 38 years of service…

Pre-flight

“It all started with my Dad who did over 30 years as an active duty senior enlisted member…”

“It all started with my Dad who did over 30 years as an active duty senior enlisted member…”

 

Taxi

“Barbara and I have been together 27 years, our two teenagers, Tyler and Kelly are extremely important, they are everything.”

“Barbara and I have been together 27 years, our two teenagers, Tyler and Kelly are extremely important, they are everything.” 


Takeoff

“I’ve always tried to carve out family time, even in this job.”


“I’ve always tried to carve out family time, even in this job.”



 Wheels up

“There were always opportunities I didn’t think I was ready for…”

 
“There were always opportunities I didn’t think I was ready for…”

Wingman

“No matter how much you think you know, you don’t know everything you need to know.”

“No matter how much you think you know, you don’t know everything you need to know.”

On Target

“One of the things I’m most proud of is as I look around the table is the team that we’ve built and we’ve got leading the Air Force Reserve.”

“One of the things I’m most proud of is as I look around the table is the team that we’ve built and we’ve got leading the Air Force Reserve.”


Mission

“…our reserve folks to bring their civilian and their military skills to bear to solve problems.”

“…our reserve folks to bring their civilian and their military skills to bear to solve problems.”

Final Approach

“We’ll still always have to maintain air superiority…”

 

“We’ll still always have to maintain air superiority…”



Sortie Complete

“Through it all, the people that sacrifice and the families that we’ve gotten to know over the year…is what we’ll miss.”


“Through it all, the people that sacrifice and the families that we’ve gotten to know over the year…is what we’ll miss.”