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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

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  • By Senior Airman Adarius Petty
  • 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, accompanied by his wife Deanie, paid a visit to Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 12, 2015.

While visiting, Dempsey held an all-call where he said farewell and gave thanks to all the men and women at Creech AFB for their hard work.

During his all-call the Chairman touched on why it was important to him to make one last visit to Creech before he retires in 45 days.

"Deanie and I and my team are delighted to be here and I say that sincerely," Dempsey said. "I'm telling you that from the bottom of my heart because this is my last domestic troop visit. I decided about a year ago this would be my last domestic troop stop because I was actually here when it started."

Along with showing appreciation for the men and women and their dedication to the remotely piloted aircraft mission, he also explained that the people on his team in Washington D.C. benefit from the RPA enterprise both downrange and stateside.

"I am absolutely proud of what you do and who you are, and how you do what you do on behalf of your nation," he said. "Deanie and I have enjoyed every opportunity to interact with all service men and women, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coastguardsmen. Some of them get a lot more notoriety than you but none of them contribute any more than you do. Each one of you is a great credit to the uniform you wear, a credit to this nation and I wanted to be the one to come here and tell you that."