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22nd Air Force commander visits 94th Airlift Wing

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  • By Staff Sgt. Justin Clayvon
  • 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- The 94th Airlift Wing welcomed Maj. Gen. John P. Healy, 22nd Air Force commander, for an official visit here during April’s drill weekend.

 

Healy spoke with Airmen at various squadrons about some of the key functions, staffing, and readiness items involved in supporting Dobbins’ mission of providing mission ready forces.

 

The general toured and visited all groups and squadrons of the wing.

 

He got a unique “behind the scenes” view of functions instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the various areas across the unit. Healy watched the COVID vaccination team giving shots into arms during the drill weekend.

 

“I was impressed with the 94th ASTS leading the way in vaccinations when I went through to get a shot, even more so now after seeing the process behind the POD,” said Healy. “They’re setting the Air Force bar on protecting Americans and getting shots in arms.”

 

Healy also saw aerial delivery bundles, fall protection/safety, new bench/shop stock, and off-road vehicles. He also headed a question and answer sessions to hear questions, comments, and concerns from Airmen.

 

“It was a fantastic experience getting to visit face-to-face with all of the units and see how they’re all getting after being ready now,” said Healy. “We have an outstanding team of Airmen and a base that I’m proud to be headquartered at.”

 

The general was also able to recognize some important Airmen across the wing for various initiatives and kudos from their respective leadership. He coined the following:

 

Maj. Carrie Gaddy, 94th ASTS

Master Sgt. Richard Brant, 94th APS

Master Sgt. Dan Colyer, 94th MXG

Senior Airman Shaun Morris, 94th MXG

Senior Master Sgt. Mary Wheeler, 94th OG

Technical Sgt. Joanna Lee, 94th AES

Senior Airman Sean Douglass, 94th MSG

Master Sgt. Michael McGhee, 94th AW

 

The visit was capped off with recognition of the Dobbins Spouse of the Year Award winner.

 

Healy has command supervision of the Air Force Reserve’s tactical air mobility operations and other vital mission sets to include distinguished visitor airlift, undergraduate pilot training, flight test operations and a highly mobile civil engineering response force.

With more than 12,000 Reserve Airmen and 64 unit-equipped aircraft, the 22nd Air Force contributes daily to the Air Force’s worldwide operational mission. Reserve aircrews within 22nd Air Force accomplish a variety of C-130 missions to include aerial spray, fire suppression, weather reconnaissance, tactical airlift and airdrop and aeromedical evacuation.

The 94th Airlift Wing plays a big part in the 22nd AF operations with strategic airlift and airdrops, aeromedical evacuation, eight C-130H3 Hercules, 2,000 Air Force personnel, and three groups with 13 total squadrons.

 

The 94th Airlift Wing visit was conducted prior to Healy’s upcoming departure from the 22nd AF and change of command ceremony slated for later this year.