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Nomad One hosts first all-call

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  • By Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson
  • 33rd Fighter Wing

U.S. Air Force Col. Paul Moga, 33rd Fighter Wing commander, hosted his first wing all-call here, May 19, 2017.

Moga used the all-call as an opportunity to formally introduced himself to his new wing, reinstate the mission and vision, and outline his expectations during his tenure.

The wing’s mission, “We train and graduate outstanding professionals,” and vision, “Building the world’s best communities: F-35, Air Battle Managers, and Intelligence,” remain the same.

Moga explained these both are unchanged because the Nomads have an ongoing mission with no end in the near future.

“[This] is a journey that will evolve over time, and to be honest with you, there is no end in sight,” Moga said. “We aren’t going to graduate our last pilot, our last air battle manager, our last intelligence professional and be able to slap the table and say, ‘we did it, we are done.’”

Expounding upon that, he described the need to be efficient and effective as the mission is one of a kind.

“There is no one that can pick up our mission and do it for us,” Moga said.  “So, we have to get it right.”

Moving forward, he outlined his priorities as Wing Commander.

  • Professionalism, Commitment and Loyalty

  • Execute with excellence

  • Inclusiveness

  • Balance

He stated everyone should be loyal to themselves, their country and family, including their extended Nomad family.  He went on to encourage finding balance between personal lives and careers.

“What we do is important,” he said. “Do not let your work get in the way of your family. You need to have a conversation with your family, figure out where you are and figure out how to make it work.”

Looking ahead, Moga stated that the recent success and accomplishments are clearly due to the hard work of the men and women here.

For continued success, the commander plans to focus on joint integration. “We are never going to go to war by ourselves so we will [train to that reality],” he said, acknowledging the Navy and Army members of the wing.

He urged the audience to prepare for a transformation. Just as the wing’s role changed rapidly in the past, he expects to see transitions in the near future.

“We are going to transform in some way, shape or form in the next year or two,” he said. “The world of fifth-gen is rapidly evolving. It is changing the way we think and execute as a nation. Be ready for it and when it happens, find ways to execute the way you’ve always executed.”

In closing, Moga restated that it is his role to lead by providing authority and guidance. Just as he has a role, so does every member of the wing.

“You all were not sent here by accident. This is where you are meant to be for however long you are here. Embrace that.”