Chief’s Column, May 2017

Hello 115th Fighter Wing Airmen!

Welcome to the May RSD.

I would like to start this month’s Ticker by mentioning two opportunities. The advertisement for the LRS First Sergeant position can be located on the 115th Fighter Wing App. If you have ever considered becoming a first sergeant now is your chance! It is an exciting and dynamic opportunity and the person selected will be working hand in hand with the logistics readiness squadron leadership team. If you have any questions regarding this position please contact your first sergeant or SMSgt Jacque McQuaid.

We also have an opportunity for any member with at least a 5 skill level to come out as a temp tech GS-7 through 30 Sep 17. The individual selected for this position will be working with the base training office, primarily helping out with Community College of the Air Force administrative actions. The Air Force is the only branch of service that offers this degree benefit to its service members. Administering the CCAF program at the base level is a significant amount of work and is increasing as more and more of you seek to take advantage of the program. Please consider helping our Airmen progress in their careers. Contact me if you are interested.

Speaking of benefits, I have personally witnessed and heard how difficult and confusing it can be to navigate the myriad of educational benefits. Post 9/11 GI bill, Wisconsin GI bill, Wisconsin tuition reimbursement, etc, etc. We are trying to schedule a county veterans service officer (CVSO) to come during the June UTA and give a briefing to explain the differences and give you the knowledge you need to utilize these benefits in a way that best fits your specific situation. We will let everyone know as soon as we get the schedule set.

I would like to close by mentioning that our early RCP deployers have begun to trickle back in after their six month deployment. I want to thank each and every one of them as they return. I have heard it time and again over the past year how our Air Force cannot function without our highly trained and professional Guardsmen.

Thank you for all that each of you continue to do and have a great weekend!

Chief McKay





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