by Senior Airman Phillip Houk
460th Space Wing Public Affairs
8/31/2015 - BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The
Air Force Space Command senior enlisted leader visited the 460th Space
Wing for the first time since moving to his new position, honoring
Airman across the base and answering their questions.
Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon, AFSPC command chief, spoke to Airman
about an array of topics, encouraging them that space is important to
"The good thing about space and the good thing about cyber is that you
know how important you are," the chief said. "We are the ones our nation
relies on because we have chosen to make this our way of life."
Beginning his career in communications, McMahon feels honored to be able to serve in space.
"The fact that I have had the opportunity to stay in space command and strategic command means something to me," he said.
While answering questions from Airman across the wing, several concerns
were raised concerning Air Force changes, including the new promotion
"I will be honest, there has been no change the Air Force has done in
the past three years that has given me pause," McMahon said. "It is
always about getting better and evolving. It does not change the amount
of individuals getting promoted, it simply changes the order. It is
about getting it right."
With each group McMahon visited, he reminded them how honored he was to work with the 460th SW.
"The fact that I have the opportunity to be out here with you and get to
see the professionals across Buckley, it means something to me," said
McMahon. "I know what you do each and every day for our nation, and I am
thankful to be a small part of it."