Family is important

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  • By Chaplain (Maj) Ken Walden
  • 452 AMW/HC
The word family means different things to different people. Some people have traditional family experiences, while others have non-traditional family experiences. As military personnel, we have a shared relative: Uncle Sam.

Uncle Sam provides a salary, uniforms, opportunities to travel domestically and internationally, in addition to other experiences that only a family member could offer. Our country celebrated Mother's Day during the month of May and Father's Day in June. Family is important.

As military personnel, we serve many families across the state and globe, sharing our expertise. I encourage all of us to take time to remember our own families who support us as we help support our military mission. Rather than celebrating family a few days a year, join me in celebrating our families throughout the year. Family is important.

Regardless of your demographic, you are included in our military family. As many of you know, every September is our joint UTA, and that is when our entire A and B UTA groups get together to celebrate...a family reunion! Every family member is uniquely significant, so take care of yourselves and one another. Family is important.