Happy Holidays! From my Family to you and yours, we wish you a very merry holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

We have so much to celebrate again during this holiday season. I, for one, will celebrate having the opportunity to work with, for and alongside each of you as we work to make Fort Rucker, Army Aviation and USAACE the very best they can be!

As you reflect on last year's accomplishments and next year's resolutions, objectives and goals, celebrate what you and your Family accomplish every day doing just that -- making Fort Rucker and USAACE a great place to live, work, raise a Family, and to develop and deliver Army Aviation professionals and indispensable Aviation capability to commanders and Soldiers on the ground.

The result of your effort and commitment is a national treasure -- an amazing Army community and a center of excellence that is the gold standard for Aviation training and capability development.

Take time to enjoy your Family during this holiday season. If you are traveling to visit loved ones, please be safe. Know your limits and be aware of your surroundings and changing conditions to keep your Family and yourself safe.

If you are staying in the Wiregrass, please take advantage of all the wonderful programs Fort Rucker has to offer.

As you gather to celebrate the season with your friends and Family, please remember the many Soldiers and service members who cannot be with their Families this year, as they do our nation's business away from home, many of whom are in harm's way.

Angel and I want to thank each of you for your service, sacrifice and commitment to our Army and nation. We wish you a bountiful holiday and a healthy, happy New Year. We look forward to your safe return and a great year working together to make a difference!

Above the Best!

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