AF USMCU student touchpoint

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The Air Force District of Washington supports Air Force Elements in the National Capital Region and worldwide. Several of those elements are located at military educational institutions. Airmen have the opportunity to apply for, and if selected, attend other services’ professional military educational courses. Thirty-nine Airmen are currently attending the United States Marine Corps University at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., in courses ranging from nine months to one year in length. In an effort to keep the students up to date with Air Force culture and shifting priorities, AFDW leadership toured the campus and led a question and answer session March 10, 2022. Major General Joel Jackson, AFDW commander, and CMSgt Leon Calloway, AFDW command chief master sergeant, spoke to the captains, majors, and lieutenant colonels who will soon graduate from their respective schools. Maj Gen Jackson stressed the need to be smarter, more efficient, and to question the status quo in order to truly accelerate change, saying this applies to processes and procedures big or small. Chief Calloway encouraged the leaders to have the courage to trust the process and do their best to empower Airmen to move out on the mission, preparing the force for “tomorrow’s war.” The informal session provided a chance for students to ask challenging questions and gain insight from Air Force leaders.