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Global Strike command chief visits Team Kirtland

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, is suited up in a bomb suit at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, is suited up in a bomb suit at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, is welcomed by Capt. Malinda Meuse, flight commander, 377th Aerospace Medical Squadron war fighter clinic at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, is welcomed by Capt. Malinda Meuse, flight commander, 377th Aerospace Medical Squadron war fighter clinic at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman (right), Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, talks about leadership with Staff Sgt. Calan Lamberti,  security control supervisor, 377th Weapon System Security Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman (right), Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, talks about leadership with Staff Sgt. Calan Lamberti, security control supervisor, 377th Weapon System Security Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, meets with Airman 1st Class Andrew Severa (left) and Senior Airman Auston Woodard, 377th Weapons System Security Squadron defenders at Kirtland Air Force Base, June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, meets with Airman 1st Class Andrew Severa (left) and Senior Airman Auston Woodard, 377th Weapons System Security Squadron defenders at Kirtland Air Force Base, June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman (left), Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, listens to Staff Sgt. Samuel Van Diest, non-commissioned officer in charge of medical logistics equipment, 377th Medical Support Squadron, talk about medical readiness at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman (left), Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, listens to Staff Sgt. Samuel Van Diest, non-commissioned officer in charge of medical logistics equipment, 377th Medical Support Squadron, talk about medical readiness at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, coins Senior Airman Norman Parks, 377th Mission Support Group Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician at Kirtland Air Force Base, June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, coins Senior Airman Norman Parks, 377th Mission Support Group Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician at Kirtland Air Force Base, June 13, 2019. Hoffman visited with Airmen across the 377th Air Base Wing to learn more about them and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

The new top enlisted advisor for Air Force Global Strike Command visited various units across the 377th Air Base Wing, June 13, 2019.

Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Air Force Global Strike Command command chief, had the opportunity to hear from Airmen while learning about their mission.  

“As the new AFGSC Command Chief, it’s important to not only see the mission first hand, but interact with the amazing Airmen who make it happen every day,” said Hoffman.

Senior Airman Norman Parks, 377th Mission Support Group Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician, used this time with the new command chief to explain how his unit contributes to the overall mission for both Team Kirtland and AFGSC.

“Chief Hoffman struck me as an enlisted leader who truly cares about his fellow Airmen all the way from the bottom to the top,” said Parks.

Hoffman said he was extremely proud of all the Airmen he interacted with and was very impressed with the professionalism they displayed. His message to all Airmen here was a reminder of the importance of how they impact the mission.

“What you do secures our nation’s greatest assets,” said Hoffman. “Both the people who train and deliver our combat edge and the minds that solve some really tough problems are what delivers our country’s competitive military advantage.”

Hoffman’s final piece of advice was one of having good fun and progressing as a person.

“Be better every day,” said Hoffman. “Don’t walk past a problem. Connect with each other and have fun on this amazing journey of service to our nation.”