Commander's corner

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  • By Col. Don Bevis
  • Vice commander, 166th Airlift Wing
As a new fiscal year begins, new faces will face old challenges.

One of the new faces in the "Little Wing" will be our new executive officer (XO), Lt. Col. Mark Heck. Mark comes to us from a tour at the National Guard Bureau in the Building Partnership Branch and was previously the base environmental officer. He brings a breadth and depth of experience that will serve him well in this new role.

I want to speak for the wing commander, myself, the entire command staff, and the "Little Wing" in giving heartfelt and deep thanks to outgoing XO, Maj. Corey Walters. Corey served as our "go-to" person in the wing's command support office. He did an excellent job lead turning wing level issues and kept us all tracking straight. 

The wing XO is a very demanding and high visibility position. Corey proved himself to be a very capable XO and excelled in that capacity.  As everyone is also aware, Corey was a tremendous help as the wing worked through some very challenging times.  I am certain Corey will continue to do great things as he transitions to greater challenges in the Operations Group's intel shop. We wish Corey all the best going forward.    

Related to new opportunities:  TEMPORARY FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE!  

The wing has a number of openings for temporary federal technicians, what we call "temp techs." This is a great opportunity for Airmen like you or someone you know. Temp techs work full-time in the respective shops for a specified amount of time. This is a great way for someone to learn more about their job and continue to contribute to the wing's missions and our National Guard family. 

As a full-time employee, even if temporarily, you will be amazed at how much more you can learn about the wing. If you are interested in possibly coming on as a temporary technician, please contact your Supervisor soon to find out more.